Online Courses are not textbooks

Online Courses are not textbooks

Coffee and A Book by @sincerelymedia (Unsplash) As many of us move towards the reality of teaching online, potentially for a longer duration than we ever expected to, it's important to consider what an online course actually is. In the 1990s when online learning was...

Using Reddit in Higher Education

Using Reddit in Higher Education

This story highlights a use case for using Reddit for an online educational technology course at a large university in Canada. Why use reddit? The first question that some may ask, is ‘Why are you using Reddit?’ In the support of the course in question, the instructor...

The Science of Locomotion in VR

The Science of Locomotion in VR

Cyberith’s Virtualizer VR Treadmill http://cyberith.com/product/ For anyone who’s ever tried a VR experience, whether it be using an HTC Vive, an Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or just Google Cardboard, it’s possible you’ve experienced what many people don’t have a word...

Screen Real Estate for Online Learning

Screen Real Estate for Online Learning

What is Screen Real Estate? Whenever you visit a website, either on your phone, tablet or PC, there are certain things you’ll see first that grab your attention. Screen Real Estate refers to the space you as the designer have have to work in, especially related...

Direct v. Indirect Manipulation in VR

Direct v. Indirect Manipulation in VR

LeapMotion (https://www.leapmotion.com/product/vr#113) The ways in which we interact with objects in the virtual world and the real world has always been an interesting point of discussion when it comes to design of both hardware and software. Indirect Manipulation...

The Rocky Romance between EdTech and IT

The Rocky Romance between EdTech and IT

Having worked in Ed Tech for almost 20 years, there is one thing that keeps coming up on an almost daily basis, a fundamental challenge in the way EdTech is approached and managed, and the philosophy of what technology means in higher education. Daisy Wedding Cake by...

The Role of Education in a post-truth world

The Role of Education in a post-truth world

A round earth, not a flat one. It’s scary to think that with the rise of what has now become a household word, ‘fake news’ is officially a threat to the future of humanity. More so in the United States, but also a growing concern in many other countries, ‘news...