5 07, 2016

Autistic learners

By |July 5th, 2016|autism, learning, online learning, technologies|3 Comments

This week we are holding #OLsuccess week which is designed to capture voices of online learners - people with a particular preference or need to access their learning online. This might be through choice or may be something that they have to do as part of a face to face course. One of the challenges for [...]

17 07, 2012

asperger syndrome – myths and reality

By |July 17th, 2012|autism|1 Comment

I don't often just feature someone else's video in my blog but I watched this today and feel it really deserves wide dissemination and appreciation. It is made by KonstantinosPapathanasiou and was self funded. It contains really good contributions from people with Asperger Syndrome and rightly has a tagline - "If you have met one [...]

6 10, 2011

Collective knowledge to Collective Action

By |October 6th, 2011|digital literacy, learning, open education|4 Comments

From OERs to Open Practice In a recent post about my OER work I talk about a move from focussing on open educational resources to open practice. This situates OERs within open practice - as one aspect of  it. So for me OERs are resources used to support learning in either a formal or informal [...]

5 02, 2011

having a voice…

By |February 5th, 2011|home education|8 Comments

I recently contributed a post for purpos/ed (which is about opening a debate  around education) with my partner and son which I hope offered a voice for people outside the formal education system. I think we questioned that system and presented one view from the home education/home learning perspective and also from the perspetive of [...]

18 11, 2010

two sides to every story – a dilemna

By |November 18th, 2010|autism, learning|10 Comments

I have a dilemna due to using a Creative Commons (CC) licence on one of my photographs on flickr. The photo is part of a project that I did in 2006 for the flickr UTATA group which aimed to tells the positives and negatives of having aspergers syndrome to increase awareness of the realities and [...]

26 08, 2010

moving on…

By |August 26th, 2010|home life|4 Comments

>I can't believe I haven't written since feb! Alot has gone on since then. We moved from Glasgow to Dumfries and Galloway. Found a run down old house with a fab ironmongers shop incorporated. We are keeping the shop going and it is called 'Life's Little Ironies - The Whithorn Ironmonger'. I have set up [...]