It’s the end of January and I haven’t really started the year with much activity across my blogs so this is an end of month update in the hope that in February I’ll get to write something before that month is over and now that the tax return is filed. I’m really excited that the Human-Computer Interaction class I have signed up for is finally starting tomorrow and there is still time to join the class. I’m also delighted to see ALT’s journal Research in Learning Technology on its new Open Access platform, with the entire archive of the journal as well as current issues now being available. On a less technological note, it’s time to think about what to grow in the veg patch this season and I have been having company while trying to decide.
Wishing you all a happy new year and all the best for 2012.
|9th attempt – christmas seal|
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.
|Leeds University sunrise|
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.