My links include four favourite sites for serendipitous reading, the discovery of gems of quality writing on virtually any topic across the web. Most mornings I’ll quickly scan The Browser, Arts & Letters Daily, 3 Quarks Daily and Open Culture. What do I mean by a ‘gem’? Continue reading
The US has the Ivy League universities (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc.), and in the UK it’s the Russell Group (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, etc.). In Australia we have the yawningly-titled Group of Eight, deemed as the top research universities.
So it was that the medical faculty of one of these esteemed institutions invited my daughter to give a lecture on aspects of her medical specialty, oncology. Continue reading
I love reading about new developments in design and technology. As I work in this field not only can this appeal to my interests but sometimes it can benefit my career as well. Keeping up to date has a number of benefits and in the case of flexible e-paper it did actually save my career! Continue reading
We live in a digital age – from the simple storage of information to transactions in your local supermarket, nearly everything is operated through electronic means. Technology has become ubiquitous, but is posing fresh challenges to traditional work practices. Continue reading
During a session this week I tried something new (for me, anyway!). In an activity, we analysed the applicability of accepted principles of good practice in higher education to open and distance learning (ODL). Continue reading