Category Archives: assessment

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 »

Planning an Online Course

At my university, we gearing up for round three of our elearning initiative. Our website hosts a bit of criteria to guide faculty interested in moving their courses online. Our centre will provide the support infrastructure and faculty will receive the equivalent course release stipend to work with us and develop the course. The biggest… Read More »

Promise of Reflective Journals

As part of our new eLearning initiative, many faculty are keen to integrate blogging into their coursework. There are so many great examples out there, starting with the venerable UMW Blogs, DS106, Cathy Davidson’s crowd-sourced grading model (Duke), Mark Sample‘s pedagogy and the class blog (George Mason University) and a lot more. A lot of the… Read More »

Sakai OAE: a bazaar in the cathedral?

Last week I drew up some visual notes for the seminal article on openness:Cathedral & the Bazaar. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe After reading some really thoughtful posts by Ken Romeo, Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein, I can’t help but wonder if the Sakai Foundation has taken too… Read More »

Nothing Can Stop It!

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe Starring Sebastian Thrun and all those xMOOCS: Udacity, Coursera, EDx (because they are the ones that get all the attention) but produced, directed and thought about by George Siemens, Alec Couros, Dave Cormier, Stephen Downes. Poster based on The Blob illustrated movie poster,… Read More »


After seeing this tweet: The insanity is not only a belief in THE test, but the premise that ANY test is suitable 2 determine another’s worth. #pineapplegate — Mary Ann Reilly (@MaryAnnReilly) April 23, 2012 I did some research on this Pineapple Story. Such nonsense. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared… Read More »