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September 5, 2016


I was interviewed by Bill Tomlinson for the University of California online course, “ICS 5: Global Disruption and Information Technology”, here it is:

Towards mySustainableLens

May 19, 2015


mySustainableLens: A multimedia exploration of how we enable every graduate as a sustainable practitioner. Here’s the guts of a funding application we’ve just submitted, it aims to create an interactive mySustainableLens to communicate Sustainable Lens as a tool for understanding what it means to be a Sustainable Practitioner.  It is a proposal for a multi-media […]

Panda Island

November 21, 2012


Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Information Technology capstone project sees groups of students undertaking year long “real projects for real clients”. Panda Island is a recently completed project. The Peace Foundation has identified a need for an interactive tool to complement their Cool Schools programme, which is aimed at primary school students to learn skills required […]

Sustainable Community Enterprise

August 7, 2012


I’ve been working with an inspiring learner Joe Davy. Here’s our presentation in support of proposal to establish a Sustainable Community Enterprise within Otago Polytechnic. Community sustainableenterprise from Samuel Mann

DIY “Essay”

July 29, 2011


This year I’m teaching Web1 (1 because it is in first year, the subject matter is Web2.0).   The course has a large project that generates 50% of the marks.  Another 30% is for achievement of weekly learning outcomes – this is entirely self and peer assessed through a collaborative learning approach – all their […]

Showcasing what is already great

June 30, 2011


Here’s today’s presentation showcasing what is already great in Education for Sustainability at Otago Polytechnic.   For workshop for Staff Professional Development day, 30th June 2011.  Presenters: Niki Bould, Bridie Lonie, Andy Thompson, Morag MacAuley and Samuel Mann.  Our intention is to show what good things are already happening across the institution in a way […]

Book launch: The Green Graduate

June 9, 2011


 The challenge: every student graduates able to think and act as a sustainable practitioner, whatever their field. This is the goal Otago Polytechnic set itself and, as one of the main proponents, Samuel Mann became the go-to guy. Here he takes the reader on that journey and in doing so provides the framework for making […]