Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Catching up to Dick Tracy

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Tonight as we got ready for bed my 5 year old had a question for me about the Northwest Passage. He’s a Stan Rogers fan and a rail fan and wanted to know the difference between the Ontario Northlander rail service and the Northwest Passage. I tried to explain about the Franklin Expedition, but I […]

An App Store for Web-Based Instruction

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Do what you do best, and link to the rest. A lesson of the web learnt quickly by those who’s success depends on being creative online. The latest released version of Sakai, version 2.9.3, improves on the existing features that allows for the connection of Sakai courses to external tools. The forthcoming version of Sakai, […]

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 […]

Chair of Sakai Accessibility Working Group

Monday, July 29th, 2013

I recently accepted the lead of the Sakai Accessibility Working Group.  It’s an honour and a challenge and I’m going to make the most of it. At Brock University we use Isaak as our learning management system, which is based on the Sakai CLE.  In Ontario Canada we’re operating under the increasingly more stringent Accessibility for Ontarians with […]

My Productive Practices

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

At this time of year the interwebs get very productive creating blog postings about productivity, and this blog is all about me adding  information to an existing saturation, so here goes: These two recent articles have some good ideas for a more productive 2013: Robert C. Pozen in Forbes: www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-be-more-productive/ Erin Schulte collected thoughts from […]