Presence, Digital, Well-Being, People

I have written recently about two areas of thinking around Digital Environments – How lecturers (and others) exist in relation to other people in learning spaces, how they are present; and also some of the technology approaches we are taking with regards to building new environments, such as analytics and adaptive algorithms. I started drafting […]

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Perspectives on Digital: Change isn’t coming, it’s here and it’s permanent

I have done two keynotes recently where I have been asked to talk about the future, to look ahead at the horizon and suggest what it might look like when we reach it. Quite frankly, I would be an idiot to try and do that beyond what we know already, and even more so if […]

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Digital Literacy and the problem of balancing Presence and Anonymity

“… in the context of talking about behaviour online, the notion of “anonymous trolls” comes up often enough, I think it’s worth interrogating, and also making visible the variety of non-toxic anonymous and pseudonymous presences that people cultivate on the web.” Donna Lanclos, 2015 Anonymity as come to the forefront of the debates around digital […]

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Do we need new pedagogies? Really?

I was engaged in an online discussion recently, and frankly annoyed. There are a lot of commentators pushing for pedagogy to catch up with technology, or for technology to catch up with pedagogy. And don’t even get me started when someone starts throwing around things like heutagogy. So I wanted to reflect on three things […]

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Twitter added a heart button, thanks Twitter

So this week Twitter changed the little star indicating favourite to a heart and my twitter stream exploded! Dave Cormier’s Tweets have often inspired me write a blog post and as you can see below, he’s done so again. Dave’s reaction was mild compared with some in timeline, but he kept it clean. I have […]

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