Copyright, Creativity and Change

Markus Spiske Setting the scene A number of recent events have led to this post. The first was the publication of a terrific blog post by Elizabeth Hutchinson who wrote about Why copyright ‘For educational purposes’ is becoming a real problem. The second was my participation as co-leader of Topic 2, Sharing and Openness for […]

Welcome to 2019!

I initiated this blog at the beginning of 2016, as I began my doctoral research journey. It feels like I have only blinked, and now I am writing the first post of 2019, having spent my allotted three years researching, reading and writing. I now find myself waiting for the return of my PhD thesis, […]

Updated! #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries

This post was originally shared in April 2017, highlighting the research which demonstrates the essential role of school libraries and qualified library staff in enhancing student achievement. Now, in October 2018, a huge new campaign has been launched to encourage the presence of school libraries and library staff in schools. #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries features resources including newsletter […]

Open Education in 2018 – Shifting Sands

This post provides a brief summary of my reflections and insights after an asynchronous discussion with the ONL181 cohort about the concepts of open education and sharing openly online. As some of you may know, I have been involved with ONL for several years, and have blogged about my experiences as participant, co-facilitator and now […]

PLNs and flipping the system: Advancing teacher voice

This post was inspired by and is a reflective response to some of the issues raised by Dr Deborah Netolicky in her recent blog post: Teacher voice to flip the education system: ACEL 2018 panel presentation. Thank you Dr Netolicky for raising these very important issues! To read more on the topic of flipping the […]

Blogging the PhD journey

They say that time flies when you are having fun, and obviously I have been having way too much fun completing this PhD, because next week I present my final seminar. It is almost over. Writing my thesis has been a fairly singular activity, and this blog has been my window out into the world […]

Password like its 1999

So yesterday it was revealed that over a thousand government employees in Western Australia are using Password123, and More than 12,000 accounts had passwords with variations of the date and season, such as October17 or Summer17; 6,827 had “123” somewhere in the password; and over 5,000 had different versions of the word “password”. It is […]