Docear on macOS: Navigating the Apple Java Nightmare

So this blog post will be brief, as I suppress my disdain for Apple's attitude towards Java, now that they no longer need it to survive due to their App Store ecosystem. This blog post documents how I was able to get the Docear Mindmapping software working on OSX El Capitan (10.11). Sadly, many Java... Continue Reading →

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Meeting in the Middle: How to Manage Change in Universities

This blog post is rather small, but is quite significant, to me at least. I've been sent the following paper. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/224/307 Leadership is a critical element in change management in universities and can be viewed alongside management as distinct but complementary elements in the change process (Ramsden, 1998). Leadership, in Ramsden’s view, is about movement and... Continue Reading →

McLuhan’s Tetrad

McLuhan's Tetrad comprises 4 laws of media that can be used to analyse the effects of technological change on society, rather than the causes. Timothy Kraft describes the tetrad as: Enhance The technology must enhance some capability of the person. The medium is an extension of the person. Retrieve The result is a retrieval of... Continue Reading →

McLuhan says the medium is the message

McLuhan is probably most popularly known for his theory succinctly posited "The medium is the message".  Federman offers a very clear explanation of this concept in his article "What is the meaning of the medium is the message?"  Federman explains that McLuhan considers the medium in quite broad terms, more so than perhaps first impressions... Continue Reading →

Week 10: OERs – The dream

This blog post relates to my study of Open Educational Resources as part of my Emerging Technologies for Learning Program of study at the University of Manitoba. Our instructor has asked us: What are your impressions of Open data, open research, open books, open journals, open government? Is this the reality or just a dream?... Continue Reading →

Week 9: OERs – Accessibility

This blog post relates to my study of Open Educational Resources as part of my Emerging Technologies for Learning Program of study at the University of Manitoba. Our instructor has asked us: An interesting perspective to accesibility is the US's America with disability Act Section 508. Is there as similar act in Canada? Do we... Continue Reading →

Week 8: OERs – The copyright question

This blog post relates to my study of Open Educational Resources as part of my Emerging Technologies for Learning Program of study at the University of Manitoba. Our instructor has asked us: Is the preponderance of different types of licenses making it easier to reuse resources, or is it adding another layer of complexity which... Continue Reading →

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