2021 Week 33


⚙️ Work

  • Another return-to-campus planning week.
  • The pilots for Hypothesis and Kritik are ready to go.
  • We did a soft launch of the new “tools” mini-site on elearn, for feedback from a working group next week.
  • Planning for an increased focus on using Top Hat in online, blended, and on-campus classes.
  • Planning for making MS Teams more generally available for use by instructors and students.
  • Refining the Brightspace LTI integration request process.
  • Learning more about other microcredential/badge initiatives at the university. Our badges platform has been running for over 6 years, but several campus platforms now have “badges” as features, implemented separately. We’ll need to figure out a consistent strategy across the university so we don’t have confusion about what badges are, who can issue them, for what, etc…

🤔 PhD

Planning the mechanical details for conducting my first round of interviews. I’ll be field testing that protocol with my supervisors next week, and starting recruitment. Progress!

📚 Reading

Weidlich, J., Kalz, M. Exploring predictors of instructional resilience during emergency remote teaching in higher education. Int J Educ Technol High Educ 18, 43 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-021-00278-7

Silvia K. Bartolic, David Boud, Jenilyn Agapito, Dominique Verpoorten, Siobhan Williams, Louise Lutze-Mann, Uwe Matzat, Ma Monica Moreno, Patsie Polly, Joanna Tai, Heidi L. Marsh, Lin Lin, Jamie-Lee Burgess, Senay Habtu, Ma Maria Mercedes Rodrigo, Mary Roth, Tania Heap & Neil Guppy (2021) A multi-institutional assessment of changes in higher education teaching and learning in the face of COVID-19, Educational Review, DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2021.1955830 1

🧺 Other

Another Smoky Bearspaw Ride

I finally got back out on the bike again. I need to be doing this 2-3 times per week, not every 2-3 weeks…


  1. needs a few more co-authors… ↩︎


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