Empower-ED

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One of the major tools that is accelerating this change is technology. It is our role as educators to empower students so that they can flourish and shape this hyper-connected, high tech-world. To guide children on their journey so they have […]

The Message

  Remixing is not a new trend. In fact since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. Dance hall culture of the 60’s and 70’s allowed local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience. Grandmaster Flash was one of the […]

Who is striking it rich or who is running on empty?

  Is Data the new oil? If so who is striking it rich or who is running on empty? Is the power with the consumer or the companies? Is privacy therefore possible or impossible?  In the real world privacy feels like a choice. Even every day scenarios such as buying food at the shops or speaking to a […]

Digital footprint or digital tattoo?

What does your online presence say about you? Is it a permanent reminder of an embarrassing night out? Or does it show off the positive journey you have made in your life? Digital footprint or digital tattoo?  I looked at my digital footprint; I googled myself and this came up:- Links to my Twitter page and a […]

I am a lurker…but I am changing…

Am I a creator or a consumer? I have  a confession to make…I am a lurker…but I am changing…   Throughout reading chapters 1  & 2 from Jeff Utecht’s Reach I was thinking over the phrase “lurker”. Was I one? Did I intentionally lurke? If so, why did I lurke? After some soul searching I googled ” lurker” […]