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 […]

Opinion Work Work Out Loud

Leading Through Fog

“I feel called on to “lead”, even as I am not sure what to think.” On return to campus planning, this beautiful writing speaks to the challenge of leading in fog. This week was a big one. I’ve been so focussed on recruiting and developing the team, getting work practices established and building momentum […]

Agile Learning Design Work Work Out Loud

An Origin Story for Agile Learning Design

I’m going to try and keep going with the writing. Rather than aim for the masterful tome, I’m just going to approach it as a series of connected pieces. For me I just need to externalise some of my thoughts and see what sticks. I’ll come back and refine things later. I want to talk […]

Opinion Work

Wanting to Write and Not Finding the Words

I’ve been trying to write a blog post for months. I have drafts and half finished ideas scattered across half a dozen apps as both text and voice notes. Plenty of words but not the time or the space to craft them into something more coherent. So instead of trying to work through that pile […]

Current State Opinion Updates Work

So that’s 2014

2014 has been a pretty good year for me personally. You can probably read this post as a brag list, but for me it’s a chance to take stock and record what’s been achieved. Achieved is an important word – because this year I got to see effort yield results. The last couple of years […]

Ideas Mobile Technology Thought Bubble Work Work Out Loud

PC Age vs Mobile Age

I’ve used this table a couple of times over the last couple of weeks and a number of people have asked if they can use/borrow/build upon. The simple answer is yes! I’m happy to release the idea and the image under creative commons. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. […]

EdTech Education Opinion Technology Work

Gnomes, Online Learning and other Mythical Tales

I have a pathological need to define terms and phrases properly. I am driven by a need for clarity – which might have something to do with my Myers-Briggs personality Type. I feel that without clarity we consistently miss the mark and waste time, money and resources. So when it comes to the current debate […]

CSU EdTech Education Opinion Technology Work

Sit down, we need to talk about the LMS

Big news this week when it was announced our university will be looking for a new LMS to implement in 2014. While I am a great supporter of our LMS (Sakai), I have never been a big user. I’m not an academic so I don’t have any learning to manage and with a background in […]

Quotes Work

How To Break Through Bureaucracy To Keep Projects Moving

Rather than surrender to bureaucracy, take it upon yourself to break it.  The 99% – Try breaking up the ice with questions like: “Why does it feel like we are having the same meeting and discussion, over and over again?” “Why don’t we just try it and see what happens?” “Specifically what (or who) […]

Mobile Technology Work

Funding Approved!

Well it’s taken a lot longer than I thought to get to this point, but finally our Mobile Learning initiative has been approved and funded!