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Bernie Goldbach
Count Tipperary, Ireland
Making, Creating, and Sharing
Interests: I enjoy running long distance when I'm fit and reading history more than watching television.
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I HAVE 100 unanswered call-ins to my Anchor.fm/topgold podcast and I've decided I will try to carve through those calls by publishing them three or four at a time. That means you could expect to hear my mailbag for the month of July as I pare back the backlog. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Inside View
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I'M LISTENING to a host of voices during the month of June--some old and familiar and others new and interesting. It's part of the annual Audiomo Challenge when participants try to create a piece of audio every day of the month. Except this month, you can take the weekends off. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Inside View
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ONE OF THE important calls to action I enjoyed during the 2018 ICT in Education Conference came from several attendees who told me I need to push out more information about drones (UAVs). So I've started looking at places to publish my findings. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Inside View
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WE SPENT a semester exploring the persona of Dervala Hanley and along the way, I started seeing elements of my own personality through the lens of student Classroom OneNote entries. The process affirmed for me the importance of stepping back and learning from third person perspectives. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Educasting from Ireland
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ONE OF THE MOST satisfying parts of the third level creative media degree on the Clonmel Digital Campus happens when students discover specific ways to attract an audience to their content. Some of the most incisive tracking occurs inside the Web Analytics module every autumn. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Educasting from Ireland
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THE BEST SKILL we teach in Media Writing involves reflective journaling. This major task comes with strong academic and theoretical supports and normally results in students feeling a high degree of accomplishment when finishing their Media Writing Journal at the end of the semester. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Educasting from Ireland
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THE MAIN THRUST of the Public Relations module taught on the Clonmel Digital Campus in 2018 was to analyse and support the annual ICT in Education Conference. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Educasting from Ireland
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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE planes, operating from one of Ireland's most pleasant venues, crashed yesterday and took the lives of its pilot and its seven year old passenger. The plane was a Cessna Caravan (in the photo) and it had just finished a parachute drop on a lovely day from the Clonbullogue Airstrip. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Inside View
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THE END of another four year segment of my teaching career has arrived and along with all the pressures of final exams comes the celebratory moments of reviewing final year projects. I cherish this juncture because it often marks an important point in my professional development since I use the time to learn from students. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Inside View
Eugene, Part of my problem is I believe I have to continue iterating content on modules called "Emerging Trends" or "Digital Media" because the skill sets become more sophisticated year on year. That means I have a whole new set of exams to prepare instead of being able to rely on using past repeat papers that were never given to preceding students. And in modules of 100% CA, I have to be even more vigilant, often repurposing a fortnight before the class meets. It's like being on a hamster wheel.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2018 on Teaching Too Many Contact Hours at Inside View
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I'M VERY HAPPY to be revitalised every day I'm in front of clever third level students in Ireland but I know I'm teaching too many contact hours. I'm less effective, my assessment schedule has to fold over into my weekends, and traveling 52 miles one way as part of my timetable is not ideal. Now hundreds of other third level lecturers agree and they've told the Irish government the hours have to return to where they were before fiscal austerity ripped through Ireland. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Inside View
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I AM WORKING with a group of digital media students to recap a semester of work and thought it would be good to see if they could help co-author a Sway. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Inside View
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ALTHOUGH I DON'T WANT to be a test case for property owners who ask a judge to defend their rights to airspace above their property, I know I'm an easy target for such an action. Because in Ireland, some people believe they strongly in the ad coelum doctrine, granting property rights 'up to the heavens and down to hell’. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Inside View
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EVERY YEAR, I look at the stuff I'm carrying and the things I'm using on a daily basis. I'm very happy with my Logitech Wireless Mouse, my Rode Smart Lav+ microphone, my Kanex portable battery, my Sony Xperia Z5 phone, and my Patriot USB memory key. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Inside View
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TEN YEARS AGO, on 13 April 2008, I hit 5252 page views on my personal blog. It's been all downhill from there. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Inside View
Warren, The sheer bulk of the Hololens makes it difficult for young children to manage because of their underdeveloped neck muscles. However, with 12-14 year old students on the Youth Media Team, we have no problems in the realm of physical dexterity. We may have a device similar to the Hololens on the Thurles campus during #voicesineducation along with Stephen Howell, Microsoft's education evangelist. That's where I would go to pursue this line of thought. We should hook up. You can get my direct contact details via my Twitter @topgold profile. Bernie
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WHILE WORKING WITH business students on one part of campus and creative media students on another location, I discovered several prominent #voicesineducation events connect the two groups of students. So I've started bringing real world business intelligence into tutorial sessions with both cohorts. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Inside View
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AT THE END of 1Q18, I'm still trying to get a workflow that starts with smart tabs in the morning. In late March 2018, I opened the day by working through nine different tabs. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Inside View
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ONE OF THE MOST PLEASANT memories I have of working in County Tipperary is of my daughter and son enjoying the 2016 Maker Meet on the campus of LIT-Thurles. They wish they could attend the 2018 version on Friday the 27th of April, but they're headed to a First Communion in another county and might not be able to change course. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Inside View
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I buy turmeric powder in our local supermarkets because I wasn't aware I could find organic turmeric in Ireland. But now I have discovered I can get 100g or 1kg quantities from Organico and I feel good about that. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Inside View
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Apr 8, 2018
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I REMEMBER 1999 in Ireland because I chatted with a Revenue Commissioner about getting tax-free content from my online purchases. At that time, nobody was concerned about the trickle of products arriving via online purchases. Things have changed. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Inside View
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TEN YEARS AFTER winning "Best Technology Blog" in Ireland, I'm still surprised at how quickly the wind went out of the sails of blogging. The world no longer has an appetite for long form meandering commentaries now that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have provided the main highways of connectivity. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Inside View
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I WATCHED THE MOST nail-biting final in Irish Robocode history unfold in the Thurles Thunderdome on the LIT-Thurles campus and at the end of a captivating nine-minute round, Robo Panda from the Dundalk Institute of Technology took the trophy from a very aggressive and cleverly programmed Feels Tank Man from ITC Carlow. You can listen to the final round commentary below. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Inside View
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LIKE SEVERAL of my friends, I wonder where to find engaging conversations if I don’t use Facebook. I’m looking at six of the newsfeeds that capture my attention. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Inside View