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4 People, 3 Continents, 2nd Podcast, 1 live recording: The Puerto Rico Connection

An hour of connectivity, care, and stories, enabled by the networks and nodes we call people. On my last day in Australia I set up my laptop on the wooden table in Kate Bowles (@katemfd) house in Thirroul (near Wollongong, on the east coast south of Sydney). Birds outside sang and cooed, dogs barked, and […]

After GIFfing The Heck out of it, Finally Watched “The Big Country”

My creative work only gets fully moving when I have settled on a metaphor, a shtick, if you will. For the DML Workshop I did in October with Kim Jaxon, we were agreed on building on the Western theme the workshop had the previous year with Justin Reich. I had pitched Justin the notion of […]

Show Your Work! Session at Wodonga TAFE

How quickly this time went, this workshop represents the last stop on my ISS Institute circuit. It was also the most distant travel. Sigh, this is back blogging, I loathe loathe loathe back blogging– this is from the workshop done November 22, 2017. I should have known better, back from my 2000 visit to Albury […]

The [Quasi] Official SPLOT Origin Story

One day, future educational technologist yearlings will gaze up in earnest to their parental units, and say, “Mommy, Daddy, will you tell me the origin of SPLOT story again?” Imagination at work. It’s been beyond rewarding to see the results of an idea I likely initially laughed at over a beer in Kamloops spread and […]

A Case made for Static HTML over WordPress akin to Mashing Potatoes with a 1998 Ford F-150

While it is possible to mash potatoes with my 1998 Ford F-150, I really would not compare it as a utensil to my plastic kitchen masher. It’s quite capable of mashing potatoes but is really meant for more. Obviously. I read Ryan Cordell’s Profhacker column yesterday, Build a Speedy, Dynamic Class Website Using Markdown, RStudio, […]

Paging Image Detectives

Surely with all the algorithms, a cartoon image should be easy to find… (and no, Google, I will not stop calling you Shirley). I got a message from Mariana Funes who wants to use this image on her Daily Stillness site. A she is a zealous diligent open educator, she is unwilling to do so […]

On Transformations

My last night in Melbourne was partly spent on the dramatic 37th floor view of the city from the KPMG building, this being a special evening to honor the International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship Awards Ceremony. I should add that this is their 27th year of awarding this fellowships, and still, few colleagues I met […]

Future of Tech, Skills, Learning, Work… Stuff? Conversation at CAE

My first session for my last week of ISS Institute visits was the Centre for Adult Education, which as I read their web site, has been providing adult education programs since 1947 and is associated with Box Hill Institute. More importantly, for sake of getting to the workshop location, I already had seen that building […]

Webs of Friendships

Were it not for twitter, which apparently is a sewer, and the internet itself, which is broken and even failing it’s founding father, I would not have spent an afternoon making paper arts, playing swivel tennis, with a friend and his family on the other side of the world. Totem Tennis Championship – LIVE […]

Funny, I Don’t Remember Telling Instagram I Was in Australia

This is less about the reasons why an app knows where I am and more how I/we are resigned to this as a new norm. And that yes, I do knowingly click the AGREE button to allow this to happen. I’m guilty. Yes, right now I am sitting in Australia. It’s beautiful. I have posted […]

Memes, GIFs, etc for Adult and Community Education Victoria

They asked for this workshop, so they got it. “They” are Adult and Community Education Victoria (ACEVic) and organization of community centers that offer adult education and training in communities around Victoria. My audience consisted of the CEOs of several centers. And yes, they were interested in memes and GIFs. The location was the Yarraville […]

Inside at ACMI-X

Add an “X” to that photo… ACMI is a major museum on the center of it all at Federation Square, in Melbourne. It’s not a “film” museum, note that it’s name is the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. That’s smart. How I ended up there for an afternoon last week is a story in […]

A Day of Storytelling at The Song Room

I’m very fortunate that the International Specialised Skills Institute organizers of my speaking schedule suggested visiting The Song Room. The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s...Show More Summary

Silly Media and Storytelling Workshops at Chisholm Institute

Last Thursday, November 9, was a full workshop day at Chisholm Institute in Cranbourne, more than a few clicks south of Melbourne city proper. I was fortunate to have energetic groups for both morning and afternoon workshops. The topic in the morning was Finding the Affordances of Digital Media– it’s the tagline that gives it […]

Google Image Search Tilts Towards The Photo Scraper Sites

In theory, their motto is about not doing evil, but Google sure does some smelly things that we can only guess at because of their opaqueness. Like giving favorable image search results to sites that obviously scrape content from other sites and serve it up as shoddy copies. I do a lot of searching of […]

Show Your Work! Session for Chisholm Online

Yikes! I’m in that sad position of back blogging… This goes back to last week, my very first workshop session for my ISS Institute Tour. This was for instructional designers, assessment specialists and educational technologists who work for the online arm of Chisholm Institute and held at their office in Dandenong. They had chosen from […]

Gotta Gromit

One can only hope in life to be as cool as Gromit. Today I spent some time studying his friends and more at the ACMI Exhibit on Wallace & Gromit and Friends Thanks to Seb Chang whom I am meeting officially a part of my visit Wednesday, I got a ticket for the exhibit. It […]

It’s Out! Episode 1 of The Puerto Rico Connection

Borrowing from a movie’s taglines the opening here might be “The time is just right for an out and out podcast like this” or “There are no rules and no holds barred when Antonio’s accent cuts loose!” Here is the first episode of a new podcast that Antonio Vantaggiato and I produced asynchronously collaboratively. TW […]

Dogfooding my Bigify Tool

I’m vying in a contest on my own blog for least intelligible post title. The competition is thin. I introduced this word (and the same photo) (because at least people should enjoy the photo) in a talk this week on my approach of “doing it web style”. The audience had not heard the term dogfooding […]

A Tweetdeck Surprise Feature Egg

I clicked in the wrong place on an image in tweetdeck, and saw surprise golden light. Well, that might be overly dramatic. But check this out, it’s not in Twitter web. Look in the upper right corner of an image in a tweet seen in Tweetdeck. Viewed on the web, no shine: Have you considered […]

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