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Web101: Content

A couple of months ago, I presented a seminar called Web 101. It focused on what educators, learning designers and learning support professionals can learn from disciplines related to the context we operate in: the web. The web is my classroom, and I know that...

Web101: Writing for the web

Last month, I presented a seminar called Web101. It focused on what educators, learning designers and learning support professionals can learn from disciplines related to the context we operate in: the web. The web is my classroom, and I know that pedagogy is only one...

Why I put all my teaching videos on YouTube

At the beginning of the semester, a colleague asked me if I’d share my thoughts on the best place for hosting video content for teaching and learning with someone new to his team. I thought my response might be useful for others, too, so I’m sharing it...

Audio record assignment feedback

I dislike marking so much that sometimes I wonder if I can actually do this academic gig for the rest of my career. It’s hard to explain my dislike because I also like it at the same time… It’s great to see how students are doing, and I particularly...

Premium web services worth paying for

I’m always looking for ways to do things more efficiently and I thought I’d share some of my productivity ninja tips in a series of blog posts. Here’s the first! I use about a bajillion different web services in my teaching, and I pay for premium...

Assessing participation in an online learning community

A couple of days ago, I spoke at a PD evening for high school teachers on using technology, specifically about how I use social technologies for connected learning. There was some interest in how I assess students’ contributions to the learning community and I...

Periscope for live broadcasting classes

Last night I had a colleague Chris Willems come along to my class to run a workshop on talking to camera. In these workshops, Chris does an exercise where he gets students to stand up in front of an iPhone and talk to camera on a random topic that he gives you...