Category Archives: Higher Ed

From the Mothership: Big News and Strange News

The headline and photo filled up half of my morning paper’s front-page, above the fold: UBC scores coup by luring Nobel physicist The University of British Columbia has scored a major academic coup, snagging an American Nobel Prize winner with … Continue reading

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Technoculture Heavyweights @ UBC this Friday

Friday the 13th will be lucky at UBC this month, as it is the location for a very hot session courtesy of the New Media and Culture Research Network, a public plenary on Literature, Culture, and the Digital Artifact. Arthur … Continue reading

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Screencast feedback for a student’s work…

Interesting example of multimedia student feedback, with some challenging questions in response from M C Morgan: …it also shows how significantly commenting would have to change to make it useful in screencasting. Let’s talk about micro-management. Let’s talk about the … Continue reading

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Attack of the career-killing blogs…

I somehow made it to this point in my life without knowing what memeorandum was — my first glance turned up this new article on the career implications of academic blogging: On the one hand, some resistance to the proliferation … Continue reading

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Cut the whining

My previous complaints about the weather, the hotel, urban planning, etc… no doubt make me seem like some sort of ingrate. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention some valuable experiences here at EDUCAUSE. Our pre-conference seminar on ePortfolios and … Continue reading

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Duopoly is like, so Web 1.0

There’s only a Technorati breeze blowing right now, but I suspect it will be a gale soon enough — Blackboard has acquired WebCT (they call it a merger, you decide). I can’t say I have much to add to the … Continue reading

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A wee bit more on ‘the new digital divide’…

A quick follow-up to yesterday’s meandering post… Jeff McClurken commented that it’s a bit too easy to posit all students as comfortable with social software, when an apparent majority of them are not embracing these technologies. My experience with students … Continue reading

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The Conversation

A throwaway line in one of yesterday’s posts (“There’s an unmistakable energy out in the community right now, and I feel sorry for the people in our field who have yet to jack into it”), prompted a couple of comments … Continue reading

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Diving back into text technologies

One of the best pieces of personal news I received over the past month was re-appointment as instructor for Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing, a course offered as part of UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. … Continue reading

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An international entry in the MultiUserWeblog sweepstakes?

I’ve been following the efforts of James and D’Arcy to assess mutli-user blogging systems with great interest. It’s been clear for some time that our existing weblog project needs to go to the next level if we are to sustain … Continue reading

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