Start of Another Year

No, I’m not 9 months late… although that wouldn’t surprise me after the day I’ve had. Walking around Mohawk College today, and it was nice to see the renovations pull into the home stretch. After the summer we’ve had it’s been a ┬ábit of a head scratcher as to whether they’d get it done in time. Saw a couple of interesting technical things throughout the college – the first thing that struck me was the use of QR codes on t-shirts that the “ask me” folks were wearing. I’ll try to grab a photo tomorrow and see what it links to. I know there was a lot of ideas over the last few months about the use of QR codes to augment reality, it’s nice to see that they’re being used even if only in a limited way. Especially so considering the amount of Asian students who are coming from China and Japan, where QR codes are more prevalent.

Another thing is that after a year of full D2L implementation, we’re getting better quality online courses for review. It’s nice to see that faculty have taken the time to embrace some of these ideas… and it’s even better when they surpass what’s been laid out in front of them.