Really busy. Too busy. Heartbreakingly, eyewateringly, soul suckingly busy for the last….month it seems, so #etmooc has been on the backburner with me.
Connections ossify, rhizomes curl up and die, and my own work throws curveballs like a tobacco chewer spits blood.…
Yarn over, the story posted previously (the cc licence is on that story).
Photo of the smoking man. K. R. B.
Black and White High Rise, Danny Fowler.
Man in a sharkskin suit, mr-scratch
Pearle on a womans neck, tenthmusephotography
Emerald necklace, nostri-imago
Black and white room, nfu
This is my idea for the digital storytelling part of #etmooc. It’s a story I wrote in 20 minutes to go with an installation in a gallery near where I live. A murder scene in fact.
Usually, I’d do something more personal, detailing aspects of my life, or self, but this might make me experiment and push boundaries a little more.…
This is a post intended to cheerlead. To express appreciation for the example being sdet by the MOOC organisers, and to talk about how that example, in part, has a large determining influence on the MOOC experience. I apologise in advance for any gushing, typos, formatting weirdness, or weirdly wired thoughts.…
I’ve been blogging about the difficulties of Connectivist MOOCing, and about the pluses, and Christoph Hewett’s tweet helped synthesise a clatter of complex thoughts that had been rattling around my head for a few days.
A quick apology
I’ve been thinking about technovice’s and how they might be coping.…
- User freedom can be a curse.
- Guide your novices, and set your experts free.
- Sometimes less is more.
- Things that are similar should look and feel the same. Things that are not should look and feel different.
- Be kind to your users.
There’s a nice article here, “Portrait of an Online tutor as Thelonius Monk” by Paul Maharg, that got me thinking about teaching styles, strategies, and dynamics in collaborate. (it’s a good, short clear article, that uses a good metaphoir to describe a looser more collaborative style of teaching).…