James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

Speed and Change

I remember a couple of years ago sitting around a table with several colleagues looking over a budget for video and audio equipment. The numbers being tossed about, at the time, to keep current and have the top of the line video and audio recording and production capability was staggering. Not that we don’t need […]

A Teaching Moment: Interviewing

So, I teach at Zayed University┬áin the college of communication and media sciences. I teach across the curriculum but find myself, more often than not, teaching intro courses, ethics and converged media courses. This week I realized why note taking is so important for students but even more important for media students. Here is the […]

Writers Block, What To DO?

I am a professor and I create teaching content on a daily basis. I am a radio broadcaster and 6 hours a week produce original content on DubaiEye. Actually, I think the content I pull together with Paul Kelly from Triplew.me┬áis some of the best research, writing, recording, editing and distribution I have been part […]


Do you just randomly look at Prezi presentations? I do also! Small world. This was a nice little piece. Do you use Prezi? If no why not? If yes share!


This is a really cool idea. Working together does have its benefits.

Old School

I love the way technology and old school writing, calligraphy, can be brought together. So often we think one form of expression has to eliminate another, this is not so. I saw this on BoingBoing.net.                   Imagine using your SMS but with old school messengering? I love […]

Education on the fly

What a waste! How many conferences take place in major city in a year? In Dubai there are easily over 100, really. Now imagine how much content is being generated that has some application to lessons taking place in classrooms. I am not for a moment suggesting that students make field trips to all these […]