Monthly Archives: September 2010

UBC Reads Sustainability

“books” shared CC by bjornmeansbear A few changes in my professional profile at UBC in recent weeks… My old Office of Learning Technology has merged with the former Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth to become the Centre for Teaching, … Continue reading

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everything not real only a series of tapes being played for us

Philip K. Dick – I consider the universe shared CC by Muli Koppel I read an excerpt of this Inside Higher Ed article nearly two weeks ago, and I still find myself thinking about it. At the University of Dayton … Continue reading

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Fear and frothing in England

Freak Out shared CC by Parksy1964 Last July I was honoured to give the closing keynote for the JISC Open Educational Resources International Symposium in London, England. It was a terrifying prospect on a couple of levels… First off, I … Continue reading

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International study claims higher education is still good for you

Some interesting reading in my morning paper: In purely financial terms, the benefits of a postsecondary education to individuals and Canadian society at large far outweigh the costs, a new report suggests. However, as Canada spends more and more on … Continue reading

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Ooooh, I want one of those iPanopticons sooooo bad

Geek and Hype iPod touch shared CC by pickupjojo How illuminating… every time Chairman Steve does one of his high-gloss sales-pitches, my Twitter and RSS feeds are overrun by panting consumption lust, usually from people who make their livings as … Continue reading

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