Case Academy for Students and Coaches

Case Academy is a curated group of tools and resources to help students learn how to analyze case studies and train for business case competitions.

I began by consulting a number of my former case competition students to find out what types of training content they found most beneficial. We brainstormed different categories for content. I also ran a keyword analysis on Google Adwords around related phrases to see what was being searched the most. Continue reading “Case Academy for Students and Coaches”

Research Concept Vignette: Random Assignment


I’m aiming for a common look & feel for a series of 15 or so vignettes on various research concepts using Gero examples. Gabe pointed me to Flat Icons (which I now realize I’ve forgotten to credit in this file).

This is the second of the series, though the first that includes  diverse research participant images. These clusters and individuals from them will be used repeatedly, once they get cleaned-up. Continue reading “Research Concept Vignette: Random Assignment”

Daria EMP final project


I have tried to upload my PPT presentation but probably it is too big!

I will have it in my USB key and in my computer.

The PPT presentation is a conversation between two people in Italian with audio and subtitles. The content of their dialogue is exemplified with icons taken from the Noun Project and in some cases adapted to fit Italian words or  a slightly different design.

The idea is to use this resource as a tool in my language class and in the related online platform _ Canvas_ in order to boost their abilities to retain and memorize vocab and sentences. The icons and the dialogue could be also utilize to reframe new stories, identify the icon with the meaning, rewrite the correct subtitles, listening activity, etc…

I hope you will like it!

See you in a bit.

EdMedia Project: Icons

Maker pedagogy is an approach that utilizes the principles of ethical hacking (i.e., deconstructing existing technology for the purpose of creating knowledge), adapting (i.e., the freedom to use a technology for new purposes), designing (i.e., selecting components and ideas to solve problems), and creating (i.e., archiving contextual knowledge obtained through engaging in the process of making, as well as the actual tangible products) as part of an overall way of working with those interested in learning about science and technology. It is possible that these principles re-shape a notion of what is means to learn to teach by encouraging the maker within each one of us.

For the EdMedia project, I created mash-up icons to demonstrate the principles: hack, design, create, adapt.

Createdesign Hack Adapt

Educational Governance, Reform and Diversity for a Culturally Inclusive Place Based Doctoral Cohort: A video project


Proposal presented by Michelle Nilson with Ron Johnston, Faculty of Education




The Culturally Inclusive Place-Based (CIPB) Education cohort was developed at SFU to advance community-based and place-based research in education with a direct bearing on institutional structures, policies and practices. This cohort is comprised of  educators in senior roles within schools, colleges, universities, health and community services, Band administrations, and other similar educational settings. Continue reading “Educational Governance, Reform and Diversity for a Culturally Inclusive Place Based Doctoral Cohort: A video project”

Teaching and Learning Development Grant – Infographic Process

Hello everyone! My name is Tara mcFarlane & I am the Administrative Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD). One of the main responsibilities I have is to coordinate and facilitate the Teaching and Learning Development Grants program ( My idea for a project was to come up with an infographic that could be used independently or within a presentation/website to give a quick and clear overview of the Teaching and Learning Development Grant process from the view of a potential grant applicant/recipient. Continue reading “Teaching and Learning Development Grant – Infographic Process”

Some Stuff I Learned Making the IPinCH Video

Who knew?

  • Youtube videos take time and steps and passwords to download
  • Premier Pro is only available for free (as part of Adobe Creative Cloud) if the SFU computer is place-dedicated (to a lab or office)
  • Premier Pro can do pretty much every amazing thing imaginable and can do it about 5 different ways.
  • Once you find the way you like to do things with Premier Pro, practice it several times!
  • If you are doing what I did–editing a bigger video down to manageable teaching size–take the few extra minutes to ‘get micro’ with the frames and sound, cutting and slicing at just the precisely correct moment. I did not always do this and the quality suffered a bit.
  • Adam is an awesome teacher!

You can see my effort at