My New Year Wishes For You

Today is the last day of 2013. Tomorrow is the start of a new and more meaningful chapter of life – another opportunity to make a new beginning, to make new mistakes, to learn from those mistakes. The quote below sums it up beautifully: “I hope that in this year… Read Full Post

Pictorial Quote Of The Day

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda   Read Full Post

A Tale Of Two MOOCs #edcmooc

My romance with MOOCs started some months ago, when I stumbled upon a TED video featuring Daphne Koller, the co-founder of Coursera. Should you desire to know more details about this, you can click here to read about it. However, the point of today’s post is not to go into… Read Full Post

Pictorial Quote Of The Day

Speed of sound is really funny… Our parents tell us something when we are 15+… And we hear & understand it when we are 40+ !! – Author Unknown Read Full Post

Identity Crisis – Digital Native or Immigrant ? #edcmooc

I have always thought of myself as a digital native. Agreed, I wasn’t born to technology, but then technology evolved during my lifetime and I grasped it pretty quick. The transition was pretty natural. I grasped computers fairly early – I got my first desktop computer way back in 1998,… Read Full Post

CTAs – The Visibility Factor #edcmooc

A few days ago, I had written about my views on the presence of the CTAs in the EDC MOOC and why I called them the essential human element of this course.  Subsequently, I noticed this post by Andy Mitchell, one of the CTAs, on the #EDCMOOC Group – Andy… Read Full Post

CTAs – The Essential Human Element of #edcmooc

Okay. So the course is officially over, with assessments and evaluations submitted, and results awaited. But yet it’s far from over for me. There is so much to reflect upon, and so much to follow through, and so many of the course resources that I have yet to engage with.… Read Full Post

Converting Powerpoint To Video

A post on the #EDCMOOC Facebook group had caught my attention this morning, whereby a member had asked a question concerning Powerpoint. More specifically, the question was about converting Powerpoint To Video, and what tools can be used for doing so. Since I have been using Powerpoint for several years,… Read Full Post

Prisoners Of Our Own Self-Images – Avatar Days #edcmooc

A very long time ago – probably centuries ago, I had read something very profound in a book, that has stayed with me all these years. “We are all prisoners of our own self-images. We tend to behave in a manner that WE think people would expect us to behave.”… Read Full Post

True Skin Makes My Skin Crawl #edcmooc

As I watched this piece of fiction, a realization dawned on me – transhumanism ! I had read about the concept briefly, but the true meaning sunk in when I watched this video. And it made my skin crawl. I went right back to Wikipedia where I had first read… Read Full Post

Gumdrop – So Alive, Yet Not Human #edcmooc

Bubbly, vivacious, charming, cheerful and full of life. And yet not alive. This is Gumdrop, a thinking, feeling robot who is so “human”, and yet distinctly a machine. She has human values and principles – she doesn’t do hallucinogenics or nudity. She has aspirations of becoming an actress like many… Read Full Post

Sorry, Robbie, But You’re Not Human #edcmooc

Watching this video I could not help experiencing a sense of déjà vu..Shades of Blade Runner, perhaps ? It could well be a replicant from Blade Runner describing his final moments. Robbie.. the dying robot. Similar to the dying “replcants” of Blade Runner, seeking an extension of their soon-to-end life… Read Full Post

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