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Honours Presentations at the University of Canberra

This afternoon ten members of the Sport Studies Honours Class at the University of Canberra presented their research reports. The presenters were: Alex Belperio used Prezi to share his work on communities of practice in the adoption of a social software platform.    

Thinking About Words

Last Wednesday staff from Sport Studies at the University of Canberra met the poet Harry Laing at the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale to develop our writing skills as part of the Faculty of Health‘s 2010 Writing Week. I have been thinking about the workshop a good deal since then. On one of my journeys into the University of Canberra I caught a Book Show discussion of Paul Celan.The program note included the quote "There is nothing in the world for which a poet will give up writing, not even when he is a Jew and the language of...

Writing Day at Reidsdale on the First Day of Summer

Today staff from Sport Studies at the University of Canberra met the poet Harry Laing at the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale to develop our writing skills as part of the Faculty of Health's 2010 Writing Week. We visited Reidsdale on one of the wettest days of the year in the wettest week of the year so that the glories of the Monga National Park were obscured by cloud and mist. Harry was a delightful facilitator and manged to guide us through a great day of writing and voice exercises. Our day included: Two free flow writing exercises (writing without taking the...

Discussing the Australian Sport System

This blog post pulls together some ideas for a presentation about the Australian Sport System (Unit 7978) to University of Canberra first year Sport Studies students. The topics of this presentation are the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and the National Sport Information Centre (NSIC). For my presentation to the group (on 18 February) I am going to use Wallwisher. A version of the of the Wall created with pdfmyurl is stored at Box.net. Wallwisher enables the user to upload videos too. I had a look at Safeshare for the video upload. Photo Credits Ben Jones 2008 Kite Surfer Australian Olympic Team, Los Angeles