Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Category Emerging technologies

Simulation Snippets Part III

By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU For all blog posts on this topic see Simulation Snippets Part 1; Part 2; Part 4 and Part 5 This has been a red-letter week… Continue Reading →

Simulation Snippets Part II

By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU For all blog posts on this topic see Simulation Snippets Part I, Part III, Part IV and Part V I thought I would… Continue Reading →

My First Year at a Teaching and Learning Centre

by Melissa Robertson, Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL), VIU For my first post in the 5X5X25 challenge, I decided to reflect on my learning journey while working at the Centre for Innovation and… Continue Reading →

Cell Phone Obsession—Are Students Paying Attention Anymore?

by Andrea Noble, Online Course Support Assistant, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL), VIU “To be physically alone is still relatively easy, but many of us struggle daily to turn off e-mail, computers, or cell phones. For many… Continue Reading →

Simulation Snippets Part 1

By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU   For all the Simulation Snippet Postings see Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V   I think it is safe… Continue Reading →

EDUCAUSE 2013 Conference

  A couple of us attended the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference held this year in Anaheim, California from October 15-18.  The conference program is derived from member-driven content organized across six overarching IT domains including: Data/Information Access and Management; Enterprise and Infrastructure;… Continue Reading →

Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology

Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology from Studio B Productions, Inc. This is a great presentation (which actually reads like a book) providing a number of excellent ideas for using educational technology… Continue Reading →

Ten Tips for Producing Online Educational Videos

At the recent Kaltura Connect conference Wendy Collins, VP, Digital Strategy for Infobase Learning presented on Taking Online Video to the Next Level: 10 Tips for a More Engaging and Effective Video Experience.  This presentation was filled with ten great… Continue Reading →

Kaltura Connect 2013: The Video Experience Conference

I was fortunately able to attend the annual Kaltura Connect conference this year held in New York City at Chelsea Piers, September 30th to October 1st, 2013.  Connect brings together thought leaders and technologists for two days to talk about… Continue Reading →

World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013

I attended the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia) organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  The conference was held in Victoria from June 24-27 at the Victoria Conference Centre.  This is a… Continue Reading →

New Tools & Resources!

For Mobile Classrooms Readium – with this Chrome extension, it is now possible to read ePubs on a computer. Pixorial – use this a free, web-based video editing platform on any device. It  also has an app and connects to… Continue Reading →

NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition

The 2013 Horizon Report is now available on the New Media Consortium website.  The Horizon Report is a yearly publication which identifies trends and technologies to watch in higher education.  It is definitely something I look forward to reviewing each year.  From the projects website: The NMC Horizon… Continue Reading →

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