Saturday, February 28, 2004

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Greetings from the Big Apple.

Special thanks to Eric and Susan for all their help in ensuring the success of the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard training sessions conducted the last two days in SMART's NYC office.

I get a charge out of being in New York -- it really is a distinctive place--not quite like anywhere else I've ever been.

I'll definitely miss working for SMART, the travel I've done on their behalf, and the opportunities I've enjoyed in my time as a SMARTian.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

A post from 37,000 feet on an Air Canada jet bound for Toronto. Have a connecting flight to Laguardia in NYC. Making the trek to the Big Apple ahead of training sessions for the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday in our offices in Manhattan.

This marks the last trip that I'll make on behalf of SMART Technologies Inc. We've moved to Victoria where my wife has accepted a job. Had hoped to be able to continue working for SMART from the Island, but we weren't able to make that work. Too bad, I'll miss the people, technology, and travel; however, I'm really looking forward to NOT flying Canada's "national airline" for a while.

I can't imagine how long AC would be in business without government help. I read in the paper this morning that AC had successfully lobbied to keep Westjet out of the new terminal at Pearson in Toronto. From my experience, they'd be farther ahead to focus on customer-service training for their staff, and running their own business.... That said, I can certainly understand why they'd like to avoid comparisons to Westjet.

Notwithstanding the mode of transportation, I'm looking forward to a return to the Big Apple.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Here's a link that was one of today's DailyLinks from -- the link points to a Calvin and Hobbes comicstrip from September 21, 1993 about "the more you know...."

While at elearningpost to get it's URL, I happened across a link to a great "open-source" resource from Athabasca University and Dr. Terry Anderson. Regular readers will remember frequent references to Dr. Anderson's work in this blog.

The Theory and Practice of OnLine Learning is published under a Creative Commons license and a resource I highly-recommend for anyone interested in learning more about the topic.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Here's a picture of Sam and me on the Gorge in Victoria, BC.
Photograph by Martha of Sam and Doug paddling on the Gorge--Victoria, BC