Monthly Archives: October 2015

Alt-CVs for DigiWriMo

As part of Digital Writing Month (#DigiWriMo) we have introduced a pre-course activity for folk to introduce themselves by writing an alternative CV, or resume.  I’ve  started curating these using Hackpad. I am loving seeing the diverse approaches people are taking to … Continue reading

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Making conversation

While I love participating in events such as the rhizothings and other connectivist happenings, they can be both overwhelming and isolating at times. Overwhelming because of the sheer volume of content that is being disseminated; isolating because while everybody is sharing with … Continue reading

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Creating an alternative CV

This November I’m going to be co-facilitating Digital Writing Month (#DigiWriMo) with Maha Bali and Kevin Hodgson. We thought that a fun way to lead into this would be to suggest that folk create an alternative CV. As a way … Continue reading

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The Creative Art of Wittering

witter verb (wittered, wittering) intrans (usually witter on) to talk or mutter ceaselessly and ineffectually. ETYMOLOGY: 19c: probably a variant of whitter to chatter. Chambers Online Dictionary It’s hard to know when rhizomatic learning is appropriate. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Making an ass out of you and me

In his History of Animals, Aristotle asserts that: Males have more teeth than females in the case of men, sheep, goats, and swine. History of Animals 2, 3 One wonders why he did not conduct an empirical study before making this … Continue reading

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Gonnay no dae that

I’m keeping half an eye on Chrissi Neranzi’s Creativity for Learning in HE, which started for real this week. The first activity for this week is to: Select a few objects from home/your office you would normally never use in your teaching. … Continue reading

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Blogging is a way of life

Steve Wheeler’s recent #Blimage, #Blideo and #TwistedPair challenges have been great for getting me thinking and helping me find inspiration when I want to blog. This weekend he also inspired my husband, Niall Barr, to participate. Steve’s been a great … Continue reading

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Kicking down the cobble stones

I took part in a Twitter chat organised by Hybrid Pedagogy on Friday (#digped).  As ever it was fast and furious and there was no chance of catching everything that was going on. Another participant asked how to cope with … Continue reading

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Fools march in (a #twistedpair post)

For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism We all know them, don’t we? Those enthusiastic colleagues who launch into everything they do with fervent enthusiasm without a thought for the consequences. Remember Roobarb? … Continue reading

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Really connecting

Here’s some pics of my pals wearing my hand knits. I’m having a lot of fun doing this 🙂

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