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Denise Nielsen

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Sydney Carton – A tale of moral bankruptcy and redemption

This is a multi-modal project embedding video, images and charts to demonstrate potential assignment options. The character Sydney Carton in Charles’ Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities—much like Dickens’ novel itself—is a study in opposites. Dissolute, drunken wretch who cares for no man on one hand; Steadfast, loyal friend who makes great sacrifices to uphold moral beliefs and to support those he loves best on the other. The novel and the character are studies in ethics and justice and […]

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Ready for Fall 2019

The hallways gleam. Classrooms are freshly painted. Updated colour accents in SLC red have been added on the stairwell and outside  (the detail…painting a flower box…I noticed!). Everything is clean and shiny and ready for students.  Orientation day is next Tuesday, and I’m excited to meet everyone. I’ll be with Pre-Health and General Arts and Sciences for the day, but am definitely popping over to visit with Police Foundations students too. One of the things I love about being in […]

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Build a longer table (of collaboration) 

I’m a believer when it comes to collaboration. It’s one of the reasons I actively seek collaborative experiences such as ExtendmOOC.  A year or so ago, I completed the image below as part of an early round of the Collaborator module. I was thinking of who would be at my table from a work perspective. To be honest, it was one of the first things I did with Ontario Extend and I loved it in part because of the metaphor […]

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