Today I had 15 minutes with the fine folks at the University of Washington-Bothell eLearning Symposium hosted by the Office of Digital Learning, to tell them about some of the things that I do to enable the sharing of pedagogy. I’m hoping that in those 15 minutes I convinced a few to come here and read this post. Because this is an attempt at telling them why. What’s with all this sharing? Here are my slides in which I give […]
My latest post “Archivists In The Movies – Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones” is over on Activehistory.ca. This fun piece is part of the Active History summer series looking at historians in film. The post looks at the representation (or lack of representation) of archivists in film.
Course Info: INFV 401 Fall 2019-20, full semester August 26, 2019 - December 18, 2019 Meeting time Mondays from 6-8:30pm (Arizona local time; link in LMS) People Instructor: Dr. Ryan M. Straight Email firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours Virtual open-door: https://arizona.zoom.us/my/ryanstraight Slack @ryanstraight Twitter @ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Course Description This course is a beginning level exploration of human-computer design, interaction and interfaces. The students will be introduced to the theory of human-computer interaction (HCI) as well as to the principles of effective […]
INFV 302 - Statistics in the Information Age Fall 2019-20, 1st 7.5 weeks Meeting time Fully online, synchronous meetings: Wednesdays, 6-8pm Arizona time in course Zoom room via D2L People Instructor: Dr. Ryan Straight Email email@example.com Slack ryanstraight Twitter ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Office hours I have a virtual open-door policy. Meetings can be scheduled if necessary. Course Description This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. It also presents an introduction to data complexity, uncertainty and variation in information age […]
Canada Day was celebrated in an extremely special way in 2019. After spending the early morn scouring Sandspit BC for coffee (no one should have to deal with Peggy pre-caffeine!), I trekked over to the airport to see if I would recognize BC peeps I only sporadically get the pleasure of seeing. Before that adventure, I guess I will share a few shots of my solo meandering around Sandspit as I stretched my legs after planes, trains, and automobiles to […]
How did you first get involved with the OLC?? 25 years (then and now): What kinds of technology were you using 25 years ago and what technology do you engage with now? What is one of your favorite OLC experiences? Who composes your OLC community? I was invited to include something in the #WeAreOLC collection of narratives. Each of the posts in the series uses the same sort of framework: a few topics to get you started. So, without getting […]
My latest post, written with Skylee-Storm Hogan and Andrea Eidinger for the Activehistory.ca Beyond the Lecture series is up now. “Appropriation vs. Incorporation: Indigenous Content in the Canadian History Classroom” looks how historians can include Indigenous content in post-secondary classrooms, with an emphasis on providing practical steps and resources.
Earlier today I had the pleasure of providing a virtual talk on podcasting, scholarship, and public history. My talk focused on how podcasts can be forms of scholarship and outreach. I also spoke about my experience recording the Historical Reminiscents podcast. For folks interested, my slides and notes are up on Google Slides.
Alternate title: What I did at Summer Domain Camp. A new activity for Domain Camp for 2019 was to interview your domain. Here is my response: What is your domain name and what is the story, meaning behind your choice of that as a name? My domain is procaffination.ca and it comes from the idea that I have difficulty doing anything before I have my first coffee. Instead of procrastination, I suffer from procaffination. I am also pro-coffee! I like […]
In this episode I reflect on the first few months of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows appointment. I talk about the open community, Canadian history and open, and the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and open educational resources. I would love to hear about your experiences with open education and open practice. Leave a comment … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 53: OE Fellows Update