Mobile learning is learning on the move. For many years it's been touted as a complete replacement for all other methods. It stands to reason, everyone fiddles uncontrollably with something, why not a mobile device? I think there's now a realisation that it isn't the total … [Read more...] about Mobile Learning – Just a Fad?
‘Pedagogy’ is a word used by educationalists to describe the profession of teaching. Whenever I teach, I’m reminded of what’s important in the classroom. There’s a real temptation to overuse modern technology (I speak relatively here, though perhaps not quite Einsteinian). … [Read more...] about Pedagogy or Technology – Who is in The Driving Seat?
There has been a good deal in the media recently about the troubles of Toyota and Honda. They’re two car manufacturers synonymous with high quality, safety and reliability. Toyota (including the Lexus brand) has had problems with sticking accelerator pedals in quite a few models … [Read more...] about The Real Cost of Car Safety Recalls
The eponymous quote is a free translation of James Bond’s family motto Orbis non sufficit (yes, I know he’s a fictional character and I know a better translation is ‘the world is insufficient’). James Bond was right though because, in environmental sustainability terms at least, … [Read more...] about The World is Not Enough When it Comes to Environmental Awareness
I detect a certain amount of righteous indignation and resentment when young kids come out of college with a degree in health, safety, environment and quality. The argument goes something like: “They have no experience to speak of. They have no significant scaring (mental or … [Read more...] about Can The Young Teach Us Anything About Health and Safety?