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 and journalists whenever it comes up in interviews or stories.
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 know she isn’t alone in trying to do this – catch up with a week’s work in one day. I… Continue reading
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 NOT state an opinion, I will preface this link as follows: As an online student who had to sit through… Continue reading
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 guidelines are not just about making the web accessible for people with screen readers: they are also about ensuring the… Continue reading
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 songs, I decided to make my own. I decided I was going to share the process here on my blog… Continue reading