Now I remembered why I stopped doing these week-in-review posts. My blog became nothing but these things. Dear Diary…
The EDU had another EDUPortfolio Extravaganza – a morning where the whole team got together to plan and write/update articles in the department eportfolio. We’ll be editing and publishing those in the next few weeks.
Tom Carey visited the Taylor Institute. I wasn’t able to participate in his workshop, but had some interesting lunch conversation with him about innovation in higher ed.
FeedWordPress updated and self-destructed. I updated UCalgaryBlogs to the shiny new WordPress 4.7, and nothing else appears to have blown up. But the server is obviously needing some severe performance tuning, which I don’t have the time or skills for. Hoping to resolve that next semester.
Not much. Finished my first course (a self-directed research methods seminar). Still thinking/rethinking about how I want to approach my research projects. Lots of ideas. I’m going to step back a little over the break and see if anything clicks into place when I look at it fresh…
- Jim Groom: Announcing Domains 2017
- Tony Bates: Are you ready for blended learning?
- Sean Gallagher: Did the Russians “hack” the election? A look at the established facts
- Richard Schwier: Innovate Learning Review (ILR)
- Martin Weller: The paradoxes of open scholarship
- Clint Lalonde: Setting up Public Channels in Kaltura Mediaspace
- Jason Kottke: Things you notice when you quit the news
- Stefanie Panke: Innovating Pedagogy Report 2016 Review
- Jason Kottke: Skiing the ice caves of the Mer de Glace glacier
- Paul R. Pival: First run on autoEdit 2, open source transcription tool
- Bruce Schneier: My Priorities for the Next Four Years
- via Stephen Downes: How to Develop a Mentor Program for Millennial Employees
- via Jason Kottke: Online version of Lode Runner
- Nick Heer: Quitting the News
- Helen Pike – Metro: Year in review: Minister Marlin Schmidt looks back at post-secondary in 2016
- Ars Staff: Microdemocracy is the next logical step for the United States
- David Hedley: Campus-wide IT network outage Dec. 29, 2016
- Sue Ridewood: PhD candidate studies video gamers’ point of view
- Sam Machkovech: Washington Post automatically inserts Trump fact-checks into Twitter
- CBC News: Up to 20 cm of snow expected in B.C. as cold, wintry weather batters much of Canada
- Audrey Watters: Education Technology and Data Insecurity
- Cory Doctorow: McGill Neurology will no longer patent researchers’ findings, instead everything will be open access
- Mike Murphy: How Trump could still “unpresident” himself
- Discounted Sunshine Village Lift Tickets (Tickets to be picked up at MT214) – Graduate Students’ Association
- Page Security & Membership — WordPress Plugins Allows admins to create user membership groups and set access restrictions for any post, page or section
- Lode Runner Web Game
- Baxter Robot: The Blue-Collar Robot
- This is a very sad story, wonderfully written, about losing your loved one so young – The Globe and Mail Her husband died of cancer at 36. Holy.
- Interactions with the future!
Following Clint Lalonde’s move to resubscribe to a print newspaper, largely to have it laying around the house for younger eyes to be serendipitously exposed to, I subscribed to the local paper last month. Well, I tried to. A) it’s not really a local paper – Post Media owns both “local” papers, which are managed centrally and written by the same staff. and B) after 3 weeks of non-delivery, I canceled the paper. Not a great onboarding experience for new subscribers. Then, I signed up for The Globe and Mail. One of two national newspapers, based out of TO. I didn’t think I’d actually read it, but I read every article. The Boy™ read some. The Widowhood article almost had me in tears. We’re just getting Saturday delivery (no time to read a paper during the week), and I think the weekly cadence will be a good thing. But what the hell is Margaret Wente on?