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Welcome to the September Back2School (B2S) edition of the MindShare Learning Report - Inspiring Innovation edition.
A new school year marks the return of our Cross Canada provincial spotlight feature which takes us to the province of Newfoundland. Our exclusive podcast interview features Minister of Education, Darin King. Dr. King has the "right stuff" - a former school board superintendent, professor and teacher, turned politician, who holds a Ph.D. in business. Be sure to tune into Dr. King's engaging interview where he shares his thoughts on leadership and vision to inspire change in eLearning. He also provides insight on the recent meetings in Calgary with fellow ministers' from across Canada (CMEC). If necessity is the mother of invention, then Newfoundland fits the bill - a province rich in history and innovation from its earliest explorers, to Marconi's first oceanic transmission, to broad-based use of eLearning across the province.
Speaking of inspiring innovation, kudos to the University of Calgary for their "out of this world" synchronous collaboration with B.C. astronaut Robert Thirsk, the first Canadian to receive an honorary degree in space.
The excitement of B2S is tempered with the cutbacks in education in several provinces stemming from the global recession which for the most part spared Canada. Despite this, there is good news in a K-12 report that highlights increases in spending on ICT projects.
At the post-secondary level the money is still flowing for research and infrastructure. And GreenIT remains hot at all levels. As always, we have a number of funding opportunities to share with you.
I had another epiphany recently, thanks in part to a former Deputy Education Minister - who was seeking proof that technology in the classroom is making an impact on student achievement. I wish to thank this fine former deputy minister for inspiring the MindShare Learning Report to embrace the notion of research and assessment more vigorously in an effort to deepen the knowledge base across Canada as we continue to push the 21st Century learning envelope. The irony was
that I learned about this challenge via twitter on behalf of
this nameless DM.
K-12 educators be sure to check-out our B2S "Tech Tips" column courtesy of Tim Gard, Educator-at-Large for The MindShare Learning Report. He will also review a new 'netbook' on the market built exclusively for the K-8 community.
We are pleased to announce the MindShare Learning Report was recently accepted by Apple iTunes as a contributor of podcasts. Be sure to checkout our Career Opportunities where we proudly announce a new partnership with Education Canada.
On the MindShare Learning consulting services front, we are pleased to welcome GlobalScholar as a new client.
Here's wishing you a safe and successful back2school season. Until next time, keep the learning curve steep!
P.S. Teachers and principals take note! Looking ahead to October....be sure to watch for exciting details on the MindShare Learning 21st Century Digital Classroom Challenge launching next month. We're proud to have Microsoft step up to be title sponsor. Other valued sponsors include
Advanced Education (Ontario), Dell, EPSON, frontrow, netTrekker,
Pearson, and SMART Technologies and Teach Magazine, offering three prize packages worth
over $10,000 each!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Publisher & Managing Editor, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning™--Strategic Marketing Solutions
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|Quotes of the Month "I
sincerely believe the biggest challenge is ensuring we have the proper
leadership in place, individuals who can inspire others and convey a shared
vision of where it is you want to go with eLearning."
Education Minister Darin King Podcast Interview shares his thoughts on how to
achieve the "Tipping Point" in deploying eLearning across the
must say, your party at the Canadian Embassy was the talk of the show ...
congratulations on hosting such a cool gig!"
Fesko, Senior Director of Advertising & Strategic
Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine reflects on
Mindshare's event in conjunction with NECC in D.C.
Cross Canada 21st Century Provincial Spotlight on Newfoundland
- Podcast Interview with Newfoundland's Minister of Education, Hon. Darin King -
(Podcast Interview with Robert Martellacci, Editor and Publisher of The MindShare Learning Report) Dr. Darin KingNewfoundland and Labrador Education News
Minister of Education
Newfoundland and Labrador
Minister Darin King was born in Grand Bank and raised in the community of Fortune, on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Diploma in School Resources Services from Memorial University; a Master of Education Degree from Saint Mary's University, Halifax; and a Ph.D (Business) from Northcentral University, Arizona.
Dr. King has an extensive background in community service and rural development. He has served on the Burin Peninsula Learning Center Board, Grand Bank Summer Festival and Winter Carnival Committees, Fortune Bay-North Shore Tourism Association, the Newfoundland and Labrador Parks and Recreation Association, Chairperson of the Grand Bank Recreation Commission, and Chairperson of the Grand Bank Development Corporation.
Prior to his election, Dr. King was the CEO/Director of Education for the Eastern School District with responsibility for 127 schools and approximately 46,000 students, and served on the administrative team which guided the district through the provincial restructuring of school districts in 2004. Through his career in education, Dr. King served as a classroom teacher; school administrator; and school district administrator, including senior positions with responsibility for human resources as well as educational programs. He has taught graduate studies with Memorial University, and served as a supervisor of doctoral students.
Quick Education Facts About Newfoundland and Labrador
Podcast Interview with Director of Distance Education and Learning Technologies, Memorial University, Ann Marie Vaughan
(Interviewed by Mitchel Townsend, Higher Education Editor of the MindShare Learning Report)
Ann Marie Vaughan
Director of Distance Education and Learning Technologies
St. John's, NFLD
Ann Marie is responsible for
providing strategic leadership in distance education, learning
technologies, and teaching and learning support for the university as a
whole. She directs a staff of ninety individuals dedicated to distance
education course development, distance education service/delivery,
teaching and learning (classrooms and faculty/graduate student
development), learning technology and marketing/operations. Ann
Marie has an impressive track record with strategic planning
initiatives having held several high profile positions including, but
not limited to, Associate Director of the School of Continuing
Education at Memorial, Senior Planner at Memorial's Fisheries and
Marine Institute and Planning Advisor with the National Research
Council in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Research and Development Corporation - NFLD
The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is a provincial Crown
corporation that was established to improve Newfoundland and Labrador's
research and development (R&D) performance. The Research and
Development Council Act was passed by the Government of Newfoundland
and Labrador in December, 2008.
universities compete for students
Atlantic Provinces looking at a plunge in the number of high school graduates
in the next decade, universities in the region are casting a wider recruitment
net and becoming more competitive as they fight to attract students from a
dwindling pool of applications.
Aboriginal groups focus on college initiative
College of the North Atlantic's (CNA) Happy Valley-Goose Bay (HVGB) campus will ease the transition into post-secondary education for Aboriginal peoples with the introduction of an Aboriginal Bridging Program this September..
Two Keyin College Gander students awarded post-secondary transition scholarships
Brenda Gerbig and Morgan Hughes, two Business Management students at the Gander Campus of Keyin College, have each been awarded a $2000 scholarship by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
21st Century NECC 2009 Washington, D.C. Spotlight (Part II)
In keeping with our
"Inspiring Innovation" theme, we wanted to share a number of highlights from a
knowledge-packed NECC 30th anniversary conference that took place
earlier this summer along with MindShare's
highly successful "Celebrate
Canadian EdTech Innovation" event at the Canadian Embassy
in D.C., sponsored by CeLEA,
Government of Canada, SMART Technologies and MindShare Learning and
ISTE. The value of human networks cannot be underestimated as
the power of both formal and informal learning was evident in Washington, D.C.
Below is a sampling of articles and images that we trust will provide you with
a few golden nuggets of knowledge. RM
MindShare Learning Report Advisory Board members, Timothy Gard, and Chip Fesko with Robert Martellacci, President and Publisher of the MindShare Learning Report at the MindShare Learning Canadian Embassy Event.
The NECC Conference in full swing! Robert Martellacci catch's up with fellow Canadian, Jason Breukelman of Microsoft Canada and a colleague.
NECC Brings a New Meaning to Social
Malcolm Gladwell, (NECC Keynote) describes a "Tipping Point" as "a
place, or moment in time of great sensitivity - a place where suddenly, the
line on the graph turns upward". For me, the NECC provided that moment. It
would be presumptuous of me to say that I have found my Tipping Point, but I
can say that after my experience at NECC, I am back at ground Zero, only upward
to go. I met true connectors. I met innovators and researchers who opened my
eyes to the effects of what perseverance and determination can have when implementing
VoiceThread - Group conversation around images, docs and video
Colette Cassinelli 28/07/09
If you missed the NECC conference, you can get a flavour for one of the sessions led by
Colette Cassinelli, fellow Pepperdine U Alum, Educator and EdTech visionary. VoiceThread is a cool technology that is worth exploring. Checkout Colette's wiki
where she has the entire session achieved for you to explore.
Mali Bickley 28/07/09
year's NECC was an incredible experience in which to participate on several
levels. There were so many opportunities to connect with individuals,
organizations and companies with who we worked during the course of this year.
One of the highlights for me was having the opportunity to connect with some of
the sponsors of the Mindshare Learning 21st Century Classroom
contest. As one of the fortunate recipients of the prizes, it was an honour to
meet and thank the sponsors at the wonderful event at the Canadian Embassy
Reception hosted by Robert and Mindshare Learning.
Busy counting his book sales. MindShare's
Publisher, Robert Martellacci
, contributes to Malcolm Gladwell's
fund in return for a Kodak moment. Name the conference the two met at recently
and you can qualify to win an autographed copy of Outliers
. Email your
. First to respond wins!
MindShare Learning Report NECC 2009 Industry Spotlight: Peter Reynolds, CEO & Founder Fablevision and New York Times Best Selling Author
NECC Ning - Click the image to check it out!
Another great resource to get a flavour for what you may have missed at NECC Ning. Welcome to the NECC Ning Network, designed to help you connect to like-minded NECC attendees and extend the conversations.
thanks to ISTE for partnering with the MindShare Learning Report during
K12 Feature Headlines
Faronics Named Official Supporting Partner for the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Competition
Faronics is proud to be an official Supporting Partner of the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Competition kicking off today in Calgary, Alberta. Faronics is supplying over $35,000 worth of Deep Freeze licenses to protect the competition computing environments.Giddy
grade school teachers line up for historic Q and A with astronauts in orbit
Canadian Press 14/08/09
Lined up single file,
and giddy as grade school students, a group of Canadian teachers looked more
like their pupils Tuesday as they waited to speak directly with astronauts
aboard the International Space Station.
Pearson Canada signs agreement to distribute DreamBox Learning's Adaptive Instructional Product to Canadian market
Dreambox 23/07/09More K12 Headlines...
|Countdown to ECOO November 11-13, 2009! Inspire, Connect, Teach
Join us at
ECOO's annual conference for teachers and administrators - an ideal
venue to raise your profile within the Canadian educational computing
community. The ECOO conference offers over 100 sessions on diverse topics
related to the classroom and administrative uses of hardware, software, and
online resources. Also featured is a welcoming Exhibit area where last year,
over 55 vendors displayed their wares and demonstrated their services.
required to register for a booth at this exciting event is on the ECOO Exhibits website. Click to find procedures, application forms, booth rental rates, site
maps and more. Check Space Availability link on the website to view an
up-to-date Exhibit area map.
limited space still available in the Exhibits area!
George MacRae & Marilynn Wong
Exhibit Managers, ECOO 2009
K12: Ask a Teacher?
Gard has had over a decade of hands-on involvement with
students and teachers in information and communication technology. He
loves innovative ideas and taking risks, integrating technology across the curriculum
and engaging students in the ever-changing world of technology. He
currently teaches media literacy and technology at Ecole Sir Adam Beck J.
S. in the Toronto District School Board.
Q - "What tips do you have for teachers interested in integrating technology across the curriculum this new school year?"
a tip, or tips, to get your technology program into gear for this new school
year? If you've been doing this for years there's really nothing new here for
you, but then again, just maybe you can gain some insights into more than just
how to better work out how you're going to engage your students using some new
idea in technology. This is not going to be a list of tips about software, or
hardware, or even systems because everyone's context is different, and full of
good and bad things. Rather, this very general list of tips will be in the form
of general guidance; sort of like the stuff someone would say to if they've
lived the opposite of what you should do. Of course, I have no idea who that
Read at your
Faronics joins technology leaders in PowerIT down day
How green is
technology? A new tool from JISC is helping universities and colleges calculate
just how eco-friendly they are, by estimating the carbon footprint left by their
Faronics is pleased to announce its participation in Power IT Down Day on August 27th, 2009. Promoted by Microsoft, Citrix and HP, this is
the second consecutive year of the one day event that encourages individuals in
government and industry to be responsible energy consumers by turning off
computers, monitors, printers and electronic devices at the end of the business
McGuinty Government Helps Lower Energy Costs,
Ontario Premier's Office 12/08/09
Ontario is helping more than 1,000 schools
become greener and more energy efficient, creating and sustaining more than
5,500 jobs. The $600-million investment benefits students and local economies,
modernizes schools and supports Ontario's green economy.Carbon footprint tool from JISC helps universities and colleges tread carefully
Canadian youth explore the Arctic - Unique
expedition aims to inspire future leaders and ambassadors for the planet
The summer, dozens of
Canadian and international youth between the ages of 14 and 17 are planning the
"class-trip" of a lifetime.
University of Guelph to host an intensive graduate
course in the emerging field of ecohealth
This course explores
health as the complex interactions between humans, animals and environments as
well as social, economic, and environmental practices.
More GreenIT news...
Product Review: Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook (K-8 Edition)
Gard, M.A., B.Ed.
Rugged. Colourful. Portable. Student-proof. Powerful.
Classroom ready! Nope, it's not your favourite aluminum water bottle, teachers.
It's none other than Dell's well-designed, well thought-out foray into the
educational market of educational technology with a netbook that is rubberized,
along with anti-bacterial keyboard, and touch screen options. Nice touch! One
of my concerns with the new netbooks out there is that most of them are bound
to turn into a heap of good-intention if left in the hands of a
less-than-coordinated 8 or 9 year old. Finally, a large computer manufacturer
designs a netbook that looks like it will survive beyond Thanksgiving, and well
into the next school year and beyond.
Well, having all of these external features doesn't
necessarily mean that this new netbook will be a worthy entry into this
specialized market. Read on to find out whether it's worth your while to invest
in Dell's inaugural entry into the K-8 netbook market.
|Web 2.0 Technology Spotlight
Technology and innovation fit hand and glove - no great argument there! There are always new websites to check out and new avenues to explore down the 'netscapes' of the virtual universe. And of course, most of these new and exciting ventures are made possible by those individuals wishing to become the next Twitter, or Facebook. Why wouldn't you want to retire in your early to mid-twenties in a nice villa over-looking the ocean while sipping on a freshly made Margarita? We've put together a small sample of what's out there. Have a look and discover what you can do online! (T. Gard)
Text-to-Movie. Make 3D movies for free!
Save stories, photos, and videos on a collaborative timeline
Online Diagramming & Design Collaboratively.
Upload and share your PowerPoint, Keynote and OpenOffice presentations
Anyone can animate.
The simple way to create surveys.
Higher Education: Introduction
Welcome to the September 2009 "Back to School" edition of the MindShare Learning Report, Canada's Leading, Learning and Technology eMagazine.
This month's Higher Education Headlines Section features Dr. Marc Glassman
from the Faculty of Education at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Professor Glassman has been involved in eLearning for decades and discusses his thoughts concerning social networking structures, and technology in general's effects upon higher education.
Our 21st Century Higher Education Spotlight features Dr. Hanan Yaniv
, from the University of Calgary's Graduate Division of Educational Research. Professor Yaniv has built a Collaborative Learning Environment in Second Life called "knoworlds" based upon the Holodeck experience simulator from the television series Star Trek. Dr. Yaniv has created a demonstration movie for your viewing pleasure as well as a provided us with an exclusive podcast interview. Both of which we think you'll find very innovative and interesting.
The Higher Education Headlines Section features several interesting articles including the potential formulation of a national higher education strategy, a University in the Arctic idea gaining momentum, and a professor giving credit for abstaining from social networking sites.
The GreenIT Section sponsored by Faronics, contains several resources and articles that will inspire you and help you address your institutions carbon emissions reduction efforts with specific metrics.
The Research and Tech Tools Section highlights several different articles including Elluminate's new social networking resource for K-12 (LearnCentral), the top ten IT issues for 2009, and a recent study that suggests that online education is more effective than face to face.
Each month we strive to bring you the most current and innovative Canadian education and technology resources, part of this process is acting upon the suggestions that you, our readership provides in the form of comments and critiques. Keep them coming it's the only way we can raise the bar each and every issue.
Enjoy this month's issue and remember you are the reason that we are here.
Mitchel N. Townsend, M.A. EdTech
MindShare Learning Associate
Editor, Higher Education
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|Higher Education 21st Century Innovation Spotlight
Dr. Hanan Yaniv
Professor of Education
University of Calgary
- Podcast Interview with Dr. Hanan Yaniv, Professor of Education, Educational Technology, University of Calgary -
(Podcast Interview with Mitchel Townsend, HE Editor of The MindShare Learning Report)
KnoWorld Island: Learning Through Experience in Second Life
Higher Education Feature Headlines
Higher Education: Upcoming Events
Event: ....... eConcordia Summit 2009
Date: ......... September 10, 2009
Location: ... Montreal, QC - Centre Mont-Royal
Event: ....... Synergy09, Canada, China, IndiaDate: .........
September 17, 2009Location: ...
|Higher Education: Ask a Professor Dr. Marc Glassman
Professor of Education
For the past 32 years, Dr. Marc Glassman's knowledge, passion and
commitment to the literacy movement in Newfoundland and Labrador has
been far-reaching and significant. Dr. Glassman is a member of the
Faculty of Education at Memorial University and instructs in the area
of literacy education. He has undertaken a number of special
initiatives in the community that have helped a diverse group of
children, parents, and low-literacy adults overcome the barriers to
language and literacy development. He has inspired and challenged his
undergraduate and graduate students, and he has provided professional
support to teachers in the K-12 classroom and to instructors and
volunteers in adult literacy programs throughout the province. He has
been a pioneer in the area of applying technology to the development of
literacy in Newfoundland and Labrador and continues to be innovative
and creative in advocating for literacy.
The Education Canada Network Forges a
Strategic Partnership with the MindShare Learning Report as a means of
Expanding its reach in Helping You Find the Candidates You Need
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"Key factors to support literacy success in school-aged population"CMEC 8/07/09
The Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Statistics Canada, released a literature review called "Key factors to support literacy success in school-aged population"Study Finds That Online Education Beats the ClassroomNYT 19/08/09
A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: "On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction."Elluminate Launches Ground-breaking Social Learning Network for Education.EN July 2009
Elluminate, Inc. is expanding its role as the leading provider of web, audio, and video solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration by launching a new social learning network for education.Projection Trends: 3D and EducationCam Tech 05/08/09
For years, 3D projection has been seemed a technology long on potential but short on practicality.Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009EDU AUG/JUL 2009
How have the events of the past year affected the IT issues of top concern to technology leaders in higher education today?
|Bits and Bytes
The Learning Partnership Class of 2009 NTIA
Award Winners Gathered at Ryerson University
Eight exceptional educators and their teams from across the
country have been selected as the winners of 2009 National Technology Innovation Awards (NTIA). A program of The Learning Partnership, the Awards
celebrate educators at publicly funded schools, colleges and universities
across Canada whose innovative approaches, through the use of technology, have
contributed to making the learning experience more engaging for students.
There was no shortage of news in
the MindShare Musings department. Congrats to Kathy
Vice-President at Pearson U.S. and former TLC colleague as she takes on the new
chair of The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. I'm sure we'll be exploring
partnering opportunities while at EdNET in Chicago in a couple of weeks. It was
great to catch-up with Jeff Hainbuch
Superintendent at the TDSB. Jeff shared that he'll be working with one of his
schools to implement a literacy project using Apple iTouch devices. I would be
remiss if I didn't highlight one of Jeff's principals, Anthony Vandyke
with whom I've had the pleasure of collaborating
along with Jeff over the past year in transforming my alma mater, George Harvey
C.I. into a 21st Century School by infusing a variety of new
technologies. It's an awesome transformation that I look forward to sharing
more on in future issues.
On the industry
joins netTrekker as
International Sales Manager, where he's wasted no time in forging
several partnerships internationally. I enjoyed catching up with Peter recently
to discuss the Canadian market and how to best serve K12 educators with the
latest and greatest digital learning resources from netTrekker. Welcome to
, who takes over the reins from Mike Parkhill as the new
Director, Academic Sector at Microsoft Canada.
Shann comes with impressive credentials. She has worked in the High
Technology Industry for the past 18 years.
For the last twelve years, Shann has held a number of sales, services
leadership and senior program management positions at Microsoft Canada. She has received awards for Services Delivery
Excellence and has been recognized as the Manager of the Year for business
performance and people leadership. In
her most recent role as Business Director, she reported to the President and
oversaw subsidiary performance, employee readiness, communication and change
leadership. In addition, she is the spokesperson for Microsoft's focus on women
in IT and the executive sponsor for Digigirlz, a Microsoft program aimed at
inspiring young girls to consider careers in technology. She has completed her Coach Training at Adler
International Learning and an online MBA program through the University of
It is rare to see talented leaders
actually retire in education. Case in point, Kelvin Ogilvie
, former President of Acadia University has been
appointed to the Canadian Senate recently. This should bode well for education
in Canada to have an advocate at the Federal level.
To twitter, or, not to twitter, that is the question? Ok, I love twitter as I've shared with you in a previous article. It
can be very powerful, if used effectively. Here's some cool free curriculum I
learned about via twitter. Adobe HED free curriculum. I enjoy sharing nuggets of information and picking up on the short news
bites, but to those who want to share absolutely everything on twitter....we
really don't have the time to read useless information...smile. Sorry, I couldn't
On the twitter front, I'm
intrigued by Toronto District's new Director, Chris Spence
and his use of tech.
He's strategically using tech to communicate with his teachers via
twitter and video recorded messages. I'm sensing that Dr. Spence is on a mission
to make his mark in the TDSB.
The search is on to replace the
highly respected Chris Kelly
Superintendent, Vancouver School Board who retires at the end of the
month. Any predications as to where
Chris might land? Perhaps a role with the B.C. Ministry? I could see Chris
making a valued impact on education across Canada as an executive with ERDI Canada.
More MindShare Musings here...
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
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Advisory Board Members
The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. Members include:
Dr. Greg Malszecki, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, York University
Dr. Ron Owston, Director, Institute for Research on Learning Technology, York University
- Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
- Jamie McNamara, Superintendent of Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Leduc, Alberta
Joni Turville, B.Ed, M. Ed (Instructional Technology), Educator, AISI Coordinator, St. Albert Protestant Schools
Timothy Gard, Educator - Media Literacy & Technology, Toronto District School Board
Cathy Phillips, M. Ed., Director, Round Table on Technology, The Learning Partnership
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Marty Keast, President, Pearson Learning K-12 Canada
David Marsi, AVP, Learning & Development, Invesco Trimark
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
About The MindShare Learning Report™ -- Canada's Leading, Learning & Technology eMagazine.
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