Trains, Planes and Automobiles

by John Lacey on April 14, 2014

Sometimes I wonder why I have a blog, especially since I seem to struggle to find the time to actually blog. The truth is writing requires thinking, and lately my life has become so busy that I just can’t manage to pull it off.

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Where should I put my focus?

by John Lacey on February 22, 2014

The best thing about MOOCs? The low barriers to participation.

The worst thing about MOOCs? The low barriers to participation.

There’s a lot of angst about low rates of completion of Massive Open Online Courses but for anyone who has ever signed up for one it is not hard to see why this is the case. [Read More…]

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Is Coding A “Hard Skill”?

January 9, 2014

Is coding a hard skill? I don’t think so. Infact what we might simplistically call “coding” is actually a whole range of skills.

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More Tired Than Inspired

November 30, 2013

This has been a very challenging year. (I suspect I wrote a blog post around this time last year that said a similar thing about the previous year, but I maintain it is still true.)

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My Being Amplified

October 9, 2013

On stressful days it is easy to wonder, “Why me?” And yet if you follow that particular thread a little longer it can be quite instructive.

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Learnable Offers $10 Million Of Web Development and Design Training To Australian Students

August 19, 2013

I know I don’t blog enough often. (I realise too that the title of this blog post is super long.) But some news came along that was too good not to share. That great hub of online web design and development education Learnable is offering $10 million worth of free 3-year memberships to current Australian […]

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Absence of Bravery

June 5, 2013

I guess what this really boils down to is that I am not feeling particularly brave this year.

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Thinking Out Loud

May 18, 2013

The power of the Internet is at its most magical when people think out loud. But thinking out loud is not something that comes easily to most of us.

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Do You Know These People?

May 14, 2013

“These people you tweet,” she begins. “Do you know these people?”

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Most Outstanding Student

May 8, 2013

I have just returned from TAFE NSW – Illawarra Institute (Nowra Campus) Major Awards where I was fortunate enough to receive an award. I knew I had been invited to this event for some time but only found out tonight why. I received the Shoalhaven Business Chamber Award for Most Outstanding Student – Information Technology.

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