LIKE THOUSANDS of other Typepad bloggers, I eagerly await resumption of normal service following a DDoS attack on the popular blogging platform. I have opened a Help ticket in the hope I can start accessing all parts of the service normally.
Screenshot from many of my Typepad log-ins during five days.
I WATCHED my blog's webstats start to fade to nothing on Good Friday but then its entire support structure appeared to collapse during the Irish Easter holiday. Its slow return to form has me concerned for Say Media's network resilience.
Photo snapped of Moodle Development by @topgold during Moodle Moot.
AT NEXT MONTH'S ICT in Education Conference, 100 teachers from around Ireland and the UK will share tech tools that work for them. I'm culling through a list that will percolate over to the conference website next week.
I SPEND SEVERAL Sundays every month combing through the Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post for news related to interesting items. Then I insert half of those papers inside the complimentary copies of the Sunday Independent that I find at my local McDonalds.
But before I do that, I make an audio clip about the most interesting snippets. The clip is below this post.
WE HAVE A BIG #ictedu Conference on 10 May 2014 that leverages Harrison Owen's four rules for conferences with the important Law of Two Feet. "The Law of Two Feet states simply, if at any time you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use you two feet and move to some place more to you liking. Such a place might be another group, or even outside into the sunshine. No matter what, don’t sit there feeling miserable."
As Lance Knobel explained ten years ago on Davos Newbies, "The logic behind this is more than procedural. Think what establishing a typical conference panel involves. However open the organisers, the panelists and the participants, by making the choices of subject, framing the question, choosing the panelists, you've already predetermined much of the argument (which for a polemical organisation may be a good thing). You may want your participants to make an intellectual journey from A to Z, but you're starting them on K. Why not let everyone start at A?" If you have a credible moderator for each conference session, you're set up for a much more productive occasion.