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Clint Lalonde

Wrangler of learning technologies by day, Dad, cyclist, soccer fan and, lately, home roaster of coffee by night. INFJ. I am the Manager of Educational Technologies at BCcampus, working primarily on open education projects. This blog is a personal blog and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BCcampus.

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A decade of EdTech blogging

On May 30th, 2017 this blog turned 10. A decade of blogging about education technology, open education and assorted bric a brac. This ol’ blog has hung out with me over the course of 3 jobs and a Masters degree. It wasn’t my first. Geez, I had completely forgotten about that Make Your Own Media […]

EdTech, Open

Sharing some stuff from my open EdTech road show

I’ve been on the road doing some talks and workshops this spring, and this blog post is more of a way for me to aggregate the various bits of media that has resulted over the past few months. Dumping stuff to my outboard brain. Piloting Open Learning – Sandbox Collaborative podcast My colleague Amanda Coolidge and […]

Open, Teaching & Learning

Does Open Pedagogy require OER?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a student showcase of Digital Humanities projects, put on by the Digital Pedagogy Network. The Digital Pedagogy Network is a collaborative project between the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. The context of the event was to give Digital Humanities students an opportunity to showcase the DH projects they […]

Social Networks

I am not quitting social media

But I have been scaling back my use of it. It began, quite inadvertently and unconsciously, over the holiday break when I realized that there were days where I didn’t post – or even check – a FaceTwitLinkFlickagram feed. Which was unusual. As I reflected on my use of social media in the past year, […]

For Fun

Of Bikes and Books

At the start of 2016, for the first time in a long time, I made resolutions. 2 specific. Cycle 3000 km. Read 10 fiction books. These resolutions were inspired by 2 things. In 2015, my love of beer caught up on me and I tipped the scales at 225 on a 5’10” frame. Turning 50 […]

EdTech, For Fun

12 apps of Christmas

Yeah yeah, I know. It’s the middle of November, what the heck are you talking about Christmas for? Well, a couple of my ETUG colleagues Leva Lee and Sylvia Riessner pitched an idea a few weeks back for a special Christmas theme ETUG event called the 12 Apps of Christmas that I have been working […]

Open

Looking for Canadian Creative Commons projects

If you have been involved with the Creative Commons community, you will have no doubt run into Kelsey Wiens. Kelsey was a Canadian ex-pat working in South Africa, and was deeply involved in Creative Commons South Africa. Kelsey was also the driving force behind Open Textbooks for Africa. Earlier this year, Kelsey relocated from South Africa back […]

Open

Open puts the public in public education

Really encourage you to take a few minutes and watch Robin DeRosa’s great Ignite Talk DML2016 on open education. In 5 short minutes (NO, DON’T CLAP I DON’T HAVE TIME!) she connects the various strands of open education (open access, open educational resources, and open pedagogy) to the broader societal mandate of our public institutions, […]

EdTech, Privacy, WordPress

Fall projects

I’ve got a busy fall on the go with some new initiatives and projects keeping me busy. EdTech Demos This is a new educational technology initiative here at BCcampus, designed to help expose the system to some new ideas and educational technologies. These are free 30-60 minute virtual  demonstrations done about once a month.  So far […]

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My #ETUG Tale of Fail

ETUG is coming up in a few weeks; the twice yearly gathering of BC post-secondary educators, learning technologists & instructional designers. I’m more than a bit bummed that the timing of ETUG this year coincides with the annual EDUCAUSE conference which I am going to be at. So, despite being on the steering committee for […]