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, […]

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 […]

Networked Learning Conference presentation: Transforming professional learning through Personal Learning Networks

It has been a long held ambition to attend and participate in the biennial Networked Learning conference. Modelling the open, networked learning practices they research, the conference publishes the papers on their website, and I have used many of them in my thesis research. This year the conference is being held in Zagreb, Croatia, and […]

Supercharge your PLN: Part Three

There is a lot of discussion these days about creativity. How it is one of the most important qualities needed in a rapidly changing world. How we need to revolutionise education so instead of crushing creativity, it is nurtured. There are debates as to whether creativity can be taught and if so, how?. Sir Ken […]