Peter Mellow

14,215 Added | 18 Magazines | 6 Likes | 3 Following | 2,404 Followers | @petermellow | Learning Design Coordinator in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne. Interested in MOOCs, digital curation, learning spaces and learning.

From live streaming to TOR: new technologies are worsening online child exploitation

<i>This story contains detail of child abuse some readers may find disturbing.</i><p>Ease of access to technologies such as live streaming is increasing the …

Surveillance

Family car is travelling confessional

The car has become one of the best places for honest conversation<p>A British study has found that the family car is becoming a travelling confessional, …

Parenting

Different Learning Spaces, Different Goals

21st Century Classroom<p>Three universities share how they have tailored their classrooms for immersive learning, collaboration, large classes, …

Learning

'I Don't Know How to Handle This.' Parents Discuss Fears After Manchester Attack

Iris Azulai's 17-year-old daughter, Carmel, recently attended a large concert in Tel Aviv of the Argentine singer Lali. Given Israel's history, the …

Guns N' Roses

When mum or dad is an alcoholic

<b>One in five children in the UK are said to be negatively affected by their parents' drinking, and the effects can last well into adulthood. Four women - Karen, Liz, Hilary and Lynne - spoke to Jo Morris about growing up with a parent dependent on alcohol.</b><p>"Some people talk about what books they've …

Alcohol

Advice if you're upset by the news

<b>Some stories reported by Newsround can make you feel sad - but you are not the only one and it's OK to have those feelings.</b><p>Upsetting events often make the news because they don't happen very often.<p>This section gives you some tips about what to do if you are feeling sad about what you've seen, heard …

Wearable technologies for creating interesting learning experiences

Virtual Reality

The best place to work out is totally free

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>Local parks are a lovely place for a picnic in the sun, …

Exercise

Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior

<i>The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Harvard University.</i>In 2012, MIT and Harvard University launched open online courses on edX, a …

Learning

First-ever winners of MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs announced

MIT’s Office of Digital Learning honored the winners of its inaugural <i>MITx</i> Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses) at …

Learning

Want Family Travel to Really Count? Make a Plan

When the first of her three children neared age 8, and school events and sports increasingly demanded the family’s time, Tracy Krechevsky, 52, a teacher in Wellesley, Mass., decided they needed a plan to make the most of their vacations.<p>“We knew the opportunity for traveling together was going to …

Family

Meet 'The Mutants': The students who wear their autism with pride

'The Mutants' assemble gradually.New national guidelines on autism• New guidelines for diagnosing children on the spectrum will be announced in …

Autism

Kiwis in Aus could lose 50% of house sale profit to tax - OzKiwi

New Zealanders in Australia fear they are about to be hit with a hefty capital gains tax if they sell their family home under new Budget changes.<p>The …

New Zealand News

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.<p>The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child …

Nutrition

Explainer: what is positive psychology and how can you use it for yourself?

Many people have probably heard the term “positive psychology”, but know little about what it means in practice. Positive psychology aims to find …

Happiness

The new permanent visa for New Zealanders has a name!

Posted on 19 May 2017 Categories: News Comments are off for this post<p>Breaking news<p>The new permanent visa for New Zealanders, available from <b>1 July …

Immigration

America’s dangerous Internet delusion

The United States may have escaped most digital damage from this month’s unleashing of a global “ransomware” virus, though cyber-experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (“malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most …

Internet of Things

Consumers lose out in funeral industry lacking competition and regulation: study

Consumers are often unnecessarily upsold on funerals due to a lack of information and real competition, in an industry that is fairly unregulated, …

Insurance

Warriors holding back NRL: Aussie writers - Sport

New Zealand News

6 ways parents can foster good technology habits

The hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name has captivated teens. While the subject is about teen suicide, a …

Social Media

Why running isn't damaging to your knees

Your excuse for not going jogging may have just been debunked.Experts say running is not actually bad for the knees - a view held by many who love to …

New Zealand News

Academy, Moodle’s Take On A Massive Open Online Course Platform

An early version of Academy by Moodle, a platform looking to host free MOOCs for students around the world announced at last year’s MoodleMoot UK & …

MOOCs

Moving More After a Concussion

When young athletes sustain concussions, they are typically told to rest until all symptoms disappear. That means no physical activity, reading, screen time, or friends, and little light exposure, for multiple days and, in severe cases, weeks.<p>Restricting all forms of activity after a concussion is …

Concussion

Stephen Kearney: Warriors' attitude needs to change

Looking for solutions to the current Warriors mini-crisis is a bit like trying to unearth Americans who think this whole Donald Trump thing was a …

New Zealand News

Run for your life! At a comfortable pace, and not too far: James O'Keefe at TEDxUMKC

Looking for the good: appreciative inquiry in early childhood education

<b>A group of early childhood education services in Auckland took part last year in a range of projects using appreciative inquiry processes to improve</b> …

Teaching

Living, working in the UK to get tougher

KEEN to pack your bags and spend a bit of time living and working in the United Kingdom?<p>That traditional rite of passage is about to get harder than …

Brexit

Four ways junk food brands befriend kids online

If a stranger offered a child free lollies in return for their picture, the parent would justifiably be angry. When this occurs on Facebook, they may …

Marketing

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Psychology

Teachers share the most bizarre complaints from parents - Lifestyle

New Zealand News