September 2011


Official Moodle iPhone app released

Just saw a post in the Moodle forums that the first official Moodle mobile app was released earlier this month by Moodle HQ. What I love about this app (and this is actually more what I love about the attitude of the development team creating this app) is that, of all the functionality they could […]


If This Then That Automates Simple Web Tasks

[blackbirdpie url=”!/thecleversheep/status/115408222088728576″] I don’t blog much these days about new web services or tools that I discover (if you are interested in what I find in terms of cool tools then you can connect with me on Diigo where most of the good web tool discoveries I make end up), but this service Rodd Lucier […]

My Masters, Social Networks

PLNs and OERs

While I have always been interested in OER’s, this issue has taken on greater professional significance for me since arriving at an institution that has active OER projects on the go, and I have begun paying closer attention to reports like the one released this summer by JISC in the UK examining the the impact […]

All the rest, Social Networks

Taking away voices – a rant on authenticity, transparency and freedom of expression

The NHL has unveiled a strict social media policy for their players which includes extensive blackout periods when players and team personnel cannot update or tweet statuses on social media. [blackbirdpie url=”!/grabs40/status/114170216937828352″] Interesting, and telling, hashtag on this tweet from Michael Grabner of the NY Islanders. Now, the NHL is not the first major sport […]

My Masters, Social Networks, Teaching & Learning

The role of Twitter in Personal Learning Networks

My Masters thesis (the full title is The Twitter experience : the role of Twitter in the formation and maintenance of personal learning networks) is now public in the DSpace archives at Royal Roads University. Here is the abstract: This qualitative phenomenological study involving in-depth interviews with seven educators in K-12 and higher education examines […]