- the lost art of solitude http://zenhabits.net/2010/04/solitude/ #
- @dkeats I use #hootsuite almost exclusively because everything I tweet is from the browser, so its already open. Besides, #AIR sucks #
- RT @openended: Ubuntu 10.10 to be codenamed Maverick Meerkat – http://arst.ch/hyt #
- RT @barrykayton: Just uploaded nine short video interviews about Cognician: http://bit.ly/9NIv77 #cognician #
- The Teaching Profession. A comment in what makes teaching “professional” http://tinyurl.com/yk7z8mr #
- Grades: An Acknowledgement That Schooling Is Insufficiently Rewarding http://tinyurl.com/yar4zet #
- The scientist and blogging. Short post from Downes on why you should blog http://tinyurl.com/yhrgy9w #
- The Difference between Lecture & Textbook? http://tinyurl.com/y8v66qp #
- Just upgraded to #afrihost uncapped ADSL, so impressed with the service from these guys, would recommend if you’re unhappy with #Telkom #
- @cristinacost Is there another platform we can use to share notes? I’d like to know more about how you’re using it, & share what we’re doing #
- @cristinacost loving it, going to run workshops with 2 classes next week, & assignments for the rest of the term, we can chat #
- @WhatAboutRob thanks for the tip, but I’m using Chromium almost exclusively now #
- @mpaskevi thanks for that, it works well, just what I need #
- Blown away that Print Screen + Paint is still the suggested method for screenshots in Windows http://ow.ly/1sYko. Any other suggestions? #
- Attitude Affects Learning. Students with low self concept in subjects don’t do as well as those with high concept http://tinyurl.com/yg8at25 #
- Just installed #WPMU and #buddypress for dept social network. Impressive apps, can’t wait to get students registered & assignments running #
- Finalising funding proposal for PhD, didn’t realise how much work is involved. Will be terrible if it’s turned down #mrowephd #
- Excited about SAAHE conference this weekend, will give feedback on blogging presentation and ethics workshop afterwards http://bit.ly/35gl6F #
- Using Google Docs 2 get proposal feedback from my supervisors. Considered using a closed wiki but they’d have to learn the syntax #mrowephd #
- RT @JordanRaynor: @mpesce mentions Wikipedia’s “social contract”. The more you contribute the more power you have. #pdf09 #
- RT @actualal Research Information Review (RIN) – “Communicating Research in the Digital Age” http://snurl.com/l8l0b #
- Just home from day 1, of SAAHE conference, useful and thought-provoking presentations and workshop, excited about tomorrow #
- SAAHE conference (http://bit.ly/z7QzB) finished today, interesting presentations, good keynotes, will blog thoughts and comments soon-ish #
- The Machine is (Changing) Us: YouTube Culture and the Politics of Authenticity, @mwesch from #pdf09 http://bit.ly/bhiJc #
- Question: does anyone thank people on Twitter when they share something of value? #
- Big delegation at SAAHE from Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®) http://bit.ly/BPzNG #
- Going to apply for SAFRI fellowship (http://bit.ly/23OmXI) and use to continue with physio textbook project ( http://bit.ly/uJEFi) #
- @happydays2106 Hey man, great to see you again. How’s things? Where are you? in reply to happydays2106 #
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If you’ve been following my recent posts, you’ll have realised that I’m participating in the Mozilla Open Education course, jointly hosted by the Mozilla foundation, ccLearn and the Peer to Peer University. The course has involved participating in online seminars over the past 6 weeks with the objective of creating a project blueprint that takes into account the concepts of open education, open technology and open licensing.
I decided that my project was going to involve something I’ve been thinking about for a few months and saw the course as an opportunity to take the first few tentative steps. The idea was to create an online, distributed authoring environment that would allow physiotherapy clinicians, educators and students to participate in collaboratively writing a national physiotherapy textbook. The problem with imported (American and British) textbooks is a complete lack of cultural and contextual relevance, as well as being associated with a high cost and not being adaptable to local needs (think, multiple languages).
I won’t go into any more detail here (check out the blueprint page), only to say that the idea is taking shape slowly and that I’m quite excited at the prospect of refining it over the next month or so. The course was so information-heavy (not so much from the organisers, but from the back chatter of participants) that it’s going to take some time to review the aggregated content.