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Create an eBook in 10 Minutes

For my eBook workshop at Olds College’s iSpark conference on May 14, 2014: Step 1: Open “eBookPublishingMadeEasy.docx” file in Microsoft Word. Step 2a: In Windows Word 2013, “File” -> “Export” -> “Change File Type” -> “Save As a Web page”.

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Email Encryption for Gmail… Yes We Can!

For a long time now, I’ve used Gmail because of how convenient it is. From a security perspective, Google encrypts all the traffic between your computer and their servers using HTTPS, however if you send an email to a non-Gmail

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UVic Law Student Technology Survey 2013

Introduction to the Survey Results The 10th annual law student technology survey results are now in.  I’m happy to also announce that the survey will be administered to a wide range of students in different faculties across campus this fall.

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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: Knowledge Management Tools & Research Software

For the past four years I’ve taught the session on Knowledge Management tools for Law Students in an Advanced Legal Research a Writing class. In an effort to help the students get more out of the session, this year I

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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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Is the MOOC / Coursera Model the Future of Higher Education in Canada?

A lot has been written about the rise of Coursera and MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) over the past year.  Increasing numbers of prestigious universities are offering online courses for free to anyone in the world with an internet connection,

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