Author Archives: Giulia

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Sharing Teaching Materials Online

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe Centre for Pedagogical Innovation hosted a discussion session on Friday December 7. Faculty shared things they tried new, what they hoped would happen and what did happen. Major themes had to do with attendance, engagement and note-taking. Some interesting innovative strategies seem to… 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 »

Good Question!

Dr. David DiBattista, professor of Psychology at Brock University and faculty associate to the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation gave a workshop today on how to determine the quality of your multiple choice questions. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe Starting with the fundamental assumptions: Our goal is to help… 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 »

Recording how to listen

Do you wanna listen to DS106radio on your iPhone, iPod or iPad? I made this for you! how to set up FStream on your iDevice Here’s the short summary: type in – http://208.82.115.69/live More information available at: http://networkeffects.ca ===== Notes on DispRecorder I used a new (slightly expensive at $10) app called DispRecorder to screen… Read More »