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Leigh Grey-Smith

Leigh g smith.jpg Leigh Grey-Smith recently join FLNW. He has been working as web developer and consultant for the past 4 years. He currently runs his own business Greytone Designs, while working as Head of Technology for Vibewire.Inc, a non-profit group dedicated to creating a virtual space for creative expressions of Young Australians. He is also the co-founder of elseWhereOnline, a humanities based academic online community/journal, launch last year with assistance from the Australian Research Council. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. --leighgreysmith 07:09, 05 June 2007 (CET)

Alexander Hayes

Alex hayes portrait 2007.jpg Alexander Hayes joins the TALO conversation trail from Sydney,actively progressing TALO's research into e-learning in a networked world. A decade working as an educator in the primary, secondary,vocational training and the tertiary sectors have provided Alex with ample cause to question what role 'teaching' has in education. Alex invites you to engage with him in creative discourse that unifies digital literacy, folksonomies, networked identity, m-learning and open web publishing. --alexanderhayes 07:09, 18 March 2007 (CET)

Nancy White

Nancy white.jpg Nancy White is the Founder of Full Circle Associates, Nancy helps organizations connect through online and offline strategies. Nancy is an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed communities of practice, online learning, distributed teams and virtual communities. Nancy teaches, presents and writes on online facilitation -Community. Nancy blogs at FullCirc. She confesses to online interaction and chocolate addiction.

Leigh Blackall

Leigh blackall.jpg Leigh comes from Dunedin, New Zealand and is really looking forward to seeing how remote communities in the Philippines and Thailand use the Internet for information, communication, entertainment and ultimately - learning. --Leighblackall 07:02, 18 March 2007 (CET)

Diokno Pasilan

Diokno pasilan.jpg Diokno Pasilan is a professional artist and educator travelling between his two homes in Perth, Western Australia and Palawan in the Philipines. Diokno will host the FLNW2 team as it travels through the Philipines and will bring the world into the events that will take place in his province.

Trish Everett

Trish everett.jpg Trish Everett is the Principal of Parnngurr Community School which is located in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia, 300 kilometers out of Newman. Trish is has been using open web publishing and and networked learning with the Mardu speaking community whose Indigenous community development includes the use of blogs and moblogging.

Rose Grozdanic

Rose grozdanic.jpg Rose Grozdanic has broad experience in the areas of professional development and flexible learning including stints as training manager, project officer with AFLF Learnscope and project manager of the Australian Flexible Learning Community. She is currently consulting as a learning and development specialist in an industry context and has been an enthusiastic member of TALO eGroup since its inception.--rgrozdanic 09:38, 18 March 2007 (CET)

Bronwyn Stuckey

Bronscotplay2.jpg Bronwyn Stuckey is principal consultant in Innovative Educational Ideas consulting to industry and education on matters of online instructional design, online learning, educational technology and games, community and Internet-medieated community of practice development and facilitation. She is a foundation member of CPsquare and coaches in the Foundations of Communities of Practice Workshop with Etienne Wenger and John Smith. For the past three years she has also been a visiting scholar in the Learning, Cognition and Instruction/Learning Sciences at Indiana University with Sasha Barab, researching issues surrounding a 3D multi-user game environment Quest Atlantis.--Bron 00:11, 19 March 2007 (CET)

Steven Parker

Steven Parker portrait.jpg Steven Parker comes from Northern Ireland and lives and works in Wollongong Australia. He is interested in working with teachers and students form different cultures to utilise technology for the networked working world and facilitating empowering processes that enable people to find and act on information, to their achieve life goals. Steven's blog - Network Learning. --Sparkered 04:19, 19 March 2007 (CET)

Konrad Glogowski

Konrad Glogowski portrait.jpg Konrad Glogowski is finishing his PhD dissertation in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His thesis focuses on building online communities of learners to facilitate the development of literacy and cognitive skills. He enjoys working with educators and is currently thinking about new approaches to pre- and in-service teacher professional development. He documents his thoughts on his blog of proximal development.

Barbara Dieu

Bee07.jpg Barbara Dieu teaches EFL and coordinates the foreign language dept at the Lycée Pasteur, the Franco-Brazilian secondary school in São Paulo. She has been involved in international projects online since 1997, networking, presenting, producing material and collaborating in several national and international communities of interest and practice. She has lately been involved with blogs, social tools and open participatory webpublishing. Barbara blogs at Wide Open Spaces.

Michael Coghlan

Michael c.jpg Michael Coghlan's home base is in Adelaide, Australia. He works for TAFE SA as an elearning facilitator, and has worked closely with several Australian Flexible Framework projects – most recently the Media on the Move online casting project (URL coming soon). Like Barbara Dieu he is a long time member of the Webheads community. Basically fascinated by all things web-related, especially as they apply to education, and has recently become interested in what Internet things are happening out there in the developing world so this journey of exploration is right on time. [More...]

John Eyles

Johnenz.jpg John Eyles joins from Waiheke Island, New Zealand. He has been involved in distributed learning and the internet for 10 years. He has a particular fondness for the Greater Mekong Subregion and is looking forward to getting to know Palawan. John is online coordinator of the Art and Design Postgraduate Network and senior lecturer at AUT University. He is involved in the EON FOUNDATION and The Living Classroom.

Brent Simpson

Brent simpson.jpg See my WikiEd User page. I do [1], [2], and sometimes [3].

Paulis Cheung

Paulis c.JPG Paulis Cheung is currently working as a Professional Vocational Training & Education (VTE) Practitioner, Project Manager, Researcher and Facilitator with professional focus on applications of educational technologies to enhance learning and teaching. My major interests include educational psychology, educational technologies, educational design, eLearning, mobile learning, e-Portfolio, e-assessment, game-based learning, web 2.0, adolescent's development and research methodology. --Paulis Cheung 16:30, 8 April 2007 (CEST)

Mark van Harmelen

Mvh.kmi.jpg Mark van Harmelen is a South African who lives in the UK, dividing his time between London and Manchester. He is an ICT consultant who works largely in the elearning area, and is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. His major interests include communities, personal learning environments for independent and community learning, social software, Web 2.0 for learning, teaching and assessment, and technologies in general. Mark is currently leading a team to develop a social software based personal learning environment. Mark's home page


Why ?

Michael Coghlan would like to explore;

1) What impact does the Internet have on the lives of people and communities that we will visit?

2) Are there ways our skills, knowledge and experience as knowledge workers/ networked educators can enrich the lives of those we meet?

3) Are there ways the skills, knowledge and experience of those we meet can enrich and inform what we do as (networked) educators?

4) Is there scope for ongoing cross cultural collaboration for the mutual benefit of TALO members and those in the communities we visit?

Alex Hayes first thoughts are ;

  • trying to get a handle on what other cultural groups / communities regard as acceptable levels of e-learning access
  • getting a better idea on how much I take for granted with regards to sustainable networked connection of all types
  • where does my creative practice overlap these popular technology paradigm and do the two mix ?
  • whats the politic governing TALO and how can we as a group grow into an international think-tank beyond down over contributing as technology stewards to those communities interested in our contributions ?

Nancy's thoughts

  • how are children playing the role of community technology stewards for their families and communities?
  • what are the intercultural aspects of our global networks on local places and communities?