Category: Educational Technology and Design

Our First EdTech SLAM!

It’s not quite in the same flavour as the poetry slams I’ve attended, and no chanting at those who go over time, “you bastard, you’ve ruined it for everyone, but it was well worth it.” Today I facilitated the first EdTech SLAM! for our academic technology support group, and it’s December so the group was…

By JR December 12, 2018 3

Lumen’s Two-Prong Approach for Continuous Improvement of OER

via oldaily, According to this article, Lumen Learning “has launched the ‘Learning Challenges Leaderboards‘ … as well as RISE and Shine, a community effort to improve the OER.” The leaderboards “provide a fine-grained view into the specific skill-level outcomes students struggle with the most.” RISE and Sine is “a community-based continuous improvement process.” What I…

By JR November 9, 2018 0

Hopping on the Open Pedagogy Train

Open or Closed flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license   Having attended the last two Open Ed Conferences, engaging in conversations in a few Canadian higher ed institutions, and working on a large OER development project through Alberta OER, I have struggled to resolve what “open” or “OER” mean. By…

By JR February 24, 2017 0

That’s not making…is it?

I’m still thinking about all of the great conversations heading to, during, and heading home from the ETAD Summer Institute this year, the theme of which was Makerspaces. I’ve seen Tweets and blogposts for a couple of years now. I recall a somewhat recent experience where an enthusiastic undergraduate education student asked if anyone in…

By JR July 26, 2016 0