Challenging times ahead for further education

Free virtual learning environments (or VLEs) are disrupting expectations, economics, and certification in further education. As a personal project, I’ve been looking at ways that free virtual learning environments have been evolving, and the impact and challenges they present to traditional, on-campus and paid study.Over...

Showing the way

Kimberley shared an article from The Adelaide Review, "Engaging the community through design", which describes some of the challenges faced by designers, developers, and communities in creating future visions of Adelaide, and I found two particular points to ponder:1. Better ideas - I'm a strong...

It’s not always easy changing a lightbulb

Last weekend I went in to a Woolworths store to pick up a new lightbulb. While I was marvelling at the shelves of bulbs for indoor and outdoor use, nightlights, insect repellent globes, and ultraviolet party lights, a lady came in to the aisle and...