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Library Makerspaces: Outreach & Programming for the Whole Campus

This is a video I created for the International Symposium of Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) 2018 conference at Stanford University, in August 2018. Below is a transcript of the video. The University of Victoria Libraries opened our Digital Scholarship Commons, or

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Canadian University Makerspaces Open to All Students

I recently was asked to look into how many Canadian Universities operated makerspaces that were open to all students on their campuses. Almost all universities have at least one makerspace on campus, but they are often only available to engineering

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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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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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