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This is not my web

So after a lot of thought, I've decided to scrap the comments section of Hack Education. http://t.co/ALBJng9GvL — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) May 16, 2013 I saw this tweet pass by my stream earlier today, so went to read the post. Then I started digging around the site and realized Audrey has not just turned off […]

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Supporting what I use

This past week, I have been spending money, primarily getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. But along the way I’ve also been spending some money and supporting a few of the free online services and products that I rely on everyday. My first stop, the Wikipedia store, where I dropped $25 on an “I […]

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Leadership

I have been thinking a lot about leadership lately. Perhaps it is because our Director has recently moved on to another position with another organization and I (as well as the other manager in my unit) have been called upon to backfill that role. Consequently, in the past 2 months I have found myself working […]

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A Culture of Innovation

A few weeks ago, I read a blog post from Jim Groom that really resonated and inspired me (as Jim’s posts often do). This particular post started off talking about 3D printing, but then morphed into a post about the numerous innovative projects that have popped out of the creative brains at DTLT over the […]

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Show us what you learned

June is conference season, and this year we had a number of people attending regional conferences here in BC. Many of my colleagues in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Royal Roads attended ETUG in Vancouver, and I attended IT4BC. My Director, Mary Burgess, had a great idea. As she sat at her computer […]

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Frog in a pot

As I was reading Electronics and the Dim Future of the University by Eli M. Noam I couldn’t help but feel I had stumbled upon a very prescient academic. This article resonates just as strongly today as it did when it was written in 1995. First, before I start cherry picking quotes from the article, let me say […]

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The Information Diet

We all feel it. How do we keep up with this mountain of information gushing towards us each and everyday? Hundreds of posts sitting unread in Google Reader, our PLN sharing dozens of shiny new links on Twitter & FB, forum posts, a new edition of your favorite journal published – the firehose goes on […]

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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=”http://twitter.com/#!/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 […]

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Informal learning for kids circa 1976

Since my Mom passed away earlier this year, my Dad has been going through boxes of stuff that he and my Mom have accumulated over the years. Bit by bit, pieces of my childhood have been slowly migrating out to the west coast with each family member who makes the trip from Saskatchewan to Victoria. […]

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Privacy and cloud based apps – a background paper from BCcampus

Ahead of their province wide conference on Privacy and Cloud-Based Educational Technology happening on April 4th, BCcampus has released a background white paper on Privacy and Cloud-Based Educational Technology in British Columbia (PDF). The report is based on questionnaires and interviews conducted by BCcampus with a cross section of institutional stakeholders (instructors, teaching and learning centres and IT administrators) at 9 BC post-secondary […]