Monthly Archives: June 2007

Swings and Roundabouts in homework

I want to keep referencing any ‘local’ articles on homework. This one by Don Aitkin in the Auss Financial Review is a reflection of his own experiences. “education is full of intractable problems…too much [homework] and you will come to … Continue reading

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Blended learning

UK report on the experience of blended learning across 7 HE institutions, solidly researched. But I can’t help feeling its time we just call it all learning- esp when the authors identify 3 types of blended learning – but no … Continue reading

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Digital Knowledge ecology

Excuse grandiose title, but below are some thoughts shared with a colleague, Janet Burstall- as we try to depict the elements which might constitute an ecology of ‘digital’ knowledge. Components of a learning ecology Knowledge construction & transmition Actors/roles Systems … Continue reading

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Cult of the arrogant

Couldn’t help also adding a link to this running disussion from Britannica Blog by Michael Gorman defending ‘authoritative’ publishing. Stirred 31 responses so far to his post-(welcome to the wonders of Web2 Michael) -No wonder with lines like- “The flight … Continue reading

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On board with Dias, and all his ghosts

Once again my 10 yr old daughter is stuck with the inevitable ‘new age explorers’ assignment for Year 5. After two weeks of colouring, ‘researching’ and agonising over what the other kids are doing… I made the mistake of suggesting … Continue reading

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HT06,tagging paper, taxonomy, Flickr, academic article, toRead

Like the title, a unique article by some of the best on social tagging systems (picked up from Seb). Despite taggings increasing popularity, this is little researched area. The authors offer a taxonomy of tagging systems to help analysis and … Continue reading

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A country that has stopped thinking

Steve Burrells report in this weekends (June 16-17) Sydney Morning Herald will hopefully rally some public debate (whats it take?). Australia is currently riding on the back of the coal truck (once was sheep) to prosperity-but that betrays our failure … Continue reading

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