Slack alternatives

News broke a few days before Christmas that Slack was deactivating users it believed to have ties to countries sanctioned by the US government, including those of academics in my home province of British Columbia. Slack closed my account today! I’m a PhD student in Canada with no teammates from Iran! Is Slack shutting down accounts … 

 

CMALT – My Professional Development Goal for 2019

And suddenly, somehow, the fear of Y2K is now 20 years in the past. How did that happen? I am coming into 2019 with 25 years of experience in EdTech now under my belt. It also happens that this year is the 25th anniversary of ETUG, an EdTech community of practice that I have been … 

 

Hypothesis annotation notification – a feature request

I’ve been a long time user & adopter of Hypothesis, the web annotation tool that has made steady inroads into the education space for the past few years. There are numerous ways that you can enable Hypothesis annotations, including a WordPress plugin that can add the annotation feature you your WordPress blog, enabling visitors to your … 

 

My Gettin’ Air podcast with Terry Greene

I had the opportunity to join Terry Greene from eCampus Ontario this week as his guest on his Gettin’ Air podcast. eCampus Ontario and BCcampus (the organization I work for) have similar mandates in our respective provinces (Ontario & BC) to support collaborative projects around teaching, learning & technology in the post-secondary system. I’ve been … 

 

Why Padlet? Ohhhhh, wait…you can remix

The MALAT course I am teaching at RRU is wrapping up this week, and I am starting to reflect on how this first iteration of the course has gone. The course is called Facilitating in Digital Learning Environments, and while this specific iteration is a new design, it is based on a facilitation course I …