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in: ndobbs; ndobbs > 2011-10-07

Oct 7, 2011 6:46 AM # 
Andrew:
Educational technologies are great!

Say you are a student in English class in a secondary school. You have a nice projector, which is projecting the next question, concerning, say, grammar. The teacher asks you to come up to the front and press the correct answer on the computer (maybe it is yes/no or one of four options...). You get the right answer and a happy squirrel comes bouncing across the screen and gives you a thumbs up! A happy squirrel!!!

Educational technologies clearly have lots of potential.
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Oct 7, 2011 8:58 AM # 
bubo:
Never under-estimate the power of squirrels (healthy ones that is, not the ones kicked by Boris)...
Oct 7, 2011 11:40 AM # 
Hammer:
One of my PDF's just got a job offer at NUI. I think Galway. But he also got an offer in the UK. Which Uni has said squirrel technology? ;-)

seriously though I think he is taking the UK offer.

We should rank Universities by their sprint maps. can anybody challenge UBC? ;-)

Anyway the rankings from a Canadian perspective

Times Higher Ed Canadian rankings

#19 University of Toronto
#22 UBC
#28 McGill
#65 McMaster
#100 Alberta

no surprises there as the ranking among these five alternates between several different ranking systems.
Oct 7, 2011 11:58 AM # 
Hammer:
If you don't want to go to school in the US or UK then University ofToronto is #2 and UBC #3 of non US and non UK schools. McMaster top 20. Canada does quite well.
Oct 7, 2011 12:08 PM # 
ndobbs:
Yeah, given it is 80% moose it's surprising you have universities at all.

Galway would be a great place to go for many reasons.

Squirrel projection sounds effective, and an excellent use of a device in an educational context. But I still haven't come up with an example of an educational technology.
Oct 7, 2011 1:15 PM # 
Hammer:
We should come up with the AP rankings of Higher Education sprint maps.
ie., what campus has the best sprint map.

UBC takes the nod by far in Canada.
Oct 7, 2011 1:26 PM # 
ndobbs:
Orsay in France, but I'm biased ;)

US should be interesting.
Oct 7, 2011 1:56 PM # 
c.hill:
Galway would be a great place to go for many reasons.

Drrrrriiiiiinnnnnnkkkkkiiiiiinnnnnggggg :P

Talk to Podge about the night life
Oct 7, 2011 2:22 PM # 
Hammer:
Yeah it was NUI Galway that he got the job offer.

Ahhh Galway.
I was in Galway in 2002. It pissed rain all day. The rain came in sideways for most of the time during our field trip. Never been so soaked in my life but we went back to Tullamore afterwards to watchCanada beat the US for Olympic hockey gold. We then spent 6 hours celebrating in the hotel pub drinking Irish Whisky and somehow watching a recorded version of the all Irish final of Hurley between Offaly Co. and Cork with some locals while the argued about how much they hate the English (very interesting evening). Next day the bartender gave us a hurley stick and ball which sits proudly in my office at MAC. It reminds of the hangover I had on the transatlantic flight that morning which I will never do again.
Oct 7, 2011 2:51 PM # 
ndobbs:
pissed is an important part of Irish vocabulary
Oct 8, 2011 1:45 AM # 
JanetT:
Lehigh U in Bethlehem PA for awesome sprint map and terrain.

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