Month: Jan 2017

Job update

I am leaving The Royal Marsden at the end of February and will be joining Roehampton University as an elearning Adviser. I will continue to volunteer with People’s University and also colleagues at the Royal Marsden who are keen to develop and license their…

Peace in a troubled world

This is partly where I was trying to get to in previous post only this is more eloquent and comprehensive. I read Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography recently and meeting soon with PeopleUni co-founder who whilst attempting to semi-retire is on a quest for some kind…

Knuckles update

Managing about 10 pressups minimum now daily – not completely down to normal pressups but getting there. A colleague at work has started too – he did martial arts years ago so is really good with the hand grippers. Trying to do batches of…

Some thoughts on force and resistance 

I started martial arts due to self confidence at a very low point, am not going into details of why, but the rest is not very exciting history. At my black belt grading I was mildly reprimanded by a 9th Dan for using too…

Conditioning

Back: Using this yoga app daily – without trainer it’s not ideal but simple to use and better than nothing https://t.co/BLqX77OkDH Knuckles: Taped up, tried again and increased crack but it’s not happening yet re brick breaking and I’m not using first knuckle properly so…

2nd Dan preparation

I don’t need to learn the next Dan poomsae but as I’ve not trained properly in a few years will be  a) hopefully returning to live in town near club so I can train & coach several times a week and return to being…

Our NHS and why it matters in 2017

A friend who is older than the NHS wrote this in response to a national plan: Social change is now so rapid that it is hard to make sense of it let alone learn from it. The opening sentence of the FYFV report is…

People’s Uni module now available

Has a ridiculously long title but will do for now. We will adapt everything based on any feedback we get. Had no real choice in staying anonymous as it’s not my platform / initiative but my colleagues have got away with it. Anyone can…

Presentation – what impact will new & emerging technologies have on learning and teaching in next 2 years

No audio/video available. It was good opportunity to consolidate and see what else has been predicted for release in 2017/18. (ppt) (pdf) In summary notes: Ethical dimensions with new technologies – education available to all (technology £s for wealthy only) and privacy / sharing…

People’s Uni Product Development module – soft launch

There are some minor content edits and structure has changed a little attached. There may be an additional networking/partners case study but it’s good enough for road testing. We – i.e. content contributors are aware that it’s a) interaction-limited – partly deliberate due to…

cancerpainres twitter account activity

Spreadsheet of tweets with activity attached. As it’s a curated account, wouldn’t expect too much at this point as I have two other twitter accounts and fit this in as and when (which may change soon). The most active was when Dovepress journal RT’d which…

Learners’ underground

warning – minor philosophical rambling post I have been asked to run an eLearning workshop loosely based around the phrase “listen very carefully I shall say this only once” from the Allo Allo sitcom used by the female local leader of the French Resistance.  This…