Tag: work

  • On personal branding and being a small business on two legs

    You know how the old saying about mothers goes …. they’re sociologists, counsellors, tutors, managers, chauffeurs (add your own personal favourite). So it is these days that I find my role as a university lecturer diversifying in the oddest ways. Now this has probably got more to do with the nature of the discipline field…

  • Organisational Change and the Power of Collegiality

    There’s been something of a theme running through the last half dozen or so posts here. I guess it’s a function of the time in the new academic year … beginnings and the raising of issues that are challenging us all. I was at another faculty meeting last week where e-learning was discussed. You could…

  • School Starts: e-learning’s in the air

    photo credit: Greg Melia Next Monday is day 1 of teaching for a new academic year… or should the emphasis be on learning! Change is in the air. It’s a change in thinking, a sort of ‘can-do’ feeling that is beginning to nudge colleagues into giving this e-learning stuff a go. I’ve experienced this several…

  • Moving into Moodle: the experience for a Mac user

    The past couple of weeks have been busy for most academics in Australia. If they’re not grabbing the last of the summer before term begins … and it’s been a miserable, wet summer for most of us … then others are jetting home from far-flung cold climes. Most probably, like me, they’re prepping for the…

  • Back to school isn’t what it used to be: another seasonal adventure

    When I was a kid, and it rolled around to back to school time, I used to love stocking up on stationery and getting my new textbooks. The trip to the newsagent (stationery supplier) in January was like Christmas all over again. I remember sniffing the new pages … exercise books provided an entirely different…

  • A del.icio.us year

    There have been some great apps come my way this year. One of the best has been the aptly-named del.icio.us (I still have to think about the spelling when I type). I have no idea how I came across this marvellous, democratic, imaginative tag system back in January, but the first bookmark ever was ‘How…