Archive For The “MyLife” Category

Back at the Ranch

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Things have been a bit quiet at work on usual activities.  There have been other things on the agenda. The VC has announced serious planned changes.  UCTL to be broken into several chunks, splitting Teaching and learning policy from operational (ie academic development), moving Institutional research into another section away from Academic development, putting the…

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Vancouver, Day zero.

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Christchurch > Auckland > Vancouver (13 hour flight) No camera (left it charging by the piano).  I felt so naked.  On thinking about this, I realise there is just that little niggle of guilt at being away, at feeling so free and unencumbered, with everyone else back home still in routine.  I realise though that…

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April in Christchurch

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April in Christchurch

I’m back on the blogging wagon.  For now.  I’ve been playing a bit over on Facebook.  Keeping up with Jeffery Keefer (Who has been working on research proposals and buying a portable bike), Sean Callaghan (writing a fascinating article on story telling, I just wish the powers that be would get this) – plus a…

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Too many unfinished thoughts . . .

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We have been really busy with the Moodle trial.  I have compiled my wish list of features here. I have so many things on the go . . .        Enough for 10 or more posts. LEARNING DESIGN: We have had the launch or akoaoteroa.ac.nz There is a Learning designers community starting there sometime. I’d like…

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Online Life: wikis and forums

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Moodle trial is coming along.  People ask “Is it going OK?” and I’m often unsure how to answer.  What is ‘OK?’ There is a feeling, often expressed among the participant lecturers “I’m not really doing much, just using the basics”.  I came in today for the first time this term to find NO e-mails about…

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Taking a Free Day.

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I posted a little about Dan Sullivan recently. I have just been browsing his website, wondering if it had anything on it about his ‘three day’ philosophy. There must be something there somewhere, but at the moment I cannot find it. However there is this link: on a Free Day. Just what is a Free…

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Social software and My Life (Part One)

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Unfortunately, The Blogging challenge came one month too early for me. I had set September as my time to re-emerge into the world of blogging, internet accounts and social software after clearing my mind of this major project – the Online Workshop Toolkit (Hoped to have it sorted by the 31st August) – and then…

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GTD (3)

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Stuff is the problem What is stuff?  All those things that are left unfinished, half through through, embarked on then dropped; Things that need fixing, replacing, maintaining, tidying, finding . . . Projects you may or may not do.  Books and papers. . . .   (you get the idea) Adapted from the 43 Folders blog:…

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GTD (2)

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This is much later than I intended for a Part Two.  There is much more of a psychic challenge than I ever thought possible.  Dave Allen has talked about this in one of the podcasts done with Merlin Mann.  Someday Maybe.   This basically says “Give yourself plenty of time to come to grips with…

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GTD (1) Getting things done.

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In case you don’t know what GTD means, it’s the term from Dave Allen’s book and stands for Getting Things Done. There are a bunch of web sites around to support this, in fact it’s become a cottage industry.   New job, new roles and all that, I think I need a little help at…

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