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Video: Pimooteewin Interview

Video: Pimooteewin Interview

Colleges and universities have been increasing the number of innovative programs and courses offered in recent years. Ryerson University‘s Spanning the Gaps program offered through the Chang School is one such example, developed “based on the belief that education can break cycles of inter-generational poverty and social exclusion, and that higher education can transform lives … Continue reading

Videos: Lab Concepts for DC Electricity (Part 2)

Videos: Lab Concepts for DC Electricity (Part 2)

Seneca College has some great technologist programs in the School of Information and Computer Technology. Most students in an ICT program are required to take a common first semester course called ETY155, also known as “DC Electricity“, which is one of the core courses for the year. The course covers topics like Ohm’s Law, Series … Continue reading

Videos: Lab Concepts for DC Electricity

Videos: Lab Concepts for DC Electricity

Seneca College has some great technologist programs in the School of Information and Computer Technology. Most students in an ICT program are required to take a common first semester course called ETY155, also known as “DC Electricity”, which is one of the core courses for the year. The course covers topics like Ohm’s Law, Series … Continue reading

Electronics: MYST3RY EGGS!

Electronics: MYST3RY EGGS!

LAB 7: MYST3RY EGGS Set-up: 3 resistors (“3R”) are soldered together in some configuration and sealed inside each egg. (If you think about it, there are potentially 9 configurations with 3 resistors.) The schematic and resistor values are unknown. Three points connected into the circuit protrude outside of each egg. Activity: Using only a small … Continue reading

Electronics: Control Systems Tutorials

Electronics: Control Systems Tutorials

Constructed nearly a decade ago, I helped design and program these 5 online engineering teaching modules with the input from two wonderful engineering professors at Ryerson University, Gosha and Frankie. Control Systems Tutorials The project started with a short course at Waterloo University for the development of multimedia-rich learning resources. Mid-way through the summer, we … Continue reading

Interview: Ron Lancaster, Math Instructor

Ron Lancaster is many things: math instructor at OISE, facilitator of math trails, math camps, and writer of math articles, to name a few. In this enlightening article on the Futures Channel, he talks of the many facets of a good math trail, one of his specialties, and how teachers may use technology to take … Continue reading

Videos: Teaching Math with Pimooteewin

Videos: Teaching Math with Pimooteewin

Centennial College and Native Child and Family Services partnered together to develop a unique pilot program called “Pimooteewin Pathways” in the summer of 2010. It was intended for any Aboriginal Canadian in Toronto wanting to upgrade his or her own math and English skills to a college entry level. The program’s success soon spread by … Continue reading