back home after #digifest16…


Thank you to Sarah, Heather, Ian and John for their help with the balloons. They had no idea what would happen.

… and posting a  quick note to thank you for your kind tweets and thoughts this morning. I am delighted that my contribution made (some of) you think and hopefully consider playful approaches for your practice.

A special thank you goes to the organisers and all the Jisc team behind the scenes who made this event such a rich experience. Especially Dicky and Claire.

The slides used are below… together with some first pics and comments thanks to your tweets.

Chris Jobling kindly created a storify with the #www16 hashtag. Thank you so much.

…  the related interview can be found here.

All #digifest16 resources can be accessed here.

Eric Stoller (@ericstoller) kindly mentioned this contribution in his #digifest16 article for INSIDE HigherEd.

p.s.: Hopefully I will get some sleep tonight.
p.p.s: Wonderful to see so many friends during #digifest16, some for the first time outside the digital jungle.

If you would like to experience playful learning in a different way and have a bit of time next week, keep reading…

55a6f7f744985babbfe65fd209b47b1d_13During Open Education Week, we will be offering #creativeHE over 5-days, as an informal collaboration among colleagues from MMU, London Metropolitan University, Hull University, the University of Macedonia, Creative Academic and Lifewide Education around Creativity for Learning in Higher Education.

If you would like to join us, you just need to access our #creativeHE community in Google plus. Preparatory tasks and readings for the week ahead are already there. All you need to do is click here and you are there.

The initiative is also listed as an Open Education Week initiative.

What are you waiting for? Join us and share this open invitation further.

Chrissi, Sue, Sandra, Nikos and Norman, the #creativeHE team


The real power of digital in learning and teaching #digifest16 #www16

I have been given a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts around the power of digital in the context of learning and teaching at the Digifest organised by Jisc. Really looking forward to this great event. The programme looks amazing and I am excited in meeting colleagues and finding out more about their work and what makes them tick.

If you know me and how I work, you might suspect that I will try and do this my way… 😉 For me this will be a massive 10 minute workshop-type session, I think, so participation will be required. Risky?  Yes! Would this stop me? No.

As I would love to take you all with me for these 10 minutes, I decided to reach out for help. The title has now been announced. So, there is no way back. After thinking about what digital means to me as a lifelong and lifewide learner and practitioner, I decided to go for…

www or wondering while wandering

How does this sound to you? Can you relate to this? If it is a yes and says something to you, I am wondering if you would like to visualise your thoughts and ideas around this and share with me.  How does this sound?

The plan is to co-create a tapestry of all your contributions to frame the 10 minutes. Ody,11, my little boy,has made a great start. See below.

I really hope you will embrace this opportunity and be with me on on the day through your contributions.

Create and share your creations linked to the the www title via Twitter using the hashtag #digifest16 and #www16 and I will pick them up from there. You are very welcome to directly add your visualisation to this post as a comment too, if this works better for you. Remember to

  • add your name and/or Twitter id
  • a creative commons licence (if ok with you)
  • were you are in the world at the moment

to your contribution.

Please feel free to share this invitation with others who might also be interested in contributing.

In the next few days, I might reach out again as I think we have a unique opportunity to put our ideas forward collectively.

Can’t wait to see your creations. Thank you so much in advance.