Says who?


There is a really sloppy habit creeping into rhetoric used by so-called authorities that is not only sloppy but manipulative.  It is going unchallenged and it needs to BE challenged by the public where possible…

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Give your brain a break!


This weekend an online learner wrote to me saying she was feeling a bit overwhelmed with a unit of study.  She’d set aside a day to complete one unit and came away feeling stressed. I…

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Mark Smithers on why lecture capturing is a woeful use of technology


I wish I could add something pithy to this – but when someone makes the point so very, very well – all you can do is point others to it. Being me and unable to…

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Dear Teachers: it’s not about making it easy for YOU


Dear Teachers When you are putting together an online course, and you sayW3C accessibility guidelines are too hard to follow, what you’re really saying is it isn’t about your students, it’s about YOU. W3C accessibility…

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Creating ringtones for iPhone from a PC


I have a new iPhone 4- a different OS from my previous mobile phone. I’ve loaded on new content and apps and now want some custom ringtones. Rather than purchase ringtones derived from my favourite…

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