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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 STARTED USING Socrative one year ago, got positive feedback from students about its functionality, and decided to use it again throughout the 2014-15 academic term. I believe it enhances student engagement. Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Inside View
Bernie Goldbach added a favorite at Seth's Blog
3 hours ago
I DON'T BELIEVE a listing of core technologies exists that helps enhance the academic engagement of third level students. I am creating one of my own and it will borrow thoughts from my instructor pilot days. Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Inside View
I'M WATCHING TV3 as it tries to launch a new cooking show hosted by Angeline Ball, a former Commitments star. The show is called Home Cook's Academy and its name falls afoul of copyright. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Inside View
AT THE START of every academic term, I try to have more ducks in a row than the previous year. I know I'm better prepared than any previous autumn semester but there are rough edges that need to be smoothed out before our late students arrive at the end of September. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside View
THE YOUTH MEDIA TEAM (, a group of young Irish students mentored by staff in LIT-Tipperary, earned three different nominations in the 2014 Shortlist of Blog Awards Ireland. It's a lovely accomplishment and one that the crew appreciates. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Inside View
I love your playlist! Thanks for sharing!
AFTER A HALF DAY in Microsoft Ireland, I'm returning to campus with ideas that originated in a Skunkworks project. If my intentions are successful, I will convert that Skunkworks initiative into several clever Windows Phone apps and then watch young children time hop with their grandparents through memories of their school days. Stephen Howell, an avowed geek with an academic background, showed group of LSADmedia students how to quickly create a working app with AppStudio. It will take another day for me to digest what actually happened in the rarefied space of Microsoft Ireland. I'll post those follow-on comments after chatting with the students who shared the day-long experience. [Posted on a Surface Pro using O2-Ireland Mifi services on the N7 alongside Citywest.] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Inside View
I USE TWITTER when teaching Media Writing in the Limerick School of Art and Design because I have discovered real value in watching selected hashtags, in following pathfinders who curate content and in communicating to students via direct messages. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Inside View
OR THE NEXT two weeks, I will use a Microsoft Surface computer while learning videoscribing fundamentals. My first impressions suggest it is easier to pinch and zoom flyouts with my fingers and a stylus than with a keyboard and a touchpad. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Inside View
I GET FULL USE of a Microsoft Surface tablet to see how two of my older styli work when I upskill as a video scribe during the next two weeks. The first two hours spent scribing on Surface have been uneventful. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Inside View
Looking forward to Kindle. My creaky iOS won't download the epub with a 2012 version of iBooks.
Do you have any plans for an epub version of the book once it's printed?
ON THE 28TH OF AUGUST 1988, I observed the worst airshow disaster in Europe. The day marks a change in my pathway through life. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Inside View
Bernie Goldbach added a favorite at Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning
Aug 29, 2014
I KNOW A STRONG exercise routine helps me think better and create more interesting learning experiences. I just cannot get back into the routine needed to take me to higher levels of creativity through high quality aerobic activity. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Inside View
I BELIEVE IN the maxim, "The best camera you have is the one you carry with you" and extend that idea all the way to third level classrooms where I often complement my teaching with audio and video recorded by Nokia Lumia devices. I have a Slideshare deck that explains the basic process. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Inside View
I think the world needs to see short sodshow clips made with Lumia.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2014 on Learning Video with Lumia WP 8.1 at Inside View
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While, generally entry to first year of our programmes is by application to the Central Applications Office (CAO), each year there are a small number of programmes on each campus which are not offered on the CAO system. LIT is currently offering a wide range of 2 year Higher Certificate programmes with progression opportunities to Degree programmes: Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Inside View
ALONG WITH SEVERAL million others, I upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 on Lumia and I stumbled into noteworthy video capture capabilities that will help me accelerate teaching and learning. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Inside View
I WILL REMEMBER the summer of 2014 as the time when I cleared out seven carloads of stuff from our garage and reclaimed the space. The possible utility of the space emerged during the summer. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Inside View
I LIVE WHERE my over the air (OTA) broadband normally sucks--even though public maps suggest otherwise. My problem looms as a national landmark less than 900m away and the landmark blocks a 3G antenna array no more than one mile from my home. I live in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, a national monument that stands between me and Gleeson's Pub where O2 has its 3G masts. We get a spectacular view of the Rock and with that formidable structure comes the realization that electronic signals do not burrow through thick rock. Most of the speed tests I have performed in my home show an erosion of 3G speed in our home through the years. So when the day starts with the kinds of speed in the accompanying screen shot, I feel blessed. But I also wonder why I cannot achieve the same results every time I turn on my O2 Hotshot in our Cashel home. [Screenshot of Hotshot speed using O2 broadband in a 400 square meter space west of the Rock of Cashel.] Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Inside View
I READ FOODIE BLOGS and trust TripAdvisor when thinking about where to stay or eat. I've just added Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret (France) to my blacklist. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Inside View
SHORTLY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, one year after we moved into our new home, I read Dervala Hanley's take on depression. Yesterday, shortly after hearing about Robin Williams passing away, I saw Dervala's post reappear on my newsfeeds and share it below. “O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap May who ne’er hung there.” —Gerald Manley Hopkins Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Inside View
ROBIN WILLIAMS powered me through some of my darkest days and that makes his passing an even deeper loss. As Harvey Fierstein says, depression just wants to get you alone in a room so it can kill you. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Inside View