Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Lines of Thought for ALT21

Last week Wendy and I gave a presentation about the collaborative poem written for a DS106 Daily Create and some of the remixes that came from it. Here’s the recording and a link to the slides.

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Bob Ross Godzilla

Sometimes I see a Daily Create that makes me wish I had a lot of time to spend on it. Friday was one of those days. The prompt was to make a Bob Ross style voice over. I only had … Continue reading

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Visible darning

Many years ago mum made me a blanket for my bed. It’s made from woollen garments left at the end of a jumble sale, all in my favourite pinks. I put it on my bed when we first got the … Continue reading

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Mull, again

A week away on Mull, one of my favourite places in the world. We had a beautiful lodge – big, top quality, nestling in the middle of nowhere. The neighbours were … Not all that friendly – tolerating us, at … Continue reading

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Digital Detritus

Do you tidy up at the end of a beach party? Are you happy to walk away from the embers of a beach barbeque, ignoring the empty drink cans and food wrappers, or do you carefully collect any rubbish that … Continue reading

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The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness

Today I got the final confirmation that I have been awarded my PhD in Education, with the title The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness. The thesis is now uploaded to my Uni library repository, and anyone … Continue reading

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Doodle Days

Over in our CLMOOC Facebook Group we post lists of daily doodle prompts. Some of us are better than others at daily doodling, but whether or not I’ve had time to draw anything I enjoy popping in and seeing what … Continue reading

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Damselfly

A year ago Mugdock was a place we knew about, but never really thought to visit. When lockdown relaxed last year it became our escape from our computers and our work. A year later, it is the place we go … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a doctor

On Monday I passed my PhD viva. This thesis has been a long time cooking – I began on Jan 7th 2013, took a year out due to ill health, had two changes of thesis title and lost three supervisors … Continue reading

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