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Leigh Blackall
Works at La Trobe University
Attended University of Newcastle, Australia
Lives in Mount Dandenong Australia
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Another day at the Wilga Menswear studio and another #oilskin #jacket gets made. This one is fully lined with wool and has a removable hood. Here we have some close ups of the #riri aqua #zips at the chest pocket, with #kangaroo #leather pull tabs, opening to reveal the wool weeve lining. As well as the inside pocket care label, and a detail of the hand pocket - designed to keep sand and snow out, and your keys and wallet in. 
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So, this #anzacday will anyone ask questions on why we were in the #Dardanelles in the first place, or will we just allow the memorial to prop up nationalism and docile ideas of service and sacrifice? https://youtu.be/GIpm_8v80hw
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If they're some of the world's most talented thinkers, wouldn't they have worked this out for themselves? #academiccapitalism
Many of the world's most talented thinkers may be university professors, but sadly most of them are not shaping today's public debates or influencing policies.
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Adam Weinstein, of the Gawker, has added his voice to the growing list of greens, who demand a brutal authoritarian response to the vexing problem of people who have a different opinion. According ...
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"Marketing: Avoiding Influencers Enmeshed By Spam Networks" http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=63667 #education-international #feedly 
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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A politician handing out #anzacday fliers gets my goat. 
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I see no problem, I've worked hard to look that good.
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Why am I so angry?
... I am hollowed out by failed ambition and love Rollo gets a prophecy from the seer: https://youtu.be/NeMrAsPt64U
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+Leigh Blackall  Hey Rollo you're going to marry a French Princess, become founder of Normandy and your descendants will be the kings of England. So Cheer up.
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Good criticism of Ken Robinson's Creativity meme, even if it goes too far on poor old Ken. 
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Two members of staff have been sacked by the University of Bolton for allegedly leaking information to the press about the vice-chancellor, George Holmes… UCU said many staff are angry, confused and frightened after the extraordinary dismissal of two of their colleagues and the shock resignation ...
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Education
  • University of Newcastle, Australia
    Diploma of Education, 2001 - 2002
  • University of Newcastle
    BA Visual Arts, 1995 - 1998
  • TAFE NSW
    Associate Diploma Fine Arts, 1993 - 1995
  • TAFE NSW
    Certificate 4 Workplace Training and Assessment, 2003 - 2004
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Still trying to work it all out
Introduction
I live up on Mount Dandenong, 50kms East of Melbourne with my beautiful wife Sunshine, our daughters Eve and Maya, and a dog named Lego. We're fixing up an old cabin here, and planting out food. I'm working for La Trobe University as an Educational Designer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, researching and developing practices in open and networked learning and education.
Bragging rights
Fathering two girls. climbed and skied Brewster Glacier. Sew my own clothes.
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Occupation
Education research and development, permaculture design, artistic painting, outdoor recreation
Skills
teaching people how to use the Internet, media production and Internet publishing, curriculum design,
Employment
  • La Trobe University
    Educational Designer, 2012 - present
  • Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development
    eLearning Director, 2012 - 2012
  • University of Canberra
    Education research and development, permaculture design, artistic painting, outdoor recreation, 2009 - 2011
  • Otago Polytechnic
    Educational Development Officer, 2006 - 2009
  • TAFE NSW
    Educational Development Contractor, 2002 - 2005
  • Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taipei
    Public Relations Officer, 1999 - 2001
  • Artist, 1997 - 2001
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Mount Dandenong Australia
Previously
Melbourne Australia - Darwin Australia - Taipei Taiwan - Canberra Australia - Dunedin New Zealand - Katoomba Australia - Newcastle Australia - Nowra Australia - Green Point NSW Australia - Wamberal NSW Australia - Avoca NSW Australia
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Had a nice drive through the Dandenongs out to Gembrook, down into Bunyip and a loop around. Would be nice to camp by some water, but I suppose it would get ruined. Quite scenic area. Four Brothers Rocks was nice.
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Checked website, not to mention this Google profile, and there's no mention of being closed over Easter. Not just the Friday and Monday either, but they took the Saturday and Sunday too. Days they're normally open for a few hours, and not public holidays. I've come to realise their opening hours are not useful for people who only have time to access and move stuff "after hours". If that's you, then find a place that is open for your convenience. Here we stand, in the car park, all ready for a big move, looking at a sign that they should have put on their website.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
If you think $150 per hour is a fair charge, and you can expect the mechanics get less than $30, then this is the centre for you. Note: they don't take Motorpass, nor do they think to order in obvious parts when booking the service - meaning you'll have to come back.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Stylish, moody little arts bar with quality food and drinks, and innovative decor.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Not too busy. Good range of prices. Loved the Pork Hock Pot for $6.80!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Quality exhibits in an interesting building giving some insights to tribal societies around Vietnam.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Centrally located, very tidy and exceptionally helpful staff. We stayed in room 202 for a week with 2 little kids. 202 is a very spacious, quiet and comfortable aircon room with a king bed, a single and a fold out single, fresh linen every day, a clean bathroom, minifridge, tv and good wifi (after rebooting the modem outside the door). Breakfasts are lovely. Charming decor and attractive wall art. A refuge.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago