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Curriculum Vitae

Education PhD, Computational Media Design – University of Calgary – in progress
Master of Science, Educational Technology – University of Calgary – 2013
Thesis: A Case Study Using the Community of Inquiry Framework to Analyze On…

On moving my blog to Hugo

After finally deciding to throw caution to the wind and move my webstuff back into a static format, this website finally landed on Hugo. I did an initial migration from WordPress to Jekyll, which looked really promising but took waaaaay too long to gen…

About

I am the manager of the Learning Technologies group in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, at the University of Calgary. I am fortunate to work with an absolutely amazing team, and am constantly inspired and impressed by the work they do. W…

Moving my blog to Hugo

After many, many, many years running my blog on WordPress, I finally got tired of fussing around with convincing it to do what I want it to do, and trying to get it to perform well enough to not have to wait 20 seconds for page loads. I’m also wa…

Moving my blog to Hugo

After many, many, many years running my blog on WordPress, I finally got tired of fussing around with convincing it to do what I want it to do, and trying to get it to perform well enough to not have to wait 20 seconds for page loads. I’m also wa…

modularizing and disaggregating

At the COHERE 2019 conference, the informal theme this morning was on modularizing and disaggregating1 – breaking out of the traditional 4-year degree program, breaking away from the semester-long course, enabling access to content and resources …

modularizing and disaggregating

At the COHERE 2019 conference, the informal theme this morning was on modularizing and disaggregating ((the unofficial-unofficial theme was basically folks from Alberta post-secondary institutions quietly freaking out about impending potentially-devast…

Gamelog: Hexaflip

I’ve been playing some casual games as part of the Apple Arcade trial subscription, and have really been enjoying Hexaflip by Rogue Games. One part Q-Bert, one part Marble Madness, one part platform runner.

It’s a deceptively simple game – there are o…