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The Wedge

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The formation of the surfing spot known as the Wedge was a by-product of alterations to the Newport Harbor, which were completed and re-dedicated on May 23, 1936. Before those...
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New Call for eCampus Research and Innovation Grants – 2016

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eCampusOntario has announced a new 2016-18 Research and Innovation Grants Call for Proposals. University of Toronto Internal Process Information Download Call for Proposals The invitation to submit proposals states: “As a centre for excellence in online learning, eCampusOntario has a mandate … Continue reading →
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California Sociological Association Conference 2016

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After travelling all summer, starting my final semester at Berkeley City College and moving back to West Oakland, I found some time today to make this poster for the upcoming...
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After Evernote

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The news about Evernote had been bad for a while, but when they raised their prices this summer, that was it for me. I don’t mind paying for services, but $70 a year is too steep. Plus, I’ve always had a problem with having my data scattered among lots of different platforms. Ideally, I’d like […]
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Explaining professoring to foreign parents 

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Recently my dad came to visit, and he asked me questions about my job that made it clear he doesn’t really know what profs do. This isn’t exactly a surprise: my dad is a Frenchman who never finished high school (or more exactly, he never passed the baccalauréat). Really, why would he be familiar with […]
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#UDGAgora: Open as in Taco

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For the second year iteration of our UDGAgora work with faculty from the University of Guadalajara, the schedule moved to the second day a presentation on openness Brian Lamb and had done in 2015 later in the week. Since 2003 Brian and I have done eno...
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Mono…! D’oh! Or, why we should invest in infrastructure maintenance

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I haven’t blogged in forever. Not to excuse my lack of output but I do have a new baby and classes and a six year old and I am department chair. So I’ve had other stuff on my mind. Still, I’ve missed blogging. It’s a good way to stay abreast of current events and express […]
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The Small Random Things That Openness Affords

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This kind of small act of near random #ds106 connection will not increase enrollments, will not “fix” education, will not improve institutional metrics… yet I just cannot let it slip by without a small “wow”. And the ironi...
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Open is The Porch Light Being On (and more)

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When I hear folks in my stream sharing stuff for Open Education Week, my inner cynic wonders what they do the rest of the year. Or speculate a world where we do not have to draw attention in this way to Openness. I get it. The whole idea is to raise aw...
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Newly Funded Initiatives

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eCampus Ontario News! University of Toronto has nine collaborative project proposals that have been approved for the 2016 round of the MTCU-funded provincial Shared Online Course fund. Each of the following will receive between $40,000 ~ 60,000 with a deadline … Continue reading →
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