Category Archives: Conferences

Reappropriating Innovation

May 13-16 I visited the lovely Thompson Rivers University campus in Kamloops, British Columbia for the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education conference. The theme was confluence, which draws on the unique geography of Kamloops, situated at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. The concept of water meeting was mimetic through many […]

Drawing on Walls with Nancy White

Kicking off CNIE2014, this year I was head-over-heels-excited to participate in a graphic facilitation workshop led by the amazing Nancy White as a full day pre-conference session. It was a great opportunity to connect with old friends, friends I only knew online (until now) and of course, make new friends. The day progressed so smoothly […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]