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 quite impressed with the highly visible work coming out of Ontario these days, including the Ontario Extend project that Terry has been closely involved with, so I had to hold back my own urge to interview him about his work.
In the end, we ended up talking about professionalization of the role of Educational Technologists within the post-secondary system, the CMALT program that I learned about when I was at ALT in September, a pedagogy of the internet, what is the open web, and we pushed hockey player EdTech metaphors to ridiculous limits with our tongues firmly in our cheeks.
I’ve included some links below on what I talked about in the podcast.
For further reference
Referring to some of the things that Terry and I spoke about in the podcast.
- Confused by my wandering description of the open web? Check out Mozilla ED Mark Surman’s much more coherent take on the open web as public resource.
- ETUG is the BC post-secondary EdTech group I steward. We’re working on our 25th anniversary conference, coming up in June, 2019 at TRU in Kamloops.
- The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is a UK member based organization that brings together practitioners, researchers and educators interested in learning technologies. They publish an Open Access scholarly journal Research in Learning Technology, put on numerous events (including a yearly OER conference), and coordinate the CMALT (Certified Members) program which accredits learning technologists via a portfolio based assessment system. I attended their annual conference in September.
- The Gasta session I participated in at the ALT Conference, organized by Tom Farrelly of the Irish Association of Learning Technology.
- The post from years ago where I wrestle with open pedagogy and a pedagogy of the internet.
- The Master of Arts, Learning & Technology program at Royal Roads University.
- What is a factotum? Here’s where the name came from.
- About the only thing I have in common with Wayne Gretzky (who actually rocks) is that we rocked the same hair in the 80’s.