The title of this site relates to words from other people. I’m not nearly as clever as them.
I first heard the concepts of the 3R’s (Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose) at a conference. It was talked about as a way of making online learning and use of an LMS attractive to higher education teachers. The phrase is about how once content is online it can be used again as it was initially, changed into something else than what it was before, or you can use someone else’s work but amend it to your purposes.
The second part of the title is from a mentor of mine who used this when we were talking about ‘digital natives’. She said that teenagers can consume information technology but when it comes to creating and curating they start to get lost.
I am currently is a position in a higher education organisation of great change in relation of flexible learning and student engagement. It is a privilege to work with these dedicated people. They are expanding the way and what I think and have inspired me to establish this site.
Here I will be examining how to reuse, recycle and repurpose existing materials to teach myself and others how to consume, create and curate information technology. I am doing this in the context of the project I am currently working on but with the view of returning to secondary education. As such, it may become a bit of a catalogue of tools or ideas, or it may just become my rambling reflections of a job I feel terribly lucky to have. Whatever happens, this site is for me, to remember the many wonderful people working very hard in the space of eLearning and information technology engagement generally.