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
Tag Archives: technology
Teaching with technology: the grim reality
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
Guest post*: How flexible e-paper helped save my career!
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
Guest post*: Bridging the digital divide – technology, culture and language
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
TED goes to India
Many of us have now caught on to the gems on TED, which offers wonderful insight (following its focus on Ideas Worth Spreading) into the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design (and more!). Continue reading
Whoops, another new big thing!
Oh dear, just when I was getting excited about Wolfram Alpha, Google rolls out another ‘new big thing’, Google Squared. Yes, there are similarities between the two and, interestingly, Continue reading
ODL and principles of good teaching
Well, here I am happily back in Penang at Wawasan Open University. This time it’s for a longer stint than last time – about 14 weeks of workshops and associated activities.
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
Technology and interaction in teaching
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be involved in a meeting using desktop videoconferencing (Elluminate) – it’s a group of tutors discussing the upcoming projects of their students, scattered all over the globe (both the tutors and participants). Continue reading