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The Virtual Explorer BlogThe Virtual Explorer Blog

If you're interested in the web you might find my blog The Virtual Explorer ( interesting. Mostly intellectual reflections on possibilities that are emerging, rather than just a newscast on the latest and greatest tech - there are already plenty of those blogs, after all!

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The Sunday Roaster BlogThe Sunday Roaster Blog

Alternatively there's the blog for my main hobby, cooking. I do keep a rather intermittent blog about by culinary exploits called The Sunday Roaster ( which is primarily about ... you guessed it ... Sunday roasts.

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Who am I?

I'm now, as of 2015, Dr Richard Osborne. My PhD brings together my thinking on psychology, technology and education.Rich Osborne

I used to work for the University of Exeter as an Education Advisor, specialising in Technology Enhanced Learning, but I've recently decided to change tack and am about to embark on a career in teaching.

Personally I'm a cook, psychologist, husband and father, someone who loves to laugh and loves to play, fascinated by why we are what we are, and how we come to be ourselves.

What am I interested in?

My current focus is the nature of digital space - what it is made of from an experiental point of view, as opposed to a technological point of view. As a subsequence of this I'm interested in how people move and interact in the specific digital places that are created within this wider digial space.

What's my experience?

In order to answer this question I recently wrote a blog post about Computer Science, computational thinking & pedagogy which explains some of my background, thinking and experience. I also keep a few historical items of work from my past alive, such as these playable Burmese Musical Instruments, and my old Flash Book idea, e.g. "Know Yourself: Co-operative or Competitive?".