Grading complete, bravo everyone!

Venturers – I have now completed grading of the final assignments and sent individual emails to provide my assessments and your grades.  Please let me know immediately if you haven’t received your grades, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding them.  I will be submitting the grades into the university at the end […]

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MetaMine – Web App for Digital Pedagogy

MetaMine – Web App for Digital Pedagogy

MetaMine is a proposed web application co-designed and developed by educational technologists and outstanding faculty at some of Canada’s most prestigious schools.  Born out of grassroots teacher innovations and informed by rigorous academic research, MetaMine promises to provide a 21st century digital platform that cultivates personalized and peer learning of edtech practice for teachers while giving […]

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VER: Virtual Educational Reality.

VER: Virtual Educational Reality.

Hello everyone You can click the VER logo to access my venture pitch. The COVID-19 circumstances honestly played a large role in producing my venture pitch as us educators are now all teaching online for now. I created a pitch for a product called “VER”. This product is a virtual reality educational tool that brings […]

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A2 Grades Returned

I have completed grading of the A2 (Opportunity Forecast) assignments, so you all should have received my evaluation and comments via separate emails.  Please let me know if you have not received yours, or if you have any questions or concerns. I love our Opportunity Forecast series because I know I learn at least as […]

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Keeping the Human Element in Learning Using Technology

Keeping the Human Element in Learning Using Technology

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and staying healthy. I just came across this article which was published on Wednesday. The article reflects on recent events and the changes in the teaching and learning environment many are experiencing now. The author was part of an education technology start-up company for micro-schools in […]

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Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology

Wearable technologies are relatively new to the education sector, and the industry is primed for a breakthrough in the coming years. When Google Glass first came on the scene in 2013, experts predicted a massive boom in the way that we interacted with technologies that were more or less a part of us; we attached them […]

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A3: LIT

A3: LIT

Welcome to my Assignment 3 submission. Though I am late on this forum I would appreciate any feedback on my venture. The LIT platform offers computer-based simulations and VR content for Language Arts and Drama classrooms. We provide simulated and immersive experiences of scenes from literature. The LIT platform supports teachers and students to collaborate […]

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SymboLearn

SymboLearn

Based on results from the most recent world-wide study done by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, math is one of the most challenging subjects students face in North America. Not only are concepts often abstract and difficult to apply to everyday life, but our modern day method of looking up answers doesn’t work […]

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Feeling Pressured to be Productive at the moment? Don’t be…

Feeling Pressured to be Productive at the moment? Don’t be…

Hi All So on a day where I should have been much more productive than what has really transpired, I received an email from a friend/ colleague with a link to this article. Wow, did I need it! I’m sharing it here not because it necessarily is related to educational technology but because it relates […]

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Let The Venture Forum Begin!

Your peers are looking forward to your reviews of their pitches during the Venture Forum this week.  And yes, recall that if you should need it due to the COVID crisis, I have extended the Venture Forum (and the due date for A4) to Easter Sunday April 12. Via separate email you each should have received a […]

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Assignment 3: Venture Pitch – Rise eLearning Authoring Tool

Assignment 3: Venture Pitch – Rise eLearning Authoring Tool

Hello! Given the current pandemic situation, there has been a sudden increase in the demand for all things virtual and remote–be it eLearning courses, web-conferencing tools or virtual proxy networks. I thought this would be a good time to talk about my topic for assignment 3–Rise 360 an elearning authoring tool. Rise is extremely easy […]

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EduBreath

EduBreath

Welcome Fellow ETEC 522ers I am presenting an online learning platform for K-12 education, I called EduBreath. The venture I would love to take you to is one that uses online learning technologies to help young people around the world to have an internationally competitive high school diploma that will give them access to top […]

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Assignment 3 – GradHat

Assignment 3 – GradHat

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m sure like many of you the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly lingering in all the corners of my mind. I’ve been exploring some more of its recent implications on education and employment and trying to find creative solutions to some of these new world problems. This became the […]

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21st Century Personalized School

21st Century Personalized School

Hello, I present to you a venture. Pardon me if when I say venture it sounds like adventure.  The world as we know it has changed, think COVID-19 and the closure of all schools. I quote David Vogt, a Professor at the University of British Columbia. “You don’t need to look very far to see […]

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A3: HealthPlus

A3: HealthPlus

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review my project.  This is my A3 project where I have created HealthPlus.   HealthPlus is a program that combines microlessons and wearable technology to improve the ability to deliver support to students struggling with anxiety and/or mental health concerns. It allows for targeted, individualized, and […]

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Zaffold

Zaffold

Welcome to my Assignment 3 submission: Zaffold   Millions of people around the world watch educational videos, play quiz games, use study apps, participate in MOOCs without getting academic credit, and more. Until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to track and get credit for all this unrewarded curiosity and study… Zaffold is like a […]

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A3 – InnerVisions VR

A3 – InnerVisions VR

Greetings fellow ETEC 522 Entrepreneurs and EVA’s, I would like to present my venture, “InnerVisions VR”. This is a for-profit venture aimed at providing schools with educational recruitment solutions.  Hiring for any organization is difficult and hard to get right consistently. Teachers are hired all over the world everyday based on the traditional markers of […]

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Hive Harmonizes Group Work

Hive Harmonizes Group Work

  Dear esteemed colleagues, I hope all of you are well in this strange new world we find ourselves in, and I look forward to exploring and learning from you and your ventures. I introduce you to Hive, an app and LTI that harmonizes group work through its use of cutting-edge AI and machine learning […]

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Tony Bates: Advice on how to teach online amid the corona virus pandemic

Tony Bates: Advice on how to teach online amid the corona virus pandemic

I thought I would share this link from Tony Bates (who some of you might know was one of the people that helped establish the MET program) on how to teach online in light of the corona virus. It’s actually fairly “old” in terms of how fast things are currently progressing (original post was 9 […]

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Music Matters

Music Matters

Hello fellow classmates, For assignment #3, I’ve created Music Matters an online subscription-based platform that gives music educators beginner-advanced students access to quality, concise and tailored lessons on any instrument. Giving music teachers time to focus on teaching rather than being overwhelmed with going over concepts on every instrument with each student in their classes. Music Matters […]

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Focal Ed

Focal Ed

Hello 522ers, I’d like to introduce you to Focal Ed, a learning-centered wearable venture. Our company aims to allow teachers to focus more on what they do best, and less of the other stuff. The small wearable automates some of the administrative tasks that teachers encounter everyday; tasks that take away from valuable in-class learning […]

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A3 Reminder

I trust everyone is finding healthy, humane ways to adjust to our locked-down world. This is just a reminder that your A3 submissions are due in by midnight today (Sunday) in order for the review assignments for our Venture Forum (Week 13) can be distributed to you Monday morning. Given all of the disruption in […]

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Kiota – Tapping Into Wisdom

Kiota – Tapping Into Wisdom

Dear fellow ETEC522 classmates Please find the link to the pitches for my created non-profit organization called Kiota. Kiota is a Swahili word for bird’s nest with its origins in the word “ota” which means “to grow”. It acts as a metaphor for what we aim to achieve in the organization- creating and facilitating an […]

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A3 – MeLearn

A3 – MeLearn

Our education system is stuck in the 19th Century and needs an update!  MeLearn is a fictional company based on a concept that could revolutionize our entire system of education. I honestly love and believe in this concept … but feel that it’s a monstrous task to take on the education ‘establishment’.  And I’m not […]

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A3: – Questions – The Algebra App

A3: – Questions – The Algebra App

Hello fellow entrepreneurs and educational venture analysts, I am very excited for the unveiling of my brand new start-up, “-Questions – The Algebra App”. Expanding upon the functionalities of some of the best math apps currently on the market, my venture adds original value in the form of unlimited, AI-enabled algebraic questions that meet students […]

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A3 – FOODIKI

A3 – FOODIKI

What was your first your first year of university like? Do remember what it was like? How healthy do you think your nutritional habits were? According to research, only 13.2% of students meet Canada’s Food Guide Nutrition Guidelines (Kotila, 2019)! University is a critical period in the life of young adults for many reasons, and […]

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Week 11: Microlearning OER Update

Week 11: Microlearning OER Update

    Image Source Consider our brave new world that moves at high speeds and requires fast reactions; our busy schedules and less free-time; our need and desire to learn new skills and acquire knowledge via concise information that is to the point, easy to digest, convenient and effective. Microlearning is a learning strategy that offers […]

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SaniSenini Company

SaniSenini Company

Greetings everyone!  I invite you to check out my elevator pitch for my new company “SaniSenini” . This company is focused on improving the way of life for people around the world.  With flu outbreaks and germs everywhere my company strives to help people stay clean without using alcohol sanitizer.  Many products from my company […]

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A3 – Gradenetix

A3 – Gradenetix

Hello all, I hope this post finds you safe and healthy in these exceptional times! I am very excited to share my A3 project with you all – It’s something I’ve been working on for the past few weeks (there was a time there where I felt like I’ve been on an isolated version of […]

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G-Interact!

G-Interact!

Hello classmates! As we are in an uncertain time during this global health pandemic, I’ve listened to educators from my province and created a product that would help centralize all learning into one platform. Introducing G-Interact – an application/extension that can be added directly into your Google Classroom! Check out the G-Interact website to learn […]

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Market In The Middle Program

Market In The Middle Program

Dear Fellow Entrepreneurs, Students, and EVA’s I would like to introduce to you my Venture Pitch: The Market In The Middle. This is based on a program that I ran several years ago in a different school, but I am hoping to adapt it to a new position I am in. This specific program is […]

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Safe2Summit The Micro learning Site

Safe2Summit The Micro learning Site

Dear Fellow Entrepreneurs, Students, EVA’s, Angels, With Pleasure I would like to invite you to my Venture Pitch, Our company SAFE2SUMMIT, was launched last year and promises a very successful future. Safe2Summit from and for Mountain Enthusiast for Safety, Respect, & Fun! I understand that this venture is a very “personal” one, though I still […]

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Zoom – Video Conferencing

Zoom – Video Conferencing

Hey All, I just wanted to share a piece of technology that seems to be having a heyday with the recent suspension of in-person university classes. It’s called Zoom and it’s a video conferencing application that professors have been using to hold online classes. I’ve been on social media a ton recently, constantly looking for […]

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Post Virus EdTech: Rapid Response to a Fully Flipped World (Discussion)

Post Virus EdTech: Rapid Response to a Fully Flipped World (Discussion)

I’ve heard from people in this class from all over the world who need support as they deal with the rapid transition that is occurring. Please, talk about what you are experiencing and support each other with solutions and solidarity. We can help each other in profound ways, right now. Don’t worry too much about […]

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Icons for new tech

Icons for new tech

While designing my A3 pitches, I was having trouble finding the specific kinds of icons I was looking for to represent the newest learning technologies, and then I discovered The Noun Project! A fair amount of icons are available in the public domain for free, and there are icons representative of ed tech, online learning, AI, women, […]

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VR meeting spaces

VR meeting spaces

In light of COVID-19 and the new world we are living in, I’d like to share a few XR ventures that help bring people together, for business and for pleasure. Spatial, focused on bringing teams together to collaborate virtually, has a free plan: up to 4 people, up to 45 minutes per session, and enterprise […]

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Week 12 – Wearables

Hello team 522!  Welcome to the last Opportunity Forecast. The topic of our OER was Wearable Technology and we have had an immensely interesting time delving into this emerging market over the weeks leading up to our creation and launch of this resource. For this OER we have the following learning outcomes: Describe the origins […]

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A3 Thoughts

I trust all of you are well in this disruptive and anxious time. You don’t need to look very far to see how much the opportunity horizon for learning technologies has expanded in a very short time with the current pandemic.  When the virus is contained that horizon will not contract; I predict it will […]

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AI and Machine Learning

AI and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are poised to make evolutionary and revolutionary changes in the education market.   Computers as we know them are really good at storing, organizing, fetching, and processing information.  AI takes computing a massive step further by having computer programs that are able to learn from data, make decisions, and even […]

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Concierge-A Virtual Coaching and Engagement Chatbot for Onboarding

Concierge-A Virtual Coaching and Engagement Chatbot for Onboarding

Onboarding new employees is stressful for both the employee and leader. Concierge aims to ease this stress by offering a one-stop-shop chatbot capable of coaching, engagement, and answering any question. Please check out my pitches at https://conciergeatwork.weebly.com/ Note: this pitch is an imagined product, not a real working product I have developed. Although as someone who […]

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