Digital learning down-under

Professor Michael Sankey – Griffith University 1 November 2020 Digital learning has evolved somewhat differently in Australia than it has in many other developed nations, primarily because of the physical distances involved on this sizeable continent. This has led to, on average, Australian institutions being bigger than those in the UK and US, and this […]

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Instagram in Plato’s Cave: Part 2

First published in LinkedIn 29 November 2019 If you missed Part 1 please first see: Instagram in Platos’ Despite the confluence of digital medias, image manipulation (though not a new phenomenon), and the ubiquitous availability of representations, the photograph has shown an astonishing resilience to still be seen as evidence. We evidence the fact that we […]

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Instagram in Plato’s Cave: Part 1

First published on LinkedIn 30 September 2019 Michael Sankey with the help of Richard Avedon In homage to Susan Sontag’s ‘On Photography’ some 42 years on As humanity moves from lingering on in Plato’s cave to creating new visions, or representations of so-called truth, by representing ‘the moment’ millions of times an hour, it potentially […]

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Putting the pedagogic horse in front of the technology cart

Michael Sankey, Learning Futures, Griffith University This article was originally published in Chinese, as a peer reviewed article in the Journal of Distance Education in China. Citation: Sankey, M. (2020). Putting the pedagogic horse in front of the technology cart. Journal of Distance Education in China. 5, pp .46-53. DOI:10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.2020.05.006 Both the original Chinese version and an English […]

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Discovering further horizons

I was recently challenged in my thinking when we had a guest speaker come to USQ who said (words to the effect of), we could talk about the future and plan for the future, but in reality we cannot see more than 2 years ahead with any certainty. I thought, that’s a bit depressing, what about […]

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What goes around comes around

The democratization of photography has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of the devices used to allow for the ubiquitous production of images that speak to an individuals’ interaction and engagement with the world around them. From the Kodak Instamatic, to the Polaroid Land Camera, to the digital point and shoot, to the iPhone (mobile device) […]

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