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Sharing the Show – JIBC Demofest 2014

I had the pleasure of spending part of the day last week at the JIBC Demofest in New Westminster – an event I first heard about way back in 2010 (here’s the link I found in my Diigo collection – … Continue reading

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Serendipity by design – the ETUG Unconference

Welcome to organized chaos! Have you heard of the Unconference (see video) model? An exercise in emergent learning and collaborative organization, this year’s ETUG Fall Workshop was a deliberate deep-dive into a new way of learning together. My first ETUG … Continue reading

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Social media in B.C. higher education

I’ve been exploring the issues around using social media in education and, there are days, like today, when I wonder if the benefits really outweigh the risks. I’ve began exploring the use of social media in education when I was … Continue reading

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Confluences and divergences at CNIE2014 May 13-16

The natural confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers at Kamloops, B.C. was the inspiration for the theme and title of this year’s CNIE-RCIÉ 2014 conference hosted by Thompson Rivers University (TRU).  The organizers hoped that bringing together the … Continue reading

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A surfeit of learning…

It’s pretty sad to see that I haven’t posted anything since early January – although I have three drafts partly written – just never got around to posting them. This is what happens when you get carried away by opportunities … Continue reading

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Sometimes homemade is best…

Tripped over an interesting social enterprise startup in Tanzania this morning – Ubongo is the name of a town in Tanzania AND of a new edutainment company that is creating digital content for Africa. Using video, audio and interactive learning … Continue reading

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Not really a new idea…

I was curious about the flurry of media reports on the change in Sebastian Thrun’s decision to charge for tutoring and certification for his free online courses in Udacity. Why is this news? Many years before his supposedly audacious goal … Continue reading

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