Category Archives: #rhizo14

Penfriends

When I was a teenager I had two pen friends – one in Paris and one in Berlin. I wrote them painfully dull letters in excruciating French and German and received  equally dull letters back from them. My heart sank … Continue reading

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Being vulnerable

I’ve had so much fun over the last 18 or so months. Ever since I happened upon rhizo14 and then discovered other such events I have been making the most wonderful friends. I’m not going to list you all – … Continue reading

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Squinting sideways

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:– We murder to dissect. (Wordsworth, The Tables Turned) I often used to feel that doing analytic philosophy was like pulling the legs of a spider … Continue reading

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Rhizocats

This week we presented at ALT-C, a fairly large (about 500 delegates) annual conference which was held in Manchester this year. Maha has already blogged about us all meeting there, so I won’t repeat that – but I do have … Continue reading

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Email for rhizoANT projects

As we’re looking at collaborative tools for an upcoming presentation about rhizo14, Rebecca and AK  have both written about their feelings of their experiences with using email. In particular, AK talks about the challenges posed by having multiple email addresses – … Continue reading

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Don’t push your metaphors too far

Among the long list of fallacies we teach in level 1 philosophy is one called weak analogy: This fallacy consists in assuming that because two things are alike in one or more respects, they are necessarily alike in some other … Continue reading

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Google Docs and ANT

I use Google Docs a lot. It makes it easy for me to find and edit things I am writing no matter which computer I find myself using, and it is also easy to share documents with others and collaborate … Continue reading

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Introducing the swarm

 I used to refer to myself as “One of Eight” in emails regarding my tutoring. Back in 2009 (or thereabouts) the University conceded to pressure from the trade union and put we lowly teaching assistants on a proper pay scale … Continue reading

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Be careful what you “black box”

I often describe my job as a learning technologist as “trying not to break things”.  Folk respond to this with a nervous laugh, because they are fairly sure it is a joke that they don’t understand, but there’s a serious … Continue reading

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Content is Glasgow?

Last summer the Commonwealth Games were in Glasgow. The image on the left is the perky mascot, Clyde, with the slogan “People make Glasgow” proudly displayed on his chest. I was reminded of this last night when I saw it … Continue reading

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