So, it is Week 6 of ‘Rhizomatic Learning’, the last planned week of the course, and the focus is how do we teach ourselves into uselessness? How do we empower people so they have the PERMISSION to learn without us?   What an interesting topic to end Rhizomatic Learning with, the notion of doing your […]

Digciz is a conversation centered around ideas of Digital Citizenship. The focus this week is on hospitality, in particular, the openness, risk and vulnerability relating to existing in online spaces. My response involves a series of short reflections: Context First Peter Skillen recently reflected on a situation where he corrected someone. He was sorry for […]

I was recently asked about my take on hashtags. I have written about hashtags before, whether it be their role within Twitter, the way in which they help foster sets and a reflection on what they mean to my own workflow. While I have been influenced by Jon Dron, Terry Anderson, Clive Thompson, Ian Guest […]

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have been doing a lot of thinking of late around building communities of practice. Although there has been a lot of discussion around purpose and intent of the community, the question that I have been wondering is how we build trust […]

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have been spending a bit of time lately with the idea of communities of practice. One of the things that becomes clear quickly is that there are many different definitions and descriptions. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner suggest that: Communities of practice are formed by […]

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Twitter is one of those unique platforms. There is so much said about it. Some dream of what it could be. Others swear by it as a means of professional development. Some rue the changes. Others talk about the public/private conundrum. Some […]

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Will Richardson recently reflected on his journey in regards to blogging. He spoke about the changes that have occurred over time and how these have impacted his writing. In another post, he discussed how his authorial voice has morphed from being a ‘tools guy’ to a focus on […]

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license In a previous post, I reflected on the voices in the village. Reflecting on the different comments shared with me via my blog across the year. This got me thinking about the ideas and influences that have influenced my thinking this year. […]

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I discovered this week that I had been nominated for the 2015 Edublogs Awards under the category of best Ed Tech / Resource Sharing. What an honour to even be considered in the same space as Alan Levine, Richard Byrne, Alice Keeler and Mark […]