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Alan Levine

An early 90s builder of the web and blogging, Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling, photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river.

East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Conversation with David Porter about the @OntarioExtend Scholar Module

I don’t know about you but the word “scholar” in terms of my teaching comes across with a heap of connotations, many of which have me thinking “I’m not a scholar.” The Ontario Extend Scholar Module aims to break this down into an approach that is less about “being a scholar” into one aimed at what most of want to be doing- teach better: This module examines how you can use your classroom and your courses as a research lab […]

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A Few #whydomain stories in for @ontarioextend

Last week I posted some “interview” questions for educators who have their own self-hosted domain; here are a few first responses. My idea for doing this is to give some wisdom of others who have gone down this road to our participants in the Ontario Extend project supported by eCampus Ontario. These participants working towards their collection of module badges, and more generally looking to network with other Ontario educators, are blogging their work. And we are aggregating posts in […]

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Interviewing CogDogBlog.com

That thing about eating your own dogfood? It’s really quite good stuff. Last week I posted some questions for people to answer about the story of their own domains. This was aimed at helping our Ontario Extend project participants answer that Why Should I Bother With My Own Domain question (they may not even have that question). It’s fitting that I do what I ask students to do a assignment, a teaching lesson I learned long ago from my mentor […]

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Interviewing Your Domain

Do you have your own internet domain? Good! We’d like it if you can share with participants in the Ontario Extend project some wisdom from your experience. Having a domain is not part of the program, but we do have some pre-paid accounts for ones from Reclaim Hosting for participants who work through their modules. I’ve written a bit of a What and Why Domains in our guide developed for the North Cohort institute we did a year ago. But […]

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Connectively Full From First @ontarioextend Extended Lunch

The first Ontario Extend Extended Lunch conversation was very filling. Thanks @ProfessorDannyS, @NurseKillam, @IrenequStewart, @Joanne_Kehoe for joining in. This was my idea to get to know participants and to listen to what they were interested in doing as part of my summer role facilitating the project for Terry Greene, who is again a dad (congrats!). I was hoping for a conversation without an agenda, or a purpose of my own (beyond wanting to know folks better). And even after many […]

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Lumpers and Splitters, Tags and Categories for Organizing and Sharing

I’ve repeated this story somewhere here I am sure. But as wisdom from an unexpected place, it seems worth sharing until every one says “I heard that!” My “preparation” for the field of educational technology included undergraduate and masters degrees in… Geology. I had so many memorable teachers in my programs, including my undergraduate Petrology prof “Doc” Allan Thompson. Doc Thompson, in the field in the Black Hills, his most natural habitatit More often than not, before diving into discussions […]

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Hacking an Ontario Extend Visited Countries Map

URL reading and deciphering skills, plus some brute force Javascript, had me two hours making an animation. These things get in my head and won’t let me rest until I spend a chunk of time in the rabbit holes. I entered this activity for yesterday’s Ontario Extend, a spawn of the DS106 Daily Create that I am now populating for the summer. Daily Extend: #oext188 Where in the world have you been? How Much Have You Seen? Or where do […]

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