Category Archives: Academic

Does Money Buy a Better Education?

I just listened to the most recent episode of EdPod, ABC Radio National’s monthly roundup of education issues. In the current episode, interviewer Natasha Mitchell and corporate lawyer David Gillespie discuss the question: “does money buy a better quality education?” … Continue reading

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Further ideas from ELH 2011 : Digital Community, Digital Citizenship with Jason B. Olher

Digital Community, Digital Citizen – Jason B. Olher I’ve been lucky enough to spend a morning with Jason B. Ohler, author, educator and “nowist” (as distinct from “futurist”). Jason’s book Digital Community, Digital Citzen, explores cultural schism between the status quo … Continue reading

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Using Cognitive Organisers to Meet Students ‘where they’re at’ – Preparing for ELH

It’s been a frantic few weeks starting Term 3. I’ve once again been quite remiss in blog-postings, despite having a whole range of things to post about! Next week sees me heading off to present at this years ELH (Expanding … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week: The Problem with Literature Reviews

For this week’s LT thought, I’ve picked a post from elearnspace which seems to sum up my own thinking for the past six months. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure (read “pain”) of completing an 8000 word literature review of my … Continue reading

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Head in the Cloud… and in the books…

I’ve been flat out over the past two months working on a literature review for my Masters, leaving precious little time for blogging and even less for relaxation! In any case, it’s been a fantastic experience to delve into the … Continue reading

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Throwing Down The 1-1 Gauntlet?

I just finished reading Pamela Livingstone’s 1-1 Learning – Laptop Programs that Work (see earlier post for background info) and have begun to grapple with the enormity of what my colleagues and I aim to achieve for my school over … Continue reading

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Exploring the ‘why’ behind 1-1 Learning

Over the past week or so, I’ve kept myself busy, among other things, reading Pamela Livingstone’s 1-1 Learning – Laptop Programs that Work (link to the book on the Hawker Brownlow website) and thinking fairly carefully about how 1-1 is … Continue reading

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Leadership and Learning with Web 2.0

Just as well I have the time and patience to work on making this vision a reality, eh? Continue reading

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Searching for a Web 2.0 Learning Framework

I just finished reading an inspiring article by my old Macquarie lecturer John Hedburg and two of his colleagues, Matt Bower and Andreas Kuswara. “Conceptualising Web 2.0 enabled learning designs” documents some of the seminal work being done by academics … Continue reading

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