User-led innovation communities, alternate reality games, hackerspaces and the University of Awesome

Data collection has been plaguing me lately. I’m at the stage of planning (I probably should have said writing but procrastination trends indicates otherwise) my thesis proposal (for those of you playing at home my thesis site, such as it is at the moment, is here) and keep coming up against the notion that traditional …

Thinking inside the box

I’ve been doing this PD-genre gig for close on 10 years now. And largely, my efforts have to date have focused on either satisfying the demand for F2F standalone workshops, or venturing outside the box with almost exclusively online nonstandard stuff. Which has seemed logical to me, online stuff is flexible, accessible and low cost. But …

Re: academic integrity

One of the projects I’ve been working on of late is redesigning our whole approach to academic integrity. Now, because we can’t just direct students to dontbeanidiot.org (although I dearly would love to substitute that for most policies), it’s been a fairly substantial project. How do you teach 20,000-odd students academic integrity with any sort of …