Saturday, January 31, 2004

Greetings from Terminal C of the Seattle/Tacoma airport. Here on a lay-over on the way home from Tucson, AZ. Definitely a case of extremes -- from dry to wet in terms of climate. Have 'bout another hour to wait until my connection to Victoria leaves.

Thanks again to my buddy Phil for the wireless card which enables me to connect while hangin' in airports all over N. America (unfortunately Tucson doesn't support wireless connectivity).

My connection to the 'net (along with allowing this post) also permits me to put the finishing touches on a presentation for CTL 1922. Each week through the remainder of the term, one of the students in our class will lead the discussion on a topic of their choosing. I've signed-up for this week.

I intend to lead a discussion on Open source, reusability and objects in education.

I'm still finalizing the details of the proposed discussion, but it will focus on Learning Objects, repositories, copyright and intellectual property, and repositories. I'm looking forward to a lively discussion with peers.

As always, watch this space for details.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Greetings from Sierra Vista, AZ.

I'm here ahead of a Master's Session for the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard for faculty and staff of Buena High School.

I'm looking forward to working with this group of teachers and am especially happy to be in Arizona as opposed to some other less temperate location!

I can tell you that while the temperature is about the same here today as it is in my new home in Victoria, but it's much dryer ;-) Today I went from near-tropical to near-desert in terms of climate.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Looks like we picked a good time to get out of Calgary.

Seems like the rest of the country, for that matter, is in the throes of a deep-freeze at present.

Makes the rain I see out my window here in Victoria not as much of an issue ;-)

Here's a picture, taken a little over a week ago, of the "new Islanders" in front of the "Mile 0" sign of the TransCanada highway. Note the green grass and trees in the middle of January.

Notwithstanding the challenges Island life will undoubtedly present, I'm loving the climate!

A picture of Martha, Doug and Sam in front of the TransCanada 'Mile 0' sign in Victoria, BC