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Colin Madland, MEd

educator | technologist | phd student

University of Victoria

Ideas published here should be considered half-baked, at best.

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The Failed Pedagogy of Punishment

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Seeber, K. P. (2016). The Failed Pedagogy of Punish...

The President of Trinity Western University recently tweeted a brief recognition of the work that educational technologists have been doing over the last few weeks.

Yesterday, Amanda Coolidge published an introspective post in which she shares a little bit about how she is still learning to be in the world we have. You should go read it.

Amanda does great work to enable post-secondary educators and institutions to become more diverse, equitable, and inclu...

Our group engaged in a digital storytelling project using a process that has turned out to be similar to a photovoice method. As might be expected in a 3-week group project, data collection was somewhat rushed. We faced challenges with the seemingly simple process of forming a group and contacting e...

For EDCP512A, we are conducting an in-class action research project in small teams. Our group is taking an arts-based approach using digital storytelling as our method.

Group Members
  • Andrea
  • Colin
  • Waylon
  • Chi
  • Visiting Scholars

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Our task this week was...

I read two articles this week, each of which described an AR project, but with very different approaches and, I think, different outcomes. My rough notes on each article are available here (Pedretti) and here (Wakefield).

Pedretti describes an action research project grounded in what I have co...

Features of Public Spheres

For this blog discussion post discuss any 2 features of Kemmis, McTaggart, and Nixon's 10 Features of the Public Sphere found (or not) in any of the 5 papers Collins, Kaukko, Tuck, Conrad, and McLeod/Emme. List the Key Feature and describe the feature using the researc...

The task:

Find a public space (mall, library, coffee shop) where you feel comfortable observing a person or small group of people - people you don't know. Write for 10 minutes as a field note. Use descriptive language and work for accuracy. Write about you notice: see, hear, smell, feel. How di...

This has been very interesting to think about...digital storage of information predates 'computers'...by a long time.

Wampum belt, Iroquois and Algonkian, commemorating peace treaty in 17th century - Native American collection - Peabody Museum, Harvard University - DSC05418

I love it when ideas converge. Last night in EDCP512A at UBC, we talked about being in the swamp, where the messy problems are, as being the place where interesting ideas...

I am 4 weeks in to my course at UBC called Education Action Research and it has been formative so far...

One of the primary ideas that has become apparent in these 4 weeks as we have bandied about ideas of what is action research is the reason that AR, and particularly critical participatory AR...

...post a brief response that articulates your growing/changing understanding of action research in education (or some aspect of it) in the context of your own research area.

Kemmis, S., McTaggart, R., & Nixon, R. (2014). The action research planner: Doing critical participatory action research...

As an introductory post, EDCP512 at UBC has been asked to post a 6-word memoir or two...

You can find my post at grav.madland.ca/presentations.

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Updated: June 22/19 (scroll down)

Tonight marks the fourth meeting of our class exploring discourses in education at UVic. We are a fairly small class or 14 new PhD and 3 MEd students who meet for 3 hours per week. We are a diverse group with people from Tanzania, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Australi...

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One of the things that has driven me a little batty ever since my MEd work, when I first started having to use PDF versions of articles is that copying text from a PDF for my notes and pasting into Werd works relatively fine except for the fact that the line breaks are copied too.

When you past...

A tweet showed up in my timeline, thanks to @_valeriei, from @raulpacheco talking about how he manages his workflow for printed papers. Here's my digital workflow. It takes a bit of technical setup, but it's worth it.

As I was g...

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Well, 'meeting' #1 of my PhD journey is done! As this is a seminar course focussed more on empowerment and conversation, our prof likes to call our weekly get-togethers 'meetings'. Ok.

As is standard in the first introduction to a course, there was the typical conversation about the course...

In class # 2 of EDCI 681, we were assigned some homework to work through this Epistemic Beliefs Inventory based on

Adapted from Wang, X., Zhang, Z., Zhang, X., & Hou, D. (2013). Validation of the Chinese version of the Epistemic Beliefs Inventory using confirmatory factor analysis. International...


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