Category Archives: Learning

How to nurture a community of online learners

I’ve been involved in open learning for several years now. It started almost by accident, when some guy called Dave ran a crazy learning experience that we called rhizo14, carried on serendipitously into a sister experience called CLMOOC, and gradually … Continue reading

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Recipes

My Granny taught me a lot about cooking. She’d read a recipe – say for pork chops with apple – and say that she thought she’d make it for tea, and maybe alter it a little bit, because she realised … Continue reading

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Poinsettia

One reason that I like participating in daily drawing challenges is that it encourages me to try to draw something new, rather than doodling the same shapes that have become familiar to me. So when I saw that it was … Continue reading

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Who owns a hashtag?

I’m doing a MOOC from Futurelearn at the moment with some friends: Social Media Analytics: Using Data to Understand Public Conversations It’s interesting, I am getting to use some familiar software (TAGS) and some new stuff (Tableau), and it’s good … Continue reading

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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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