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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
How women are harmed by calling sexual assault 'locker room talk'
good piece on sexual assault in the media Tags: sexual.violence language article ...
10 words that don't mean what they used to: when meerkats were monkeys and bimbos were boys | Books | The Guardian
good article about the way language changes over time Tags: language linguistics the....
Cubase Alternatives for Linux - AlternativeTo.net
Good list of music apps for linux (aka DAW digital audio workstation) Tags: alternative music ...
Rottnest Island: Black prison to white playground - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
"Australia hasn't done a very good job of remembering and acknowledging past trauma, but Rottnest Island is a masterclass in forgetting." Tags: ...
Shuttleworth Fellowship - 01Nov16 - Application Form
amazing fellowship, via Cory at Boingboing Tags: fellowship shuttleworth e-learning ...
A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology – Medium
via cory at Boingboing.net Tags: devil.dictionary ambrose.bierce adaptation ...
Changing your life and going off the grid - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
great story about living off the grid in Chewton Tags: off-grid story article ...
Watch Martin O’Malley Leave Fox Hosts Sputtering As He Destroys Donald Trump | Crooks and Liars
This dude is gold. Such a great interview to watch. Martin O'Malley is now my new hero of the US election, calling it as he sees it and leaving the Fox presenters scramblin...
I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ''lifestyle choice''
utterly ridiculous and wrong.. Au Fed Gov slashes assistance for creative people seeking to build career options Tags: career ...
Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman | Life and style | The Guardian
good overview of gender in Iceland - history and politics Tags: gender iceland articl...
Coalition says cost gap between private vocational trainers and Tafes 'staggering' | Australia news | The Guardian
minor revelations for the Tories in government.. who would have thought that their constant efforts to destroy the public sector would have impact like this? Tag...
The Trump revelations show how much women are expected to ignore | Life and style | The Guardian
good article about how Drumpf has opened the floodgates around sexual assault stories Tags: sexual.violence ass...
Love In Action
Great work from Fiona McDougall in their Good Work compilation... this audio recording accompanies the book. Tags: good.work ...
Latest headlines from
michael's work-related blog, electro-textual
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...
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 a problem. E-lear...
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 times you have to quickly re-size, adjust colours or optim...
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: “
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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