I did an invited talk yesterday for the kick off day of the OTESSA conference, part of the larger Canadian Congress conference. It was a lovely experience, not least because I was introduced by Connie Blomgren from AU, and Jon Dron was also in the … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy Edtech #OTESSA23
Despairing and Dreaming
“The truth does not reveal itself by virtue of being the truth: it must be told, and we need to learn how to tell the truth more effectively. It must have stories woven around it, works of art made about it; it must be communicated … Continue reading Despairing and Dreaming
ChatGPT and Grimm Realism
So, after my last wee rant about AI, it continues. ChatGPT has eaten our collective minds. We continue to talk about the need to change assessment practices in response to AI , or enthuse about the ways in which it might help us with some … Continue reading ChatGPT and Grimm Realism
Some ill-formed thoughts about AI, robot colleagues, resistance, refusal.
Unless I toss all my devices in the bin and take up cat-sitting as a profession, I cannot avoid the internet stooshie about AI in education, in this case hand-wringing about ChatGPT and plagiarism. Can we seriously not think of more interesting conversations to have … Continue reading Some ill-formed thoughts about AI, robot colleagues, resistance, refusal.
Procurement aka the crack in everything that lets the bullshit in
I’ve been thinking and writing and talking a lot about edtech procurement recently. In fact I’ve been thinking and writing and talking about it for years but it feels like in this moment it might just be getting a little more traction. It might of … Continue reading Procurement aka the crack in everything that lets the bullshit in
Edtech is killing us: Random notes on a Neil Selwyn talk about edtech and climate crisis
Thanks to a blog post yesterday by George Veletsianos I was alerted to a recent talk Neil Selwyn gave to my friends at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at Edinburgh, titled “Studying digital education in a times of climate crisis: what can we … Continue reading Edtech is killing us: Random notes on a Neil Selwyn talk about edtech and climate crisis
Hitting the wall and maybe working out how to get back up again
I’ve collapsed. Mentally a bit, but more so physically. After many months of work stress, family grief, and poor health I’ve hit a wall. Thanks to a wicked combination of oestrogen and anemia I’ve piled on weight and am currently swollen up like a balloon … Continue reading Hitting the wall and maybe working out how to get back up again