Doctor Doug.

Dr. Doug Belshaw with Prof. Steve Higgins Today I graduated from my Ed.D. in the wonderful surroundings of Durham Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Both my family and my supervisor Professor Steve Higgins were there to witness it and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their advice, guidance and […]

#TEDxWarwick: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Update: the video of my talk is now available! TEDx Warwick: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies View more presentations from Doug Belshaw As this post goes live I’ll be delivering my talk at TEDx Warwick. <gulp!> I wanted to take the opportunity to point towards the stuff that I didn’t managed to cram into […]

Impact: the most important reason for working in the open? (#openeducationweek)

“A man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.” (Father Strickland) Working in the open comes naturally to me. I’ve never jealously guarded ‘my’ work and really cannot comprehend a person who would rather work in a closed and restricted environment. Both this blog […]

Announcing my new e-book: ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ (#digilit)

I’m excited to announce that I’ve decided to start writing another e-book. I want to communicate what I’ve learned during my doctoral studies in a way free from academic constraints. I want to empower educators. The e-book is going to be called The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies and I shall be employing the OpenBeta […]

Thanks for waiting! Dr. Belshaw will see you now.

Well, almost. I’m pleased to announce that I successfully defended my doctoral thesis at my viva voce on 12th December 2011. As expected, the examiners gave me minor rewrites but I managed to submit these to my supervisor before Christmas. Whilst I can’t officially call myself ‘Doctor Belshaw’ until I’m on Durham University’s pass list […]

Why peer-review is flawed.

Although I’m still yet to have an academic article published, I’ve made a public commitment to do so only in open-access journals. I’ve already dedicated this blog to the public domain (see CC0 license in footer) and shared my thesis online. Whilst for me it’s a logical continuation of my position as an open educator/academic/researcher/individual, […]

Introducing neverendingthesis.com! (a.k.a. today’s the day I submit my Ed.D. thesis…)

Today’s a big day in my life. This afternoon I’m heading to Durham to hand in what I’ve been calling on Twitter the #neverendingthesis. That hashtag, of course, is more-than-slightly disingenuous given that I’m submitting it almost two years early. At first, the #neverendingthesis thing was just a bit of fun. However, as I came […]

Purpos/ed, the #neverendingthesis and productivity [Ed Tech Crew podcast 165]

In the spirit of owning my own data and keeping everyone up-to-date with when stuff is published elsewhere, this is a heads-up that Andy Stewart, co-kickstarter of Purpos/ed and I were interviewed by the Ed Tech Crew recently. We covered everything from Purpos/ed itself to my doctoral thesis and productivity. Give it a listen! (Running […]