Reclaiming Online Photo Albums

So all the way back in 2018 I was looking through the applications available to me in my Reclaim Hosting cPanel. Prior to 2017 I had used Facebook to share photos with friends and family, generally and of my travels. I also had an Instagram account, but it was mostly to share pictures of stuff…

By JR May 19, 2020 2

The Passing of a Sempai

I haven’t been able to attend any Judo classes or events since Edmonton International in March of this year. Since then the pandemic forced Judo Canada and each province to suspend activity. Being away from my Judo family has been a challenging part of self-isolation, even though I try to keep up with it a…

By JR May 8, 2020 0

UX/UI and Considering the Future

I’ve been working my way through an online course, Intro to UX/UI for the past 6 weeks now. Most of the assignments were stages in completing a project for a mock client (creating a data usage app). The final assignment is about trends and the future of UX/UI Design. We’re to pick a topic discussed…

By JR February 17, 2020 2

How many options in branching scenario decisions?

Christy Tucker has been blogging about creating blogging scenarios lately, the most recent of which is How many options in branching scenario decisions? The framing of this post closely relates the number of alternatives presented in basic multiple choice questions to how many decisions are available in branching scenarios. In case you missed this post making…

By JR January 7, 2020 0

First timer year in review

I’ve never written one of these before, but I’ve started seeing a few in my RSS feed which prompted me to look back at what I’ve been up to this year (thanks Martin, Tanis, and Brian). Honestly, I kind of feel like I blinked and almost missed 2019. My partner and I kicked off the…

By JR December 22, 2019 0

On Quality of OER

Introduction This is really just a post to try to get some ideas down about quality in relation to learning resources, perhaps specifically OER. This is prompted by the work of Royce Kimmons, who I don’t think I’ve mentioned on this blog before. In 2019 I saw Royce putting together an Ed Tech Books library which is…

By JR November 21, 2019 2

Developer or Designer?

Scrolling Twitter on my coffee break I ran into this question, As I hear about instructional designer a, what it the difference or similarities to faculty developers? As faculty and instructional designers, we also led faculty developed for blended and online. You? #OLCAccelerate — Tanya Joosten (@tjoosten) November 20, 2019 I couldn’t figure out how…

By JR November 20, 2019 0

Dusk Requiem for OpenEd

It’s conference season again, and this time of year always brings on a heavy stream of Tweets from the Open Education Conference. Folks at the conference Tweet out all kinds of learning nuggets and inspiring work from others in the community, and sometimes you find really good finds to inform your work even if you’re…

By JR November 1, 2019 0