It’s time…

It’s time. It’s time we all had robots. No. Seriously. What kid born in the late ’70’s didn’t get promised a robot buddy for like their entire life. I mean really! It’s time. Meet the mBot! An Arduino based graphically programmable robot with unbelievable capabilities! Bluetooth receiver, sensors, and Scratch based programming make this thing […]

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Welcome to the ETC Makerspace

The Educational Technology Critique Makerspace is almost up and running. Check back here often to see new projects documented every month. Or better yet join us for a hands-on event […]

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Publication Announcement

I’m very please to announce that an article co-written by my colleague and fellow Instructional Designer, Jeanette McKee, and myself has finally been published. The latest volume of the Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, a publication of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, is now available online. Jeanette and I wrote a Report […]

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Big Data Micro Course

Just a work in progress, but I’m putting together some resources for a short course on Big Data and how web economy works. Here’s the trailer I created as a way to help me formulate the concept.

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Skype Translator…um…wow

Soooo here’s something that might change the concept of a global learning community. Now, how fast can we set up a network of global curriculum projects that you can sign your class up for and get these international educators working together?   Kinda speechless right now… more later.

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The Medium is the Message: Are We Designing With the Medium In Mind?

Lately, I’ve started thinking more and more about building course materials as a much larger “production”. Perhaps it’s my own background in film & video production that makes me long for the blockbuster distance course. Harkening back to the 1970’s when Televised Distance Education was in it’s hey-day, we were seeing substantial efforts to take […]

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CAUCE Webinar: Quality Standards for Distance Education

I’ve been asked to speak on a panel on the topic of Quality Standards for Distance Education for a CAUCE Webinar Series, Valuing Continuing Education: Programs, Promotion and Processes.  I’ll be discussing some of the templates that have been developed by the ID team I work with at CCDE, U of S as well as […]

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Online Discussion forum video for students

Just a few tips and concepts around online discussions put into a video. We will be using this one in a few courses to help orient students to the discussions.  

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Online Group Work

I put together a little video for students to help introduce them to the idea of online groupwork and some of the tools available.

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Owning It!

Well this is exciting! My first Ed Tech in the 306 blog post from my own little piece of the internet. That’s right I’ve moved the blog over from the third party WordPress.com to my own WordPress install on my newly acquired Reclaim Hosting space thanks to Jim Groom and Tim Owens! I’m only a few […]

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