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- all you have to do is self-register (it is open to all) and type in a comment.... Here is how the Promo Runs:
School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Michael Griffith from the Strathfield Campus 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 Clemente 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. More information is available from Professor Griffith, at M.Griffith@mary.acu.edu.au.
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