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Popular Culture and Parody – Dr Michael Eberle-Sinatra

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Michael Eberle-Sinatra Associate Professor of nineteenth-century British literature at the Université de Montréal, President of Synergies: The Canadian Information Network for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, founding member of Nines (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship), and the vice-president of the Society for Digital Humanities, is at the Digital Literacy Centre’s Summer Institute teaching a course on Popular Culture and Digital Media: Representing Technology, Gender and Sexuality. On Thursday July 8, 2009, at 1 PM in the DLC, he will be giving a talk on Mixing Media and Humor in Joss Whedon’s Fray and Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog.

Read more about Dr Eberle-Sinatra and access his blog here.

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QR Codes for Learning

April 17th, 2009 · No Comments

This quote is from an interesting piece entitled ‘7 Things You Should Know About QR Codes.’ The full pdf is available from

“QR codes link the physical world with the virtual by providing on-the-spot access to descriptive language and online resources for objects and locations. In this way, the codes support experiential learning, bringing scholarship out of the classroom and into physical experience. They offer expanded pedagogical value in exercises that draw students into creating and contributing content. In history projects, students might research information about local sites, write up what they have learned, generate QR code for their content, post the codes at key destinations, and tour the sites where a network of information from other students has been posted. Such exercises move students outside the bounds of the campus and into city centers, historic neighborhoods, and manufacturing districts, where learning becomes a matter of exploration. Because much of the information in QR codes is browser-based, students engaged in study abroad can use the codes to read websites in their native languages or turn a local destination into a foreign-language lesson. Finally, the greatest importance of QR codes could lie not in their specific use, which may be superseded by newer codes and interpreters, but in the opportunities they offer for moving away from keyboards as input devices in learning environments.”

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Control Freaks Need Not Apply

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments

“…if you try to control or constrain a social network too tightly, you will choke it. Far better to set in place the minimum precautions necessary to ensure nothing blows up or melts down, and then let the participants work their magic. If you start obsessing too much about policies governing access to or use of social media tools, chances are you’ve missed the whole point of social media and may well end up being a hurdle on the path to success for your Enterprise 2.0 initiative.”

From Above and Beyond KM :

What are the limits of this position?

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Innovating e-learning online conference 2008

December 4th, 2008 · No Comments

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) held an online conference on e-learning November 4 – 7 of this year. You can look at its full program here. And documentation related to the query: Does Web2 fundamentally alter the learner-teacher relationship? (amongst other presentations) is here with a good discussion summary here.

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Digital Strategies for Teaching

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I picked this up from educauseconnect where it linked to MUVErsLLC, who mentioned it and linked it to blogger Scott Merrick at, who picked it up from David Truss, a blogger at David Truss::Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts
It’s a good introduction to new possibilities for learning and teaching in the digital era.
The original post is here: Blip.TV
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more about “Digital Strategies for Teaching “, posted with vodpod

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