Looking forward to attending Online Educa in Berlin towards the end of this month. Also completing my CMALT portfolio and getting ready for Christmas.
On my personal blog I’ve recently posted pictures of a new chocolate graveyard made for Halloween as well as some architectural LEGO models of schools made by school children which I saw on a recent visit to London.
The archive of the cemteryscapes blog is now fully up and running.
And the scarves have been liberated from their summer hibernation. My favourite time of year is in full swing.
For the past two years I have edited and compiled the cemteryscapes blog together with many contributors who kindly sent us their pictures, links and articles. The blog started as a community project during the last year of my PhD and then gained a modest, but loyal community of readers across the world. We featured cemeteryscapes from many countries and material culture from Africa, the United States, Skandinavia, Southern Europe and the UK – everything from coffin exhibitions to boneywards, from conservation to natural burial practices. Now the blog has been turned into an archive which will continue to be available online and as a PDF and I hope that it will continue to be interesting and relevant to the active community of cemetery researchers which I have had the pleasure to be a part of.
I started the month in France and this month’s picture is a snapshot from the trip – a very small gallery which really makes the most of the space it occupies.
I have also had the pleasure to attend FOTE11 last week (see the FOTE11 blog for more info) and came away with a lot of interesting things to think about. I’ll also be at the AoC/ALT conference, ‘ Management Strategies to Improve the use of Learning Technologies‘ in London this week, which I am really looking forward to.
On my personal blog I have started posting some pictures of the architecture/places which I visited, so you can have a look at a brick book house amongst other things.
I had the pleasure of attending CiviCon 2011 in London today. Lots of good discussion and sessions with developers, implementers, users and end-users, all of whom were intent on making things happen. My highlights of the events were:
- Things to look forward to: WordPress integration
- Something to get involved with: community support
- Creative solutions to working with CiviCRM: CiviBot/Miss MoneyPenny from Tech for the People
Thanks for everyone for making this such an interesting and fun day in the Tetris Room!
For further info see the CiviCon website.
I’m afraid that you can now follow me on Twitter @MarenDeepwell, although my tweeting is limited to work-related matters. There’s summery news on my blog, mostly vegetable related… I’ve also had the pleasure of moderating a very interesting webinar on digital learning environments and spending a lot of time preparing for ALT-C 2011.
Welcome to an updated version of my website at http://www.marendeepwell.net . Over the next week I will add more content and fix the URL re-direct, but if you experience any problems, please contact me and let me know.
Many thanks, Maren
A new version of the ALT online newsletter to the implementation of which I contributed has launched at http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk . On my own blog you can read about my garden, a recent trip to Flatland and see apostcard from Sheffield. Cemeteryscapes is taking a summer break this year but the archive or posts is of course available throughout the summer as well.
In the meantime, I will be concentrating on my
work at ALT and in learning technology more generally and I look forward to seeing some of you at ALT-C 2011
in September. Finally, for those of you who have a preference for old-fashioned footwear, I am delighted to share my recent discovery that Superga trainers are now available online in the UK directly as well, which means that you can now own canvas trainers in any colour you heart desires.
Picture of the month: a childhood racing champion from a long-eaten Happy Meal…
News this month: The new ALT website to which I have contributed has recently launched at http://www.alt.ac.uk and also has some information about me as a member of staff.
There is also much news on my blog, including an update on my first cucumber plant and various afternoons spend in the garden moving small plants from one pot to another – all of which are signs that the first harvesting of this year’s crop is coming ever closer.
I have also taken the plunge and am now working on completing my CMALT portfolio, which should help to bring my skills and experience in learning technology into focus.
The cemeteryscapes blog meanwhile has had some really interesting guest contributions recently, including one on boneyards and homes made from old ships.