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Five Australian musicians tour Germany

What started as a dream is about to become reality for seven Australian musicians as they descend on Germany for the Joey’s Oz Music World Tour. The tour is the brainchild of German born Australian Entrepreneur Heinrich Haussler, who together with musician and music...

The fear of sounding stupid – Twice

No one likes to sound stupid. Yet we often do stupid things. At least I seem to anyway. I don't know if it is that I don't think before I talk or because I am thinking of something else while I am talking or because I'm to listening in on another conversation while...

Removing the fear

Have you ever wanted to climb Mount Everest or fly to the moon? Probably on your list of ‘that would be cool but maybe slightly on the impossible side'? Have you ever thought, 'Why would I want to climb Mount Everest', someone has already done that? In every person...

Yes, you can sing!

When we first met, we talked about a song he had written and how he would like to record it and find someone to sing on the recording. So a demo of the song arrived and we started working on the music and arrangement for a song called The Five Stars. Now normally I...

Soundtrack to Life Part 1 by Chris Richter

Soundtrack to Life is the music I play when no one is listening. Light a candle. Put on your headphones. Turn out the lights. Relax and breathe… Each track has it’s own story, now everything should make sense. Track 1 - Taken: Being from a family with two sets of...

Real Time Education?

For my first post, I thought I would touch on is a subject that has fascinated me for years. Real time online interaction – specifically in education. Often web based interactive education materials are static or involve complicated Flash based development or high end...

Online Education – A pipe dream of wishful thinking?

I notice from many blogs that the trend of thinking from many educators seems to be that people want to study online so that they can learn at their own pace, when they want and how they want (at least that’s how it is advertised). But talking to many students, the...

Is content still king?

Question: Why do people study online? Why do I study online? Why do we use Google? Because we want to find out an answer to a problem. Simple, you have a question, you Google it and you have your answer. Not so simple. Is the answer you found correct? How do I know...

Are we using education technology back to front?

One simple observation: If an educator finds it difficult or time consuming to use a technology to deliver education then logically the student will suffer a similar experience in receiving the education experience. Sometimes things seem to move very slowly in...

The perfect LMS?

There it was – the perfect Learning Management System. At first I thought I was dreaming, but then the sun reflected off the corner of the browser and I knew I had found the perfect solution. Not only did it work in all browsers, including mobile devices, but it...

How to get everything done – now!

How am I going to get all of this done? I ask myself these questions constantly. I want to release another album, record another five albums, co-write, write a music training course, organise a songwriting cruise, write some more songs, spend more time in the studio...

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