Connecting 131006

Earlier this month, Katherine Schulten asked What might “connected teaching” or “connected learning” — that is, using technology to build communities and share knowledge — look like in practice?...

Sharing Openly

This week's ePortfolio Forum in Canberra has prompted me to think about sharing openly personal stories about learning. A post by Helen Blunden (shared with me by Darrell Cobner) encouraged...

Considering Blogging as a Scholarly Activity

Introduction A few weeks ago I was invited to blog about blogging. I have had a number of responses to the post and in this post I want to share points...

Blogging About Blogging

I have been blogging for some time. This WordPress blog dates back to June 2008. I have Blogger, Tumblr and Posterous blog accounts too. This week a friend, Darrell Cobner, asked me...

InSPIRING

There will be an official opening of the InSPIRE Centre at the University of Canberra this week. I see the Centre as a physical tipping point in my own thinking...

Enterprise Computing Conference: ECC@UC

The Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering is hosting with IBM an Enterprise Computing Conference in the Ann Harding Centre on the University campus (15-16 May). The program is here. Senator...

Open for Learning

I have been thinking about open learning for some time. The open online course CCK08 accelerated and focused my interest. Since that course Stephen Downes' OLDaily has nourished my thinking. (See...

Managing Risk: Cyber Attack on Sport

The publication of Dmitri Alperovitch's investigation of targeted intrusions into 70+ global companies, governments and non-profit organizations during the last 5 years included mention of attacks on the International...

Quick Response (QR) Codes 2

I wrote about Quick Response (QR) Codes in January. Yesterday I was working in an open access space at the University of Canberra and started a conversation with colleagues...

Groups and Deliberation

John Gastil was a guest on Margaret Throsby's program today. I thought what he had to say was fascinating and followed up on his work: The Jury and Democracy Project...