Academic Blogging

Benefits of Blogging Blogs allow you to express the essence of your research in different ways for different audiences. The blog allows you to connect with a broader network and allows you to plug in to conversations that go beyond an immediate academic circle. Blogs are a place that offer you the opportunity to “brainstorm […]

OEGlobal20 Conference

Open Education Global (OEG) is a global, members based, non-profit organization, promoting supporting the development and advancing the use of open education around the world. Creative Commons, is a member of OEG and as South Africa’s CC representative on the GNC, and interested especially in developing, implementing and supporting open education in South Africa, I […]

Myanmar textbook authoring

Montrose is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. I’ve been working with them on a project entitled “Strengthening Pre-service Teacher Education in Myanmar” and we have been redesigning the pre-service teacher education curriculum Middle school teachers in Myanmar receive four years of pre-service training […]

A brief introduction to VoiceThread & micro- teaching

VoiceThread is a cloud-based application that run in your web browser and on almost any internet connection. VoiceThread allows you to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos into a common space for an asynchronous group conversations. Viewers can comment on VoiceThread slides using one of five powerful commenting options: microphone, […]

House keeping

Conferences, seminars, workshops, colloquia often seem to kick off with “housekeeping”. Where’s the bathrooms? Announcement of meal times. What’s the wifi password. Reminder about venue rules. Introductions of attendees. Location for the bus to take you to the social activities in the evening. This is is key orientation information, to help you to navigate an […]

The blended learning field guide

I’ve been working with the Department of Education Innovation at Pretoria University to design a “Field Guide to Blended Learning, intended to complement the Blended Learning Self-Evaluation app. The app uses eight dimensions (assessment, teaching and learning strategies, learning activities, content, communication, administration, design and support) as a structure for self evaluation. Academics open the […]

Social Publishers

Mliteracy – Activity Instructions for participants There are several anomalies with children’s published books. These become very clear when English is not the language that is spoken at home. These 10 positions are intended to articulate some of these incongruities. Each position has a statement at different ends of a continuum. You will select statements […]