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Get Your Head Out of Your Asana, We’re Still Rockin’ it Old Skool.

“So, we’ve re-imagined team communication from the ground up, in an effort to achieve our mission: ‘To help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.’” — Asana                 Are you frustrated with your professor’s inability to adapt to new technology in the classroom? Are they pointing the TV remote at the laptop […]

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Utilize Online Tools for a Better Teaching Environment

Throughout my post-secondary career, only one professor has used any kind of online media within their classes. Sure, the others used Blackboard or Desire to Learn, or some other form of Learning Management Systems (LMS), but most in a not so effective way. Most LMS are used to simply drop course documents (slides, syllabus, essay […]

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Gaming, digital futures and Curtis Bonk! | Day 2 at #DEANZ14 Conference

Originally posted on karen spencer:
Last week, I managed to attend a day of the DEANZ conference, a great opportunity to catch up with those involved in research and practice related to e-learning and distance education in the schooling and tertiary sectors. While one day couldn’t really capture the conference as a whole, there were a…

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Ramps like us, baby we were born to run

One of the most exciting facets of disability in the 21st century is the gadgets. The motorized chairs, the innovative prosthetics, the art-like ramp architecture. This innovation is torpedoing daily, as folks with disabilities enter higher economic brackets & positions of power, and as the baby boomer generation ages and moves into disability. But that […]

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What Using Google Docs in the Classroom Tells Me: We Need to Change Everything

I have been experimenting with Google Docs – I realize loads of teachers use this resource, and I am definitely not writing a how-to guide here. I am not even extolling the virtues of Googles Docs. Yes, it allows for online collaboration, and it’s relatively easy to use for those who have a fear of […]

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Steering Our Own Systems: Reminding Ourselves that We Wield the Tools in Our Epistemic Culture

SPECIAL GUEST POST BY NANCY SMITH, LEARNING SPECIALIST, INSTRUCTOR, AND ACADEMIC COACH When it comes to your credit card, has the information on the computer screen ever been believed by others over what you thought was your balance? Have you ever felt a pang of uneasiness by news about the latest lone biohacker’s breakthrough? Has […]

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The #CSUN13 Experience: Social Media and Accessibility

Each year the worlds of disability & technology collide at the International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference hosted by California State Northridge University Centre on Disabilities (@CSUNCOD) at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.  This year, I found myself fortunate enough to attend. Photo: My #CSUN13 badge of honour I’ve been working […]

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The Rebirth of Storytelling

In Walter Benjamin’s, “The Storyteller,” Benjamin laments the gradual decline of the story as oral practice and narrative form in modern society.  He remarks, “[b]y now almost nothing that happens benefits storytelling, almost everything that happens benefits information” (4).  By “information,” Benjamin is referring to the news that people receive and share through a variety of mediums.  Benjamin’s […]

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Found in Translation: Multi-Sociality, Disability, and Digital Media

If you were to look at my undergraduate transcript, you’ll quickly and quizzically notice that I’ve ‘multi-tasked’ my educational areas of interest as many times as my browsers on any ether-day. In my first year at Trent University, I took Spanish 100, with the aim of future work in Latin American countries, and a year […]

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