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Bernie Goldbach
Cashel, Ireland
"I find, check and share information."
Interests: I enjoy running long distance when I'm fit and reading history more than watching television.
Recent Activity
EVERY WEEKEND, I create a short audio clip concerning something about the four goldfish that we have in our home. The recording is part of an eclectic mix of voices online at Wave Radio and I've put details about the show below the break in this blog post. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside View
I HAVE A SOFT SPOT in my heart for hands-on sessions involving coffee and that special feeling redoubles when I get the opportunity to make my own coffee. It's even more special when I can share the moment with a network of readers and listeners. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Inside View
According to my surgeon, only 10 percent of pancreatic cancer patients are eligible for surgery. Had I not been one of them, there would have been, essentially, no useful treatment. Following surgery, it was a week before the pathology report on the bits and pieces taken from my body was ready. In words you and I can understand, here is what it said, the short version: The mass in my pancreas was positive for pancreatic adenocarcinoma – pancreatic cancer to you and me. via Gaining strength while reading Ronni's heartfelt commentary. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 3, 2017 at Inside View
I'M VISITING LANCASTER, Pennsylvania to catch up with high school friends at a big reunion and during several spontaneous coffee chats, pizza runs, and shopping trips. [1] I'm throwing in several days to hang out with my brothers, niece, cousins, and daughter before returning to Ireland early in July. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Inside View
I'M PLANNING a trip west to the States before the end of June 2017, landing in Philadelphia and spending a week in Lancaster County where I'll dig around in the green box (above). Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Inside View
I'M SPENDING MORE TIME creating audio content while listening to friends on Wave Radio. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Inside View
Voice Record Pro recorded a tabletop session I had with Dylan (5) as we discussed the health of poor Charlie, a fancy goldfish owned by Dylan and Mia. We hope Charlie survives. And we also hope to get suggestions from Wave Radio listeners. Sent from my iPad Fish Report Sick Charlie 170414.mp3 Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Inside View
I SPENT A DAY in Dublin's RDS Main Hall surrounded by thousands of Minecrafters and left with the realisation that our 9yo daughter has immersed inside a virtual learning environment alongside her friends in Busybees of Clonmel. Thanks to her expertise, Mia built me a Minecraft world that I used for a presentation inside the Minevention Education Zone. Several primary school teachers listened and now plan to attend our annual ICT in education conference where they will meet up with other coders and Minecrafters. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Inside View
I AM PART of a panel discussion being held in the Clonmel Park Hotel from 6:30 PM on the 16th of February. Along with four other people I will chat about social media and selling. I'm bringing the perspective of influencers to the table because I believe the essential nub of any social media discussion revolves around influencers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Inside View
I TRY TO DO everything I teach so because I'm currently teaching Decision Support Systems (DSSs), I will explain my Personal Decision Support System. By doing this, I expect to compare and contrast the personal DSSs my business students share with me. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Inside View
I NEVER THOUGHT I would see both the rise of populism and the dismissal of expertise enshrined in the White House. But that has happened and I think it's important for all free-thinking people to step up their game by diving deep into high quality programmes like the BBC Radio 4 series The Life Scientist. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Inside View
EVERY VALENTINE'S DAY, I open the Journal of Mathematics to read how to make best choices. TL/DR: Take the square root of the choices and discard those from the initial batch. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Inside View
WE'RE INVITING the Amazon Echo Dot into several multimedia tutorial sessions to learn more about tools that favour immersive classrooms. And a surprising thing has happened--the students have accelerated post-production workflow of the 360 video recording that we create during some of the sessions. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Inside View
I'VE RETURNED FROM an internal review of major academic programmes with the deep-seated frustration that we fail to execute meaningful collaboration at third level. I doubt my conclusion is unique because I hear the same sort of cross-talk during annual conferences throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Inside View
FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY I published a blog post about "dirsuptions in publishing" and at that time I pushed the post forward five years so I could see whether my predictions were accurate. Back in 2012, I was interested in what kinds of disruptions commissiong editor Eoin Purcell was seeing in the print industry. I brought my Kindle (at left) to the table and listened. At the time, Random House, the USA's largest publisher, was getting 20% of its U.S. revenue from digital sales. Amazon was adding an author a week to its list of million sellers in Kindle e-book sales. Six of the top 20 titles on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list were e-books. Barnes and Noble was hoping that its Nook would keep the basic business afloat. And back on campus, we were teaching students how to create content with Adobe InDesign and Calibre recipes. I made the soft prediction that students would like to have as many choices in reading formats as possible and that hard cover textbooks were less important than e-books whose pages they could print on demand. I thought that my young daughter would want to continue reading on her iPad and also with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Inside View
YOU COULD WALK the streets of any Irish city and see someone resembling Judge Ann Donnelly (below) and if you're active in Irish social media, you would meet at least one Ann Donnelly online. However, Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York is the real deal when you consider people with impact. She put a stay on one of Donald Trump's Executive Orders concerning a ban on Muslims entering the States. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Inside View
Starting back with Trello and my best students are glad I'm doing it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Inside View
I WATCHED our two primary school children explore a realm of mixed reality in The Workbench of Limerick during a three hour hands-on event sponsored by Bank of Ireland, Action Point Technology and 3D Camp. Although the under-10s have walked around with VR headsets before, they've never enjoyed HoloLens with free pizza. It's an indelible memory. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Inside View
The most important piece of technology I will share with my kids is Microsoft Hololens. They will use Hololens during an open demonstration from 6-9 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the BOI Workbench, 156 O'Connell Street, Limerick. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Inside View
I'm experimenting with Bear, an iOS app that Greg Dickson (a Canadian thought leader) has shared with me. I immediately jumped to the Pro level of the app when I discovered how clever its native hash tagging delivered clever efficiency to my workflow. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Inside View
EVERY JANUARY, my thoughts turn to my mother's death and I recall things that might have remained buried in memories. This year, I realised mom often said things that fit in the future tense. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Inside View
WE ENJOYED AN EVENTFUL Christmas in Ireland because it combined loving joy at home in Clonmel and a festive feast of home cooking with cousins in Drogheda with a session of hand-powered windscreen wiping in between. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Inside View
TO CREATE CONTENT, ALL I NEED is a strong data signal, some quiet space, bottomless coffee and writing material. The problem with declaring this fact in public is that I may lose the very helpful Surface Pro tablet that meshes all my productive pieces together. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Inside View
ALTHOUGH I DON'T EXPECT to see student loans as an essential part of the third level system in Ireland before I retire from it in 1105 days, I fully anticipate co-signing a loan to help my under-10s attend the higher education institution of their choice. That's because the Irish government simply does not have the budget authority to restore funding to higher education at the level it once provided. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Inside View
WE HAVE COMPLETED six hours of field work with two types of 360 cameras in the digital media module I teach at the Limerick Institute of Technology. I feel qualified to offer tips to other educators about using both the Giroptic 360 Camera and the Ricoh Theta S. The best advice comes from the students themselves. In all cases, we need to plan the shots beforehand. I break down the tasks and designate roles such as key grip, camera operator, and documentary photographer. And the rest of the students are extras who speak or act in the 30 second segments. We prefer to operate the cameras via apps that connect to the hardware via WiFi. The best operating system for controlling the 360 cameras is iOS in our experience. It appears iOS offers better WiFi connectivity to the cameras. We snap still images that students often share on Facebook and we record short 360 video clips that we will edit in Premiere Pro. All imagery is saved on an iPad Mini 4 and then transferred via the OneDrive app to shared space for students to copy and repurpose. We display the 360 images online through Flickr and Google Maps. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Inside View