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Art, Drafting and Perception

Introduction I have been of on a journey of the imagination of late. It started with a paper I read about supporting learning of Bede children in Bangladesh (A.K.M. Maksud’s 2006 paper The Nomadic Bede Community And Their Mobile School Program) with boat schools. Now I am off on air travel with Merv Moriarty to contemplate art education in rural communities in Australia. Merv Moriarty Merv's book The Eye's Mind - the artist and the draftsman provides a fascinating insight into art and teaching. This is a link to an interview with Merv on ABC Radio Brisbane earlier this year. Merv believes...

Edging to Open Learning in Open Spaces

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Ballarat to discuss Edgeless Challenges and Opportunities. I have been thinking a great deal about learning spaces and the function (rather than the form) of the university of late. In part these thoughts have been stimulated by the University of Canberra's development of teaching and learning commons. This week I have been overwhelmed by the number of connections I am finding in relation to open learning and sharing. Some of these connections include: George Siemens' post (10 December) about Connections, Clouds, Things & Analytics in which he observes that: many universities have an educational...