A few years ago, while scrolling through Twitter, I saw a link to an application to be mentored in the Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW) programme. I’d created many online and digital resources, but my efforts were often solitary and conversations around the work were limited to individual “client” updates. Work felt insular […]
The escalator workflow I’m comfortable using the escalator metaphor to picture the e-learning course production journey. From planning to evaluation, this moving stairway moves a course development team from start to finish between floors using a gentle set of hydraulic steps. I’m the handrail, keeping the team riding safely riding along their vertical journey. Descent […]
My girls and I attended the opening of the Goethe Institut’s newly refurbished Library – Gamebox – Hub last Saturday (29 July). The space is as beautiful as it ever was with books, magazines, films, music and children’s literature in different languages. But as the name implies, the existing library has two new additions. The first is a […]
In a world where an estimated 90% of email is spam it’s irresponsible for universities to hand out free email addresses to those trying to climb out of the digital donga. So, as a service to my pre-service PGCE teachers, an addition to your student diary.
Class teachers should ask themselves whether they intend to use Information and Communications Technology to make themselves more knowledgeable or their students more knowledge-able. Or will this responsibility be left to rapid technological change and inherent generational characteristics. From Knowledgeable To Knowledge-Able View more presentations from Derek Moore.
Pecha Kucha, Japanese for “chit-chat”, is a presentation format that combines business meeting and slam poetry and turns endless Power Point presentations into an art form and a competitive sport. Initially introduced by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, two Architects from Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture that were hosting an event for young designers to meet, network, […]
I’d like to experiment with hosting and running a set of alternate bi-monthly chit chats and workshops for people that want to share their digital stories and extend their use of the net. These events will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and will collectively be known as WebWed. Chit Chat At […]
“Inform them, catch their attention, don’t meform and angst” say the Social Media gurus. Always on the look out for tools that can assist me do the above – and I’ve recently installed two WordPress plugins that offered information possibilities. Twitter Tools Link Within. Twitter Tools is plugin that integrates your WordPress blog and your […]
Vadim Lavrusik’s article – 10 Ways Universities Share Information Using Social Media on Mashable prompted me to explore about how South African Universities, and particularly public affairs or faculties are making use of Social Media. From what I found (and this is not authoritative, my little network does not cover all 23 higher ed institutions […]
I hauled out the old thesis and copied & pasted the text into Wordle. Yishay persuaded me to take it further and submit it to the I wordled my thesis group on Flickr. The thesis seems more accessible as a tag cloud and, when enlarged, it visually summerises the key words and ideas contained in […]