ONE OF THE important calls to action I enjoyed during the 2018 ICT in Education Conference came from several attendees who told me I need to push out more information about drones (UAVs). So I've started looking at places to publish my findings.
THE END of another four year segment of my teaching career has arrived and along with all the pressures of final exams comes the celebratory moments of reviewing final year projects in the Limerick School of Art & Design. I cherish this juncture because it often marks an important point in my professional development since I use the time to learn from students.
I AM WORKING with a group of digital media students to recap a semester of work and thought it would be good to see if they could help co-author a Sway. The main points originate from a syllabus in digital media and e-commerce. The research in the Digital Media Recap Sway emerged during a full year of study.
I'm trying to embed the Sway as an iframe and as a link ecause one of the main purposes of co-authoring is to highlight the power of online collaboration. There's more below the fold.
I'M VERY HAPPY to be revitalised every day I'm in front of clever third level students in Ireland but I know I'm teaching too many contact hours. I'm less effective, my assessment schedule has to fold over into my weekends, and traveling 52 miles one way as part of my timetable is not ideal. Now hundreds of other third level lecturers agree and they've told the Irish government the hours have to return to where they were before fiscal austerity ripped through Ireland.
ALTHOUGH I DON'T WANT to be a test case for property owners who ask a judge to defend their rights to airspace above their property, I know I'm an easy target for such an action. Because in Ireland, some people believe they strongly in the ad coelum doctrine, granting property rights 'up to the heavens and down to hell'. 
I buy turmeric powder in our local supermarkets because I wasn't aware I could find organic turmeric in Ireland. But now I have discovered I can get 100g or 1kg quantities from Organico and I feel good about that. 
WHILE WORKING WITH business students on one part of campus and creative media students on another location, I discovered several prominent #voicesineducation events connect the two groups of students. So I've started bringing real world business intelligence into tutorial sessions with both cohorts.
LIKE SEVERAL of my friends, I wonder where to find engaging conversations if I don’t use Facebook. I’m looking at six of the newsfeeds that capture my attention.
Sometime in 2000, I started reading Gavin’s Blog as his musing percolated through Radio Userland alongside Karlin Lillington’s. A few days ago, Gavin wondered if it is time for him to abandon Facebook, the place where all your connections (and the connections of your connections) are easily hovered up and sold along to companies specializing in advancing special messages.
So I clicked into Gavinsblog to see if he reignited conversation there. His last blog post is eight months old and dives deep into forecasting. Gavin has refined his skills as a Master of Free Information, unfurling stories with The Story. I wonder where Gavin will share ideas if he drops off the Facebook.
I WORK WITH a wide range of creative students on three campuses of the Limerick Institute of Technology. This year, I'm taking a page out of my 1998 notebooks as we share techniques about making rich media content that shows up in less than two seconds on mobile phone screens.