Winds of Change in EdTech

I tagged this with Making Sense of Open Education although this post is not part of that course. As I recall, the course must have been after January 2017 because I had changed roles from educational development at the University of Alberta and joined the development team at the Distance Education Unit at USask. One of…

Winds of Change in EdTech

Getting into the online learning industry

Both Tony Bates, and Stephen Downes have commented on the article, Getting into the online learning industry so I thought why not throw in my 2-cents. If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed that I often share out instructional design (and sometimes ID adjacent) job postings. While I focus primarily on higher…

Getting into the online learning industry

That One Thing – Judo

It’s not something you are passionate about, it’s a thing you take on with a regular practice. Alan Levine wrote a post about That One Thing as part of a 6x6x5 challenge, and the timing is kind of coincidental. You see, just a couple of weeks ago I was visiting with some friends, and one…

That One Thing – Judo

25 Years of Ed Tech – Blogs

This week I was able to catch up a bit on some podcasts I subscribe to. One of the casts I’ve been enjoying lately is 25 Years of Ed Tech, a serialized version of Martin Weller’s book by the same title. Now audio books are plenty good by themselves, but this particular podcast has an…

25 Years of Ed Tech – Blogs

Brutalist Worksheets

Checking out the Oldaily I came across Brutalist Worksheets. Here, Downes refers to a piece by Will Gourley by the same name, and adds “Now this isn’t a new trend, as evidenced by his references to worksheets created by the vertical foot on the photpocopier, but anyone taking courses online will immediately make the conceptual…

Brutalist Worksheets

We’re all online teachers now

James Skidmore over at uWaterloo is currently teaching a graduate course on online teaching and learning, and is creating 60 blog posts for the 60 days of the class. I think this is going to become a fantastic collection. Each post is short and snappy, focusing on a single topic which is discussed often in…

We’re all online teachers now