Friday, 25 May 2012

Who Do They Think They Are?

The one constant thread running through my work over the last 10 years is 'at your service'!
Because a large part of my job involves the education and training of academic staff (mostly technology but I sneak in pedagogy where I can), a lot of my time is spent supporting and troubleshooting as and when required. Other aspects of my work get squeezed somewhat by this; I get to mostly do the urgent and not the important.

One aspect that I don't give enough time to is reading around and finding people who I think it important (or enjoyable) to revisit regularly. Earlier this week I came across a brilliant article by someone that I already had on my 'People' list - I just haven't re-visited for months!

I thought I would share the list as it is now.
There is not a conscious selection process going on with this list, I just liked what they were saying.
Please do post a comment and let me know who you follow.

John Seely Brown -
Part scientist, part artist and part strategist, JSB's views are unique and distinguished by a broad view of the human contexts in which technologies operate and a healthy skepticism about whether or not change always represents genuine progress.

Stephen Downes -
Stephen Downes works for the National Research Council of Canada where he has served as a Senior Researcher, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, since 2001. Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy.

Jane Hart -

Jane Hart is an independent consultant, speaker and writer. She is an internationally known specialist in the use of social media for learning and working.

Stephen Heppell -

...sometimes people need a short "who is he?" for bid documents, flyers, etc. or some media quotes for conference intros. I struggle with this kind of thing, to be honest, but here's my version - feel free to chop it about any which way you like: Professor Stephen Heppell ......

Will Richardson -
This site is dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, audiocasts and other Read/Write Web related technologies in the K-12 realm, technologies that are transforming classrooms around the world.

Ken Robinson -
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation.

George Siemens -
George Siemens, Founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc., a research lab assisting organizations to develop integrated learning structures for global strategy execution.

Joyce Seitzinger -
My name is Joyce Seitzinger. I’m an education technologist working in higher education, passionate about improving learning experiences through emerging technologies and innovative teaching strategies. My special interests are digital curation, learning design and networked learning.

Martin Weller -
I'm a Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University in the UK. I'm into exploring the impact of new technologies for learners and academics. Recently this has coalesced under the broad, inadequate heading of 'digital scholarship.

NB: The sites above are just one point of access for each person. Mostly, there are other sites, user names etc where they display their work. The text below the image comes from the person's 'about' page.


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