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EdTech Opinion

I’m Making a MOOC

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After the Fires

We still have about three months of summer left here in Australia. In that time I expect there will be more fires, more destruction of lives, property and the environment. The only good thing to come out of these fires will be an understanding of the consequences of our country’s inaction. It’s only through these […]

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Opinion Yearly Wipe

2019: New Beginnings

The end of year blog post has become a tradition – way to consolidate the year that was and store it away as we move into the next one. I’m incredibly grateful to be in a position to have about 10 days off each year as it’s allowed me to create this ceremony to reflect […]

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Elon Musk is the Worst

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 […]

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Data Versus Ideas

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 […]

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Voices on the Air

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 […]

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From Ed Tech to Learning

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 […]

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Blockchain in Education

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 […]

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India Opinion Updates

Into India

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 […]

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2018. Yes, I Survived.

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 […]