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Kenneth Scott Huntley

Scott is a Canadian/Australian web professional. Scott was working as a programmer for an Internet Start-Up in Vancouver until an Australian girl convinced him to turn his life upside down in 2004. Scott has an interesting insight into TAFE, he knows both sides of the coin: he studied Web Development at Padstow TAFE in 2005, and currently teaches Web Design and Development at Miller TAFE part time.
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Being cyber safe, smart and savvy

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

We have a duty as good internet citizens to foster “the positive” online experience and eliminate “the negative”

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID). And not just here in Australia, but around the world. Safer Internet Day has been celebrated since 2005 to raise awareness of online safety, and to promote the safe and responsible use of the internet.

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A TAFE success story

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

As teachers, we are proud of all our students – current and former – and we celebrate their victories

One of the greatest things about being a teacher is when a former student really shines. There’s a feeling of pride and accomplishment for their achievement. The knowledge that they’re doing great, and maybe you had a small part in that, maybe you helped them achieve their goals, is a wonderful fulfilling feeling. I’d like to share with you a TAFE success story about one of my former students.

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Getting their ‘staches on

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

Last year $580 million was raised by Movember to fund more than 800 programs in 21 countries

Every spring you might notice some of your male teachers, friends and co-workers sprouting a little more facial hair than usual. Never fear – they’re not going feral. It’s for Movember, and they’re just getting their ‘staches on.

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Not on my bucket list

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

On Monday morning, I arrived on campus with a change of clothes, a towel, a bucket, and five kilos of ice

I knew I was in trouble. I had notifications on my Facebook app.  My sister had tagged me in a video. I knew what it was before I even checked it; the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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When good satire goes bad

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

We’ve lost the skill to think critically, to ask ourselves “is this real?”  People read the headline, skim the story, and jump to the comments

My wife and I rented Gravity a while ago, a movie I enjoyed thoroughly.  I knew enough about space exploration to pick out some of the inaccuracies, but I was able to suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the movie.  Telling her this, my wife told me about someone who couldn’t suspend their disbelief at the movie – astronaut Chris Hadfield.  She had skimmed a story a friend had posted to their Facebook page about Hadfield being asked to leave a theatre after creating a disturbance mocking the movie during an early screening.

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A cautionary tale

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

 Deep in the human psyche is something petulant and needy that makes us want to post photos of our expensive toys

My wife is a bit of a reality TV fan. She watches too much of that Kardashian show. That might be why I read with interest that a reality TV show star was recently mugged after he posted a photo of his very expensive watch on Instagram.

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This ‘n’ That

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

Social media savvy TAFE students might be able to use IFTTT to keep track of information relevant to their courses.

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to play with a web service called IFTTT (If This, Then That). It’s pretty easy to use and can do some powerful things. And its price falls right in my budget – free! Read more…

You will always be learning

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

One thing I know is that life is short
So listen up homeboy, give this a thought
The next time someone’s teaching, why don’t you get taught?
It’s like that (what?) and that’s the way it is.  Huh!

Run-D.M.C., those pioneers of Hip-Hop told us their opinion of higher education way back in 1983. I don’t suppose I appreciated these lyrics then. Now, even though I don’t listen to any kind of rap music, this song – “It’s Like That” – is one of my favourites. It’s filled with truth, and this verse is quite poignant. Read more…