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Critical Care Nursing: Sharing Insights

I had the good fortune to work with some remarkable critical care nurses today. We were exploring how to develop a Wikiversity resource to support continuing professional development. I feel more comfortable each time I use Wikiversity but I have lots to learn. I am hoping that this project will help me do so. James Neill is helping with the back office part of this project and the whole idea is the brainchild of Holly Northam. I am hopeful that this project will have the energy exuded by Ian Miller in his blogging. Ian aims with his eclectic mix of reflections, tutorials and articles...

#SCP12 The Power to Point

Today is delivery day for students taking part in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit at the University of Canberra. They will be sharing their link to a presentation each of them has posted online. I received an overnight flurry of links from the group. Most have used SlideCasts in SlideShare, some have used Prezi, two have used Archive.org and there is one YouTube video. The YouTube link created a teachable moment for me. I was compiling the links to the presentations on the unit's Wikiversity eportfolio page and was alerted to the YouTube link as spam. When Wikiversity drew my attention to this and...

HOPAU Update: 11 November

This week Tony Naar produced an update for his colleagues at the the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) on the The History of the Paralympics in Australia project  in Wikiversity. He noted that "one element of the project is the use of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia products to 'crowd source' articles about the Paralympic Movement in Australia" which can then feed into the history of the Movement being written by Murray Phillips. Tony reports that this has involved the creation of a project The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia in Wikiversity. The Wikiversity site is a living record of the project...

BPS2011: Towards the End

We are into the last two weeks of the Business, Politics and Sport (BPS2011) unit at the University of Canberra. Leigh Blackall and I have been co-teaching this unit and have met 95 remarkable students on the course. Essays are due in this week and these have been developed over the course with students using Wikiversity as their platform. I am using this post to catch up with the last month of activity. Tony Naar presented a fascinating account of the Australian Paralympic Movement a month ago. There is a post about Tony's talk on the BPS2011 blog. His talk ended with this...

Open Language

UCNISS submitted an open tender to the Australian Paralympic Committee this week. We submitted a proposal to produce A History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia, and to establish a repository of media and digitised primary resources to compliment the text. The tender was written as a Wikiversity page. The process of becoming open has been a great personal learning experience. I am fortunate to have had Leigh Blackall and James Neill as my guides and to access Stephen Downes' OLDaily to extend my horizons. Stephen has presented his ideas on The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning this...

Discussing a Teaching Nursing Home Bid

We are discussing a bid for a Teaching Nursing Home at the University of Canberra today. The discussions are being hosted and facilitated by Laurie Grealish. Laurie has been working with Leigh Blackall to develop a Wikiversity page for the bid. What has delighted me about the day has been the use of a Wikiversity open access page and Leigh's use of UStream to webcast proceedings and MeetingWords to note discussion points.. There are a number of community groups involved in the workshop and it seems to me that the openness of the bid is a great model for community sharing and consumer...

Blogging, Sharing, Sociabilty

I have been blogging with WordPress since 3 June 2008. Since that time I have written 350 posts on topics linked to learning, teaching and performing. Many of these topics are stimulated by links shared by Stephen Downes through OLDaily and were given impetus by a remarkable group of participants in CCK08. A few days ago (10 March) Stephen posted about blogging and followed up the next day with a link to the self-organising social mind. I was mulling over both these posts when Kent Anderson posted about Kevin Kelly. All three posts arrived at a time when I was completing an open...

Considering Intellectual Property

This Friday (11 June), the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra is hosting a mini conference to discuss intellectual property. Leigh Blackall and James Neill are leading the conference organisation and providing rich information about it through Wikiversity. I am looking forward to facilitating discussion at the conference. There is a fascinating line up of speakers and attendees. I had been thinking about using ScribbleLive but will use Twitter #UCIP for updates. I hope to blog live too but will see! The Wikiversity page will have all the news! For those who would like to follow a live stream...