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A Walk to Beautiful

The ABC in Australia shows some remarkable documentaries. I have written about the Merry Makers some time ago. Last weekend the ABC program Four...

CCK08: Week 4 Faster Than A Turnip?

This week's CCK08 readings on the History of Networked Learning encouraged me to think about  participation in and commitment to the diffusion of ideas....

CCK08: Swimming with dolphins, sharks and dead people

I have been away from the CCK08 discussions for a few days. I have been moving ten cubic metres of decomposed granite in my...

CCK08: Week 3 Networked

This week in CCK08 has had a different rhythm for me. I used daily Google Alerts and the WordPress Tag Surfer to identify CCK08...

Writing, Transparency and Confessional Tales

In 1988 I was enthralled by the publication of John Van Maanen's book Tales of the Field. An introduction to the book noted that: Once...

CCK08: Week 2 Grounded

This has been a fascinating week at CCK08. The second Elluminate session on Wednesday brought George, Stephen and Dave together. I read Dave's paper...

CCK08: Week 2 Early Doors and Better Fit

I missed the Ustream discussions on Friday so I ended my first week of the course with a need to catch up (today I...

CCK08: Week 1 (Part 3)

(Bridge Building over the Mongarlowe River) I joined in the second of the two Elluminate sessions hosted by George and Stephen. It was a great...

CCK08: Week 1 (Part 2)

I have taken an opportunity to read Maarten de Laat's (2006) thesis on Networked Learning. I enjoyed the range of Maarten's work and must...

CCK08: Week 1 (Part 1)

I am trying not to read ahead of the course! Today I worked through the Background reading for Week 1 and luxuriated in the range...