Category Archives: GradStudies

Beyond Literacy Radio

Just when you thought it was safe to go out into the literate world again …. Following from the success of Beyond Literacy (the “book-like-thing”), I’m pleased to announce Beyond Literacy Radio! Once again the topic is post-literacy; a thought … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Worldviews (the OISE UofT MOOC): Week 1

The first week of Aboriginal Worldviews and Education has begun. As expected, it has attracted a broad and diverse set of students in terms of location, educational level, age and just about every other factor. While I have no official … Continue reading

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Mike Meets MOOC

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) hardly need an introduction. They were everywhere in 2012 and promise to be even more dominant (distracting?) this year. I decided to see what all the fuss was about (and to actually learn about something … Continue reading

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Student Development (A Personal View)

As some of you know, I’m enrolled in an MEd program at the University of Toronto. Currently I’m taking a course on student development from Peter Dietsche. Excellent teacher/researcher, and as always, wonderful colleagues in the class. The initial assignment … Continue reading

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Beyond Literacy: What I’ve Been Up To …

I’m terrified. In the best way possible…. For some time I’ve been working on a project about the idea of “post-literacy.” It’s a positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic exploration of the end of literacy (and the rise of some more profound … Continue reading

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Reinvention

Since announcing my decision to step down at the end of this year as CIO and Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph I’ve received a number of nice emails, tweets, posts, etc. (thanks). A few of them referred to … Continue reading

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