Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | RECENT NOTES
 
 
 

Macedonia, what happened?

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest took place last Saturday, and finished with the kind of manufactured controversy that is so fashionable at the moment. However, the main controversy in our house concerned the inexplicable global decision to not vote for Macedonia in the semi-finals, thus depriving the final of its best histrionics in years.

 
 

2012 calls from the fifth dimension

Some conspiracy theories are dangerous. Some conspiracy theories are dull. Some are stupid. Some are meta. Some meta theories, as we shall see, are obviously more meta then others.

I have just come across this site which is a kind of all-inclusive conspiracy theory mash-up from 2011, which is still on the web with the date of The Ascension intact. The date is December 31, 2012, fact fans, and I, for one, don’t recall ascending. This section from one of its many pages (the conspiracy is vast and multi-dimensional and so is the site) stands as a candidate for the Quote of the Decade.

It involves The Galactic Federation of Light & Ascended Masters, but you probably already guessed that.

 
 

Monday, August 22, 2016 | THERE WE WERE
 
 
 

2016-08-22

 
 

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | ESSAYS
 

Analysing virtual learning environments

There is no clear standard for judging what constitutes a virtual learning environment. The term has been used to brand everything from a set of collaborative desktop tools to a fully immersive virtual world.

I suggest that the following eight questions will provide a useful starting point for analysing whatever presents itself to us as a virtual learning environment.

 
 

IN MEMORIAM