Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Here's to a safe and happy holiday and happy, healthy and productive year in 2005!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

More School

The first assignment for CTL 1608 is to post a response that addresses all of the following:
  1. What do you currently understand learning to be?

  2. Why do you hold these views, both for yourself and your students?

  3. What role does knowledge play in learning?

  4. What role do others play in your learning (i.e., peers, teachers, etc.)?

I'm not exactly sure how I'll respond to each of these questions; however, I've "learned" that social and interpersonal relationships are KEY to learning. Indeed, I'd go as far to suggest that the "social side of learning" is more important in online environments than it is in face-to-face situations.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Timing and Comm Logo Revisited

Here's another version of the logo we've been kicking around for the Timing and Communications crew of each year's World Cup races at Lake Louise.
An update of the logo for the Timing and Communications crew of each year's Winterstart World Cup Downhills at Lake Louise

Thanks to Freddie for the update and to Paulie for sending it along.

Back to School

I'm enrolled in a course at OISE/UT next semester that I'm really excited about -- CTL1608H SV CONSTRUCTIVE LEARNING AND DESIGN OF ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS is looking like it'll be a lot of fun.

Dr. Clare has already provided us with access to the forum we'll be using for the class which allows us to have a look at readings and consider which week we'd like to moderate the class discussion.

A couple of the readings are presented in PDF format. One of them crashed my browser three times last night. This is a big deal when you're using a web-based interface that takes a fair bit of navigation -- after logging back on -- to get back to a specific spot in the threaded discussions that form the basis of our coursework....

To make a long story longer, I happened across this page from Jakob Nielsen's crew -- PDF: Unfit for Human Consumption -- while exploring a recent DailyLink from -- Situate Follow Ups in Context.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Golf in Mexico -- Part II

Here're couple of pictures I took last week while golfing in Nuevo Vallarta:

This one of me, Lyle and our caddy Angel I took on the 2nd tee of the Nicklaus course at Vista Vallarta

Thanks to Lyle for getting me out to play this course and for Angel for taking such good care of us during our round.

As I said during the round, Angel's fee ($10.00/player) was the best money I ever spent. He'd take one look at an errant tee shot (there were a few ;-) and immediately tell us whether we were likely to find it, or should reload. He also gave us the line on our putts. This "local knowledge" was especially valuable since neither of us had played the course before.

Here's one is of the mascot at the El Tigre course in Paradise Village.