Author Archive for lwise

I am a cognitive scientist, psychologist, and online learning specialist with an interest in taekwon-do, web stuff, cycling, indoor soccer and sundry other things. My staff profile at Swinburne is at http://www.lilydale.swinburne.edu.au/staff/profiles/lwise.htm. My lab website is at http://mocapsuite.edublogs.org/. I have bursts of web activity, and then large lapses. And so it's been since Al Gore invented the internet.

Wedgetailed Eagles bring down drones

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/wedge-tailed-eagles-bring-down-drones-in-goldfields/8033056?pfmredir=sm&sf42669975=1 Apparently wedgetailed eagles are more than a match for drones used in mining – they have brought down 9 of them at a substantial cost!

Internet of Broken Things

A couple years back, in 2014, Ward Cunningham wrote a piece on wiki called “Internet of Broken Things”. After dealing with the failure of a home sensor network he wrote: This is how the… Source: Internet of Broken Things This…

Working with Ionic framework

IPhone Apps and Websites So I have been acting as a client for some software engineering students from the University of Melbourne who are developing an iPhone app for taking class lists at my taekwondo club. Both of the groups…

The power within vulnerability – Juice Daily

How does “the power of vulnerability” sit within a context that eschews victim-blaming? While I have no issue with accepting that we each have weaknesses and limitations, it seems like turning vulnerability into a “power” is delegating responsibility to others…

University students, you are being watched

You are being watched and tracked “to help understand learning processes” – really???? And if I wanted to do this for a research project, rather than for business purposes (student “engagement” is about student retention, which means students continuing to be…

Good set of articles on open research and its challenges

Could Open Research benefit Cambridge University researchers? Lauren Cadwallader, Joanna Jasiewicz, Marta Teperek, Unlocking Research, 2016/08/09 Good series from the University of Cambridge Office of Scholarly Communications on the challenges facing contemoporary scientific research. Here’s the list of articles: The mis-measurement problem – 11…