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  • David Vogt 2:29 pm on December 2, 2012
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    Welcome to December everyone, and the conclusion of our learning adventure. As per my earlier message, you have your A1 & A2 grades now, and should have the balance of your grades by the end of the week.  I’m thoroughly enjoying the grading process, as I do ETEC522 and MET overall, because all of you […]

    Continue reading Something ventured… Posted in: Announcements
  • David Vogt 1:33 pm on December 1, 2012
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    Nice action on the Venture Forum! Just to let you know, I’ve done my second review of your A2 assignments and you should expect your grades on these later today. I’ve also done a first review of your A3 assignments, so you should expect these back to you, along with your A4 work, by the […]

    Continue reading Completion Schedule Posted in: Announcements
    • joeltremblay 12:32 pm on December 2, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Hi there David,
      I haven’t received anything via email? Is that where you’re sending the feedback/marks to or?

  • David Vogt 10:39 am on November 26, 2012
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    Hi everyone – Just to say THANK YOU that the Venture Forum is now live with all of your pitches, and you should feel that you`ve now accomplished the lion`s share of your work for the course, so BRAVO! Via separate email you each should have received your review assignment for this week – the […]

    Continue reading The Home Stretch!!! Posted in: Announcements
    • Doug Connery 10:17 pm on November 26, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks David for a “random list” of great pitches.The hardest part will be choosing three best to do detailed comments on.


    • Peggy Lawson 4:11 pm on November 27, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for the reminder Doug. I do recall reading somewhere our procedure and tasks for reviewing the pitches, but a refresher would be helpful or pointing me in the right direction as to where I saw that information before.

    • tomwhyte1 4:31 pm on November 27, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Three? I was under the assumption, that the expectation was all?


    • Doug Connery 5:08 pm on November 27, 2012 | Log in to Reply


      Under 4 Launch there is a dcoument that states quick comments for 7 and in-depth for 3. I was refereing to choosing 3 for the in-depth review. Hope this did not cause too much confusion!


      • tomwhyte1 5:20 pm on November 27, 2012 | Log in to Reply

        See that now… opps… Oh well, I have done a detailed write-up on 9 of the 10… Yours and Peggy’s are part of that…

        At least I got a bit more practice… 🙂

        Thanks for showing me that.

        Have a great night.

      • Peggy Lawson 9:34 pm on November 27, 2012 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Doug. I knew I had seen it somewhere. In hindsight it seems to be the obvious place for instructions for this venture project, but I’ve never fully been comfortable with the blog format as an LMS

  • David Vogt 2:10 pm on November 20, 2012
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    Hi everyone – from Jamaica! (No, not a holiday, unfortunately.  I’m here to help a group of MET graduates launch a new venture – a non-profit enterprise called EdTech Jamaica that intends to provide national leadership in every aspect of learning technologies implementation here.  A grand and worthwhile vision – hopefully it is an inspiration […]

    Continue reading Posting Your A3 Posted in: Announcements
    • teacherben 6:07 am on November 24, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Should we include a personal reflection in the ventures forum or should be email that to you?

  • David Vogt 9:34 am on November 6, 2012
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    Pursuant to Peggy’s recent A3 post, and some other queries via email, I’m posting this general announcement to welcome any questions about Assignment 3 that might not be answered or sufficiently clear in the instructions and rubric in the course requirements. As per the course schedule, your A3 is due at the end of Week […]

    Continue reading A3 Advice Posted in: Announcements, General
    • joeltremblay 10:33 am on November 7, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Thank you David,
      This explanation is MUCH appreciated.

    • Doug Connery 9:04 pm on November 19, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David, thanks for the info.

      As the November 25 due date draws near, I have some questions.

      Will you create a Venture Forum Category for us to link our submissions to?

      Just to be clear, we create a new post here and upload our elevator pitch (video) and venture pitch (video or written) and embed them in the post. This is where Kaltura comes in, automatically I assume.

      Then we wait for you to assign each of us 10 ventures to review. We comment briefly on 7 and in more detail on our top 3 and then choose and justify one or more of the top three to fund. This needs to be done by the last day of classes on Friday November 30.

      Thanks David.

  • David Vogt 11:02 pm on October 21, 2012
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    Good evening, my friends. I’ve now finished second review and evaluation of your A1 submissions, and all of you should now have received an email from me with my comments and your grade.  If you haven’t received this email, please let me know immediately.  I will also welcome any questions and concerns you might have. […]

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  • David Vogt 10:24 pm on October 6, 2012
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    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’ve had a couple of recurring questions about A1, so I’ll share answers more generally: – when your A1 is complete (it is due on the 14th) please email it directly to me, as a link, document, or whatever. I will acknowledge receipt. – it is possible to create a direct link […]

    Continue reading A1-A3 Questions Posted in: Announcements
    • joeltremblay 11:19 am on October 8, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      In your rubric for A1 you talk about the EVA process. I’m correct in assuming you’re talking about the Economic Value Added process correct? I want to clarify before I continue.

  • David Vogt 3:00 pm on September 23, 2012
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    Great action in the Pitch Pool, everyone. Thanks! The main point, as described, was to start some active thinking and role-playing about ventures, both pitching them and reviewing them. While there is well-defined content and context for a great pitch, there’s enormous room for an entrepreneur’s art, talent and personality to have impact. I’m an […]

    Continue reading Here Comes Week 4 – The Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp Posted in: Announcements, Week 04: Entrepreneur Bootcamp
  • David Vogt 3:18 pm on September 16, 2012
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    Thanks for diving into the rough and tumble world of emerging market predictions over the last week. From my perspective, their accuracy and reliability lie somewhere between those of horoscopes and weather reports. You could ignore them completely, but it’s prudent to calibrate your own thinking against a few ‘professional’ sources every so often, and […]

    Continue reading Week 3 Starts Tomorrow – The Analyst’s Bootcamp Posted in: Announcements, Week 03: Analyst Bootcamp
  • David Vogt 9:34 pm on September 12, 2012
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    One aspect of using WordPress I appreciate is that it can feel like the dynamic flow of a great cocktail party – lots of intelligent people in active conversation.   And like at a cocktail party, conversation is injured when somebody says something inappropriate or out of sync. This is my way of saying I’m […]

    Continue reading Please mind your online manners… Posted in: Announcements
    • teacherben 11:31 pm on September 13, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David,

      Just to be clear, if we ‘discover’ a post outside of the week where it was posted, or we want to carry a discussion on, you would prefer we not bother and instead try to focus on the new topic for the week and let the older stuff rest. Is this right?

      • Paula Poodwan 2:48 pm on September 14, 2012 | Log in to Reply

        In my humble opinion, I think if we want to continue the discussion in the outside area of the weekly forum, like in the Announcements, Blog Café, General, and Questions & Answers, we should be okay to post and respond at anytime. Just my two cents 🙂

      • David Vogt 1:16 pm on September 16, 2012 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for these –

        As Paula suggests, the Cafe, Announcements, etc, are places designed for legitimately off-topic conversations. For example, someone sharing some news pertinent to the whole course, or asking a question about an assignment down the line. What I’m looking to curtail are ‘dead letter’ postings covering an activity or conversations from a previous week. With 40 people active in a blog attention is our most precious commodity – we all need to take part in cultivating it wisely.


  • David Vogt 12:04 pm on September 11, 2012
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    Dear mob – The Emerging Markets Poll results have been analysed and you all should now have received an email introducing you to your A2 assignment and EMT team-mates.  Please let me know immediately if you haven’t received your A2 assignment.  Here is the roll-out of the Emerging Markets covered in this session of ETEC522: […]

    Continue reading Emerging Markets Poll Results & A2 Teams Posted in: Announcements
    • Patrick Pichette 4:50 pm on September 11, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David,

      Would you be willing to share your thoughts on what you considered to be the 8 top emerging markets? On my end, there were at least 10 if not 12 that I felt were quite viable and had a lot of potential but I followed the criteria and selected 8 as positive votes and made the rest negative votes even if I thought they had potential. I’m just curious if our thoughts are aligned on the top 8 or not.

      • David Vogt 3:18 pm on September 12, 2012 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for asking, but I’ll demure on revealing my own selections. I could have composed a set of poll topics that represent my own sense of the most exciting learning technologies, but felt that these third-party predictions would be both less biased for you and more eye-opening for me.


    • Paula Poodwan 5:37 pm on September 11, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      Hi David,

      I’m not so sure how the “Private Group” works but when I clicked “ Private Group” It takes me to the UBC Blogs ETEC 522 – Sept 12 page.

      • David Vogt 3:19 pm on September 12, 2012 | Log in to Reply

        That’s right, and from there you simply click on the request for permission to join…

        • Paula Poodwan 2:00 pm on September 13, 2012 | Log in to Reply

          I am able to join the private group that is set up for all of the students in the course, but I couldn’t find the private area for our group project for assignment 2. I know we can meet outside WordPress but at least I need to get a hold of my teammates in here first 🙂

          I understand that after you have set up the teams, everyone will then be subscribed to the working areas. The instructions in “ How to use this Weblog” said “You can navigate to your private group area by clicking on the Community link on the Top Menu Bar, and then selecting your group from the dropdown list”. However, on the top menu bar, there is no option that says “Community”, unlike the picture you posted along with the instructions, where the community option was in between Home and 1. Inspiration.



    • adi 10:43 am on September 17, 2012 | Log in to Reply

      I’m having the same problem Paula. Thanks for posting this. 🙂

  • David Vogt 7:22 am on September 10, 2012
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    Hi everyone – hope you had a fine weekend. Thanks for diving in to the course and introducing yourselves.  We’ve clearly gathered an exceptional group of learning adventurers for this journey together – I’m looking forward to our shared experience. Our second week is about getting primed for working in the world of global education […]

    Continue reading Welcome to Week #2! Posted in: Announcements, Week 02: The Edtech Marketplace
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