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 →

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The reusability paradox – WTF?

WTF? The reusability paradox.  How can reusability be bad? When first presented with this concept last year, I must admit I really did struggle with it.  As a techhie, every fibre of my being compels me to focus on reuse.  Hence, the paradox.  After some weeks of struggling with the reusability paradox, it did start... 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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