Open or Not? Ask me again in a few years …

I’ve always thought of myself as a fairly open person. I’m open to new experiences, learning new things, and exploring new ideas. That said, I am also mindful of being too open – especially when it comes to sharing my personal life and sharing my private thoughts about contentious issues. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for open and intelligent debate, but these must … Continue reading Open or Not? Ask me again in a few years …

Online Residents in an Institutional Capacity

We don’t need a lesson in history to appreciate the fact that the web as we know it today was the result of the collective effort of visionaries, who as early as the 1900s, foresaw a future where the exchange of ideas will become instantaneous. That world is now, thanks to the work of these visionary engineers, scientists and thought leaders; long before Google became … Continue reading Online Residents in an Institutional Capacity

Preserving my privacy in this digital world: is that even possible?

Last Tuesday, I attended my first virtual meeting for the Open Networked Learning programme that I’m enrolled in, with three other course mates and our facilitators. We spent a fair bit of time discussing privacy issues and just today I read a comment from another course mate of her own brush with unwanted attention stemming from her digital presence. That got me thinking a little … Continue reading Preserving my privacy in this digital world: is that even possible?

Open Networked Learning: Reflection #1

So a week has gone by and I find myself struggling to get into the grove of virtual meetings and collaborating on Google Drive. Not because I am unfamiliar with the technology, but just because of time difference. Being close to the equator means my days start earlier than most of my other group mates, so by the time they’re ready to start, I am … Continue reading Open Networked Learning: Reflection #1

So my journey begins…

Having been in the continuing education space for some 18 months, I am relatively new to this specific industry. Not new to education though, having started my career teaching elementary students for about five years. The past 20-something years spent in media, traversing both traditional and “new” media. I was thrown into the digital space when web developers coded pages from scratch, before cascading style … Continue reading So my journey begins…