Category Archives: Teaching & Learning

Cognitive Dissonance: LibQual Results after a Move to a Commons

I recently attended  The 7th Annual Canadian Learning Commons Conference, June 9-11, 2014, Hosted by Bishop’s University at the Delta Hotel Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec.  It was an excellent conference, the first time I had attended. Excellent keynote speakers, and it was delightful … Continue reading

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What social constructivism means to me

I just had an interesting (somewhat heated) discussion with a librarian over an assignment designed to introduce students to print journals. Made me wonder if I could somehow convey how to create good library assignments. I’m starting from the belief … Continue reading

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Sharing a thank-you

In my mailbox today was a lovely thank-you letter from a professor in the English department. Makes it all worthwhile. Here’s a snippet: “I don’t think I have properly told you how much I have appreciated your many visits to … Continue reading

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Sakai Implementation: Planning

Wende Morgaine Originally uploaded by karendothunt. Implementation plan session. The picture is of Wende Morgaine of Portland State. Look at your campus culture – think of a story of something that has changed on campus, what are the “continua of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Overload

Last week I attended a conference down the road at University of Manitoba. There was a mention of the issue of cognitive overload. I had viewed an online tutorial held in the COPPUL repository (https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/1601) that was over 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Cognitive Overload

Last week I attended a conference down the road at University of Manitoba. There was a mention of the issue of cognitive overload. I had viewed an online tutorial held in the COPPUL repository (https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/1601) that was over 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Using Instructional Media in e-Learning: Guidelines and Winnipeg Practice

MadLat Conference Jo-Anne Spencer and Roberta Everson from TLG (Technologies for  Learning Group) Today I’m at the MADLaT conference in the Education building at University of Manitoba. Believe it or not – there’s no wireless network. Notes posted later . … Continue reading

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