Category Archives: #CLMOOC

MYOB

Find a photo (a bunch of tulips, opening and dropping their petals quickly in this heated room) Open it in Paint (it’s easy, and familiar) Spend ages deciding what words to use (in the end I Google “flower, quote”) Paste … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2018

It’s been the best of years, it’s been the worst of years. I’ve done lots, and have not done more. One thing I have done every day this year though is the Daily Create. @NomadWarMachine @dogtrax @ronald_2008 Congratulations! #DS106 pic.twitter.com/77DprNL06h … Continue reading

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Processes and products

As I read Anna’s postĀ about how she is struggling to find the patience to read, I thought about how I knit. Specifically, I thought about how often I turn my knitting projects into races – how instead of enjoying the … Continue reading

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The peace of silence

There’s so much emphasis at the moment in active learning, often accompanied with the (implicit) belief that this needs to be a collaborative activity. I think both are important, and also enjoyable – but sometimes peace and solitude are just … Continue reading

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Joining up the dots?

We’re all thinking about dots. Sheri reminds us that this is not a new conversation. Terry respondsĀ and starts teasing out the metaphor. Dots and lines, or overlapping circles? Maybe both, maybe more. We don’t have the words to represent to … Continue reading

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Glowing

I’m behind with #NovDoodle (or, taking it at my own pace!), and did the day 10 “glowing” yesterday. Above is the end result. First I drew a silhouette of an owl with white crayon on black paper and cut it … Continue reading

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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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