Monthly Archives: March 2016


Today’s daily create is  to make a calligram: “to to visualize the meaning of a word, using only the graphic elements of the letters forming the word.” as Ji Lee says. Here’s a couple I created by changing the transparency of letters … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a beautiful spring day – blue skies and weather almost warm enough to start thinking about barbecues. Niall started cleaning off the patio slabs and I grabbed my camera and took a couple of pics. Here’s our forsythia … Continue reading

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Rhizome: 7 word story

Today’s daily create is to: Explain something technical in 24 seconds and summarize in 7 words as a video. I wanted to try something new, so I Googled for animated text and found FlashVortex and quickly made these to – ahem … Continue reading

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#CERE16 chat

This Tuesday 22nd March, at 5-6pm GMT, Steve Draper‘s Concepts and Empirical Research in Education (CERE) course is going to be holding a Tweetchat with the hashtag #CERE16, and I’ll be facilitating. The question that we’ll be responding to is this: … Continue reading

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Never Throw Tapioca Down a Mine Shaft

Today’s Daily Create asks us to: Create or write something to explain the origins of this aphorism: “Never throw tapioca down a mine shaft.” I don’t think it’s a well known aphorism, at least not in English, so I don’t know … Continue reading

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Burying my demons

Today’s DS106 Daily Create is to create a tombstone. It’s hard to know what to choose – so many worthy candidates – but we’ve had a rough few days of it in the office so the first one I chose was … Continue reading

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Faces around me

I’ve never done the #DS106 Daily Create before, but today it caught my eye: Have you ever looked around … really “looked” around … and suddenly noticed faces everywhere? Ok, so it was talking about seeing faces that were not … Continue reading

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The rhizome is NOT a metaphor

Deleuze & Guattari’s concept of the rhizome in A Thousand Plateaus is not a metaphor. Let me repeat that. IT IS  NOT A METAPHOR. NOT. A. METAPHOR. Despite acknowledging this in their recent paper The rhizome: A problematic metaphor for teaching … Continue reading

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What’s so good about Digi-CLMooc-Rhizo-ing?

I’ve been asked to give a short presentation to some Psychology of Education undergrads and talk to them about how great my interactions with you folk have been over the last couple of years. I’m finding it hard to put … Continue reading

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Reading recommendations

Today Vicki and I are trying out a slow Twitter chat with questions themed around online and blended learning. A couple of questions later on today are about reading recommendations, and I thought I’d collect a few here. First blogs. … Continue reading

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