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Smartphones & Tablets: Educational Distractions or Bicycles for Our Minds?

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The short answer is YES!  Yes, smartphones and tablets can be wonderful learning tools, or bicycles for our minds if used properly, and Yes, they can be a huge distraction if unskilfully used. A recent study describes how disruptive smartphone

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Posted in education, Google, iPhone, Open Source

Weather Station / Goat Camera up and running!

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Over the holiday I setup a Bloomsky Sky2 weather station that I found under our Christmas tree. I decided that it would not only provide us with remotely accessible weather information about our home, but could also be the “Saanich Goat Cam.” My

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Conserving Energy One Home at a Time

Had a great discussion about conserving energy at home with the Victoria Computer Club. Great group, and lots of good questions and discussion. Here are my slides from my presentation: Conserving Energy One Home at a Time from Rich McCue

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Rich’s Way-Back Machine: My First 5 Computers

I’ve seen a few people recently posting on Facebook about their first 7 jobs.  Being a techie for as long as I can remember, I thought that listing my first 7 computers would be more appropriate… then I couldn’t remember

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Exploring the learning outcomes of a flipped learning methodology for post-secondary information literacy students: a mixed methods approach

Now that I have completed my Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction, thought that I should provides some links to it in a few different formats for your reading pleasure. The full title is: Exploring the Learning Outcomes

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Thesis Defence Presentation: Exploring the Learning Outcomes of a Flipped Learning Methodology for Information Literacy Students

Here are my presentation slides from my thesis defence, and the Abstract from my thesis: Abstract: “The concept of flipped learning has received significant attention in recent years. In a flipped learning methodology, students view instructional videos and complete related

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Book Review: Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning – Foundations and Applications

Edited by George Velestianos, Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning – Foundations and Applications, is an insightful survey of emerging technologies and practices in digital education. Technology is not neutral, and as such the creators of educational software embed in

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