Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Google doodle using quick draw #vmvwiki #vmvmmedia #vmvdlt ,#vmvai

Google tool uses AI to translate doodles into drawings

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Open book: Philosophy and Practices in Education and Science #vmvwiki #vmvlearn #vmvdlt #vmvsocial

Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. 

These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

#vmvwiki The ‘gig economy’. What will it mean for work? #vmvsocial

A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.

Sundararajan, A. (2015) The 'gig economy' is coming. What will it mean for work?  The Guardian. Retrieved from

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ako Aotearoa 'Learners and Mobile Devices' Project published #vmvwiki #vmvweb #vmvlearn #vmvmobile #NPF14LMD

Results from the Ako Aotearoa 'Learners and Mobile Devices' Project research (#NPF14LMD) has been published. It was a two year national project funded by Ako Aotearoa in partnership with six New Zealand tertiary institutions (Auckland University of Technology, Eastern Institute of Technology, Massey University, Otago Polytechnic, The University of Auckland, and UNITEC Institute of Technology), led by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) over the period 2014-2015. 

Three of my research articles have been included 
  1. Day, S., Foxall, D., & Verhaart, M. (2017) Developing a metaphoric framework aligning Kaupapa Māori principles to elearning good practice. Learners and Mobile Devices. Retrieved from
  2. Day, S., & Verhaart, M. (2017) Mobile supported field trips using a gxLearning model. Learners and Mobile Devices. Retrieved from
  3. Mac Callum, K., Lengyel, I., Pascoe, R., Skelton, D., Verhaart, M., & Day, S.  (2014). Learners and Mobile Devices: Case studies with computing students #NPF14LMD.Proceedings of ASCILITE 2014, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, November 23-26, Dunedin, New Zealand. Available from

The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz - The New York Times #vmvwiki #vmvsocial #vmvweb

Do you panic easily? Do you often feel blue? Do you have a sharp tongue? Do you get chores done right away? Do you believe in the importance of art?
If ever you've answered questions like these on one of the free personality quizzes floating around Facebook, you'll have learned what's known as your Ocean score: How you rate according to the big five psychological traits of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism.

The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz - The New York Times

Interstitial popups on mobile devices penalised in search #vmvwiki #vmvweb

Google announced in jan 2017 it will penalised Intrusive Interstitial Popups.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Will robots be teachers by 2030? #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvlearning #vmvteaching

The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you | World Economic Forum

Sent from my Samsung device

Friday, February 24, 2017

Windows ink and pen 101 #vmvwiki #vmvmmedia

Windows Ink 1: Introduction to Ink and Pen - Building Apps for WindowsBuilding Apps for Windows

Sunday, February 19, 2017

User Research for Mobile Applications #vmvwiki #vmvresearch #vmvmobile

Getting into the Mobile App User's Mind – User Research for Mobile Applications | Interaction Design Foundation

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Schools teaching industrial revolution skills #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvlearning #vmvteaching #vmvsocial

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

Monday, January 23, 2017

Google sites: Deleting a shared site #vmvwiki #vmvsites #vmvdlt

How do you delete a Google site that has been shared with you?

In my case I have past student sites that need to be un-shared.. the solution is quite simple..

  1. Go into the shared site,
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Click on "Remove Access"

Teaching in a Digital Age | Open Textbook Project #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project 

The book "Teaching in a Digital Age" by A.W. (Tony) Bates (2016, 528 pages) is an excellent free resource available on-line from the Canadian B.C. Open Textbook Project. This book is intended for college and university instructors who want to know how digital technology can help them teach.

Saturday, January 21, 2017