Category Archives: Conferences

Pedagogy of Transcription

It’s been a slow blogging year for me but not because of a lack of things to write about. This spring one project I’ve been pleased to work on with some fun Historians here at Brock University has been presented at Historians Teaching History, CAUCE-CNIE, and now STLHE. Professors Michael Driedger and Daniel Samson made… Read More »

Connect 2014

May 8 & 9, 2014, a new batch of spotlight speakers inspired, shared, learned, and connected with over 1500 attendees Rocking #canedu14 with @dkuropatwa @datruss @thecleversheep @wrightsroom @zbpipe — Valerie Irvine (@_valeriei) May 8, 2014 Here’s a quick summary of the sessions I attended: Werewolves of Learning, by University of Toronto professor, Steve Joordens… 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 »


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 »

EDCMOOC: Utopia, as x approaches c

There’s a lot to like about the EDCMOOC currently running in Coursera. It’s probably the closest thing I’ve seen to a cMOOC on an xMOOC platform. That said, the platform hinders its greatness. This course would be just about perfect if it existed entirely on the open web. Indeed, much of it does. I like… Read More »