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#tdc3529, Bob Ross, Open Participants 2021, The Network

Bob Ross Godzilla

Sometimes I see a Daily Create that makes me wish I had a lot of time to spend on it. Friday was one of those days. The prompt was to make a Bob Ross style voice over. Could we do a Bob Ross style voice over for a Godzilla painting? https://t.co/9vtIqVv276 #ds106— paul bond (@phb256) September 3, 2021 I only had a few minutes, so I grabbed a pic of Godzilla from Flickr and ran it through a few filters […]

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Visible darning

Many years ago mum made me a blanket for my bed. It’s made from woollen garments left at the end of a jumble sale, all in my favourite pinks. I put it on my bed when we first got the cats, and Lacey sees it as her own. Recently I noticed that it had been eaten by moths, so I brought it downstairs and put it on my yarn chest, intending to mend it. Of course, it is now Lacey’s […]

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Mull, Open Participants 2021, The Network

Mull, again

A week away on Mull, one of my favourite places in the world. We had a beautiful lodge – big, top quality, nestling in the middle of nowhere. The neighbours were … Not all that friendly – tolerating us, at most. Some of them were fairly shy, only letting us look at them from a distance, through a window. But the weather was kind to us, and the views were stunning. While we were there we stopped at the abandoned […]

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Digital Detritus

Pic of sheep on Mull Do you tidy up at the end of a beach party? Are you happy to walk away from the embers of a beach barbeque, ignoring the empty drink cans and food wrappers, or do you carefully collect any rubbish that is there and leave the beach as clean, or cleaner, as it was when you arrived? if you hosted a party in a public place and left before the end would you return once it […]

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Bricolage, Open Participants 2021, The Network

The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness

Today I got the final confirmation that I have been awarded my PhD in Education, with the title The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness. The thesis is now uploaded to my Uni library repository, and anyone who likes can read it. Thanks again CLMOOC, for everything. Hat tip to DS106.

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Doodle Days

Over in our CLMOOC Facebook Group we post lists of daily doodle prompts. Some of us are better than others at daily doodling, but whether or not I’ve had time to draw anything I enjoy popping in and seeing what others have posted. We have three sets of prompts for August (not that anyone is expected to do all of them every day, they’re there to dip in and out of. Doodlewash August Prompts Tinkersketch Art Challenge Lettering and Doodle […]

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It’s a CogDog Thing: Google Has Crossed The Line Adserving My Name

We are literally frogs in the internet pan of water, with Google at al just incrementally turning up the surveillance capitalism flame every so gently that we just never notice the boil. So yes, it’s a tad creepy to see ads show up in say Instagram for products I have recently been searching for in Google (never stopping to think how this data is traveling between 2 of the big data competitors). But I keep on clicking, Maybe even marvel. […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network

Trust me, I’m a doctor

On Monday I passed my PhD viva. This thesis has been a long time cooking – I began on Jan 7th 2013, took a year out due to ill health, had two changes of thesis title and lost three supervisors along the way. At times I thought I would never finish, that my research was not serious enough, that I was not cut out to be an academic. I’ve been through redundancy and two job changes, I’ve got married and […]

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Pandemic Postcards

I’ve been thinking about sending some postcards recently, but not having a theme in mind to motivate my doodling, so this tweet from Karen was just the prompt I needed. Team #clmooc (#postcards), what do you think about this for a pop-up round of postcards: "What good has come out of the pandemic for you that you will be carrying forward?"— Karen Fasimpaur (@kfasimpaur) May 22, 2021 Today’s been a dreich day, so while I’ve been watching TV and drinking […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network

Strontian

As travel restrictions lofted, we were so happy to be able to travel up to the Highlands again. As usual, we stopped at Inveruglas to stretch our legs. We were surprised to see show on the top of the mountain. Onwards to the ferry for the short journey over from Corran to Ardgour Strontian itself was wonderful. Here’s the view from the pub beer garden And the view from our cabin windows We did so little – just sat and […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

The Final Stretch

As we reach the final stretch, I can genuinely state that I enjoyed this course. I can recall myself registering for this course, not knowing what it would entail. Although Dr. Zamora had provided insight into the course, I was a tad bit lost, but I took a chance with it, and it has been exceptional. This course has allowed me to reflect on what I and others have encountered during the pandemic rather than through the motions. The pandemic […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network

Line of Thought-une Teller

Another line of flight from the lines of thought. As I was playing around with papier mache for the plate, I remembered the flippy clicky things we used to make when we were children – a bit of thinking and Googling revealed that these are called paper fortune tellers or chatterboxes. I found some simple instructions to help me remember how to fold one. These are often done with numbers and colours, so I looked at the words in the […]

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