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Vincent Amalgamation: An Open Letter to Eleni Evangel

Dear Eleni,   Since you're "in tune" and "connected" to the issues of your local community, this letter should come as no surprise.  I implore you to "listen to" and "understand" the issues I'm about to present, because this is vitally important to the Perth electorate.  I might take a moment to point out that a [...]

By | 2015-06-23T11:01:18+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Redefinition in E Major (REM?)

Last week I attended a workshop that drew together Challenge Based Learning, online learning, and Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model of technology adoption.  As always, there was a lot of conversation around how applications of different technologies to learning in context is classified as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and the big elusive one, Redefinition. To me, this video [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:58:27+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Education|0 Comments

Achieving Nerd-vana – Part II

In my last post I wrote drawing an analogy between learning to implement technology in teaching & learning, and the fundamentals of Buddhism. I'm following up today by applying the same philosophy outside of your own development, and dealing with the unexpected. What about everybody else? What about when conditions change, tools disappear or new [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:59:29+00:00 January 14th, 2013|Education|0 Comments