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Inspirational Inquiry Posters for Your Classroom

Trevor MacKenzie and Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt have made available some inspiring posters from their Inquiry Mindset book. The posters are a great reference and might be helpful to post on the wall in your classroom as a visual reminder to students about where they are

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Zotero Love for Google Docs – Finally!

It has been a long time coming, but the open source citation manager Zotero finally natively supports Google Docs! This means that instead of manually managing citations and bibliographies for essays and research papers, Zotero will handle it all for

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3D Printing Workshop

I taught the first “Introduction to 3D Printing” workshop held in the UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC) on April 6th. All of the 14 library staff who participated learned how to prepare 3D models from the Thingiverse.com website, and

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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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12 Years of Student Technology Ownership Surveys: Trends & Today’s Opportunities for Richer Learning Experiences

Thanks to Will Monroe, PhD, from Louisiana State Law School, who presented with me, on our student law school technology surveys. We conducted an informal survey of CALI conference participants on their personal technology ownership during the conference, and as

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When Implementing Successful EdTech Projects Don’t Forget The Pedagogy!

Are new educational technologies more effective in helping students achieve learning objectives than the old technology they replace? How IT professionals implement educational technologies, and how instructors use the technology can mean the difference between no impact on student achievement,

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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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