Category Archives: BrockUniversity

When the scaffolding shifts under your feet

Scaffolding has been one of my favourite metaphors for teaching and learning since I learnt of Vygotsky during my psychology of child development course in second year undergrad. Today, I briefly opened twitter to see this provocative statement: Scaffolding is "colonial, patriarchal, and disempowering" https://t.co/pWoYSQ4CQ9 #moocmooc — Sean Michael Morris (@slamteacher) January 25, 2016 I… Read More »

Diversities in Acting Training

Tales of the Collaborative Journey… With help from a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities I was able to dedicate a large portion of my summer working on this super cool project, led by Dr. David Fancy from Brock University’s Dramatic Arts department and logistically managed by my Centre for Pedagogical… 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 »

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 »