Now I would love all or any of you to look into the international seminar on "Blogging" that I am running from today (the 12th Feb) until teaching starts on the 26th. I hope some of you might put your head into the discussion and share your experience as Blog users in Humanities Education.... Here are the details:
Michael Griffith is running a workshop on Blogging to Enhance Learning Experiences until 25 February.
“Blogging is becoming a familiar activity in our daily lives, and many educators are integrating blogs into their teaching practices,” said Professor Griffith, who has had particular success using blogging with his C Program for homeless students. “This seminar is an opportunity to share our blogging experiences and to discuss effective strategies for teaching and learning.”
To access the seminar directly, visit http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=400 <http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=400> . To contribute to discussions and customise visits to SCoPE, self-register http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca <http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/> . SCoPE is an online community hosted by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Discussions are free and open to the public.
Now before I go here are some post-bush-fire images taken out of the back of my place. Savagely burnt as it was, the grass trees (Xanthorea Australis) are the first to make an amazing come back:
And there are some other astonishing processes at work as some plants have their seed capsules burnt open by the fires producing a mass of seeds almost like snow (which of course we never see here in Sydney). Here is the Isopogon (commonly called the Drum Stick) a beautiful bright yellow flower in spring... that is my son David receding into the distance...
This is what the Isopogon looks like in spring