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Learning, Authenticity & Online Policy Primers

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 07:02:44 +0000

This year I’ve been enjoying designing and implementing a series of new assignments and assessment techniques with students in our Internet Studies programmes.  One of the most challenging things about working in Internet Studies is trying to make assignments authentic … Continue reading

A Very CC Year …

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 06:44:42 +0000

As it’s the Creative Commons movement celebrates a birthday this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on my year in CC terms, as well as showing off some very impressive CC-licensed work by my honours students.  It … Continue reading

Media Files:

AFACT vs iiNet (and convincing Australia’s teenagers they’re pirates)

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 08:09:42 +0000

As most people in Australia would now be aware, one of the most important developments in terms of civil rights and the Australian internet has now gone before the courts as a consortium, led by the Australian Federation Against Copyright … Continue reading

New Media Literacies

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:40:51 +0000

Check out this articulate, straight-forward and succinct little video highlighting the key skills which are part of digital literacy (or, as the producers prefer, new media literacies):   [Via Howard Rheingold @ Smartmobs] [Cross-posted.]

Stop Internet Censorship in Australia!

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:19:01 +0000

As outlined in an article from Electronic Frontiers Australia, the Australian Federal Government’s proposed mandatory internet filtering system in Australia is bad news indeed (via Sky): Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today expressed alarm at the news that the Government’s “Clean … Continue reading

Pew Videogames Study Shatters Myths About Teens and Gamers!

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:43:41 +0000

The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently released a very significant survey which really challenges many popular preconceptions and myths about videogames and the impact of game play on young people.  One of the most important findings is that … Continue reading

Presidential Presentation Zen

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:10:40 +0000

Those who’ve heard my thoughts on presentations in general (most are bad … including most of mine), you’ll also know I think Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Zen (the blog and the book) is the most insightful guide to contemporary presentation design … Continue reading

Student Digital Media Project Showcase

Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:10:24 +0000

After getting off to a decent start with my blogging about student creativity this year, I seem to have fallen a little behind.  I’ve had this post in draft form for ages, waiting for some insightful commentary to spring forth … Continue reading

Creative Commons Australia – 3.0 License Drafts and more…

Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:16:36 +0000

I’ve been meaning to post about all the exciting things Creative Commons Australia have been up to since I returned from the fabulous Building an Australasian Commons national conference (and the linked Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons international conference), … Continue reading

Great Anti-Cyberbullying Ad

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 06:49:19 +0000

I just stumbled across this excellent anti-cyberbullying ad from the US Adcouncil and had to share: It’s simple, straight-forward and extremely effective. Show your kids.