Category Archives: Learning

Purrfect Harmony: Finding Zen with Cats, Knitting, and Ukuleles

I’m in a webinar for a course I am doing, and there was a suggestion to ask GenAI for a possible blog topic. Here’s what it gave me for the prompt “please suggest a blog topic about cats, knitting and … Continue reading

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#Rhizo24: the reunion

What were you doing 10 years ago? On January 14th, 2014, #rhizo14 – or Rhizomatic Learning – The community is the curriculum as it was officially called, began. As fellow rhizonauts will remember, this was the brainchild of Dave Cormier, … Continue reading

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My One Little Word for 2024 is bricolage. Bricolage is a French word which roughly translates as ‘do it yourself’. It is a practice of taking what is available (what is ready to hand, as Heidegger says) and reusing it … Continue reading

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So long, and thanks for all the TAGS

For almost ten years now, whenever I’ve been involved in an activity that involves Twitter conversations I’ve headed over to TAGS and set up a copy to collate tweets and produce visualisations like the one above. So earlier this month, … Continue reading

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During a twitter conversation, I turned to AI and asked what is ‘student engagement’? Here’s the reply. Student engagement refers to the level of interest, enthusiasm, and involvement that students have in their learning experiences. Engaged students are actively involved … Continue reading

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Learning Despite Assessment

Recently I’ve heard two different people say the following about assessment: I think that both of these statements are obviously wrong, or they ought to be. I can, sadly, understand how assessment becomes the motivating factor for many students because … Continue reading

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Researchers as lurkers

An interesting paragraph in a book I am reading at the moment (Lurking, by Joanne McNeil). We are used to talking about learners as lurkers, but here’s another perspective. What images do we invoke when we think about the researcher … Continue reading

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Heidegger and Bricolage Part 2

In my earlier post I suggested that Heidegger thought of understanding as being an uncovering of meaning, and I further suggested that this is one of the things that we bricoleurs do when we mix and remix. In this post … Continue reading

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The DS106 Daily Create is 10 years old

So here’s 10 reasons why you should join us in the Daily Create Teacher owl says Daily Creates are better than apples You too can become a leader Anyone can be a Daily Create Influencer It’s free, and open to … 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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