Did you know that dinosaurs aren’t really extinct and birds should be reptiles?Steven Earle explains Once upon a time, an enterprising fish ventured out of the ocean. From fish evolved…..
Most people would tell you to turn off your social networking sites when you’re trying to study. I’m not going to. With the holidays approaching, this may seem like bad…..
Last week I was at the Welcome Back BBQ and Student Orientation session on the TRU campus where I happened to meet a very dedicated student. She was enrolled in…..
You probably don’t have it marked on your calendar, but this month, the book Gone with the Wind turned 75. Calendar or no, it’s been hard to avoid; I’ve come…..
I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t want Adam Savage’s job. He works for the TV show Mythbusters and spends his days blowing things up, driving fast cars and re-enacting Hollywood…..
TWEET OR COMMENT TO WIN! If you aren’t one of the lucky ones who works at the BC Centre for Open Learning, you may not know that the BC Lions…..
I love my e-reader, mainly because it allows me to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in public without being publicly shamed. (And you really shouldn’t judge: it’s a funny book, in an absurd sort of way.) I also love that I can buy a book at 2 a.m., read a PDF in the sunshine and download my library books. But while higher ed seems eager to experiment with other technologies in the classroom – tablets; BlackBerries; even twitter and texting – the e-reader doesn’t seem to come up very often. So I thought I would ask Brenda Smith, TRU’s distance and document delivery librarian and all-around book guru, about why we don’t hear more about e-books in higher ed, and what you should consider if you’re shopping for an e-reader. Here’s what she said.
With a wave of new and returning students wishing to register for summer courses, it has come to my attention that some people don’t find TRU-OL’s new registration process as…..
I rarely experience epiphany in the liquor store. I don’t often get upset at the state of the world there, either. But both happened last year when I wandered in…..
One of this year’s Distinguished Alumni winners is Shima Iuchi, BFA ’03, an internationally-exhibited artist, TRU Lab Faculty Member, and former TRU-OL student who took course through Open Learning during…..