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Aggregate and Record

I am starting to make better use of my Twitter aggregator, Paper.Li. In the last week I have been taken to some posts that I would have missed in the daily flow of tweets and exchanges. For example, I found a danah boyd post that led me to this tweet: which took me to Anil's post and the 158 comments it stimulated. Anil starts the post with these observations: The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk...

Playing, Building, Flourishing

I listened to Radio National's Future Tense program this morning. By good fortune I heard Daniel Donahoo talk about the Robots in School project. I was fascinated by Daniel's conversation with Antony Funnell on Future Tense. I followed up some links to the project and read a description that resonated very strongly with me: The study uses storytelling and illustration to explore, across several dimensions, how children might like to interact with robots in a variety of situations related to school and learning. In addition to capturing wonderfully inventive, vivid narratives and robot concepts, we’re looking for insights into how children think...

#HPRW10 Sharing

I have been thinking about a framework for my panel contribution at Day Three of #HPRW10.The topic for the panel to address is How do we make the research effort into high performance sport more effective? The abstract I submitted was: There is a wonderful momentum growing around the aggregation of effort in many aspects of social and professional life. Following on from my presentation at the NESC Forum 2009 I am going to propose that a connected network of practice is essential for sport to flourish in Australia. This connected network will be open and through aggregation will ensure that...

Writing Week: Day 4

We are moving to the end of the Writing Week in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. Today staff had an opportunity to attend a workshop facilitated by Coralie McCormack. Coralie's work in the Teaching and Learning Centre at the University includes advising staff about Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) programs and projects, working with Associate Deans of Education in ALTC related work and supporting staff in the preparation of applications for the ALTC. Coralie's role in bringing people together to discuss and explore learning and teaching resonates with another event today. Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of the...