Thursday, March 30, 2006

It was a relief for me in the first worshop when all the students cooperated enthusiastically and seemed to "click" - helping each other out with the technical bits & asking questions ... lots of questions ...
With the assistance of staff from the CDE we ran through how to create and edit Wiki pages, how to create and edit our own blogs and had a short guided tour of the deep north and how teaching can happen using tools of technology, and how communities of learners with their teachers can form and be maintained.

Well now I can totally sympathise with my students when they complain about not having time to do their regular blogs, reflections etc. Here I am in Week 5 of the semester just getting around to making some new additions.

Workshop 1 went very well way back on March 4th with the Center for Distance Education at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

And already on Saturday 1st April the second workshop will run ...

Friday, March 03, 2006

The stark browns and dusty greens of Central Australia contrast with the blue of the sea off Waikiki, Hawai'i. So contrast and strong visual images are also important.

Staring at these rocks - the Devil's Marbles in Central Australia has provided me with inspiration some of the time ...

Something about how long they've been there and how little they've changed over 1,000s of years puts the changes I'm making into perspective. Small, slow, but dramatic change producing starkness and beauty together.