Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. Read more about Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast[…]

Macrowikinomics and PCF6

I’m currently in Cochin, India for the Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning. The theme of the conference is ‘Access and Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives‘. I’m here with a contingent from the International Award Association for whom praxMatrix is developing an Online Award Leader Training platform for the Asia Pacific region in conjunction Read more about Macrowikinomics and PCF6[…]

Learning, Gen Y and Z

During the recent International Award Association’s Regional Training Workshop in Korea Michael McDonald (author and Gen Y researcher) and Tony Hughes (CEO of praxMatrix) were guest speakers. This is part of a taped conversation between Michael and Tony where they discuss the characteristics of Gen Y/Z and the particular learning strategies that can be used Read more about Learning, Gen Y and Z[…]

Korea IAA Workshop 2

Two hour presentation and workshop completed! It was good fun. Fortunately, there’s been great continuity between presenters and my presentation centreing around new approaches to learning and why these have informed the design of the online learning platform we are developing for IAA  was able to draw a lot of good research from previous speakers. Read more about Korea IAA Workshop 2[…]

Developing Creativity to Make Sense of Digital Literacy

I’m getting seriously excited. For months I’ve been wondering exactly how digital literacy skills could be developed in ways that were relevant to the extra ordinary demands to reshape the way we use media and information while, simultaneously, ensuring that basic literacy skills such as reading and writing are given their proper place as the Read more about Developing Creativity to Make Sense of Digital Literacy[…]

Engaged Brains and the Internet

I seem to be veering toward a Luddite’s perception of the Internet over the past few posts given their focus on some new and perhaps negative insights into either Facebook usage or Google searching. It’s a positive ‘veer’ though – I think it is clear that the glut of information that we now have washing Read more about Engaged Brains and the Internet[…]

Is the Web Dumbing Us All Down?

Tara Brabazon, Professor of Media at the University of Brighton, has a lot to say… and loudly … about the insidious effect on our ability to analyse and engage critically with information when we rely on the ‘McDonald’s, fries and Coke’ of the Internet, Google (Brabazon’s other descriptives for Google are the ‘whitebread’  and the Read more about Is the Web Dumbing Us All Down?[…]

One Laptop Per Child

The OLPC project founded by Nicholas Negroponte is a shining example of how access to digital media and learning can really change lives. As Negroponte is keen to point out, this is not about the laptops, it’s about education and learning and the positive results are irrefutable. This is an education project not a laptop Read more about One Laptop Per Child[…]

Digital Literacy

It’s a commonplace perception that kids born after internet access started to find its way into our lives have an incredible capacity for picking up and using new technologies but in terms of developing digital skills that will be critical throughout their schooling and into their working lives, are these kids being provided with the educational Read more about Digital Literacy[…]