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MOOC’s, 1 to 1 Laptop Programs, Flipped Learning, iPads: Is EdTech Worth the Investment?

This morning I spoke to a great group of Faculty from UVic’s English Language Centre about the value of educational technology.  Below are the slides from my presentation and I’ve also included a link to a PDF with my presentation notes for

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Flipped Classroom Benefits – My Summary

For anyone who’s interested, here are the Prezi slides from my “Flipped Classroom” presentation in the Library this week: Flipped Classroom Benefits. The 2010 University of Illinois study I refer to near the end of the presentation, shows pre-class quiz

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A Flipped Class: Audio Recording Interviews

Instead of lecturing and having a little bit of time devoted to using the Library’s audio recorders, we moved the lecture portion into 15 minutes of video, and then devoted the whole 50 minutes of class time to working with

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Railroads, Libraries & Change…

This weekend I thought back to a story I heard years ago about the railroad industry. As people and products started using highways for transportation, most rail road companies did not diversify into those new modes of transportation because they

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CALI Conference 2012: Create an eBook in 10 Minutes

How To Instructions for the Conference eBook Seminar June 21, 2012 – San Diego, CA If you’re a more visual person, please watch the video tutorial that goes along with this blog post on YouTube. Step 1: Open “Canadian Charter of

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eBook Publishing Made Easy: Google Docs + Sigil + Calibre

How hard could it be?  Those are usually the last words I utter before descending into a quagmire of technical pain as I work through how to use and master a new technology. Fortunately this time, making an eBook and

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Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: a Free eBook

I’ve just finished creating eBook and paper book versions of a paper that I recently wrote called, “Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: Creating a Modern Memex“.  It should be helpful for anyone doing research, but especially for high

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