One of the characteristics of this blog is that we really don’t emphasize the ego of the authors that much. We’re here to provide our opinions and the argument that supports them and to let everyone have a good go at arguing about them robustly. We’re uninterested in bolstering our own egos, forming a personality cult, or developing a marketing brand in the way that some bloggers and media commentators appear to view as being their reason for writing.
So regardless if the person authoring the post real or pseudonymous, there usually isn’t too much of the person and their experience poking beyond through the opinions and detail of the posts. We’re not here to be an authority in the manner favoured by many of the bloggers on of the right or some of the bloated ego’s in the media.
But it is a very talented crew of authors here in their various way. We all have rather extensive and productive lives beyond the blog and even politics, even if we don’t care to share many of the details of this with our readers. I have to share more than most because of my roasting moderating role.
Most of the site’s readers will be aware of r0b / Anthony Robins as one of the more pleasant and talented authors in the local political blogosphere with his always interesting posts. What you probably don’t know is how well he is regarded by people in his actual job as professor of computer science. But Lyn sent this through to me and I’m going to embarrass him by posting it with a hearty congratulations…
And they got what he does just right.
Anthony Robins has made a significant impact in the field of computer science nationally and internationally, and is considered by his peers to be one of the leading researchers in computer science education. His unique contributions range from his involvement in developing the national curriculum in Digital Technology for secondary schools to groundbreaking research in the development of the Learning Edge Momentum model of student learning that is influencing how programming is taught.
Testimony to Anthony’s sustained excellence in teaching are his high student satisfaction ratings, his exceptional skills in programme design and continuing reflection and critical evaluation of his teaching performance. His teaching has been described by students as powerful and transformational; his exemplary leadership has inspired colleagues.
They missed out that he is a great blogger, nice even when moderating (unlike me) and has been a stalwart of this site since we managed to entice him into writing here.