Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa… but not really, cuz I've been BUSY

I know, I haven’t posted in a while. It’s not that my adventures in technology have slowed down, it’s actually the opposite! There has been so much going on that there just wasn’t the time to post.

A computer mouseWhat I did this summer, the 2 second version

  • Blackboard Fun in the Summertime!
    Attended the Blackboard conference, BBWorld ’07 – the first to combine the clients using Blackboard and what used to be known as WebCT.

  • Ryerson on iTunes U
    Started a very limited pilot project using Ryerson’s new iTunes U system.

  • Ryerson’s Got Talent!
    Worked with a team to put some content up on said iTunes U system.

    Started work with a team dedicated to investigating Webcasting/Podcasting solutions, and finding one that suits Ryerson.

  • Brain getting tired
    I’m sure there’s more, but I don’t want to get stuck in the past! (Not when the future is looking so promising!)

Some new & exciting things for the Fall!

  • Nov 12, 12-2PM – Using Podcasts for Teaching and Learning: Lessons from the past and a look toward the future (ILLC)
    To ramp things up, the DMP are bringing in a special guest – Rhoda Weiss-Lambrou, from the Université de Montréal to talk about the pedagogy of podcasting. Come learn about ‘podagogy’ with us!

  • October/November – DMP Lunch & Learn Sessions
    Come learn with us, and have a bite to eat at the same time! Fall 2007, we’re featuring a few on the my.ryerson (Blackboard) system, as well as Blogs & Wikis. See the DMP page for more details: (schedule to be posted mid-October)

  • Ryerson’s Next Top Webcasting/Podcasting Solution – Judges Wanted!
    OK, not a talent search – but we are looking for faculty and students to participate in a focus group revolving around webcasting and podcasting. We want your feedback on these technologies and how you’d like to see them used at Ryerson! This will help us to narrow down the search for systems, and allow us to pick something that best meets the needs of our keen community. Contact me,, if you are interested. (There will likely be a more formal process put in place at some point, but we’re just starting to gather the troops… so you can email me for now!)