David Weinberger: Too Big to Know

Here's a book I'm keen to read, that has recently been reviewed in Times Higher Education: The worry that we are being overwhelmed by information is not new. Five hundred years ago, the spread of printing presses led some thinkers to bemoan the mass reproduction of books and the negative impact it was having on learning. The rapid adoption of personal computers and the embedding of the internet in our work and personal lives have…

"Information is available to buy…" #lwf

There’s been an on-going industrial-institutional complex at play here for at least the past 30 years that has ensured the continued irrelevance of technology to learning in the formal setting which has been a gift to those in government who would like to opt our learners out of the 21st century and return to back to basic teaching practice. This would be fine of course if our learners where joining a back to basics, 1950’s…

Winchester e-network

To go, or not to go?I've signed up to go to a talk tonight at Winchester School of Art (room unspecified!). I'm not sure that this is as valuable as checking through my interview preparation for tomorrow, 2 hours to decide...!Web Analytics: An Entrepreneur’s Tale. Professor David Jackson.David Jackson is the Chief Executive of Site Intelligence Ltd www.site-intelligence.co.uk . Site Intelligence are a leading developer and supplier of Business Intelligence software systems to international blue…

Where has the week gone?

The week has disappeared in starting on the journey to becoming a life coach, job searches/applications, interviews with temping agencies, many hours of freelance work using Joomla, and generally re-aquainting myself with Winchester, and some of the people in it! It's been great being back on Campus at the University of Winchester where I still know so many people... it's a lovely, friendly, community-based University... of course it's not perfect, but I like it!Discovery CentreI…