Michael Chalk is an adult community educator.. in language, literacy, numeracy and technology. He works in Melbourne, Australia.
He's also located at michalk.id.au Read his work blog "electro-textual" at michalk.id.au/txt
Contact via Preston Reservoir ACE (prace) 613 9462 6077

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Latest headlines from michael's work-related blog, electro-textual:
  • I’ve just imported many posts from other places
    I’ve just imported many posts from other projects to this blog: Digital Learning at PRACE Digital Learning at Lalor Living and Learning ACFE Learn Local Communities of Practice the North-West e-mentor projects from ACFE Learn Local iPad for Seniors at PRACE the 23 Things project from ACFE, CAE and PRACE.   Having written nearly all the text in ...
  • Mark Hopkins’ story translated into many languages
    You remember Mark Hopkins, the adult learner from PRACE who told his story so well, not only in our publication, but also on the SBS Insight tv program last year? Well, some of the stories from this Resilience collection have been translated into other languages for the EPALE* site, and the first story to be translated was Mark’s. *EPALE: Elect...
  • Adult Learners in Conversation – “A Fuller Sense of Self”
    Last night Tricia Bowen spoke about her experience of reconnecting with the adult learners who have shared their stories in this volume. I talked about how great it was to join with Tricia and Lynne in the whole creative and collaborative process of editing. Then Lynne Matheson invited us to launch the video into the world, so we all made rocket-launching...
  • Reading between the Lines – SBS Insight focus on Adult Literacy
    If you think Australia is a highly literate nation, watch this recent episode of Insight from SBS. This powerful and moving episode features Mark Hopkins one of the students from PRACE. I spoke with Mark as part of the “Stories of Resilience” project, and it’s really heartening to hear his voice in this national forum. All these adu...
  • Dark Side of the Comment Section
    If you’re involved with any kind of online facilitation, you may appreciate this article from The Guardian. They’ve done some research into the comment section, finding that much more abuse is directed at female writers than male. (Also, for web designers, some really good layout effects, especially the way they’ve integrated the graphs ...
  • Help Files for the iPad
    Here’s a copy of the printed materials we handed out during the course. It’s a pdf file that should hopefully open on your iPad. Link here:   This post was originally on the site “iPad for Seniors” at PRACE.
  • PageTurners has a new online shop
    Just sent out the latest PageTurners newsletter, letting people know that the new shopping-cart style website is up and running!! It’s taken me much time this year to get the site all updated and e-commercey, so i’m very happy that we’ve finally launched. Woot. You can read the newsletter here. Take a look at the site, tell us what you t...

Projects that michael's been involved with include:

addemup_8(thumb).jpgAccess ACE 2007 - research into e-learning in a numeracy classroom
AccessACE-communication-tools.jpgAccess ACE 2009 - building a network of
e-learning practitioners across Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE)
flexivet_ace_logo_(thumb).jpg"Flexivet" - Flexible delivery for vocational education & training (VET) in the ACE classroom - sharing resources and developing a video screencast (2009).
external image prace5b.gif Preston Reservoir ACE
external image Creative%20Community%20Engagement%20277064138_9f185f2e77_m.jpgCommunity Engagement
(an initiative of
the australian flexible
learning framework)
Can You Hear Us? PRACE project researching audio and voice technologies in the classroom (2007-8).
external image 11Mangroves.at.TownBeach.jpg English at the Beach
external image marysville%20santa%20by%20conversationsinace%20at%20flickr%20278896720_be61877028_m.jpg Conversations in ACE Conference,
external image addemup-play.jpgPlay the Game
Research into Games
for people with
mild intellectual disability
b-arentsnakesdangerousdan-fbk3-by-moirahanrahan-c-2003.gif Snakes Alive! an online
audio book from Page Turners.
mc as mc, opening of broadway campus
Also, i dressed up
in a big fluffy top hat,
to act as master of ceremonies,
when we (prace) opened
our new shopfront campus
in the Broadway, Reservoir. (Way back in 2006)
external image alt_logo.gif Adult Literacy meetsTechnology network

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