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Archive for September, 2017

September 26, 2017

Everything Old is New Again

Filed under: EDDL 5111 @ 3:16 am

  So I really didn’t like the format of Freemind, and Bubblus looked a lot better and seemed fairly easy to use, but wanted me to sign up in order to save or link to my mind map. I will spend more time on various types of mind-mapping software but for now I went back […]

September 22, 2017

There is No 1-800-HELPME!

Filed under: EDDL 5101 @ 5:35 pm

I’m going to create this post with the idea of it being a living document, a reminder to my self of issue that I have encountered and resources I have found. My current issues in creating web based content focus mainly around becoming competent with our Learning Management software. I know what content and activities […]

Can I Teach Digital Literacy Without Being Digitally Literate?

Filed under: EDDL 5101 @ 5:21 pm

I struggled with these articles and the difference between “critical digital literacy” and “digital literacy”. After several slow trips through the Pangrazio article I think I can deal in both areas, with skills that encompass either mastery and operational proficiency and/or evaluation and critique. For my program and students we will not have excess time […]

September 21, 2017

Low Tech Leftovers in a High Tech World

Filed under: EDDL 5101 @ 9:31 pm

In the applied technology world of education new equipment, methods, and technologies appear literally every day. Even traditionally labour intensive disciplines are increasingly adopting high-tech components. It is imperative that instructors in this area stay knowledgeable and up to date even though it is commit the time and resources to stay knowledgeable and up to […]

September 18, 2017

PLATO, Not Just Your Father’s Greek Philosopher

Filed under: EDDL 5101,Technology @ 12:47 am

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, (ok it was back in Ontario, not that far away but it was a long time ago), before I even considered getting into teaching, I worked in a position where computers and system support was one of my responsibilities. This included consultation with our information systems […]

September 15, 2017

RSS Readers or “OK now my brain is bleeding”

Filed under: EDDL 5101,Technology @ 10:24 pm

While I’ve seen the RSS Feed icons on websites and on some level understood the concept of RSS Readers I quickly learned actually using them was a different story. My go to source Google apparently discontinued their reader.  So I chose the recommended multi-platform replacement Feedly. My first attempt at subscribing left me subscribed through Internet Explorer […]

Good Morning TRU!

Filed under: EDDL 5101,Introductions @ 8:45 pm
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I currently teach an applied technology course at a small community college on Vancouver Island. This is my second career, my first was working in the automotive industry in Ontario on high tech control systems for manufacturing equipment. I enjoyed what I was doing but felt the need for a change. I moved to BC […]

Greetings Fellow Explorers

Filed under: EDDL 5111,Introductions @ 8:20 pm
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Hello all!  I am new to WordPress and blogging, so I’ll ask for forgiveness in advance for any “newbie” mistakes. I’m currently teaching an applied technology course in a community college on Vancouver Island. Our Learning Management system here is Blackboard, and while I use it to provide resources and ways to submit assignments it’s mostly […]

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