Looking back on 2011

Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending a graduation ceremony at The University of Notre Dame and witnessed 100 young student teachers graduate. Other than feeling very old, I was amazed by their enthusiasm and energy which was clearly evident in their demeanour. To see this gave me great hope in the future of … More Looking back on 2011

Symbols of knowledge

Interesting discussion on talk-back radio about the value of books in an increasingly digital world. It was sparked by the revelation in the SMH that the University of NSW was discarding thousands of books, journals and papers some dating back to the 1860s.   According to the university, it’s in response to a demand for … More Symbols of knowledge

Beyond the horizon

I’ve just returned from presenting at the iNet Conference in Melbourne where I had the opportunity to do a little show and tell…..the iPad.  I brought an iPad to demonstrate the point that learners control the device in the learning and not the reverse. This will excite some and unsettle many educators but we cannot deny what is happening … More Beyond the horizon

Out to pasture

In 2010, we find ourselves peering over the edge of a great chasm that has to be crossed tif we are to get to a world of new potentials. We move forward with a sense of excitement and possibilities Technology has given us a window into the future.  Just look at the hype and excitment … More Out to pasture