Archive for the 'teaching' Category

Comparing Ontario University Strategic Mandate Agreements

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

As part of my Masters of Education, I completed an independent study, the subject of which was reviewing all of the current Ontario Universities Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs). The most interesting part: The SMA2 Metrics Power BI dashboard. Why? It seemed to me like I might be the first person to read all the SMA2s […]

Notes on Clickers

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Some notes on physical and virtual classroom “clickers” that I’ve maintained in Evernote over the years and shared a few times. Seemed like a good thing to blog about. Phone-based: Turning Technologies has physical clickers and smart-phone clickers www.turningtechnologies.ca/ If you are using a textbook from Nelson or Pearson there might be a chance that you […]

Me and Evernote

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Long ago I promised myself I’d blog about <a href=”http://evernote.com”>Evernote</a> when I made more than 1000 notes. I broke that record on Friday November 9, 2012 so here’s a quick summary of what Evernote is and what I use it for. Evernote is intended to help people remember everything. While I haven’t achieved that, I’m […]

What does Pearson/Google’s OpenClass Look Like?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

My 5 min review of Pearson OpenClass: Some very nice infrastructure. If there’s a revolution to be found here I haven’t spotted it.

Sakai Conference 2011

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

I had a great time at the Sakai Conference 2011 in Los Angeles. My presentation this year was titled LMS-Based Teaching Hacks: A Collection of Simple Ideas to Tweak Your Teaching Within an LMS. It was well received and the room was standing room only. Much as the development community would use the term, these […]