Digression: elegant and beautiful … ideas, that is

A while back I briefly mentioned Edge, heralded as ‘The world’s smartest website’.¬† While that does not necessarily make it the best website nor my favourite (hard to get past Arts and Letters Daily, though The Browser gives it a push), I like it very much and maintain a watchful eye on its activities and contributions. One regular feature is the ‘annual question‘,which poses an insightful question to which a (large!) number of leading thinkers respond. Continue reading

ICDE lives on

I’ve never exactly been a conference junkie (at least I claim not), but have certainly been to quite a few and enjoyed most of them. In particular, I had some of my best¬† experiences at the world conferences of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), my first being in Melbourne (30 years ago!), and my favourites being those in Caracas, Oslo and Bangkok. Continue reading