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"Don't touch my pens." :)
Background Admit it, you probably already do. It’s OK, so do I. I have a favourite make of pen. I have a favourite notebook. I have a particularly favourite make of pencil. There is an academic myt...
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BITE is here...
Once again, the poor blog has been neglected - but hopefully for a good reason this time. BITE: is now out! BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research is available in paperback, hardback and as Open Access from: Sense Publishers: Paperback | Hardcover | Free Ope...
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More recipe writing...
Once again I have been utterly inconsistent with blog posting towards the end of last year and I’m not even going to pretend to have a revolution to do better. But on the bright side, part of it was because the new recipe book needed a some detailed editing...
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Memes, metaphors and The Shaman
(cafe sign in Greenwich, 2013) If the truth can be told in such a way as to be understood, it will be believed The Shaman(1)? / McKenna (1994) / Blake, William (before that) Think I first came across this phrase in the 90’s (pretty sure it was the Shamen th...
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Quick post on eAssessment Scotland 2013 :)
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Following on from +Doug Belshaw's post on his Macbook workflow, here's an (academic) bit of mine... (PS We need many, many more of these - we can't be the only workflow geeks...)
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Learning to Unlearn
One of the hardest things to to do in education is to teach or learn something that doesn't fit with an individual's worldview. Changing knowledge we already have to make it 'right' is hugely difficult - whether this is knowledge from years of observation o...
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An image is worth how many words?
  This post was inspired by a question from @boyledsweetie as part of her MSc research : “Why do you use images in online learning material?” And, as with all innocent and simple questions, when you actually think about it there’s a lot more to it than simp...
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Why MOOCs and personalised learning are socially devisive
Sorry - got to get this off my chest (most definitely opinion only...). One of the problems with any flavour of MOOC and any attempt to play to emerging personalised learning trends all miss one very, very important point - only a small fraction of the popu...
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NBS National BIM Survey 2013 (a bit late...)
Definitely running late with this homework (sorry Stephen). So, with apologies for the huge delay, here are a few thoughts on the NBS UK National BIM Survey 2013 . I’m not going to comment on the main findings (there’ll be other commentators that will be do...
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New blog post - nomnomnom
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Lecturer in Design, Architect, Graphic Artist, Designer
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  • Open University
    Lecturer in Design, 2012 - present
  • Open University
    Associate Lecturer, 2010 - present
  • Keppie Design
    BIM Manager, present
  • idc interactive
    Architect, Associate Lecturer, Graphic Artist, Designer, 2003 - present
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Lecturer in Design (Open University), Architect, Associate Lecturer (Open University), digital artist, Building Information Modelling specialist, amateur mathematician, researcher, imagineer, etc.
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Once sold a cactus to Princes Anne
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  • Open University
    Mathematics, 2007 - present
  • Duncan Of Jordanstone College Of Art And Design,
    Architecture, 1993 - 1999
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