Category Archives: Learning

Creative playfulness

I submitted a draft of my PhD discussion chapter yesterday. It’s over 7,000 words, so I won’t post it all here! I can never remember the actual title of my thesis – but I am looking broadly about how peer … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Dewey, Democracy and Education. I’ve been thinking a lot about resilience recently. Not as the ability … Continue reading

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Onnotation

I see everybody’s annotation. I applaud Terry’s innotation. Here I raise you all with my onnotation. How I did this: Screen capped Terry’s post and saved it to my PC Drew a canary bird and scanned it to my PC … Continue reading

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A picture is worth 1000 words

If a picture is worth 1000 words, I reckon I am giving you 150 words worth in the above image. How I did this: Opened GIMP and found an image I liked from my files. Used Filters – Render – … Continue reading

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Word limits

Busy days – holidays ending, a conference to prepare for. Not enough space to write. Still, I watch the conversations from the sidelines. Words constrain, words are constrained. How many words are pictures worth? Nick’s post inspires me. I try … Continue reading

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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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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 responds 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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Miscommunication

Random moments of misconnection: George, a Chinese UG, tells me how hard it is to study independently when there is so much he does not understand in lectures. He struggles to understand aurally and finds it hard to use lecture … 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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