Teaching in higher education is my second calling. My first was in an industry that has been radically changed by the advent of modern communication technology. I was in print. For many people, if you mention the word ‘printing’, they will say it’s dead. If you search the internet, you… Read More »A call to educators: Change is upon us
Video learning came to mind as I was thinking about how e-books and digital textbooks don’t have to just be a text-dump copy of the paper book. Since the digital format of an e-book allows for interactive elements, video, and other digital assets to aid in comprehension, why wouldn’t we… Read More »Tips (and gripes) on using video in learning
After participating in the #digped chat on Twitter today, I have been thinking about how best to use Twitter in the classroom setting. The topic of the chat was specifically about the use of hashtags, but near the end of the chat, a conversational exchange took place that would end… Read More »Twitter for pedagogical reflection?
One of the best things that has evolved for me this year is the growth of my personal learning network (PLN). There are two main thrusts to this change, interestingly enough, neither directly related to the school I work for. We do have PD opportunities at work, and the sessions… Read More »Building my PLN: online and connected
Two spaces after a period is typographically incorrect. You heard me. It’s wrong. The Sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual suggests 2 spaces after a period. But I refuse to do it. For I can not, in good conscience, commit such a foul deed. We will explore the APA manual a… Read More »2 spaces: the Dodo bird that refuses to die.
Residency is over now—the group has disbanded, and while a few remain in Victoria for a little relaxation and sightseeing, the rest of us make our way home. I am writing this post from BC Ferries. Between Vancouver Island and the mainland lie many smaller islands called the ‘Gulf Islands’.… Read More »Active pass
In our case study this week, I have been trying to find articles and information about how language can affect the usage of technology in learning. We come to a course like this knowing that the content will be in English, but how does that relate to those of us… Read More »Voice-activated learning
Today’s class on Cognitive Theory, in particular, the discussion about cognitive information processing, had me thinking about the movie Memento If you haven’t seen the movie, and think you would still like to, I will try not to spoil it too much. But I will have to discuss the salient points… Read More »Remember Sammy Jankis
Of particular interest to me right now, and what may end up being a fascinating research topic is the use of social media in the classroom. I’m not sure the term ‘digital native’ is as accurate or appropriate as some might think, but in my experience, there are many learners in my classes that… Read More »Social media in the classroom
Motivational Theory. As learners, where and how do we get the drive to move forwards? At this moment, one week into my Master’s residency, I feel highly motivated. I want to be here, I’m enjoying being here, and I want to be successful, for a number of reasons. Of course,… Read More »The beatings will continue until morale improves…