Archive for February, 2008

Blackboard Wins Against Desire2Learn – Patent still valid

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Blackboard has prevailed in an e-learning patent dispute against Desire2Learn. A federal jury in Lufkin, TX made the determination Friday afternoon, following a two-week trial. Blackboard was seeking $17 million in lost revenue, as well as an injunction against the company, which is based in Canada. read more | digg story

I broke my clavicle

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I had to cut our ski trip short to Holiday Valley on Tuesday when I crashed while stopping at the bottom of the run and broke my left collar bone. I turned my board sideways to stop and stood up and assumed that since the run was over so was the danger. Oops. I caught… Continue Reading I broke my clavicle

Five tools for supporting others with technology

Monday, February 18th, 2008

My job at Brock as an “Educational Technologies Support Specialist” not surprisingly involves a lot of support, primarily of faculty using the web as an educational tool. I do a lot of meetings and workshops, but here is a list of the tools that I’ve found invaluable in helping people use technology remotely or asynchronously:… Continue Reading Five tools for supporting others with technology

Nice try Nogkoaloff

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

If you haven’t seen it already, this is one of the best commercials on TV right now. For the record, I’ve been to only one or two McDonalds this decade, and I haven’t been trying to avoid them. Looks like they need some good ads.

Rogers Canada offers unlimited data plan – hints at iPhone

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Rogers Canada recently rationalized their data rates. Many see this as an indication that the iPhone may soon reach Canada. read more | digg story