Category Archives: Conferences

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 pic.twitter.com/rYqa8L3u9G — 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 »

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 »

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 »

Digital Graphic Facilitation at BC Campus

I was excited and honoured to be invited by BC Campus to be a graphic facilitator at their Open Educational Resources Forum (#OERforum) last week. When they first asked for me to be a graphic facilitator, of course I immediately said yes but I also felt a bit of trepidation as I have never done… Read More »