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[…]

praxMatrix Awarded by Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People

praxMatrix has been recognised as a ‘Gold Friend’ of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People at a ceremony in London earlier in the month presided over by HRH the Earl of Wessex. The Award is given in ‘recognition of outstanding support  to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation’. Other awardees included HSBC, Coutts, Xstrata, Read more about praxMatrix Awarded by Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People[…]

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[…]

6th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning

Tony Hughes, praxMatrix CEO, presenting our online development project for the International Award Association at the 6th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Kochin, India. The project is a global online training platform to train IAA Award leaders. It’s an ambitious project and has to satisfy a wide range of criteria including language localization, cross-platform Read more about 6th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning[…]

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[…]

Korea IAA Workshop

The conference/workshop started with a tour of Seoul and an evening drinking the local Saki type fuel called Soju with 3 of the IAA staffers  – clear, inoffensive tasting but with the power to finally catch up with you and make new acquaintances seem like very old friends. Good fun. Today Michael McQueen gave his Read more about Korea IAA Workshop[…]

Participatory Learning Workshop, Seoul, Korea 25-29 October,2010

I’ll be in Seoul, Korea between the 24th October and the 30th October presenting at the International Award Association’s ‘Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop’. I’ll be running a two hour workshop on the 27th that will concentrate firstly on what learners, and especially Generation Y learners, expect of the learning experience and what participatory, constructivist Read more about Participatory Learning Workshop, Seoul, Korea 25-29 October,2010[…]

Australian Education: Passport to A Global Career

Australian Education: Passport to A Global Career (ISBN 978-1-921156-53-3) has been published and is now available. The guide offers a comprehensive coverage of Australian education and education providers and has been especially written for international students wanting to study in Australia. In her forward, the (new!) Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, says: “I am pleased Read more about Australian Education: Passport to A Global Career[…]

E-learning platform vs system

The other day I was asked by a client to send a bullet point list of the main features of the online learning platform that we are developing for them. Condensing a lot of thinking around the development of a very complex platform for them proved to be pretty challenging but the list ended up Read more about E-learning platform vs system[…]