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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.
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I JOINED 20 other third level educators in a lab on the main campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology to share my thoughts on using OneNote during the past academic year. The noteworthy discovery for me unfolded when I realised my OneNote workflow was much more efficient than my previous work with multiple tabs with web browsers. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Inside View
I LIVE AND work in rural Ireland while watching the derogation of the arts as a major government department in Ireland. And along with 12,000 other people, I've signed an electronic petition urging the Irish govement to set up a dedicated Minister for the Arts. I've heard some cross-talk from people who apparently believe having a Minister of Regional Affairs, Rural Development, Arts and the Gaeltacht is fine. But to me it looks like the Arts in Ireland are being parked in the basement with lower levels of funding. Progressive governments have disrespected the arts by paying lip service to its worth. If you expect to deliver a high quality cultural product, you need to stimulate the sector. Nothing in the current Irish budget is designed to help my multimedia and animation students to promote and exhibit their creative work. Instead, the government line suggests the solution lies in looking outward. I wonder what that actually means but believe that strategy isn't accompanied by any sort of strategic investment funding or high level ministerial concern. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Inside View
MY COUNTDOWN+ CALENDAR tells me I have 1300 days until my last day of work as a full-time lecturer in Ireland's third level system. Because of that very real event horizon, I have started a transition checklist that I consult every hundred days of this countdown sequence and this blog post automatically published to remind me to check my progress. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Inside View
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NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH, the hallways and studio space on the Clonmel campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology come alive with samples of creative work during the annual Pen & Pixel exhibition. I'm deeply interested in following the conversation about the event as it trickles far beyond County Tipperary, primarily through social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside View
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WHILE TEACHING third level college students how to effectively carve out their online social profiles, I learn about those social spaces by listening to feedback from those students. I've used a Slideshare deck to summarise where the students have set up their profiles and plan to use this blog post to capture feedback from my current students. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside View
Looking back at this Open Coffee conversation while simultaneously looking at DalkeyOpen on Slack. We've come a long way from the Absolute Hotel but I think we need to return to Ground Zero with the same energy.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on Missing the Coffee Conversations at Inside View
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AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE presence yields results so I ask third level students to prepare LinkedIn profiles for review by friends, lecturers and potential employees. Several interesting LinkedIn profiles emerged during the 2015-16 academic year and the work offers a starting point for the next group of digital media students who will begin building their ePortfolios in a few month's time. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Inside View
SCIFEST CAME TO THURLES today and dozens of second level students displayed their work in hallways and listened to people explain what they achieved through a solid foundation in science, technology, engineeing and math. I shared my perspective during 10-minute session by using a YouTube clip to bring some of my past career into wide screen view. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Inside View
IT TURNS OUT I wasn't the only person lifted by a weekend of making and creating--young Mia (8) also keeps chatting about what she saw, heard and did when at a Maker Meet the evening before our annual ICT in Education Conference in Thurles, County Tipperary. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Inside View
I'VE USED INOREADER as my primary RSS reader ever since Google Reader slipped into the Dead Pool. Inoreader's elegant functionality boosts my ability to efficiently curate content. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Inside View
FOR THE FIRST TIME, I know people on Ireland's Rich List. The Sunday Times puts the Collison Brothers, Colm Lyon and two Brown Bag animators on The Sunday Times Rich List and I've met all four of the lads in different places throughout Ireland and France. It's nice to see success touch the lives of deserving people. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Inside View
AFTER MAJOR EVENTS--the ones that flit in and out of my dreams--I believe it's important to note what happened in terms of personal development but also to consider what cosmic event might have occurred for others who share the same interests. The past two days are that significant. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Inside View
WE TOOK THE KIDS to LIT-Thurles for a Maker Meet and enjoyed the best hands-on evening ever. Both Mia (8) and Dylan (4) had more fun than they ever expected. The only downside is that both of these young student expect the same sort of inspiration from their primary schools. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Inside View
I'M WORKING WITH a cadre of clever creative multimedia students and today we spent part of a lab session making a live Facebook Stream on The Gathering Table just outside the entrance to our campus in Clonmel, County Tipperary. It might be the first instance of a live Facebook stream on an Irish college campus. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Inside View
OUR 8YO DAUGHTER is mesmerised by the story of the Titanic because of what she hears in her primary school classroom. She is asking questions at home while sharing facts through storyboards such as the Commaful frames embedded above. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Inside View
I WATCH FACEBOOK LIVE download on my iPhone 5C, hoping it would find its way to my Android phone (seen updating above) but it didn't. Now I wonder what I should do with the new-found capability because I don't want to create another way for my friends to ignore me. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Inside View
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I HAVE VOLUMES of notes and years of experience that I share every year with third level students in Ireland. I hope to build upon the experience of the Social Savvy Conference by sharing what I've learned about effective social networking with 120 students in modules I teach for the Limerick Institute of Technology. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Inside View
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I SPENT A DAY learning from others at #SocialSavvy16 about how to create and share content online. I finished with a tick-off list that my creative multimedia students will be able to immediately apply to the promotion of both their personal brands to the reputation of their academic programme. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Inside View
I INVITED 8YO Mia to listen to dozens of accents on Anchor.fm before she added her own voice. If you have an iPhone, you could add your voice too. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Inside View
I ROUTINELY ASK to be invited to meetings if they include an agenda because when they don't, I have to listen to people who want "air" time to pontificate. Lately, I've been trying to push meetings off into collaborative space where action items can be checked off when accomplished remotely. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Inside View
I FIRST HEARD of first person view (FPV) drone racing while listening to an episode of the Daily Tech News Show. Then I found YouTube videos about racing quadcopters through challenging terrain at improbable speeds. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Inside View
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THE SUNDAY TIMES has a lovely article about the Irish animation industry today [1] and it caused me to think of the lovely work Cartoon Saloon has put into its artful productions. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Inside View
I ATTENDED THE THIRD DAY of the ePortfolio Conference in the Dublin Institute of Technology and finished with a renewed imperative to enhance my own ePortfolio and to advocate an option for portfolio reviews of applicants to our third level creative degrees. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Inside View
Thanks for sharing. It's these little Ewan Nuggets that makes me glad I've your Old Skool Blog in my Slow Feeds Aggregator.
I SPENT THE AFTERNOON in a computer lab with teachers, lecturers and trainers during the third day of ePortfolioHub16. One of my happiest results came at the end of the day when I clicked into the co-authored Sway produced by those attending my workshop. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Inside View