Gordon Brown at TED

I’d like to hear Gordon Brown speak like this more often.  The biggest criticism of him is that he doesn’t communicate well and that he has no vision.  If this is anything to go by then he has plenty vision and his communication skills aren’t bad either.  But then foreign policy doesn’t seem to win Read More …

Clay Shirky on Institutions V Collaboration

I’ve posted talks by Clay Shirky before.  This one is from TED a while back but seems somehow more relevant now than it might have been a few years ago. His ideas about collaberation seem to chime with my own thinking about the church as an institution and the problem it faces.  The church is Read More …

Talking Tech

Jack and I have been talking technology today. More later… Sorry John… I spent the morning talking about how the college (Scottish Congregational College) could make use of some of the very nice free tools that are around now to enable the college and its learners to share their thoughts, their work and communicate. We Read More …

the search for a question

‘Are computers and mobile phones effective learning aids in Youth Work practice (or Informal Education)?’ (As supplied by Graeme) How does that strike you as a question for my masters research?

seriously stuck

See below!!!  lol I’m finding it hard to come up with a research topic that will A. be of use and B. be of interest (mostly to me as I have to do it) So, I’m toying with something to do with church and tech, but what?  Should I look at youth work? (would seem Read More …