Category Archives: Writing

From Icemeet to Runswick

A ChatGPT response for today’s Daily Create n the heart of winter, a tale unfolded—a journey from the frost-kissed village of Icemeet to the coastal haven of Runswick. A trio of travelers set forth on this expedition: Elara, a young … Continue reading

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Postcards as an antidote to AI

It’s been far too long since I got out my supplies and decided on a theme for a round of postcards, but this week we’ve set things in motion. Inspired by a MOOC type thing that some of us are … Continue reading

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Speculative Futures on ChatGPT and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI): A Collective Reflection from the Educational Landscape

On 22nd January an invite appeared in my inbox I am writing to invite you for a collaborative paper on ChatGPT and AI…The planned paper will adopt a speculative future design methodology. Each of us was invited to write two … Continue reading

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Writer’s Silence

I am reduced to silence Promising ideas dance at the edge of my mind Quietly vanishing when caught on paper Inky moths, stilled by a lepidopterist’s pin Dying, dissolving, leaving me bereft Exhausted by the effort of achieving nothing, I … Continue reading

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Getting back into the habit

I haven’t written much here recently. I used to write at least one post a month, but once I started posting my Silent Sunday photo posts time has passed my by without me noticing that has been all I’ve been … Continue reading

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Goodbye to 2022

Some people walk around talking to themselves, the world at large, or anyone who might listen. Others of us blog. I often use this space to work out what I am thinking by writing out my thoughts – as Laurel … Continue reading

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Researcher Visibility

In my last post I shared a quote from Joanne McNeil introducing the idea of researcher as lurker. Since then I have been thinking at some reasons for researchers to show or hide themselves from their participants, and the related … 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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Tying it all together

Nearly there. This week I spoke to my supervisor and my Graduate School and I have sent off my “intention to submit” by March 31st 2021. It’s almost done- I just need to finish the final chapters and give it … Continue reading

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Echo. Zine

Today I got an email: “Please find attached a fold-your-own zine titled: Echo. Zine” Exciting! What would it be? I opened the attachment and followed the instructions. I pondered, I wondered, I got out my colour pencils. I coloured, I … Continue reading

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