On screen

My toddler has her own iPad. Quelle horreur. I don’t normally write about parenting on here (although I have certainly been tempted; lack of critical thinking is just as pervasive in parenting as it is in education) but this one is somewhat relevant. You can be in the edtech community Read more…

Knowing who the Ramones are

I saw a tweet the other day lamenting that 90% of people who wear a Ramones t-shirt don’t know who the Ramones are. It struck me that this is a fairly apt metaphor for what goes on in (probably everywhere) higher education – projects instigated based on buzzwords by people Read more…

The myth of the expert

  by  Chris Pirillo    Advance apologies; I’m about to burst a few bubbles. I read this post this morning. While I’m no fan of the ‘Generation Meh’ tag, she makes the point that young people aren’t digital natives, they’re just fearless. But what it highlighted to me is that, despite the Read more…

No need for a requiem.

  by  joeri-c  I wasn’t going to comment on this, I really wasn’t, but Twitter and Facebook feeds full of petitions and protests and posts has compelled me to act otherwise. I’ll start by saying that I have no involvement with ANU or the School of Music, I am simply commenting as Read more…

On being a bad grownup.

  by  niznoz , stolen shamelessly from Bianca’s post This is one I’ve been chewing over for a while now. I think I’m a bad grownup. Two things have fed into my thinking on this – this post by @biancah80, and a conference I went to last year organised by @vormamim. Like Bianca, Read more…

Memebase your thesis.

Just a quick aside and 5-minute challenge on the back of reading this article about effective dissemination of research. Blyth makes the excellent point: ‘Turn it into things people can understand, let go of the academese, and people will engage’. To which point – I think there’s value in using interweb Read more…