Take-aways from #SM4GOV – 2

There are still a number of take-aways that I am yet to mention, I will focus on these in another post. For the moment I am digging deeper into one particular take-away, that being analysing the data. This is particularly important when highlighting the importance of social media’s role to those who work with you, yet […]

Take-aways from #SM4GOV – 1

Last week I attended the 8th Social Media in Gov conference . It was valuable, insightful and reaffirming regarding the use of social media (or social as those in Comms call it) in the public service space. It was also a fascinating experience, as it was the first time I have attended a conference that […]

#prep4work2016 – Takeaways-Number 2

Preparing for Work in Times of Rapid Change I have been thinking about what my next takeaway regarding this conference has been. For some reason I keep coming back the notion of agency, and what do we think of when we consider agency? How much do we believe circumstance impacts on agency? From this thought I […]

#prep4work2016 – Takeaways-Number 1

#prep4work2016 – Takeaways-Number 1

Preparing for work in a time of rapid change: I was asked if I was going to write a blog post regarding the conference I attended over the last two days and my initial response was no, I don’t have the time. On rethinking this I have decided to write, write in small bursts….so here […]


A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending a conference (Education Nation) with some amazing people in Sydney. You can find some of the conversations here. One conversation that has stuck with me (and one that was not recorded) was with Phillip Cooke. It focused on disruption in education and what will disrupt […]

UTAS drop out rates

Recently concern was raised regarding the drop out rates at UTAS: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-08/utas-has-highest-drop-out-rate-in-australia/7826114 http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4151989/utas-dropout-rate-spikes/?cs=5312 From reading the ABC article “the growth in overall attrition was swayed by the online and part-time courses aimed at people from lower socio-economic backgrounds”. This in itself is interesting. However, rather than commenting on the issue raised in the articles specifically, I […]

Thoughts, questions and more thoughts…

The majority of time spent in this space has been focused around Minecraft… Minecraft no longer takes up hours of my day… Underlying my use of Minecraft was a distinct desire to engage learners, take them on a journey, one where they learnt more about the learning process and broader concepts, skills and understanding related […]

You Can’t Ask That

Lately the ABC has been showing the highly interesting You Can’t Ask That documentaries. The one I tuned into last week was Ex-Prisoners, and it has stuck with me. The thing that stood out to me was the mention of literacy, or lack there of. Is it possible, that those of us who are literate, take it […]

Conversations lead to thinking #2

I am still reflecting on the conversations that I had with Ian Smith, from the long weekend in Buckland. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to discuss, consider and have your thinking stretched and challenged. It is even more pleasurable when this happens unexpectedly. When these conversations lead to supporting your teaching practice and enable […]

Conversations lead to thinking

For the long weekend we travelled south to Buckland and stayed at a quaint bed and breakfast. B&Bs are always interesting with regard to who you might meet and where that might lead. Due to the location of the B&B, dinner in was the most convenient option. As a result, we were able to meet […]