Learning on Rails

This is the first in a couple of posts that share a theme and discuss ideas that relate to agency and autonomy in education. Some have been half baked drafts sitting in a folder - others are newer - but all seem to share some commonality that has been made more concrete by the Indi … Continue reading Learning on Rails

SXSW: Meeting the People

If Day 3 at SXSWedu was a day of disappointment the Day 4 was one of affirmation. Affirmation of the fact that there are people that care, are looking at how we can change and actively working on those transformations. The morning panel was titled Breaking the University From the Inside Out hosted by Allison … Continue reading SXSW: Meeting the People

Ditch the Duality

This presentation was developed for a series of Think Pieces at Charles Sturt University. I've nominated to do these for the last few years, mainly because it gives me an opportunity to explore issues relating to education and technology in a slightly more expansive (and sometimes provocative) way. My take on these think pieces is … Continue reading Ditch the Duality

Personality in Teaching: Content, Activity & Relationships

Martin Weller’s post on the role of personality in education has stimulated a lot of really interesting conversation and dialogue (it’s particularly interesting to see so many comments on a blog post these days!). I’ve ummed and ahhed about writing a response to Martin’s post but I honestly couldn’t articulate what I was trying to … Continue reading Personality in Teaching: Content, Activity & Relationships

Thoughts on Learning Experience (LX) Design

Straddling a background in design and an evolving career working in Education I've been aware of the the commonalties between the fields of user experience (UX) design and learning/instructional/educational design and the opportunity for cross fertilisation. So I'm really interested to see the emergence of an attempt to formalise the relationship between two. This post … Continue reading Thoughts on Learning Experience (LX) Design