CAUCE 2016 Program Award

Out in Waterloo this week for the CAUCE/CNIE 2016 conference and had the honor of receiving the 2016 CAUCE Program Award for Credit Programming under 48 Hours along with my colleague Jeanette Mckee and our Distance Education Unit Director, Cheri Spooner. We received this award for the INTS 100 Strategies for Academic Success course that […]

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Wiimote Whiteboard

What makes the Wiimote so hackable? Brains: 16 KiB EEPROM microprocessor chip Bluetooth connectivity Inputs Devices: ADXL330 accelerometer – X, Y, Z motion detection which can measure speed, angle and force. […]

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WordPress Training

Out in Calgary this weekend learning how to customize themes and create child themes in WordPress. Looking forward to being able to mess with themes haha.

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Online Course Development Toolkit

We were asked a while back to put together some resources for those instructors who want to develop online courses without collaboration. Kinda a strange request actually. I kept thinking I was designing materials to make myself obsolete. But like I always say. If you can be replaced by a template then you probably should […]

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Happy Arduino Day Project!!!

Happy Arduino Day!! We here at ETC Makerspace did not have time to get together an Arduino Day activity in the Makerspace today (next year I promise) so instead I […]

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Celebration of Research Exhibit

The College of Education’s Invitation for Celebration of Research 2016, Saturday March the 19th. ETC Makerspace will be showcasing just a few of the amazing and innovative projects we’ll be […]

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Augmented & Virtual Reality Session

Marguerite Koole, professor in the ETAD program here at the U of S, led us through a fun and informative inaugural night of making. Starting with a “scavenger hunt” activity […]

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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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