Virtual worlds for education – gone, or just waiting?


Why did I used to love virtual worlds so much? And are they dead for good? I loved the relationships, the shared experience of learning, it was in your face that innovation was better than…

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Big subject, short timeframe


You only have an hour. The general topic area is broad – social media for social advocacy. You don’t get to narrow down your topic before you go in. What’s a presenter to do? You…

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Using Mahara ePortfolios – setting up journal entries for submission


In this video tutorial, I walk students through how to use the journal in Mahara to create, edit and submit reflections when required.  


Mahara workshop video – from an introduction to ePortfolios to creating your first collection


This video is aimed at students who have been asked to use Mahara and have no idea what an ePorfolio is, let alone what Mahara can do for them. Don’t focus on where the buttons…

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“Jailbreaking the degree”


If you’re interested in micro-credentialing, capturing tacit/explicit knowledge and interests of potential team members,  and the future of tertiary education and lifelong learning – read on: Whilst listening to a podcast called “Disrupt Yourself”, I…

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