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Nico Baird
Works at Central University of Technology, Free State
Attended Northern Cape High School, Kimberley
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Just posted my blogpost for week two!  I just hope it makes sense to you all! And also that it is picked up by the News Feed!
This is week 2 of the eLearning and Digital Cultures Course on Coursera, and I love every bit of content that it being presented. I try to work though it on the Monday, share my ideas on Monday aft......
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It's great Nico, don't worry man, you got this.
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I am not sure on which social network I should focus and post? So many available! What do you think? Facebook? Google+? Twitter? I do not think I want to go with Twitter as I see my #tags arent being picked up in search.
Any suggestions?
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you can subscribe to the twitter list, works much better
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My Digital Artifact!  Please let me know what you think?  (I tried to keep it as short as possible!
My view of the future of education is to greatest extent utopian. I cannot see why we need to fear the future and the way in which technology will integrate into our daily lives. The way in which e......
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Hello Nico, I really enjoyed reading your artefact, especially your points about augmented reality. It was very thoughtprovoking.
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I am trying to submit my final assigment!  when I add the link and click on submit I get this message! Reason: error: The cross-site request forgery token you have provided is incorrect.
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I have published my first blog post for this MOOC. Not that I know exactly what I should be doing, but just to get thing started on my side.
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Hi Nico.  A friend of mine in Abilene, Texas has a daughter starting a fairy cakes business - can't wait to get down there and buy some!  I suggest you condense one or two of your blog post basic ideas or questions into one or two sentences and post them here for people to respond to.
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Good morning everybody! I am from South Africa working at the Centre for eLearning and Educational Technology, at the Central University of Technology, Free State here in Bloemfontein. 
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Hello Nico - greetings from Galway, Ireland :) Looking forward to connecting with you here in #edcmooc .
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Rumor has it the new Apple Cinema Display is coming out on July 14th (along with Mac OS X Lion). I cannot wait another day to replace my tiny Dell monitor at home.
The new 27-inch LED Cinema Display works with every Mac. It features a stunning 27-inch glossy widescreen, built-in iSight camera, microphone, and 2.1 speaker system.
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Like the "One cable that replaces three" bit. WHY have Apple not done this ages ago. The screen looks amazing though!
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Bloemfontein - Kimberley - Bloemfontein - Kimberley

Nico Baird, a son of Kimberley, was one of the first graduates in South Africa to complete his B Tech degree in Language Practice at the Central University of Technology, Free State.

After completion of his studies, Nico specialised in communicative media, including graphic design and video production. Focusing on effective academic communication in both poster design and instructional video production.
Nico started his professional academic career as Director of Multimedia at the University of the Free State’s, Faculty of Health Sciences. During this period he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education.

After joining the CUT eLearning and Educational Technology team in 2004 he started as Instructional Designer at this institution. He returned to his alma mater to train the trainers in the use of technology in teaching.

During this period he did not rest on his laurels, but specialised in the integration an utilisation of the web as educational medium/platform, investigating new innovations in Learning and Teaching, paying special attention to the Web 2.0 and Learning 2.0 movement. His current presentations and research revolves around collaboration in education.

During the past five years he has become a regular on the education and technology conference circuit with innovative and pioneering talks. He, inter alia, expanded his vision online by establishing a number of Internet based companies.

Nico also writes a weekly technology column in the BloemNews, which is also being published in a number of regional community newspapers across South Africa.

His aims for the next few years is to provide each person with the knowledge and ability to expand their horisons online.

Through the innovative work and his dedication to learning and especially learning in a changing world he was selected as one of South Africa’s first Apple Distinguished Educators in 2007.

Nico is a Director of Dreamagineers International.


Instructional Design, Graphic Design, Videography, Educational Innovation, Podcasting, Learning 2.0 and Web 2.0

  • Northern Cape High School, Kimberley
  • Eureka Primary School, Kimberley
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