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Making is connecting

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 29th, 2009

Check out this video:  Making is Connecting.   It’s about everyday creativity, the Web, and
people making connections and meanings through making things.  You  may have seen this blog’s previous post on lego for learning also starring David Gauntlett.

Also check out videos on creative research methods and other resources from

More images from L&T week

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 28th, 2009

© Chris Lavina 2009

PhD lottery

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 27th, 2009

Check out Marc Bousquet’s other videos in the series How the University Works.

The Professor

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 23rd, 2009

Check out Message Stick’s vodcast The Professor which explores Professor Marcia Langton’s life and career and examines the influences and experiences that have shaped her.  In the video, Marcia Langton’s wide-ranging conversation includes her feelings on being addressed as “Miss”, the long walk to school, teachers and thinkers who have influenced her, reconciliation, and her [...]

Congratulations to L&T Award Winners

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 21st, 2009

Congratulations to the recipients of the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Learning and Teaching:
Dr Kerry-Ann O’Sullivan, Department of Education
Dr Kerry-Ann O’Sullivan won her Citation for her development of the “E is for English” Website which provides a broad range of resources for the exploration of English and its teaching. The Panel found it to be an [...]

Uni of Florida’s Zombie Defence Plan

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 20th, 2009

From Inside Higher Ed comes a report that the University of Florida has disaster preparedness guidelines for hurricanes, pandemics and zombies:

The guide for dealing with a zombie attack includes a helpful list of signs that zombie attacks may be increasing. You should watch, for example, for “increasing numbers of gruesome unexplained deaths and disappearances, especially [...]

2008 Student statistics

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 19th, 2009

The Department Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) have released the data on students in higher education in Australia in 2008.  Here is a quick taste:

The number of student enrolments at all Higher Education Providers reached 1,066,095 in 2008, an increase of 3.5% from 2007.
There were 771,932 domestic students in 2008—comprising 72.4% of all enrolments—an [...]

Highlights from L&T Week – MQUncon09

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 16th, 2009

MQUncon09 – Technology in Learning and Teaching Unconference
MQUncon was an unconference – a facilitated, participant-driven conference, where people are free to present, share and participate in a range of activities. MQUncon09 broadcast on the Islands of jokaydia in Second Life.  Read more about what happened there on the wiki.
In his blog TechTicker, Mike [...]

Images from L&T Week

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 15th, 2009

© Chris Lavina 2009

Wannabe U

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 14th, 2009

Gaye Tuchman has written a sort of University Babylon.  At an unnamed university, she spent six years interviewing faculty members and administrators and observing campus life – from presidential addresses at convocations to the most mundane of faculty meetings.  Her book Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University reveals all.
Here’s a sneak peek (thanks to Inside [...]