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Might as Well Get Weird With It

This past weekend saw Toronto host, for the second year in a row, the 2018 Creative Commons Global Summit. I attended last year as a participant but this year I wanted to do a little more by submitting a proposal to run a session about The Open Patchbooks. Rumour has it that my proposal arrived to CC as the very first submission. Fact has it that my session was accepted (YAY!) and slotted in as the very last presentation. Sunday evening […]

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AMP

Accessible Markdown Pad (a.k.a. YodaPad) I’ll just throw this out there: I hate Microsoft Word. Not just because of Clippy, that universally loathed faux-magnon precursor of Cortana, but because Word’s primary functionality is so compromised by commercial choices that the enterprise isn’t worth its parts. Ever tried to adjust initial pagination on a document with...

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BlogTron

Communication and its Discontents At Fleming College, we’re trying to bring Communications learning into the 21st century. That means using good research to define appropriate goals and using communication technology to help achieve those goals. Our courses focus on iterative writing, low-stakes formative writing, process and product portfolios, multi-modal textuality, authentic assessment, collaborative composition, and...

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Here and Back Again

This is my Island of Doctor Moreauvian programming creations and miscellaneous edu tech musings. Some of the purpose-built stuff I’ve written over the last 20 years has become essential for my day-to-day teaching, so I’ve begun slowly porting it from VB6 to C#, my new programming language. The target audience is teachers, I suppose, but...

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Subterranean Scholarship Blues (#oext138)

  Today’s Daily Extend (#oext138) is titled Subterranean Scholarship Blues. This Extend challenged us to consider instructional challenges we have faced in the past.   This Extend ties into the Scholar Module during which we will explore the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).   The Scholarship module is all about evaluating your teaching practice and finding the places where it’s just not working, where we can improve as teachers, or how we can better support our students. For this Extend, I decided […]

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Reflective scholarship is a portal to improved practice

Greetings #ExtendEast – @ontarioextend Extend East Cohort – and welcome to the Scholar module. When I was thinking about how to construct the Scholar module, it didn’t take long for me to think about the most challenging moment I’d experienced as a teacher during the last few years. Much of my recent experience had been as an online instructor in UBC’s Master of Educational Technology (MET) program, which is fully online experience for students. However, when I was asked to […]

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