Astounding act of sharing non-astounding practice

This week Brock hosted our third visit from Glynis Wilson Boultbee in the form of a Summer Teaching Institute. The two day workshop focused on creative tools to encourage student engagement. On the afternoon of the second day, we held a one hour “conference” in which every one of the 12 participants were invited to… Read More »

Domain of One’s Own [visualized]

This is my contribution to the call for posters to represent the incredible Domain of One’s Own intitiative. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Giulia Forsythe I had a lot of visual notes from talks that I wanted to combine into one large visualization as a sort of homage to… Read More »

Don’t throw Learning Styles out with the cosmo quiz app

I quickly drew this up in response to the conversation going on over at Hapgood about Learning Styles vs Introversion. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Giulia Forsythe In my work, I frequently ask faculty to consider accessibility and diversity of learning approaches (minus the smug vacuous assertions and arched… Read More »

Six String Nation – Canada’s guitar comes to town

The Skydiggers were in Welland last night. They were fantastic. Each song I kept thinking, “oooh, I LOVE that song” and at first tried to remember if it was from a movie I loved or something. Then I realized – that movie was my life and the Skydiggers have been playing the soundtrack to it… Read More »

HEQCO Report on Online Learning [visualized]

HECQO released “How Online Learning Affects Productivity, Cost and Quality in Higher Education: An Environmental Scan and Review of the Literature” by Tom Carey and David Trick. Tom will be at Brock University on August 7 to discuss this report with 25 eLearning folks from 16 Ontario Universities. The report is split into 3 parts:… Read More »

Connect2013

While visiting the fastest blogger in the west, I’m challenged to complete all my draft blog posts, starting with this one from May 2013. What happened in May? Well, Niagara Falls was home to Connect 2013 a Canadian learning and technology conference. My colleague, Dr. Camille Rutherford was on the planning committee so I was… Read More »

Moving Mashup

In Doctorow’s novel Pirate Cinema, the main character is obsessively driven to create and transform a video “mashup from something trite and obvious to something genuinely moving”. It’s a great complement to this week’s ds106 remix challenge. Jonathan Worth, the brilliant prof behind #phonar, has released all his great Cory Doctorow photographs under a creative… Read More »

Wifi in Schools

Wifi in K-12 schools in Victoria, BC specifically. There was so much twitter action, I had to collect what I could. The tweets are a bit out of order chronologically but I tried to make sense of the themes. I’ve been watching the debate brew over at http://wifiinschools.ca/ and while I believe that wifi is… Read More »

Drive by learning

Evidence that learning cannot be contained within the boundaries of a course, I’ve taken a couple double takes reading both Audrey Watters’ and Mike Caulfield’s excellent critiques about Sugra Mitra and his Hole in the Wall project in India. Caulfield also tweeted a link to this excellent essay by Morozov touching on the topic of… Read More »

Critically Reflective Doodler

My Flickr stream and blog are filling up with these digital doodlings from conferences and meetings. I’ve made some pretty cool connections by doing these sketchnotes. One of my favourite connections dates back to May 2012, when I attended the University of Guelph’s Teaching, Learning and Innovation Conference. The Godfather of Adult Education, Stephen Brookfield… Read More »