#dlda Reflections on George Siemen’s Adelaide Masterclass

George Siemens is one of those names in education that just keep popping up for me. I first heard of him in 2006, at Education.au’s Global Summit on Education in Sydney and came away thinking what a thoughtful, humorous, passionate man he was and I’ve followed his work with interest. When MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) came about in 2008, I was too involved with other things to take part but followed their progress with…

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Your Brain At Work

Your Brain At Work I’m currently listening to David Rock’s ‘Your Brain at Work’ in which he uses the metaphor of a stage and actors against a narrative of a typical day in the lives of two protagonists to explain neuroscience and how our brains function. In doing so, Rock explores what we can do to maximise our finite energy and be more mindful of how we are using our brains. This is a compelling…

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FRSA 2011 conference day two

The Family Relationships Services Australia Conference was my first in this sector. As an educator, I found it a valuable opportunity to learn more about the courses I’m supporting our trainers and practitioners to develop. Keynote Day two of the conference started off with Dr. Fiona Arney of the Menzies School of Health Research discussing Innovation and Planful Implementation of programs to combat Child Abuse and Neglect. The question to answer is: Why is it…

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Adelaide EduGeek Meetup 23 September

Are you an educator with a passion for teaching , learning and technology? Are you in Adelaide on 23 September? Then you’re invited to dine out with other EduGeeks at Good Life Organic Pizza on Hutt Street on Friday, 23 September from 6pm. Please fill in the Google Docs form below to RSVP. If you can’t see the iFrame below, here is the link to the form.  

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My Tedx Adelaide

It’s just before 7am on a Sunday morning when most sane childless people are snoozing away comfortably in bed. But I’ve been awake for an hour, mulling over various things I learned yesterday and how they are going to fit into my brain and what, if anything, I’m going to do about them. I’m going to share the concepts I took away from the talks rather than a summary of their content. I’ve already done…

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