How “no device” policies can hurt some students

IMG_4993 by EdTech Stanford School of Medicine CC-BY-NC-ND There is no shortage of articles in the higher ed zeitgeist about whether or not devices should be allowed in classrooms, often written from the perspective that devices in the classroom are distracting for other students. This post from UBC's Christina Hendricks is a bit different in … 

 

Annotating audio on the web

Interesting post from Jon Udell that could have some application for Hypothesis users. Jon (who is the Director of Integration for Hypotheis) has been tinkering with methods to make annotating audio on the web possible. His post is technical, but it gives a glimpse into how he is thinking about the challenge of linking to … 

 

K-12 OER podcasts

An excellent podcast series from Athabasca University's Dr. Connie Blomgren and Verena Roberts examining some of the specific open education issues within the K-12 sector in Canada. This is a nice – and much needed – addition to the OER canon in Canada. While OER in post-secondary is becoming increasingly well supported through OER and … 

 

Microlearning at Google

At BCcampus, we have regular CoP meetings of the managers where we share various tips and ideas. I am facilitating the next session, and have used the occasion as an excuse to dig into a project that I have been interested in for awhile now, the Google Re:Work project. Re:Work is a Google project that … 

 

Loosening up online dialogue

How to Deepen Online DialogueRebecca Zambrano, Faculty Focus, January 26, 2018 This week I began working with George Veletsianos on developing a new course for the Royal Roads University Masters of Learning & Technology program. The new course, Facilitating in Digital Learning Environments, is a redesign of the facilitation course I taught last year for …