Taking Inspiration

6 mins reading Right now I’m sitting on a train heading into the city amidst an ongoing national bushfire crisis and a steady stream of no longer ironic predictions regarding Donald Trump starting World War III. I won’t deny there was a temptation to skip tonight’s Melbourne Media Makers networking event given the broader context…

An Audience of One

7 mins reading Over the years I’ve occasionally found myself describing to students what might be termed a ‘hierarchy of value’ in regards to peer-to-peer interactions. This sounds very problematic on the face of it, but hear me out. To paraphrase myself: If you like a peer’s tweet, that’s okay. If you follow their account…

Eduveillance

3 mins reading and ?? mins viewing Eduveillance. I don’t know if it’s technically a word, but I like it. The term has a ‘breadth’ to it, suggesting it covers a range of phenomena – and it needs to. Eduveillance is a vast, complex subject, and I thought I’d use this post to touch briefly…

On Twitter

1 min reading and 11 mins listening Recent blogs have highlighted Twitter as a highly valuable avenue for developing an online learning community and facilitating creative capacity-building. But the perspectives contained within those posts, including the video I myself made and a podcast chat recorded with fellow Digital Media teacher Emily Wade, are those of…

Building Community

2 mins reading and 8 mins viewing Yesterday’s podcast conversation with Emily Wade focused in part on the theme of creating online learning communities for and alongside students. This is increasingly a pedagogical necessity amidst diversifying study patterns and behaviours, and a widespread sense of isolation experienced by a large number of students (and not…

Promoting Bravery

1 min reading and 15 mins listening With the Digital Learning with @digitalzones podcast now up on all the major platforms, it’s time for a new episode release! Episode 2 critiques pervasive stereotypes of young people that seldom match up with the experiences of the majority, but which nonetheless have widespread impact on people’s (self-)perceptions…