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Not Just a Teacher

What is stopping the Education Revolution?

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments · General

There are lots of amazing people out there doing the most amazing things to bring about the education revolution every day. I am not going to name names simply because I will offend those I miss out. But there are lots of educators trying to push education beyond the archaic models of desks in rows, lecture theatres, computer suites,


The conference experience

July 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · General

This week I attended the CEGSA State Conference


Publishing Research & What Journal Editors Want

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments · General

Having attended a very thorough workshop on this area and failing in previous efforts to understand the ins and outs of this, I thought this was well worth sharing:

Mindmap of the key points

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Storify of tweets and images of notes from the day


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Where have all the B-Sides gone?

July 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · General

If you were born any time before approximately 1990, then buying a vinyl record will have been something you have probably done while growing up. And for those who are not familiar with the concept of vinyl or those with really dodgy memories, they usually came with B-sides (I say


They hear voices

July 4th, 2013 · No Comments · General

Being a parent is hard work a lot of the time, so incredibly rewarding but undeniably hard work.


When is a Jam not a Jam?

June 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments · General

If you didn’t pick up on my tweets this week then you may have missed the #unijam I was involved in at University of South Australia where I work. Here is a definition of a jam in this context:

A jam is an online brainstorming event and ideas generator. It allows for thousands of participants to have a conversation on a range of issues in real time from wherever they are located. (

This was facilitated:

using IBM


We all love Ken

May 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments · General

Before I get into this post, let


Twitter Introductions and the Flow

May 21st, 2013 · No Comments · General

There has been much written about Netiquette, communicating online and the


What is the most worthwhile use of an academic’s time?

May 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · General


A while back, I asked this question on Twitter:
What is the most worthwhile use of an academic’s time, lecture or tutorial?
It was a simple question or so I thought but then I am working in this space although not as an academic, hence my views struggle to be impartial.
This little conversation, made me think deeper about the question I was asking:

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Just to set the scene here: I see the lecture as still being touted as the mainstay of most of Higher Education. Yes, there are institutes out there who are moving away or already have moved away from this delivery method but I don


Compulsion, Rules, Choice, Freedom and Independence – Part 2

March 21st, 2013 · No Comments · General

In my last post Part 1, I talked about the issues listed in the title as being a major stumbling block to educational reform to make when:

  • looking to transform education into a student centred, experience where independent study is at the heart of learning
  • moving to online and/or blended approach
  • learning and assessment becomes more of a social experience

This post ended with the following paragraph:

Rules around when, how and what should happen become more difficult for a variety of reasons and yes a lack of