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A Point of Contact

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Statements of Discourageglenyan

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:18:14 +0000

One of the oddest things I read when I look at job posting in post secondary is when an institution includes this type of statement in the job description: “While we welcome and encourage external applicants, we warn you that this position has a strong internal candidate.” Well, which is it, do they encourage and […](image)

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The Broadcast Machineglenyan9531095739_54dda6cb1e_o

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:32:10 +0000

Is Twitter a broadcast platform or a place for conversation? Well, both. Yet how any person invokes Twitter will also play a role in how they understand and use the social media’s architecture. (See here) With digital spaces and social media have come a new intersection of public and private space. The idea behind a […](image)

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Education and Designglenyan

Thu, 11 May 2017 19:27:04 +0000

Last year I enrolled in a Digital Media program at the UofC. I am always looking to upgrade my skills and knowledge informally, but decided to take a more formal plunge with my design skills (or lack of them) because of a strong belief I’ve developed in the growing relationship between design and education. Recently […](image)

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Categorizing Peopleglenyan

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:25:14 +0000

A quick note about the video I posted yesterday, watch it with critical eye. I posted it for the discussion on education, but I should have warned that it does get political. When I watch videos like this, for example for the education content, I tend to ignore and look past all of the talk […](image)

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Education is for Knowledge not Valuesglenyan

Thu, 04 May 2017 16:47:57 +0000

I listened this interview about education on the way into work today, and there’s a lot to latch onto in here. The discussion provides many useful debate starters, and I found myself on either end of the spectrum for most of the opinions expressed, agreeing with a majority. Honestly, many of the points made (especially […](image)

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An Elementary School Teacher Telling Students that Wikipedia is a Bad Websiteglenyan

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:09:48 +0000

I’m hoping to get some advice from anyone who happens to read this. Just as the title states, my daughter’s 4th grade teacher told her class last week that Wikipedia is a bad website, that the information on there is mostly wrong, and that they should not use it. More specifically, the students were doing […](image)

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The edtech “Ban/Not Ban” Discussion is Misleadingglenyan

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:48:39 +0000

The underlying origin of any edtech “ban/not-ban devices” question out there is the gap between what is taught in elementary and middle school, and what is expected that secondary and post secondary learners ought to know. The gap being the digital literacy skills that many people feel should be taught at a young age, similar […](image)

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Interchangeable Peopleglenyan

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:32:23 +0000

It is difficult to talk, think, or write about anything these past few days that isn’t directly involved with the disturbing events in the USA right now. It’s also difficult to know what to say, as a non-American. This is just one small thought I’ve had recently. When people talk about other people in categorical […](image)

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The EdTech Mindset Problemglenyan

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:29:01 +0000

Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the article linked, but the quote in this blog post raises a few questions that I think lead to clear responses. For several years, I’ve felt that the field of EdTech was becoming or has been detached from the rest of education, detached from the “other” disciplines that it’s […](image)

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Why Write Books?glenyanbrquicksilver

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:02:23 +0000

Among the many ways to tell a story, what makes books/novels still one of the most effective and useful mediums for delivering a story? For whatever reason, this question came to me and lingered in my head as I recently read the novel Barometer Rising. The historical nature of the story had me comparing the […](image)

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