Category Archives: Webloggia

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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Edublog Hero

Gotta give some serious kudos to James Farmer for his stellar work with the edublogs.org project. Open source goodness, community-based support, and an ongoing conversation among educators. It only takes a few seconds to be up and blogging with a … Continue reading

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Weblogs as a teaching and scholarship tool

Here at the UBC Town Hall… I normally don’t blog sessions, but I’ll make an exception in this case, as this is a topic very close to my heart. A group of TAs in the Department of English (my old … Continue reading

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Let’s just ease back into this… my first Blog-Ha moment.

Well, it’s been a long time, been a long time, been a lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely time…. I don’t want to throw my back out by blogging too rigorously, so I’m going to make my first entry back an … Continue reading

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Feedback loop: a podcast resource weblog…

As a cumulative assessment project for one of my Office’s co-op work-placement students, I asked Frank Pan to develop a weblog/resource to support personal audio production and podcasting. As usual, I was pretty vague in my instructions to him (in … Continue reading

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What do universities need to support weblogs?

A rare and welcome victory on the professional front. A project proposal submitted with partners at BCIT and UVic Distance Ed was awarded with significant funding from BCCampus’ Online Program Development Fund. (We should also have a private sector partner … 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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The Blogger as Citizen Journalist

One of the cooler and more intimidating elements of the upcoming Northern Voice weblog conference is that being slated to moderate a panel on “The Blogger as Citizen Journalist.” It’s a notion that has dominated much of the discourse around … Continue reading

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“Freeform in Feed Form”

Anyone who has had the misfortune of talking music or popular culture with me the past few years has undoubtedly been subjected to my WFMU rant… This legendary freeform radio station, which I remember reading about with yearning growing up … Continue reading

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