Why this post?
In my new role as Director of Innovation K12 at Hobsons APAC, I don’t get to keynote as much as I used to. This is kind of a nice thing because it means that every time I do it’s a chance to reflect. On Sunday, I’m pleased to present at the ICTE NSW conference held at ACU in North Sydney. This prompted me to recall that the first time I presented in Australia was as the NSW Computers in Education Group in Bathurst. This was only months after emigrating and it was lots of fun to share what we’d been doing at San Diego State with WebQuests, Blue Web’n and Filamentality as well as meet some people who have become longtime friends and colleagues in the profession.
There is a method to this madness of hyperlinking a slew of the droppings I’ve left along the Web these past couple decades. You’ll have to attend the talk or chat with me later to find out what it is!
So here’s a trip down memory lane from Tom’s start in Australia to where we are now.
The 1990s – early excitement and sharing
- Good PLB meets the Web: The R.E.A.L. World to Non-Profit Prophets
- WebQuests: from Some Thoughts to Best WebQuests
- Working the Web: Models and Articles
- Software tools as learning scaffold and amplifier: The Thesis Builder and Filamentality (via Wayback Machine)
- Web 2 before Web 2 – Eyes on Art and Web-and-Flow
2000s – Making Models to leverage learning
2010s – the Dark Side or our Bright Future?
- The New WWW Realised?
- The WebQuest Parable (by <soapbox> blog post)
- My mid-life re-focus: NSW schools, UbD, Cambodia & impactful teaming
- Next Era Ed (Vision article)
- Hobsons Design and Deliver