Archive for social networking

ICICTE: snippets from the Philosophers Cafe

Posted in e-learning with tags , , , on July 10, 2009 by Asher Rospigliosi

Discussions arising from thoughts that Simon Shurville raised in his keynote.

Henk talked through the key issues he saw. Tom Browne looked at the relationship between technology investment, and how these may actually drive a conservative approach. Gorg threatened contention: regimentation! How a systems based approach can keep us stuck. Tom asked is there a clash between massification and personalisation.

Heard about Facebook for new business students at Melbourne. How a FB group gave transitions support to FIFA.

Tiko  asked how can technology help with fostering the collegiate experience. Henk talked about learning design for the spaces in which we work.

Gorg asked whether, the virtual space can offer these places for socialisation.

Ken talked about the benefit of mentoring new lecturers, to help PhDs learn to teach!

Marcia ended with a reminder of our global place, and talked of Unesco, then she quoted Socrates “Am an neither an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world”!


Lost in the wilderness

Posted in Country living, fotos, friends with tags , , on April 15, 2009 by Asher Rospigliosi

Luke after long walk and dinner
Kinda stupid. A friend from long ago, from Dorset (Luke Turner) comes to vist. We take him for a long dog walk. Cleo gets hit by a car, and we all get a bit panicked. Thank Jah, she is alright. But we wander in the gloaming, and after a rest in a lush water meadow. We are lost. Bad. Darkness falls, and we finally find an unknown pub, and have to call Five Star Taxis to come rescue us.

A weird evening. But really nice to catch up with Luke.

There are a few more fotos on Flickr.

An excellent academic desk, in the school of Computing and Mathamatical Sciences (CMIS)

Posted in internet impact with tags , , on April 10, 2009 by Asher Rospigliosi
Aidan has three PS3s on his excellent academic desk
Aidan has three PS3s on his excellent academic desk

I really enjoyed my afternoon at CMIS on THursday. I had a productive supervision session with Richard and Eun Joo, I think there is an interesting thesis to come from her research on context sensitivity for mobiles. Then I was invited to the staff room for presecco to calbrate Anna getting her PhD. Along the way I had a lunch with, Robin (we are getting pretty focussed on how best to respond to the credit crunch, every time we meet it is “rent or buy, rent or buy?”) – and then we went to visit Aidan Delaney’s outstanding desk. See the picture for an inspirational academic desk. Thanks Aidan.  

So nice when social networking brings cool things together, or why I am glad when my ex students link up with me!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 8, 2009 by Asher Rospigliosi

So nice when social networking brings cool things together, or why I am glad when my ex studetns link back to me!

SO an ex student starts to follow my twitter, and I go see where he is (Glenn is a smart and interesting guy), and follow links to his company qube ( )

They look to be doing some useful marketing with social networkin, and there are links from their blog to this excellent primer on how to win frinds and influence people. The rest of the article is interesting too….

10 Ways to Build Relationships Before You Ask for Anything

Comment on and reply to other people’s observations, posts, and ideas. (Sometimes, just retweeting someone’s status message in Twitter is a gesture that matters to people.)

Share good information freely, such as pointing to great blog posts or articles.

Make virtual introductions when you see obvious like-minded people who could do to know each other.

Create useful media like blog posts or ebooks or videos that help people.

Find mutual interest points and talk about them. (Bonus points to you if they’re off-topic from your business needs, like talking about the Red Sox or Barbecue.)

Remember things about the other person, such as whether they have a big meeting on Thursday, and ask them about it on Friday.

Help when someone is promoting their thing. Spread information for other people liberally.

Find causes and nonprofit experiences to help out. Showing that you’re not just a capitalist pig goes a long way.

Reply to people and build conversations.

Thank people when they’re helpful.

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