Our names are Marica Ševelj and Lynsey Gedye. We are a husband and wife team, with ‘team’ being the operative word. We are both passionate learners and communicators so it is no wonder we were drawn together even if it took a while for us to find each other. We view ourselves as explorers of the world and we are constantly seeking how we can make the most of every day both for ourselves and others. We aspire to leave this world changed for the better in some way because of our presence.
Who’s Marica Ševelj?
In 2006, Marica completed a Masters in Communications degree based in Poneke – Wellington, Aotearoa – New Zealand. Her research projects have included the misinformation effect, return on investment from training, and, most recently, developing and sustaining a synchronous online mentoring relationship. She has a number of research projects on similar topics being planned the future. She also writes at Marica’s Meanderings.
She was part of the team organising Blog Hui – New Zealand’s first international weblog conference held in March 2006.
Who’s Lynsey Gedye?
In 2005, Lynsey completed a Masters in Communications degree based in Poneke – Wellington, Aotearoa – New Zealand. His research projects have included how New Zealand religious and spiritual organisations use their web sites to communicate; and, an investigation into how accessible are New Zealand government web sites. He has a number of research projects on similar topics being planned the future. He also writes about the edges and margins of his world, and about a collection of aquaculture information found on the net…
He was part of the team organising Blog Hui – New Zealand’s first international weblog conference held in March 2006.
Ako is a Maori word and refers to a holistic approach to learning where the teacher can become the learner and the learner can become the teacher. There’s always someone who knows more about a subject than you do and there’s always someone who knows less.
We learn something from anyone – the bee takes nectar from many flowers.