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TLC 120

July 28, 2009 - 12:35

For anyone else who isn’t sure about the start and finish times for TLC 120, I have spoken to Sarah Veitch the Unit Coordinator and she advises that we start on 17 August 2009 and finish as per the normal teaching year. That is, the first week of November is the last teaching week, the second week of November is a study break and the next two weeks are the assessment period.

Online Communication and Production

July 27, 2009 - 09:00

Just read on Murdoch news that the University is launching a new Online Communication and Production course that appears to be exactly what I am looking for. I cant wait!

You can find out more about the course at  http://www.murdoch.edu.au/News/Gain-the-edge-for-online-careers/

Easier, faster, friendlier

July 26, 2009 - 13:59

Last Thursday I attended  Murdoch University Library’s Web 2.0 Easier, faster, friendlier workshop. Wow, what an eye opener!

Kathryn Greenhill ,the library’s Emerging Technology Specialist and her team of presenters helped us explore a range of free online tools that can be used for teaching, learning, research and managing daily work.

Here is a short video of Kathryn talking to Kate Makowiecka (the library’s Copyright Coordinator) about what the programme involves and how to get the best out of it.

For those unable to attend the face to face workshops the entire programme is available as a series of self paced learning exercises here.

My “Tinnie”

July 23, 2009 - 15:51

The boat the golf built!!!My tinnie


First human landing on the moon

July 19, 2009 - 15:20

July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon.

At the risk of revealing just how old I am, I can clearly remember this momentous event. I was in year four or five at Ben Venue primary school in Armidale NSW. The entire school crowded into one classroom to watch the landing on the school’s only television.

Thinking back to this time released a cascade of memories which has left me going through the bittersweet exercise of ‘googling’ my classmates names from all those years ago.

Anyway, here is my little commemorative gallery to celebrate the anniversary. Click on any of the thumbnails to view the full size gallery.


Images sourced from http://www.nasa.gov

Hey, Cop Colin

July 16, 2009 - 08:23

I thought I would reply to you in a post so I can say more.

I am really looking forward to starting as well but the waiting is getting to me. As the time gets closer I am feelimg a bit anxious about my choices etc. Strangely though, when I am on campus I feel less anxious…perhaps it helps just being around people going through the same thing.

I have been on campus a couple of times over the last few days organising a computer through the Eight Ball Program, if anyone needs a computer for their studies this is a fantastic program.

The other day when we met up you were asking about ‘smilies’ :) here is a list of what characters to use to put smilies in your posts.


If God was on Facebook

July 11, 2009 - 08:23

I hope this doesn’t offend. As I look around at our world I am fairly certain that God has a sense of humour.

Click on the thumbnail to see God’s Facebook page.

GTA Chinatown Wars

July 9, 2009 - 16:31

Some nice moody concept art from Grand Theft Auto - Chinatown Wars.


July 1, 2009 - 12:19


It is great to have finally got Exultant to a stage where OnTrackers can participate. I am very happy to welcome onboard our first members – Colin, Kim and Griselda.

Enrolling in my first undergraduate units has been another milestone for me this week – it was a pretty daunting task involving more than I first imagined (a bit like OnTrack ;) ). After talking with fellow OnTrackers and a friend (a fourth year student at Mudoch) I managed to sort through it and get all the required activities (tutes and lectures) slotted in.  You can check out my enrolled units on my profile page.

Did anyone else find the enrollment process a challenge?