Category Archives: HigherEd

MOOC Data & MoocMoocher (Katy Jordan)

I’ve enrolled in a MOOC (Aboriginal Worldviews and Education) partly to explore them and partly to learn more about aboriginal knowledge systems. Apparently my interest in MOOCs (as someone enrolled in an MEd program, teaching in higher ed, and formerly … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Support the Students in Montreal

While it is difficult to sort through all the demands of the students protesting in Quebec (some have nothing to do with higher education), at the core they want to reduce, if not eliminate, tuition. I can’t agree with this. … 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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Culture, Values and Change: Observations from Three Consortia in Canada

“Culture, Values and Change: Observations from Three Consortia in Canada” is a chapter I contributed to a new collections of essays published this year by Facet Publishing (a unit of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). My … Continue reading

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Best of 2012 (The Higher Education Edition)

I put together this Wordle to capture all the many and various ideas that dominated the higher education media discussions in 2012. …Mike

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Remembering December 6, 1989

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Prioritizing Academic Programs

“Most institutions can no longer afford to be what they have become.” So is the blunt, and I would say accurate, assessment of Robert Dickeson in the widely admired Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services: Reallocating Resources to Achieve Strategic Balance. … 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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Get Out of the Bubble

Nothing is so constant in Canada (and particularly in Ontario recently) as asking (and answering) the question: What’s Wrong with Our Universities? Depending on who you ask the answer varies: nothing and everything. The recent op ed piece in the … Continue reading

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