MySchool: Part I

I support transparency, governments sharing information with citizens and believe schools must improve by using data, along with a range of other innovations. I applaud the Federal Government’s Digital and Building Education Revolution policies, while recognising far greater vision is needed, as they go nowhere near far enough in regards to innovation or funding. I believe that Mr Rudd and Ms Gillard […]


Senator Conroy’s recent announcement about the censorship of the internet in Australia has disturbed and perturbed Australians who reflect intelligently on the nature of our civil society and the freedoms we enjoy. The benignly titled press release, ‘Measures to improve safety of the internet for families’ has been released in the week before christmas in […]

Risk, Fear and Paranoia: Perspective, People!

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” Source This short talk explores the heart of the matter of change, for us, working as learning professionals, as we attempt to enjoy the benefits of technology happily. I suggest you take particular note of the ‘three pillars’ Stilgherrian recounts. I agree that this outlook is of fundamental […]

'The Clay Layer'

The glacial pace of change in Education is a theme constantly discussed by colleagues I admire but mostly I hear the opposite, that change is too relentless, too challenging. Systems seem to have some inbuilt, organic way of slowing change – preserving the status quo – and even when the paradigm shift is acknowledged, key players seem unable to generate the […]

Us Now

Us Now is a film I am particularly keen to see as it explores the power of mass collaboration and the internet on the way we govern our affairs. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.1827734&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Us Now “, posted with vodpod  

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