I’m going to be blogging on Posterous over the summer. Change is as good as a rest etc etc.
I’m finding it really difficult to blog about stuff at the moment.
It’s not that I haven’t been doing or thinking about things. Some pretty significant stuff has happened recently (from my perspective, at least).
And yet I seem to
It throws up 2 tricky questions for me, though…
Martin Weller’s blog, The Ed Techie, was the first technology blog that I followed and he’s a constant stream of intrestingness. His latest post is really valuable for anyone interested in ed-tech generally, but also open educational models specifically. He has done interviews with a number of OU luminaries (Martin Bean, Grainne Conole, Andrew Law and Simon Buckinham-Shum) on the questions of the benefits of technology for learning and interesting issues around openness.
This guest post is a very personal and articulate piece about personal identity and introversion by Nick Shackleton-Jones. He’s kindly allowed me to publish it here which I’ve done because I’ve been considering issues about identity and social interaction but never successfully put those thoughts in writing. I do recognise much of what Nick is saying but it’s not presented as a surrogate portrait of me. It’s a interesting insight into the mind of a type of person whose natural preference is to keep much hidden.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this…
It struck me earlier this week how much of a role technology has played in helping us with our move to new jobs in Newcastle. Some aspects were fairly bland but others have been a little more interesting. I thought I’d itemise the different ways and then draw some tenuous conclusion as I usually do.
For over a year there’s been a link to my blog from the Online Stopwatch site. This has been lovely as that site is insanely popular and it has generated a vast amount of traffic to this blog.
A few days ago I asked Aaron the remove the link. The drop in visitors has been strangely liberating.
As part of our MSc we’ve had to read a paper by Guy Merchant (2009) on Web2.0, new literacies and the idea of learning though participation. We were asked to provide a response on it in a form of our choosing. I thought I’d have a go with Audioboo as I haven’t really had a chance to play with it.
I feel the need to be mean and uncharitable. It’s been that sort of week.
With a few exceptions, all the videos of school productions I’ve seen have been unwatchable tosh. It’s a shame because you know that it’s been