Developing Creative ‘Flexperts’

Following on from my last post I have just re-read the report published by The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies titled Creative Man The Future Consumer, Employee and Citizen which supports many of the arguments I defend when I am with clients during the planning phases of the development of their learning policies.   Professor Feiwel Kupferberg from the Danish university of Read more about Developing Creative ‘Flexperts’[…]

Mobile phones for Education in India’s Low-Cost Schools

© 2015 Photo copyright, Tony Hughes, All rights reserved. Children at Ramana’s Childrens School, Rishikesh, India This is a guest post written by Kim Campbell, Benjamin Mayer, and Hila Mehr, the authors of the report Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools. Follow their blog and reach the authors at Ed-Tech India. Read more about Mobile phones for Education in India’s Low-Cost Schools[…]

Cut the cr**p! Development is a Joint Venture

There’s always a more or less discernable ‘zone of irritation’ for an organisation when developing online learning with a partner learning organisation. I think, after several large online learning development projects that this comes from a lack of clear understanding on the part of the contracting organisation in terms of what their real, rather than Read more about Cut the cr**p! Development is a Joint Venture[…]

What Do You Get When You Fall In Love? : Social Media’s Less Lovely Face

Falling in Love is So Easy To Do You probably remember some of the lyrics from that classic song of disillusionment with love and relationships, ‘I’ll Never Fall in Love Again’. If not, here’s a little reminder: What do you get when you fall in love? A guy with a pin to burst your bubble Read more about What Do You Get When You Fall In Love? : Social Media’s Less Lovely Face[…]

Facebook and the nomadic teenager sector

I’ve been watching my fifteen year old daughter’s social media habits recently and noticed some interesting patterns developing: she uses Facebook very rarely, as opposed to constantly around a eighteen months ago, and only to message her older sisters who live in another country she uses Whats App, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr a lot for communicating Read more about Facebook and the nomadic teenager sector[…]

Australia’s Digital Future

A new report just published on Australia’s digital future to 2050. A lot of it is ‘predictable’ prediction but there are some points raised that highlight Australia’s future need to shift it’s economic focus from the export of mineral resources to the export of service resources such as education and training and tourism. The full Read more about Australia’s Digital Future[…]

Award Leader Short Video Series: 1

Video 1 in the Award Leader Series that answers many of the questions asked by aspiring Award Leaders of the International Award for Young People. Rob Oliphant, Regional Programme Manager, Asia Pacific, talks about the challenges and rewards of being an Award Leader. Filmed in Bali, Indonesia during the November 2011 Award Leader Training. Filmed Read more about Award Leader Short Video Series: 1[…]

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[…]

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?[…]