On the “authenticity” of reflecting for a mark

I’ve been talking quite a lot with educators about embedding reflective practice and the use of ePortfolios throughout courses and programs. So in reviewing the papers and sessions that caught my eye at ASCILITE2014 in Dunedin, I wanted to share this one. This cross-university team responded to student feedback that reflections that are marked are not “real” or “authentic” as the student is tailoring it for the teacher’s eyeballs. In fact, having it marked by…

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Handling your selves

In writing a blog post this morning to synthesise my thoughts and feelings on an incredible week that saw Australia placed on a watch list of potentially repressive regimes by Reporters without borders, I debated which blog to publish it on — my work blog or this, my personal professional blog. I started my work blog because I wanted to write about the projects in which I am involved in at work. That others I…

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Why don’t I feel like bloggin?

So many ideas for great blog posts – so little ambition. From a rant about the LOUD family living next door – to mulling over McD’s new virtual space for kids and the joys of Twittering — I just don’t feel like writing lately. Not sure why, but I’ve decied to try a video blog instead. Here’s a link to an MP4 file if you’re following via RSS: http://blip.tv/file/get/KerryJ-BlogPostLight244.mp4 If you’re here on my blog,…

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NAB justifies spamming

Thanks to SilkCharm for bringing this to my attention. This video is a jaw-dropper — Jim Stewart, the video blogger – is trying to educate the National Australia Bank that SPAM – however “well” or “poorly” executed by the PR agency is a sleazy business practice at best.  He certainly made a valiant effort to put the point across that spam is a pain, it is not ethical to post comments of a commercial nature…

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