Posts Tagged: education

Breakfast with Indira

If you’re a student at the University of Alberta and you’ve been itching to share something with the woman in charge, you may be in luck! University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera is inviting all students to a special breakfast event: I’m writing you today with an invitation. I am planning a Breakfast Roundtable meeting… Reads more »

Teaching Kids About Cyber Security

For all the fuss about hackers and spam and viruses and all the other malicious entities that exist in the digital world, there is very little done about education. It makes sense to teach kids about ethics and cyber security in an attempt to reduce viruses and exploits doesn’t it? I think it does! Looks… Reads more »

U of A ExpressNews Podcast

As Dickson mentioned yesterday, the University of Alberta has decided to get more involved with podcasting, joining many other universities like Duke, Princeton, UBC, and the University of Western Ontario. The brand new ExpressNews podcast is a project of the UofA’s Office of Public Affairs: Stories in the inaugural newscast include a fascinating interview with… Reads more »

President Samarasekera’s Message

On Monday an email from University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera made its way into my inbox. The email contained her Spring Break message to students. I have mirrored the PDF here. A few things stuck out for me from the message: She definitely likes her quotes, using three in the message – one at… Reads more »

The Digital Family

My immediate family is very much what I would call a “digital family”. We each have at least one computer, cell phone, digital music player, etc. There’s lots of electronics in our houses, from TVs to networking equipment. Additionally, each one of us uses email, instant messaging, and the web on a daily basis. My… Reads more »

Podcasting at the University of Regina

This is just too cool for words! Via Tod Maffin’s wonderful blog I came across what might become the world’s first university course on podcasting! It seems that Michael Bell from the University of Regina’s School of Journalism really likes podcasting and wants to take such a course: When I first made the decision to… Reads more »

JavaSchools are not the problem

Joel Spolsky is one of the most famous and respected software development commentators, so when he writes an article, it is usually a good idea to take notice. His latest article, The Perils of JavaSchools, was published today and is definitely worth reading. I think Joel makes some good points, but I don’t agree with… Reads more »

School Libraries in Canada Weblog

As some of you know, I have been the Technical Editor of SLIC for a couple years now. SLIC, or School Libraries in Canada, is the Canadian Association for School Libraries‘ journal for teachers and teacher-librarians and has been an online journal since I joined. I haven’t said much about it on my blog, but… Reads more »

Great Idea: NAIT’s OokSTICK

USB Memory Sticks are incredibly inexpensive now, and as a result, it seems that everyone has them. The great thing about a memory stick though, is that you can never have too many! That’s why I think NAIT’s OokSTICK is an amazing idea: Full-time students who are registering for courses this fall at NAIT [Northern… Reads more »