Category Archives: social media

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 »

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 »

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 »

38 Special

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe On Wednesday August 29 I was in the middle of facilitating an intensive 3 day Instructional Skills workshop for graduate students. It was also my 38th birthday. It’s been an excellent year for me but for some inexplicable reason I’ve had a bit… Read More »

Archiving Insights

I’ve just returned from three excellent professional development events: BC Campus Online Community Enthusiasts (#OCE2012), Northern Voice (#nv12) and Society for Teaching, Learning in Higher Education (#STLHE2012) I have more specific reflections on each of those events but a very interesting question arose this week that I really want to explore. #stlhe2012 to those who… Read More »