Category Archives: #CLMOOC

Fibonacci socks

I made socks. In response to my suggestion Wendy sent me a pattern for a Fibonacci spiral. I worked out the rest of the pattern using Fibonacci numbers for the stripes: I’m really pleased with the result. So if you’d … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Lurking

Lurking is a potential problem for theories of social constructivism and principles of active learning. It’s also a problem for data analytics – if the student is not VISIBLE, how do we KNOW that they are learning? The invisible are … Continue reading

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A haiku for the weekend

Writing a chunk of my lit review this weekend. I am not sure if these are my favourite books, but they are definitely some of the ones that have had the most influence on my thinking. Some are old friends, … Continue reading

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Authentic writing and academic voice

A meeting with my supervisors this week to discuss some of my work. A good meeting – they like my writing, they’re confident in my ability to finish writing up this PhD. Then Vic speaks. He tells me that he … Continue reading

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It depends how you look at it

There’s a story that’s often told about a bunch of blind men and an elephant. Each man only encounters a part of the elephant and, based on their partial understanding, disagree with the others about the *real* nature of the … Continue reading

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Summer doodles, and more

Hello all – how’s July for you so far? Here in Glasgow it’s hot, and I am hiding in my study looking out over our garden with berries ripening, potato plants thriving- so much promise, so much sun. But, luckily, … Continue reading

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Socks

I like knitting socks. I’ve got a whole drawer full of pairs I’ve made for myself, from plain ribbed ones to fancy designs,¬† and most of my family own at least one pair I’ve made for them. I’ve got masses … Continue reading

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Clematis

I cannot improve ‘pon the glory of these blooms Shining in the sun

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Postcard doodles

It’s been a busy month, and inevitably I’ve not done everything I planned to. But one thing that I have done over the last couple of weeks is to start doing my daily doodles on postcards. Of course, because I … Continue reading

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Postcard questions

Time flies, especially recently. But today I came home to find¬† a card from Kevin, and that prompted me to sort through my collection and write some to CLMOOC friends. Our theme this month is questions, and as I thought … Continue reading

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