To my Alma Mater

https://landing.athabascau.ca/blog/view/274767/to-my-alma-mater April 1, 2013 – 9:17am Alma Mater is Latin for ‘nourishing mother’ or ‘bounteous mother’  (1.) I am an alumus of Athabasca University; hence a pupil nourished by education at a distance. Unfortunately with all the nourishment that I have received at a distance and face to face, I fail to understand why citizens […]

To MOOC Or Not To MOOC

https://landing.athabascau.ca/blog/view/460345/to-mooc-or-not-to-mooc December 11, 2013 – 5:10pm I wonder what happened when Eaton’s first sent out a catalogue instead of having customers come inside the store?  Was that a radical departure from the closed shop protectionistic fears of the day?  A catalogue exposed all the products and prices of the goods.  There was no haggling or […]

Why is Date and Time so hard?

https://landing.athabascau.ca/blog/view/240206/why-is-date-and-time-so-hard February 8, 2013 – 10:55am It is hard enough in Canada to get people using Metric measures but why is Date and Time international standards so hard to get? Last saved: 2013-02-08T10:55Z Reference links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601 http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/iso-date