An encouraging thought, for those of us with more curiosity than any cat. Now to back it up with the learning and doing parts.

In 2021 I embarked on a new adventure and returned to study Writing & Literature through Deakin’s Cloud Campus. Welcome to Catalyst blog and portfolio, a companion collection to my creative writing blog.

“There is no better catalyst to success than curiosity.”

– Michael Dell

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Evolving digital natives: literacy is just the beginning

What benefits and limitations are involved in using digital media to facilitate learning and engagement? As I mulled over this, a bizarre question popped into my mind: A peculiar metaphor, yet a valid question. Has technology in education caused as many limitations as benefits? Is it actually solving problems? My research had covered various perspectives, and in a moment of inspiration I threw the question out on Facebook (I know many teachers. Some even responded!) Is it the best thing ever? or a pesky distraction? While I netted several opinions, general consensus was largely aligned with the research I had explored:…

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…and a happy new year?

So, welcome to 2022. Wouldn’t we all love to think there will be a genuine open door (or more importantly, open borders) soon? As 2021 ebbed, it seemed there might be light at the end of the tunnel. And there was, I suppose –  if you count the oncoming headlamp of the Omicron freight train. Sigh. I had the honour of speaking at my home church on the first Sunday of 2022, which I titled Not Another New Year’s Sermon! (It is, in fact, about the fourth I have done over the last decade…something to do with everyone else being…

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