What’s your new years resolution? People seem disappointed when I tell them I don’t have one, so I decided to do something about it, something I have been intending on doing for a number of years but never quite got around to it. So………………what is it? Taking Control – of my own spaces and my own […]Read more "New Year, New Blog, And it’s Mine All Mine."
The article linked below shows an increase in student complaints. What can/should Universities do in this new world of consumer education? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-27640303 I suppose this was to be expected, but how do we balance the “consumer” nature of paying for learning with the requirement to engage in that activity?I have long used the analogy that […]Read more "Student Complaints – Finding a balance in the new H.E. consumer world."
Getting Things Done (GTD). Every academic year I start by working to improve my management of tasks. To be fair I am not bad at managing my tasks and activities but always just feel like I am just about keeping on top of things. This year I want to feel like I am in control […]Read more "Getting to Inbox Zero (and being a bit more productive)."
And so it’s happened…………. We have a mobile operating system named after one of the most famous chocolate products on the planet. But why? Firstly both are global brands. Google announced an annual revenue of $50 billion earlier this year and and in 2011, Nestlé was the No. 1 in the Fortune 500 list, with a market […]Read more "Have a break have a mobile operating system!"
Some of you will know that I regularly commute to work by bike – I do about 20-25 miles a day on my bike so when a couple of colleagues asked me to think about doing the C2C route with them I jumped at the chance. For anyone who hasn’t heard of the C2C – […]Read more "Sea to Sea – The Bike Ride."
I was just doodling & made some social media graphics – pretty sure that I can’t use them anywhere as they represent trademarks, and twitter & Facebook are very clear about not altering their graphics/logos. So these are just for fun! So………..No Creative Commons license on this post!Read more "Social media graphics"
So here I am sat at an indoor skatepark watching my son (and about 20 other kids (who happen to be all boys today)) let off some steam. I am casually observing their conversations and in particular their enthusiasm and support for each other. The amount of peer support they give each other (whether long […]Read more "Channels of enthusiasm."
Imagine having to drag them away from the school work to play on the PS3? I am not for one moment suggestion this would ever be the case, but there is much to learn from the way games motivate users to want to do better, learn more and try harder.Read more "Let’s put the play back into learning – it really DOES make a difference."
Recently I was trying to explain to someone why they should tryout Springpad and why in particular they should follow my e-learning notebook: http://sprng.me/c25dv The way I sold it to them was that they should think of my Springpad notebooks as a time saver for them. Consider this – I only put content into my notebook that I have found to […]Read more "Being better than a Google search!"
Brilliant example of using motion graphics to bring statistical data alive! If you want to inspire graphics students to use statistical data in their research, get them to watch this and think about how they can utilise their abilities to create a new generation of infomotion (I made that word up in this context, but it’s […]Read more "Think Infographic but with motion (Infomotion)."