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Soft Launch: ACTion

October 20, 2014

We’ve started a new publication called ACTion: The Journal of the Academic & Collaborative Technologies Group ACTion is a general-interest publication that explores stories related to the how technology is used for teaching and learning at the University of Toronto. Through narrative journalism and essays written by current students and recent grads, ACTion provides readers … Read More

Interesting article about LMS adoption

September 29, 2014

For those interested in the LMS world, here’s an interesting little article: http://edutechnica.com/2014/09/23/lms-data-the-first-year-update/

Reading: Accessibility, Assistive & Inclusive Technologies & Education

August 12, 2011

This item is based on a conversation at Ontario Universities’ Council on e-Learning (OUCEL) Summer Institute (Conference site: http://kumu.brocku.ca/oucel/Summer_Institute_2011 ) (Conference Twitter Flow: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#oucel11) Are your school’s website & apps (including your LMS) accessible? Here are some links: http://idrc.ocad.ca/ http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htmhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag http://achecker.ca/checker/ http://fluidproject.org/ http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/ http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=YHXSWQvV39k http://gpii.net/ http://www.universalsubtit​les.org/en/ __________

Reading: Bring Your Own Technology / Device

August 8, 2011

There is a growing literature on Bring Your Own Technology / Bring Your Own Device (BYOT/BYOD). Does your school have a policy? Best practices? Here are some recent links on the topic: http://www.times-georgian.com/view/full_story/14778636/article-BYOT–New-high-school-will-pilot–Bring-Your-Own-Technology–program?instance=west_ga_news http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/joel/tag/bring-your-own-devices/ http://www.cioinsight.com/c/a/Case-Studies/The-Multigenerational-Workforce-BYOD-at-Unisys-670371/ http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/joel/tag/bring-your-own-devices/ Please let me know if you have other good reading sources for the BYOT/BYOD topic. __________

Reading: eLearning in India

August 7, 2011

Given the vast numbers of students and challenges of delivery, the Indian education landscape is attempting to adopt technology-enabled learning. With 673 million (60 per cent) of the population below 30 years of age (median age: 25 years), the sector has immense potential. I’ve been reading some articles about eLearning in India, looking for ideas … Read More

Reading: MISO Survey of Library & IT Services in Higher Ed

August 6, 2011

The Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO) Survey supplies standardized, highly comparable performance measures for both IT and library decision makers without regard to organizational structure. The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services in higher education. There are several analyses of the … Read More