Monday, August 15, 2005

The passing of an inspirational leader

On 4th August 2005, Nola Campbell passed away after a courageous battle against cancer for many years.

She will be missed by many across Australia and New Zealand for her enthusiasm and hard work in her teaching. She was a valued member and mentor of the Flexible Learning Leaders (FLL) program, and one of the first to be awarded FLL funding when it began (FL Fellows then). She has been instrumental in bringing the FLL program to NZ, now in its second year there.

Tributes have flooded in (one example here), personal and heartfelt, which shows how much she touched the lives of many.

Nola, we will miss you. We will carry on your dream to see flexible learning continue to gain the respect and carriage it deserves through the hard work and commitment of many.

God bless.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Futures Forum 2005

In a couple of previous posts, I asked what higher education might look like in twenty years, sharing some of my thoughts with Susan Smith Nash...

Here is a publication of the 2004 EDUCAUSE Futures Forum papers discussing a range of issues facing higher ed in the future. Of interest to me is the article on the 'Artful Brain', along with 'Multimedia Scholarship' and 'Next Generation Educational Software'. See for yourself!