Friday, July 23, 2010

Latest Issue: CJLT / RCAT 35(3) - Fall 2009 - Online

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie (CJLT / RCAT):

Table of Contents

Editorial: CJLT: Changes in the World of Academic Publishing
Michele Jacobsen


Online synchronous communication in the second-language classroom
Elizabeth Murphy

Patterns d’interactions écrites asynchrones entre des classes branchées en réseau
Stéphane Allaire, Thérèse Laferrière

Using Videoconferencing to Provide Mentorship in Inquiry-Based Urban and Rural Secondary Classrooms
Qing Li, Patti Dyjur, Natalya Nicholson, Lynn Moorman

Gaming geography: Educational games and literacy development in the Grade 4 classroom
Heather Lotherington, Natalia Sinitskaya Ronda

Implementation of web-based learning in colleges of education: Barriers and enablers
Daniel W. Surry, Adrian G. Grubb, David C. Ensminger, Jenelle Ouimette

Cliquer, glisser, dactylographier ou sélectionner dans un menu déroulant : manipulations préférées des étudiants universitaires / Click, slide, type or select in a pop-up menu: Favourite manipulations of French-as-a-second-language university students
Nandini Sarma, Alysse Weinberg, Martine Peters

The effectiveness of web-delivered learning with aboriginal students: Findings from a study in coastal Labrador
David Philpott, Dennis Sharpe, Rose Neville

Use of Social Software to Address Literacy and Identity Issues in Second Language Learning
Jill Hutchinson

New Editor: Dr. Heather Kanuka,

Fall 2009 issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie (CJLT / RCAT):

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flapjack App & the Calgary Stampede

If you are from the prairies, and even if you are a professor in the ivory tower in this city, you know that a Stampede is approaching Calgary. The first half of July is the time of year that most Calgarians and Hundreds of Thousands of Visitors don cowboy hats and boots, and travel to city center to enjoy the rodeo, the chuckwagon races, agricultural exhibitions and the midway. The Stampede Parade is this Friday morning, and corporate and academic Calgary shut down offices and classrooms for the morning so that staff and students can take in the show. 

Part of enjoying the Stampede Spirit and Fun is the annual quest to find free flapjacks throughout the city and surrounding area. Those of us who are used to this brand of Western hospitality do not find it curious at all to see folks line-up at 7 am for a free coffee, sausage and flapjacks. In fact, this brand of hospitality has spread beyond the Calgary Stampede and free pancake breakfasts often accompany folk festivals and other events at other times of the year.

On my drive to campus this morning, I learned about a new app for my iPhone on the CBC - the Flapjack Finder. I have written before about my enthusiasm for Apple's iPod, iPhone and iPad...  In fact, just yesterday, I made my first visit to the Genius Bar -- Top Marks for Andrew and the other geniuses!!  Anyhoo, back to finding flapjacks.  You can bet that I have already downloaded the Flapjack Finder on my iPhone, and that I plan to slap on a straw hat, grab my kids and husband, and find some free and flat throughout the area in the next two weeks!!