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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DCMOOC – Digital Citizenship MOOC

Well I’m jumping into the DCMOOC a little late, but I just got caught up with the recordings this morning and you can too. I’m really excited that the Ministry of Education thought to provide this PD opportunity to the people of Saskatchewan and beyond. A key component of Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying […]

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AR is getting interesting

Just saw the Metaio Showreel for 2013. I’ve always loved the concepts behind position based information systems. It’s the ultimate in just-in-time training which I think we need to invest more thought in with regards to faculty and student training. But this Augmented reality company is really starting to think (in a very commercial and […]

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Searching for Open Images

I put together a quick little video on how to search Google using their Usage Rights filter for openly licensed materials. You might find it useful for finding images that do not require copyright clearance.

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