This is the last of my coloured in pictures from my Brain Colouring Book from the INMED conference. It perfectly summed up both my journey and the overarching theme of the human within the technical that spanned my blog.
Dr Macleod recommended Zeros + Ones in my Understanding Learners in Online Environments and I thought it sounded perfect for this course. I went to the library early on the way in to work, found it quickly and went through the self check out. Upon trying to exit I set off the alarms and security told me I had to go back in. Checking my phone I had a confirmation email confirming the book was now checked out to me. So I could neither leave with the book nor leave the book behind, and risk getting fined in a month’s time. I returned to the self service machine and it cheerfully told me to report to the desk, which being early was still closed. Trapped!
It was then a matter of waiting inside for the librarians to arrive. As it turned out it took quite a few attempts on their part and several different machines to ‘unsecure’ it and set me free.
All in all a very timely experience demonstrating the need for human intervention in a machine driven world. Librarian superhero!
Working on a campus means having ready access to books both to buy and for loan. I succumbed to this purchase after the Digital Education webinar on Critical Pedagogy.
A colleague offered to lend me this book knowing about my studies and the colouring book was part of a Medical Education conference pack in February and seemed a perfect element to feed into my stream – I am looking forward to colouring in several of the pictures for my feed.