I am not a fanboy. Musicians, athletes, actors and artists are capable of amazing things, but I find the idea of fandom and hero worship odd. A few life lessons in hypocrisy and being let down by people you look up to have helped develop a healthy skepticism of the individual. I love plenty of … Continue reading Elon Musk is the Worst
So many topics of conversation don’t seem to be able to go very far these days without mentioning data – how important it is, how it’s the new oil, how it all help us solve all the problems. And every time it comes up I become more and more skeptical about what all this data … Continue reading Data Versus Ideas
It was a tweet that started a frantic search for more information: https://twitter.com/dajbelshaw/status/1157789466532204544 Doug and Dai have been running the TIDE Podcast for some years now, and I’ve listened to every episode. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dai but over the last few years I felt I got to know him through the … Continue reading Voices on the Air
This is the start of a series of posts about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to Learning. You might want to read the subsequent posts about Learning Pathways, Video for Learning and Groups that Learn. I've been working in educational technology for the last 12 years and during that time I've … Continue reading From Ed Tech to Learning
I was asked to do a bit of analysis of Blockchain technology for my job at CSU and investigate what the potential is at this point in time as a learning technology. I've been digging into Blockchain for quite a while now, the technology intrigued me when it first appeared and so too did the … Continue reading Blockchain in Education
So I’m off to India. I meant to post this yesterday when the media embargo was lifted but I went through a mad rush to pack and prepare. Last year there was a call to join a Young Entrepreneur Boot Camp supported by the New South Wales Government. I applied and was lucky to get … Continue reading Into India
Yes it’s time for my end of year reflection. The post-Christmas, pre-New Year period is made for contemplation, especially when the weather is hot, the cricket is slow and the Christmas Ham seeps into every meal. It’s the time of year 18 years ago my Dad passed away too. We had great Christmas and then … Continue reading 2018. Yes, I Survived.
I have just a couple of weeks of long service leave to go. It’s been so good to have a break from work, without the threat of worrying where the next pay check is coming from. I’ve been working since I was 16 and during that time there have been a few stints of unemployment, … Continue reading Where am I going? What am I doing?
I started working on this post some time ago, and it’s sat languishing in my drafts folder. I decided I needed to finish it after reading Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies. I loved the articles analysis which broke down the disruptive innovation narrative. At the heart of it, … Continue reading My Kodak Moments
Over the past few years I’ve witnessed the rise of a new kind of fanaticism, a new ideology that has taken hold within the tech industry and has begun to seep into other industries, sectors and government as technology increasingly important role. It defines itself through an undying and unquestioning devotion to the concept of … Continue reading The Rise of Innovationism