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  • David Vogt 8:36 am on December 7, 2011
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    Tags: final, grades, yippee!   

    Everyone should have their final grades now, so please let me know if you don’t, or if you have any questions. Now you can finish off 2011 in style! Cheers, David

    Continue reading Happy Holidays! Posted in: Announcements
  • David Vogt 8:14 pm on December 4, 2011
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    Thanks everyone for everything we’ve gained over the last 13 weeks. I’ll do my best to have all of the marking done by the middle of this week. Frankly, the reason I teach this course is that I learn so much. Every time. I respect MET because I can expect a cohort of energetic global […]

    Continue reading Nothing ventured … Posted in: Announcements
    • Everton Walker 8:42 pm on December 4, 2011 | Log in to Reply


      Thank you too. It’s a bitter-sweet feeling to be totally finished with MET but that’s just life. I just want to wish everyone all the best that life has to offer.

      one love,

    • Jim 9:05 pm on December 4, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks, David; it has been a very interesting course which took me, and I am sure many others, in some new directions and unfamiliar territory. Best of success to you and to my fellow 522ers!

    • khenry 9:21 pm on December 4, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thank you David. It was a brilliant course on many levels with so much learnt. It almost felt like a little MBAesque as well. From the moment I signed on to do the MET programme this was one of my two must dos and it did not disappoint at all! It was even better than I expected!

      Thanks also to my fellow ETEC 522ers for making this course unforgettable, entertaining, educational and so rich in content, experience and discourse.

      All the best to everyone!!!


    • hall 9:28 pm on December 4, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David,

      Thank you . I have learnt a lot from this course. It is very good that my course in this programme ended with such great course.

      Thanks to all my fellow ETEC 522ers’ for their insightful and fair comments, informative, educational and practical postings. It was a pleasure meeting you. I have learnt a lot from you. All the best to you.

    • Deb Kim 2:46 am on December 5, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thank you, David.
      Like many others, I’ve also learned a lot from this course. The combination of business and education has been very interesting.
      Have happy holidays!


    • Angela Novoa 3:15 am on December 5, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thank you David,

      As I mentioned before, this course was a huge challenge, because I did not have any previous knowledge about ventures and enterpreneurship. I have learnt a lot during this term, I expanded my knowledge not only about education, and I developed skills that I did not know I could have. Wish you all the best.


    • bcourey 5:00 pm on December 5, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      thanks David for a great experience! There is so much that I have learned that I will take with me when technology decisions are made at my board office…I have a new lens to use when vendors present their newest product..great discussions, debates, and insights from everyone. This was a very different direction for me in my MET journey. Thanks again!


    • mcquaid 6:00 pm on December 5, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks to Mr. V and all of my classmates alike. This venture-based course sure was a bit of an academic adventure at times. I liked the freshness of topic every week, as well as the (sometimes lively) discussions – all respectful, I think, even though some posters were coming from points of view far apart. It would be very cool if, in the near future, one of the ventures pitched here ever made it to the “real” world – especially if it’s mine! ūüėČ
      Have a happy break, everyone.


  • David Vogt 7:16 am on November 30, 2011
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    Some of you are ready for your A4 (Participation Portfolio) submissions, so here are a few details. The first part is simple – select your example set of 5-10 postings, capture their links, wrap them together with a short overview of your participation, and email that directly to me. The second part is also simple, […]

    Continue reading A4 Submissions Posted in: Announcements, Questions & Answers
    • Deb Giesbrecht 5:33 pm on November 30, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      yes – thank-you – the workload was plenty.

    • schiong 9:01 pm on November 30, 2011 | Log in to Reply


      I agree.
      I think the challenging part is going through the 10 assigned A3.
      The A3s I am currently reviewing are all good. Unfortunately, we can only choose 3.

    • kstooshnov 10:50 pm on November 30, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David,

      Thanks for advice on how to keep the discussion going, and I hope that more students are willing to take you up on the challenge of reviewing past choices in this course, and determining what may have got them to change their mind on certain educational innovations.

      In most MET courses, the final week of class is a bit sombre, with most classmates finishing off their assignments and not very interested in starting up new discussions. Usually a few will post their farewells to classmates they enjoyed chatting with, and then in a few weeks the discussion board disappears into the ether, as WebCT will only stay open about a month after the term has ended. Here we have a unique opportunity to keep the discussion going indefinitely, as past examples of ETEC 522’s blog are still active and easily found on-line. It is comforting to know that mine and others’ thoughts and reflections will be accessible in the months and years to come, and I fully intend to keep my Virtual Globe 3.0 post active, with some updating of video content, as a permanent location for future stages of this venture. It would be great to see how many other wonderful ideas in the field of learning technologies can be traced back to this group’s postings.

      I really don’t know how much I will be able to post on my original “Emerging Market Poll” as it seems like another lifetime that I made those choices. I would rather like to see where classmates think their ventures will be in five years time, keeping with the forward-thinking push seen in many of the posts so far.

      All the best,

  • David Vogt 9:12 am on November 28, 2011
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    I’ve now emailed each of you with your venture-review portfolio for the Venture Forum this week. ¬†Please let me know immediately if you haven’t received your list. Good luck! David

    Continue reading Let the Venture Forum Begin!… Posted in: Announcements
    • jarvise 10:27 am on November 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Just to clarify on the voting: do we ‘vote’ for the 3 ventures that we have selected? Can we vote for other ventures that we think are good investments? Was there specific direction for the pulsepress voting?


      • David Vogt 11:14 am on November 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Hi Emily –

        I detailed voting instructions in an earlier post.

        Briefly, you may vote positively or negatively on the investment worthiness of any venture in the Venture Forum, but I’ve only requested that you vote on the ten (10) ventures assigned to you. All, some or none of your ten may be investment worthy – that is up to your acumen as an EVA.


  • David Vogt 4:19 pm on November 26, 2011
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    Hi everyone – I’ve started to get questions about A3 submissions and how the Venture Forum next week will work, so I’ll try to summarize a few points here, and answer any further questions as replies to your replies. As described more fully in section 4A (Venture Forum) our next week should be thrilling! ¬†You […]

    Continue reading A3 Postings and the Venture Forum Posted in: Announcements, Questions & Answers
  • David Vogt 11:10 am on October 30, 2011
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    Responding to a few offline questions I’ve received about our upcoming A3 assignment I offer the following few focusing tips: – remember that the topic of A3 should be an ‘original’ venture, either an entirely new venture or an entirely new direction for an existing venture; – your role is to act as the visionary […]

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  • David Vogt 12:21 pm on October 15, 2011
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    Just a general note (as a couple of you have asked): please submit your A1 assignment directly to me via email, whether it is in the form of a link, a file, or whatever other. ¬†I’m looking forward to reviewing them! David

    Continue reading A1 Submission Posted in: Announcements
  • David Vogt 8:30 pm on October 9, 2011
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    Hi everyone – I wanted to thank our intrepid Learning Games team for starting us off in such a fine manner; setting the bar suitably high. ¬† It’s always tough to go first, especially with our schedule, so bravo! The only general comment I would make for succeeding groups is to remember that this assignment […]

    Continue reading And the games continue… Posted in: Announcements
    • Deb Kim 3:32 pm on October 11, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David,

      I have a few questions regarding my second assignment as well as our group assignment.

      For the second assignment, where are we supposed to turn it in? Should we email you or post the assignment here? If we need to post it here, could you make a category where we can submit our assignments?

      For our group assignment (I’m in the Week 7 group), would you like use to direct the discussion to the course blog or can we keep it within ours?


  • kstooshnov 2:55 pm on October 9, 2011
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    We hope that everyone in Canada has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and for our friends in other countries, a relaxing weekend. ¬†The eBook Team will be posting our Emerging Market Analysis on Monday, October 10th, and we look forward to your comments and questions. Everton, Keisha & Kyle  

    Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from the eBook Team! Posted in: Announcements, Week 06: eBooks
  • David Vogt 5:22 am on September 26, 2011
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    Happy Monday, everyone – Your insights and interactions regarding the various pitches last week were on target. ¬†Thanks. ¬†I trust the exercise was useful in getting you to assume the mindset of an analyst and investor. ¬†Being an “angel” investor myself, I can affirm that the activity becomes much more focused when it is your […]

    Continue reading Welcome to W4: a Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs Posted in: Announcements, Week 04: Entrepreneur Bootcamp
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