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New Zealand Tertiary Education Symposium, Wellington, July 22-23 2016Mark Mcguire

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:24:54 +0000

The New Zealand Productivity Commission is currently engaged in a study of the tertiary sector in New Zealand. To initiate a discussion and prompt submissions, the Commission released an issues paper called New Models of Tertiary Education. The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) organised a symposium, Voices from Tertiary Education: A conversation about productivity and innovation in […](image)


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#LTHEchat No 53: Connecting ClassesMark McguireMarkMcGuire

Tue, 03 May 2016 12:26:27 +0000

I will be hosting the #LTHEchat (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) Twitter Chat at 8:00-9:00 pm Wednesday 4 May 2016 UK time (7:00 am on Thursday 5 May in New Zealand). For more information about this weekly Twitter chat, see their website. Here is the outline that I provided as an introduction to the chat […](image)


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Imagining and Enabling the Collaborative CommonsMark Mcguire

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 05:38:22 +0000

This is a presentation that I delivered at the Internet Research 16 Conference (#IR16) in Phoenix Arizona, Oct. 21-24 2015. I discussed open practices in education and design, including collaboration, cooperation, crowdsourcing and dissemination. (image)


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Smartphones and Open, Collaborative Image MakingMark Mcguire

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:05:40 +0000

This is a presentation that I gave at the Art + Design Symposium, which was held at the Dunedin School of Art (New Zealand), 16-17 Oct. 2015. I uploaded the slides to SlideShare and embedded the file below (you can view and download the PDF file from SlideShare if you wish by clicking the “in” button). The slides include clickable Web addresses […](image)


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Finding and Sharing Educational Resources using Twitter, Hashtags and StorifyMark Mcguire

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:52:35 +0000

This is the season for conferences. Immediately after MINA 2014 — 4th Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium in Auckland (where I discussed Phonar Nation), I attended an ascilite (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) conference at my home campus, the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. At ascilite 2014: Rhetoric and Reality, I delivered a […](image)


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Phonar Nation and Mobile, Connected LearningMark Mcguire

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:04:36 +0000

Here is a presentation I delivered at MINA 2014 — 4th Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium, which took place November 20-21 at AUT (Auckland University of Technology) in Auckland, New Zealand. The sessions were recorded through Google+ and archived. My session (27:30) can be viewed on YouTube. I also recorded the audio using my iPhone, which I held […](image)


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The writing on the wallMark McguireJFK's family leaves Capitol after his funeral, 1963 (Abbie Rowe White House Photographs, Public Domain)409 Harvest Drive, Rochester, NY (Google Maps)409 Harvest Drive Rochester, NY (Google Maps Street View)409 Harvest Drive Rochester, NY (Google Maps Street View 2007 and 2012)Kodak Plant, Rochester, New YORK

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:48:10 +0000

Yesterday, a friend sent me a link to a piece in the Guardian about the Last days of Kodak town: the decline and fall of the city photography built. I lived in Rochester, New York during my Wonder Bread Years. My family (me, two brothers, two sisters and mom and dad) moved from Ontario, Canada to Rochester in the fall […](image)


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#ITES2014: Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit, 5-6 June 2014, Auckland, NZMark McguireClick on this image to see the Storify archive of the #ITES2014 Twitter messages

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:24:17 +0000

This is a brief report on the 2014 Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit (#ITES2014), which took place on June 5-6 2014 at the Auckland Museum. The focus of the summit was online education generally, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in particular. The two big questions that were posted on the conference website and discussed in small in groups […](image)


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Dunedin Free University LaunchMark McguireThe design of teaching spaces shapes our expectations of what we expect will happen, and tell us how we are meant to behave.

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:01:02 +0000

On Wednesday evening (March 26), I joined about 30 others at the launch of the Dunedin Free University. Appropriately, the event took place at the Kokiri Training Centre, 51 Macandrew Road, in the heart of South Dunedin. The Twitter profile for @DunedinFreeUni describes it as a “Free Knowledge Community”. There is also a website and a Facebook page for […](image)


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#FutureEdMark McguireChange" by Felix Burton (CC-BY) http://goo.gl/VFSB5h

Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:08:36 +0000

Last week was Open Education Week (March 10-15). This annual event followed the final week of the “History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education”, a six-week Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that several of us at the University of Otago took part in. #FutureEd (the hashtag used for the course in Twitter and other social media sites) dealt with the […](image)


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