Archive For The “MyLife” Category

Shift to UCTL (1)

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Shift to UCTL (1)

I’m now largely working in the main campus of the University, rather than Ilam West. The retreat from last year now sometimes seems like a distant memory. Here is the Teaching and Learning Plan: I’m still very interested to see how the whole teaching and learning aspects are linked (or otherwise) into the university structure…

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Welcome to 2007

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Welcome to 2007

Had a break, the longest continuous time with no internet or e-mail this century. Checking in with my RSS feeds, most people are posting some sort new year posts. 1. Welcomes to the New Year 2. Reflections on the old year. eg – Stephen Downes. I could not find a permalink. 2006 was a year…

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Staff Development

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I started a new job yesterday, similar role, but in a new institution. We have a meeting next Monday all day to plan the future with an external facilitator. Probably the usual: postit notes, markers, butchers paper, mints and sweaty pitchers of water. Should be good, we have some chance to plan how this new…

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Blog design progress: themes, tags, asides, categories . . .

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I was interested to note that when I first began reading blogs I saw a lot of blog posts about Blogging. Now I know why. I’m now on my fifth day of tinkering with themes, and blog design. I just wanted a nice simple setup: categories & sub-categories unobtrusive blog post surround some static page…

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Blog Five

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The standard default message for WordPress: Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! I’ve just ported all my posts to WordPress. I think this will be where I stay for a while. AFTERWORD 1 Dec 2006: Someone has found this blog when I wasn’t ready.     I…

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Should I be blogging?

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I think I answered this question in Florence. Probably. However, it is a little more complex than this for me. It is to do with focus or lack of it. A blog does need some sort of focus, and this is what I’ve lacked over the past months. I work at a small institution which…

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Blog Five is Launched

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This is my fifth blog, now unofficially launched. I’ve not finished sorting the categories yet, but this can wait. How do you choose good categories? The old question of ontology and taxonomy again. We have planned a blog component for interact for a year or so now. Now we have one. Anonymous comments and RSS…

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Blogging about my operation

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Blogging about my operation

I had some minor surgery three weeks ago. I considered blogging about this.  Had two little fragments typed into notepad: B4: I am really quite apprehensive. Ross Roberts, the Surgeon was great – with a superb bedside manner to match. I wonder if this is something you learn, or are born with. I wonder what…

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Service and petrol Stations

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A brief experience at the local service station last week. The guy servng at the counter – a regular – told me a little secret. At least I presume it was a secret. Me: (swipe, swipe – card was not reading) Him: Just wait a bit sir. Give it a few seconds. Me: I do…

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Learned Optmism

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Learned Optmism

Martin Seligman is The formal site for Positive psychlogy: www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/ The ‘popular’ site: www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/ Peter Cammock speaks very highly of Martins work last year. I’ve just been reading some more of Learned Optmism. In my opinion this is more than just cheap pop psychlogy. Today’s little gem (liberally interpreted by me). Think of the context…

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