Author Archives: Barbara Dieu

Back to the Roots: some background

Barbara Ganley’s (the bg from bgblogging) invitation to take part in the Guest Series: Food Stories: Memory, Culture, Perspective of her Open View Gardens project took me back in time and roused me from blogging torpor (slow-blogging would be an … Continue reading

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Strange Correspondences and Grand Harmonies

Like D’Arcy Norman in his post “Bags of Gold”, I have been pondering over Gardner’s figures of speech.  Over the 48 minutes the video lasts, I was constantly reminded of how “American” the pitch and rhetoric  sounded to me  and … Continue reading

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Out of the box and off the hook

Juggling with two courses online which are so totally unrelated and switching from one mindframe to another is not easy. Who knows in this way different synapses and areas of the brain will be activated :-). At my age this … Continue reading

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A Geo-Cultural Perspective

As I browsed through and responded to the different introductions posted on the LAK11 Moodle forum, I noticed with satisfaction that many participants came from countries other than the US, UK and Canada, with a larger contingent than usual from … Continue reading

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Riding these waves

To celebrate my slow comeback to Beespace, I have (maybe too eagerly) enrolled in two courses which are totally different in scope: a) Jim Groom’s Digital Story Telling, a.k.a. #ds106  – a shot at creative madness, as Alan Levine puts … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2010

I took a hiatus on Beespace.  2010 was a year without posting or recording impressions here. I needed sanctuary,  nourishment , slow quality time to retreat, read, remix and reshape priorities. Coming back now, unhurriedly, comfortably and at my own … Continue reading

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Welcome 2010!

This is what the first day of 2010 looks like where I am. Impeccable weather to stay at home and reflect on the past and future decade and how to bring all this together to the present. Happy New Year … Continue reading

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How do YOU connect online?

A quick brainstorm on Wordle generated this Word Cloud to answer D’Arcy Norman’s question.

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Tedx São Paulo

About a month ago, I submitted my answers to the questions posed by Tedx São Paulo in order to watch the first event,  which  expects to gather more than 600 people.  We have been asked to answer a number of … Continue reading

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Open Education and Open Educational Resources: Challenges and Perspectives

On behalf of Carolina Rossini,  I’d like to invite you all to the Open Education and Open Educational Resources: Challenges and Perspectives Conference to take place on October 29th/30th  at the Law school (Direito GV) in São Paulo. Carolina, who … Continue reading

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