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Emergent Australasian Philosophers

I received an email today that contributors, participants and readers of this blog may be interested in.

I have no idea as to the credentials or academic standing of any of the information in this email
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Guest Post – Ethical Practices in Online Education

Today we have a guest post by Sarah Scrafford (see below) discussing some ethical issues surrounding online study and offering a few possible solutions.  As most contributors and readers of this blog are online/external students this post highlights some issues that touch us all.  As always comments are open and I urge you to add your opinions. Continue reading ‘Guest Post – Ethical Practices in Online Education’

Philosophy Good For Getting Girlfriends?

Well, that’s what Jenna Schaal-O’Connor, an undergraduate at Rutgers thinks.  “That whole deep existential torment,” she said. “It’s good for getting girlfriends.” Continue reading ‘Philosophy Good For Getting Girlfriends?’

Open Courseware

Waz put me onto Open Courseware a few weeks back, though I didn’t know it was this big. I recently saw an add on Fox talking about the latest open learning craze.  Here are some links to some Open Courseware institutes:

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Units for 2008

I’ll start this post with what units I’m undertaking in 2008 and others can post what they are undertaking in the comments section. Let’s see who’s studying together or, if you’ve successfully completed a subject that someone else will be studying, then please offer some comments.

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Twisty’s Introduction

G’day everyone.

I’m David (“twisty” to my friends) of Gundaroo (near Canberra). I’m 45 years old, married with children and grandchildren. I’m a casual vocational education and training teacher, beef cattle farmer and (once again) keen student.

I’m enrolled via OUA and have completed ONE whole subject to date (Careers and Work @ MQ). I don’t, at the moment, have any specific plans as to what I might do with any degree that I might achieve. I’m doing it for my own education and satisfaction. Gratefully, I’m not burdened with the need of education for profit.

Philosophy has captured my imagination and I’ll pursue this as my major. My first unit is Philosophy, Morality and Society starting …. hhhmmmmm …. Monday. I’m also interested in virtual learning as a teacher because I teach business admin via WebCT. I’m curious to see if I can find any philosophical foothold teaching “Excel”.
I look forward to discussion outside “blackboard”.


ANU Undergraduate Workshop

Congratulations are in order for those ten undergraduates who were accepted for David Chalmers’ exclusive undergraduate philosophy workshop at the ANU. For those of you who don’t already know the details, this workshop was open to all undergraduates in the Australasia area who are majoring in philosophy.

There were ten workshop places available and, from what I can gather, the competition was pretty fierce. The workshop was intended to complement the conference on ‘experimental philosophy meets conceptual analysis‘ to be held the same week at the ANU. Two contributers to this blog, both Anson (Ethics) and I (Ethics & Philosophy of Religion), applied however neither of us were successful. I’m yet to determine if any other Macquarie applicants were successful, as I find out more details I’ll post them here. If you are one of the fortunate receipients of a workshop place then please put a comment below and let us know what University you’re studying at, your field (i.e. Ethics) and perhaps some of the details of your application.

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