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Michael Chalk is an adult community educator.. in language, literacy, numeracy and technology. He works in Melbourne, Australia.
He's also located at
Read his work blog "electro-textual" at
Preston Reservoir ACE (prace)
613 9462 6077
ACE e-learning network
Recently noted sites,
via michael's diigo bookmark pages
Michalki's Favorite Links from Diigo
Create your own DSL resources - Stories Online
How to create your own on-screen books for adult learners Tags: adult.literacy howto ...
Dave Tout spoke highly of this program during Insight SBS "Reading Between the Lines".. some audience members are involved with it Tags: ad...
insight SBS statistics on literacy
this video could be useful.. 44% of adult Australians have literacy difficulties /via twitter video Tags: adult.literacy ...
How to Recover a Bricked Android Phone
some good advice here on recovering an android when you think it's dead Tags: brick android ...
Digitally Supported Literacy - Stories Online
here's the theory behind NZ org Adult Learning Support DSL digital supported literacy resource Tags: resource ad...
Keith Haring Uncovered : ABC iview
documentary about Keith Haring's mural in Collingwood Melbourne, watch before 31 Aug 2016 Tags: art Collingwood ...
Short Stories - Stories Online
some stories online here, focussing on needs of young adult male readers Tags: adult.literacy NZ ...
Insight 2016, Ep 29: Reading Between the Lines (full episode) - YouTube
this is a must-watch episode of SBS Insight.. focus on adult literacy Tags: adult.literacy insight.sbs ...
The hidden costs of low literacy in Australia | SBS News
here's the background info for SBS insight program focussing on adult literacy Tags: adult.literacy insight.sbs ...
Scenario scripting and prototyping tools: Quandary | Light Touch Learning
good suggestion to use Quandary from half-baked software for scenario scripting Tags: scenario script.writing ...
Reading Between the Lines | SBS News
Insight tackles literacy, featuring Mark Hopkins of PRACE, who is one of the student writers in "Resilience, Stories of Adult Learning" Tags: ...
'Racists aren't welcome here!': how we kicked a racist passenger off the bus | Andrea Myles | Opinion | The Guardian
this is the way it should be.. great story Tags: bus public racism ...
Growing Abundance project takes root in central Victorian town of Castlemaine
great project around permaculture and food in Castlemaine Victoria Tags: food permaculture ...
Latest headlines from
michael's work-related blog, electro-textual
Context is everything: e-learning face-to
“We’re so far off online learning,” said one manager to me, implying that it was so difficult we shouldn’t even bother. My first response was to bring it all back to the classroom. “Online learning is only one part of e-learning,” I replied. I think people still see the two terms as identical, which is […]
Hands-on digital literacies with limited technology (BYOD)
Valbec conference, 17 May 13 Ah, it all seemed so simple:
An interview with Carmen Harris
[Cross-posted from the North-West e-learning mentor blog.] Recently I spoke with Carmen Harris from Yooralla adult education. Carmen was involved in the North-West e-learning mentor projects back in 2011. She told me all about the amazing work they’ve been doing with literacy and technology over there, including blogs, facebook, email lists and zine...
What apps do you use for image work?
Good discussion on the ACE Network Ning, started by Lynne Gibb the e-mentor for Eastern Metro Region. Like Lynne, I used to be a big PaintShop Pro fan, as i had a free licensed version from one of the computer magazines. Now I use XNview for browsing through my image collection, and also for those […]
What's your favourite app or gadget right now?
Over on the LearnLocal e-learning network, Liz Grigg from Eastern Region has started a discussion: “
What learning brings you joy?
Found a lovely conversation on the Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Linkedin page, started by Sally Thompson. It was great to see so many joyful responses 😉 [You’ll need to join the conversation group to follow those links.] I must say Junita amazes me with her constant sense of bubbling joy in her work. She’s a […]
Live web conferencing – the skills you need to facilitate a session
Last year, a few of the Victorian LearnLocal e-learning mentors put our heads together to think about the skills that people need when they want to run a live web conferencing session. I think it’s really crucial, if you’re thinking of running a live web conferencing session, to get as much help as you possibly […]
Projects that michael's been involved with include:
Access ACE 2007
- research into e-learning in a numeracy classroom
Access ACE 2009
- building a network of
e-learning practitioners across Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE)
"Flexivet" - Flexible delivery for vocational education & training (VET)
in the ACE classroom - sharing resources and developing a video screencast (2009).
Preston Reservoir ACE
(an initiative of
the australian flexible
Can You Hear Us?
PRACE project researching audio and voice technologies in the classroom (2007-8).
English at the Beach
Conversations in ACE
Play the Game
Research into Games
for people with
mild intellectual disability
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)
Adult Literacy meetsTechnology network
Other recent headlines
from various sources, including
michael's work blog on digital literacies
Latest updates from FriendFeed (a site that combines multiple sources, eg twitter, delicous, last.fm, blogs etc)
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