house design, edtech & musings …so far!

It’s been a long time…

…since I wrote a blog post. I haven’t lost my enthusiasm for interiors, tech or education – see Twitter, Google+, Diigo and Pinterest for evidence! ;o)

So 3 reasons for absence…

My iMac died and I’ve been reliant on an iPad. While it is brilliant for a lot of things, especially Pinterest, I find it really difficult to work on. It’s way too small – it may be my age but I need a large screen!

I’ve been designing, teaching, assessing and re-designing a module – Digital Skills and Communication for Business. Students produced a ‘Me in a Minute’ self-promotional video, experiencing all the steps involved. They also created posters or infographics about a technology issue related to business, such as cyber-crime. As the module was very video-production focussed, we are planning for students to present the same story via different medium, for example, as a news article and a comic strip. This has taken many evenings up but I’m excited :o)

I traded my iPhone in for a Google Pixel and DayDream VR Headset – it is incredible! I’ve done roller-coasters, tight-rope walking, been terrorised by various nasties and fought a giant golden elephant! If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, you can get a headset from Amazon for about £15 – it’s well worth the investment!

…and I went to our fantastic National Fireworks Competition here in Plym – hence the photo.

Just so you know that I’m still here lol! :o)




Hello again!

Blog revival! New job, house and projects…

Continue reading “Hello again!”

JISC SW TurboTEL 2014

Notes and thoughts, including my presentation about DigiThings, from the JISC RSC SW TurboTEL event on 10th June 2014.  Continue reading “JISC SW TurboTEL 2014”

#ocTEL Week 4: Supporting learners through assessment & feedback using TEL

Thoughts and experiences around assessment and feedback through blogging.  Continue reading “#ocTEL Week 4: Supporting learners through assessment & feedback using TEL”

#ocTEL Week 3: Materials & Platforms for Learning Technology

Critiquing different materials and platforms – a video, a game and an interactive story…  Continue reading “#ocTEL Week 3: Materials & Platforms for Learning Technology”

#ocTEL Week 2: Understanding Learners and Learning

A few thoughts about #ocTEL Week 2: Understanding Learners and Learning  Continue reading “#ocTEL Week 2: Understanding Learners and Learning”

#ocTEL Week 1: Concepts and Strategies for Learning Technology

#ocTEL Week 1: Reflections, ideas and a plan! Continue reading “#ocTEL Week 1: Concepts and Strategies for Learning Technology”

#ocTEL: Activity 0.1: Big and little questions

Activity 0.1: In which I identify the most important question about TEL that matters to me…  Continue reading “#ocTEL: Activity 0.1: Big and little questions”

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