Steve Jobs on becoming

‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow… Read More »

Digital Amnesia

When I was 10 my home telephone number was drilled into me – if I ever got lost, my parents figured, I’d always know where to ring. I can still remember that number suggesting, nearly 50 years later, my long-term memory is still functional. But things are changing. According to a recent study quoted by the… Read More »

Occasional Updates 03

Jane Hart’s annual list of the top 110 tools for learning is once again dominated by free online social tools. Number 1 is … Twitter. It’s how people get their updates, develop their professional networks, and share their ideas. YouTube is number 2. Google number 3. E-Learning (management) systems hardly appear. We really should take… Read More »

Occasional Updates 02

In the first couple of weeks at uni (when did university become ‘uni’?) students might be asking themselves what they’ve let themselves in for. And in fact, it’s not always clear. In What is the Point of College? Kwame Anthony Appia explores whether going to university is about learning how to live and the pursuit of happiness, or… Read More »

Occasional Updates 01

The election of Jeremy Corbyn didn’t come out of nowhere and it will change the political climate. There’ll be more direct opposition to austerity policies particularly in health and social care and more support for cooperativism, both inside and outside government. That is, if he lasts the distance … Here in the Dept. it’s time… Read More »