2021 Week 38


⚙️ Work

The Learning Technologies & Design Team was awarded a 2021 University of Calgary U Make a Difference Award for their work supporting instructors through the COVID Pivot™

This was the first full week in the new role, and it was pretty great. What an honour, working with this team.

🤔 PhD

2 interviews down, 3 to go. 2 of those on Monday. Progress!

📚 Reading

Natasha Kenny: Decision-Making through the Lens of Conscious Leadership

Christian Aguiar, Fatma Elshobokshy, and Amanda Huron, in Faculty Focus: Bringing Theories to Practice: Universal Design Principles and the Use of Social Annotation to Support Neurodiverse Students

Laurillard, D. (2012). Teaching as a design science: building pedagogical patterns for learning and technology. Routledge.1

🧺 Other

I’ve been watching Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson in the background. Exploring auto-tune, sampling, reverb, synthesizers… Fascinating.

Before that, it was the Long Way… trilogy - road trips with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman - ending with Long Way Up.

I got out for a couple of rides after work this week. Hoping to keep doing that, before the snow starts flying…

Retreat Office Space

Afternoon Retreat Lap


  1. I went to order this on Amazon, but it was like $180. Tried some used bookstores without luck, so wound up at Indigo Chapters where it was only $62. Amazon was a total ripoff. (I tried a few other searches on Amazon and wound up finding it for only $70. But why on earth do they list it at such different prices? shady as hell. I’m trying to avoid buying through Amazon, and this just makes it easier…) ↩︎


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