Monthly Archives: November 2006

All Hail the Mighty Moose

Friday is the final deadline for session proposal submissions for the third annual Northern Voice — a conference dedicated to weblogs and social software hosted here at UBC, February 23-24. Attendee registration is also open, and a mere fifty bucks … Continue reading

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A quick pointer to some slow reading…

Via OLDaily, Norm Friesen has just posted the third installment of his “E-Learning Myths” series, this one entitled The Myth of the Knowledge Economy. It ain’t easy reading, but I wish every edublogger who has praised The World is Flat … Continue reading

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Abject apologies…

So if it ain’t trying to keep up with grading, or the annual grant writing frenzy, it’s something else… I’m having enough trouble keeping up with email. And I won’t even get into the local boil-water advisories and Vancouver’s annual … Continue reading

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In which I offer guidance to the next generation of leaders…

Nov. 28 – Update below… Last night I received the following communication in my UBC email inbox, with a blank subject line: Dear Mr. Lamb, My name is J***** P*****, I’m currently a Junior in high school doing a project … Continue reading

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A day at the races…

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Nice spot for a track, originally uploaded by MrGluSniffer. The blog has been quiet, and I … Continue reading

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At UBC this Thursday next Tuesday? Check out this session…

I want to throw a quick shout out for this next week’s installment of the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) series, which features three of our university’s most accomplished instructors: Community Building and Student Engagement: A Multidisciplinary Panel Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Ignominy or triumph for the flatlanders?

I was too tired to write a proper summary of the mind-altering NMC Regional Conference on the flight back, and today is not the day either… Because the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the only sports team that matters, improbably won their game … Continue reading

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“As big as the inside of your head” — Gardner Campbell on sound

On the flight down I was hunting through my hard drive for useful sound clips, and ended up listening again to a conversation via Skype I had with Gardner Campbell some months ago while preparing for the New Media Consortium’s … Continue reading

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A downer for the deluge…

Today I am literally swamped. Not misusing ‘literally’ here, I mean my place is besieged by floodwaters, much of the yard underwater, the city engineers responsive but apparently unable to do much until the rain lets up here in Van … Continue reading

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Hit and run — academic Firefox goodness, fast and cheap open education, a UBC Second Life island…

Much of interest the past few days… a few of my favorites: * Via oook: Zotero is “a free, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather and organize resources (whether bibliography or the full text of articles), and then lets … Continue reading

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