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Case study on blended learning at McMaster U.
The most recent volume of the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) offers many interesting articles about new ways to teach and think about teaching. This one caught my eye: Sana, Faria; Fenesi, Barbara; and Kim, Joseph A. (2011). A Case Study of the Introductory Psychology Blended Learning Model at McMaster […] Lire la suite
E-Learning in Canadian Higher Education
In reading the weekly newsletter from CARL, I stumbled on this blog post from Léo Charbonneau at University Affairs, discussing the following report: Kaznowska, E., Rogers, J., and Usher, A. (2011). The State of E-Learning in Canadian Universities, 2011: If Students Are Digital Natives, Why Don’t They Like E-Learning? Toronto: Higher Education Strategy Associates. Lire la suite
Flip’n library instruction
“To flip” is getting a new definition in the education setting: that of delivering lectures via video or other out-of-classroom vehicles and using class time for exercises and other active learning exercises. At least, that’s my sense for a series of articles discussing the developments around Kahn Academy. First off, Clive Thompson provides a fascinating […] Lire la suite
Attention in Education
CBC Spark’s Nora Young interviewed Cathy N. Davidson on education reform in the age of Twitter. The full interview is available on the CBC Spark blog (about 24 minutes). She is the author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. I particularly […] Lire la suite
Where did you read that?
Funny thing about using a smart phone for reading tons of sources – magazines, blogs, emails, pdfs, etc – is that I am having a hard time remembering “where” I read something. Actually, I remember where I was when I read it (this train station, this café…) but not the source. Invariably, my brain just […] Lire la suite
How-to for videos
Stumbled on this: Creating short videos that support learning by Dick Moore from ToolsAndTaxonomy.com. Lire la suite
Study on how Google affects searching from University Students
There has been some buzz about the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project‘s announced book from ALA Editions, titled College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know, edited by Lynda M. Duke and Andrew D. Asher (available Fall 2011). In fact, the interest seems to have been started from an article published […] Lire la suite
Just a quick note to say that I am away on my vacation for 2 weeks… Lire la suite
So long Tumblr and thanks for all the fish!
Outfind.ca was briefly hosted on tumblr.com, a free blog hosting website. It was great – I enjoyed the ease of use and the free site mapping (having my own Internet address). But I have been using the WordPress platform for my other blogs for years and I miss some of the advanced features… so I […] Lire la suite
Gamification of Libraries…
I was reading Wired Magazine on the train this morning, specifically Jason Fagone’s interesting account of the “Chain World” videogame, when I stumbled on the reference to “Gamification” : McGonigal is the foremost evangelist of gamification; she wrote the best seller Reality Is Broken about the world-changing power of games and promoted it on The Colbert […] Lire la suite