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Phillip Long
Works at University of Queensland
Attended Center Jr. High School, Royal High School, Moorpark College, University of California Santa Cruz, The Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
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New post on "New Media & PT Barnum in the 21st Century"
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Nice piece on Robyn William's Ockham's Razor, Radio National, Australia, on the impact of MOOCs on higher ed. The guest commentator is Jim Barber, VC of UNE. 
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Another short blog post. Wow - two posts in four days.  Short focused writing may pay off. 
The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, the Minister of Education for current Coalition Government, gave his first speech today.  In it he observed One of the Coalition’s key priorities will be restoring international education to its...
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Uni Adelaide IT staff were not informed about the college-wide iPad announcement until after it was made. this was done because it never occurred to the dean leading the program. Several other attempts by other Unis failed, & attributed to IT interference. 
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Irony [def:noun] Reading Microsoft Surface reviews on the iPad, finding them in a nice aggregated list in NYTimes app not available on Surface aka Windows 8, sort of (or is it "TileWorld", thanks David Pogue)
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Why didn't some other tech company invent the iPad instead of Apple? From Dell,
"In order to come out with a tablet, you had to have the ability at that time to influence and manage the power architecture, as well as a software layer," Johnson continues. "The reason why Apple has had so much success is because they've vertically integrated all of that into their environment. If you step back and look, that's not been Dell's historical model. We leverage and integrate others' technologies. But in this particular case, those other technologies didn't exist until now. I can simplify it to say that the Android system didn't work in a tablet form factor, Microsoft wasn't ready, and we're not an OS provider--we had a dependency on the OS providers."

That's pretty clear, isn't it? From Fast Company article by Austin Carr, http://www.fastcompany.com/3002272/top-dell-exec-why-his-company-didnt-invent-ipad 
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New Media & PT Barnum in the 21st Century
There is a joke about politicians and lawyers you've heard before.   "How can you tell when a [politician/lawyer] is lying?"   "His lips are moving."  That joke took sad form in Houston, Texas recently when anti-gay activist Dave Wilson defeated an incumben...
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We don't get your typical weather warnings.  We get messages like this one - received a few minutes ago.

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QLD Fire Weather Warning
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Issued at 1:18 pm EST on Sunday 6 October 2013.

Weather Situation

High temperatures, very dry air, and fresh and gusty westerly winds in the wake of a surface trough will extend through the south during the day.

For the rest of Sunday 6 October:

Severe Fire Danger in the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt

For Monday 7 October:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and fast-moving.

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Wide Bay and Burnett
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and fast-moving.
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A Labour Day personal commitment. Blog saying less more often. I don't know if this is progress or more valuable, but it might get me to do writing for reflection more often, even if the ideas expressed are simpler or more half-baked. Ah well. Worth a try.
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The ten big questions for 1st year science curriculum at the University of Adelaide, around which their curriculum is organised. Switching their focus from recruiting to retaining students revealed a host of design problems in their program. Only then did the question of technology enter the equation.
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  • University of Queensland
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  • Rutgers University, State of New Jersey, SUNY Brooklyn, William Paterson University, Seton Hall University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Queensland
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Phillip Long is Executive Director of Innovation and Analytics, and  Professor of Innovation and Educational Technology at the University of Queensland, and Executive Director of Innovation & Analytics.  He directs also the Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT), dedicated to research on learning environments that have the potential to innovate teaching, learning and creativity. 

Dr. Long’s professional activities include: the New Media Consortium Board (2006-09 2010-2012, & past chair), NMC Project Horizon (2005 to present) and chair of the Horizon Australia/New Zealand Edition (2008-9), Association of Authentic Experiential & Evidence-based Learning, Board member, Society for Learning Analytics and Research (SoLAR) Advisory Committee, edX Platform Committee chair, and several others. 

Dr. Long is a lapsed behavioural ecologist, having studied avian mating systems from the north slope of Alaska to the coast of Patagonia. His area of research was the evolution of mating systems and the biological bases for cooperation,  which has proven equally useful in higher education administration.  He continues to enjoy birding and adding to his life list when his is not pursuing his other hobbies of sailing and running.


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  • Center Jr. High School, Royal High School, Moorpark College, University of California Santa Cruz, The Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University
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