Category Archives: VisualPractice

Visual Practice category includes posts where I’ve doodled some thoughts from a talk, presentation, book or ideas in my head

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 […]

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 […]

Critically Reflective Doodler

My Flickr stream and blog are filling up with these digital doodlings from conferences and meetings. I’ve made some pretty cool connections by doing these sketchnotes. One of my favourite connections dates back to May 2012, when I attended the University of Guelph’s Teaching, Learning and Innovation Conference. The Godfather of Adult Education, Stephen Brookfield […]

Data Mine

Another great #etmooc session this eve. Audrey Watters dropped some awesome thought bombs. She posed some challenging questions, as we move beyond the analog manilla envelope (like her mom collected of her school artefacts) into the digital realm and quintillions of bytes are collected daily. How do students, teachers, administrators, schools, and governments decide who […]

Permanence Lost

Reading Chris Lott’s poetic comment about loss in response to Jim’s assertion that Nothing is Lost …there’s not only nothing wrong with writing one’s poem and sending it down the river on fire, it might be a significantly better way to transcend the technical issues and consider what it means to *be* the idea struck me […]

Open as in “for business”

Featured Image “open for business” cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by @cogdog Whether you are outraged,  amused, or overwhelmed with ennui by the flurry of Instagram ToS sentiments, I agree with Gina Tripani: Deeply happy users are questioning/debating their favorite tools' Terms of Service, demanding their makers clarify the language. Iteration! — Gina […]

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 […]