KerryJ's Neotenous Tech

An educational technologist's exploits and adventures in online learning, with a focus on adults in the Australian Higher Ed and VET sectors.

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Posts by KerryJ's Neotenous Tech

Is VR leapfrogging over virtual worlds?

Years ago in Second Life, I experienced a sim that allowed you to add a small program to your avatar (HUD – heads up display) […]

Critical thinking, logical fallacies and spurious correlations

Some great resources for teaching and learning about critical thinking… Spurious correlations: What do pool drownings and Nicholas Cage movies have in common? Logical […]

Brain dump – free multimedia tools

Free Mindmapping tools  There are dozens of free mindmapping tools out there, here are three to start with. Mindmup Free web-based mind mapping tool that […]

Moodle groups, groupings, forums

This is a brain dump post. Groupings and news forums – to create a new news forum, duplicate an existing one. If you apply a […]

Movie Maker – good and free

It’s been a few years since I last touched Movie Maker. At the time, I felt it was clunky and I was still missing PhotoStory […]

Mediating the power dynamics of online spaces

As we mature in our use of social networking and online spaces – could it be that we’re losing touch with why we use them? […]

Articulate Storyline – a few things I want to remember

This is another brain dump post – but as I thought it could be useful to Articulate Storyline users, I’m going to make it public. […]

Is there such a thing as too little cognitive load?

 As I adjust to having changed sectors (from Vocational Education and Training to the University sector) I’ve been keeping my one mouth shut and my […]

A short paean in praise of conditional activities

A short, quick brain-dump post… Conditional activities in my LMS, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… By using the conditional display […]

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on teachable moments

This clip may be old but then again, so is the problem: some learners can and will take basic concepts and apply them incorrectly. As […]

On the “authenticity” of reflecting for a mark

I’ve been talking quite a lot with educators about embedding reflective practice and the use of ePortfolios throughout courses and programs. So in reviewing the […]

What I find puzzling, interesting, challenging about my work

I‘m starting my Master’s degree study again and the first step of my first assignment is to think about my professional life and work identify […]

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