Categories
Technology

Testing an electric car

Some thoughts on a two-week practical test of an EV – the Polestar 2. A couple of months ago, I test drive the Volvo XC40 Recharge – their first foray into electric vehicles and the only model locally available to test drive. As our petrol prices ballooned over the last 12 months, I’ve been seriously […]

Advertisement

Categories
Opinion Updates Yearly Wipe

2022 – A Wrap

Wow. 2022 was some year! It started with a bang, a crash and lots of swearing as my team and I raced to push out our first fully online undergraduate courses. There was also time to hang out with friends in Victor Harbour, although we’re still waiting for the weather to be good when we’re […]

Categories
Education learning design Work Work Out Loud

Design at Scale

I presented Tuesday, 6th December, at Ascilite22 about some of the work I’ve been leading at the University of Adelaide. It was a Pecha Kucha session, so there was not a massive amount of time to go into depth about the work, so I thought I’d put together something to accompany the slides and provide […]

Categories
Opinion

Sand between fingers

I stumbled into Twitter at a unique moment in my career. I’d lived overseas, returned to my small home town and switched careers. I was a couple of years into working in educational technology, and I was at my first tech conference in the US. Twitter had been around, but I wasn’t on it. I […]

Categories
Opinion

The Public Square

The shitstorm that is Elon Musk has hit Twitter. The village idiot got drunk in the town square and started hurling curses and abuse at everyone there. He’s now wondering why everyone is packing up to leave, while he proceeds to turf people out himself and smash everything in sight. Everything that was built in […]

Categories
Design learning design

A Learning Design System

Recently I had the pleasure of presenting with one of my team members about some of the work we’ve been doing. It was to a local UX group, Design for Humans, and it was an excellent opportunity to share our work. I’m not going to run through the presentation here, but I did want to […]

Categories
Design learning design

Design is Scale

I’ve just been listening to the We Are Open podcast interviewing Brian Alexander. During the discussion Brian talks about the idea of scale and needing to move between the micro through to the meso. This is something I’ve been fascinated in for quite some time and I’ve looking for words and terminologies to kind of […]

Categories
EdTech Ideas Learning Tech

A Course Builder

The tool I’ve been imagining for a while now is something bespoke for the development of courses. Something that would combine the features of previous work that I’ve done around single source publishing, pattern languages, metadata and the difference between authoring and presenting content. I’ve been asking myself a number of questions: Rather than the […]

Categories
Design EdTech Learning Tech Opinion

Previous tool making

Before I get into making new tools I want to go through what I’ve done so far. There’s a line between each of these areas of work below that has shaped my current thinking and where I am today, and each of these previous projects has informed my thining as well as given me valuable […]

Categories
Opinion

Working without tools

Learning Design is a relatively new field. I’m not sure if it’s a discipline, or even if its defined as profession just yet. There are certainly aspects of it being both a discipline and a profession, but there is one clear thing missing — tools. Having spent years working adjacent to the design of learning, […]