Nick

Geek. Decades in IT and aerospace. By day, I'm a Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh University in the Moray House School of Education. I also run a consultancy business specialising in internet service provision and web hosting. I can provide CPD for organisations on community engagement, IT and leadership.

Teachers as researchers

Fran Dainty has responded to Dylan William’s recent challenge to the notion that teachers can be researchers. Her post adds another patronising twist to the demands that some under-informed policy makers make when they try to insist that “teachers must also be researchers”. The reality is that we live in the Donaldson era and that means that teachers, like all would-be professionals [1], need clarity of purpose… Read more →

Buffer-facing in the Christmas crowds

So, I thought I’d grab a coffee and do some work in Costa using the free wi-fi that the shopping mall is bathing the shoppers with. [remote@server ~]# ping 79.171.35.196 PING 79.171.35.196 (79.171.35.196) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.032 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.029 ms 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.028… Read more →