February 2013

Open

Royal Roads University is open!

A couple of tweets came my way today that alerted me to something that I am so happy to see come alive: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/grantpotter/status/302151989217873920″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/marksmithers/status/302210924385820672″] Open.RoyalRoads.ca is open. The brainchild (as so many good ideas are) of my Royal Roads University colleague Emma Irwin (@sunnydeveloper – don’t worry. I’ll wait while you go follow […]

EdTech, Open, Teaching & Learning

The ds106 snowflake

I love this ds106 data visualization put together by Martin Hawksey at JISC. This video is a representation of the community activity that occurred in ds106 – the unMOOC MOOC developed by Alan Levine, Jim Groom and the rest of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technology at U Mary Washington (whose innovative work I […]

Open

Academic Paywalls or It Costs HOW Much?

Open Access – unrestricted access to peer-reviewed academic research – has been popping up on my radar lately, brought on by the tragic death of Aaron Swartz. Sad that it takes the death of a brilliant young man to shine a light on the absurdity of heavy-handed copyright enforcement and the right of the public […]