to see Ed Bilodeau’s talk on folksonomies at McGill’s GSLIS. I’m super-curious to see how he presents it.
Ed Bilodeau has posted a couple of entries related to University policy and open learning environments: A student’s right to anonymity and open learning environments; Auditing classes and open learning systems. The gut reaction of many technologists to such issues in the past has been to suggest that the older policy/norm is hopelessly out-of-date, but I disagree – I’m with Ed, these things have to be studied carefully and a balance point must be found between existing policies and present and future practice.
Accenture has been doing surveys of Government online initiatives for the past five years. In the latest report, Canada came out on top. You can access the report here: eGovernment Leadership: High Performance, Maximum Value. [via Ed Bilodeau]
ago next week, in September, 1986, I started my university career at McGill University. That was when I first moved to the city I’ve made my home, and became, eventually, one of the most important turning points in my life. Coincidentally, next week I return to McGill, this time to teach a class in the graduate certificate program in e-commerce. I’m teaching one section of the Internet Design and Analysis course (with Ed Bilodeau, who founded the initial version of the course). That means two things: first, it’s kind of cool to be associating myself with McGill in a formal manner again, and second, I’ve been incredibly busy preparing, and falling slightly behind schedule… so this space may be a little sparse in the next while.