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Online participation & digital literacies

September 29th, 2020|Categories: ONL202|

Until this week’s topic, I’d never given much formal thought to the concept of digital literacies or even heard of Prensky’s digital natives vs immigrants dichotomy. So the paper by White & Le Cornu’s and [...]

ONL202 – day 1

September 16th, 2020|Categories: ONL202|

In 2012, four universities in Sweden created a collaborative course for educators, called Open Networked Learning. Basically, it's an opportunity for HE professionals in different countries to work together in small, problem-based-learning (PBL) groups on [...]

Just out: fruit bats, diet and potential ecosystem services

July 20th, 2020|Categories: Bats, biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Urbanisation|

Of Singapore's 20+ bat species, perhaps none epitomises the urban denizen better than the dog-faced fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis). You can find this bat almost everywhere on the urbanisation gradient, and this bat seems to [...]

The genetic side effects of urbanisation

May 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

For humans, urbanisation has generally been beneficial. Cities are often where people find better access to clean water and sanitation, better housing, employment and opportunities for education - hence extensive rural to urban migration. [...]

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The urban ecology of COVID-19 – links to the wildlife trade

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

A few weeks ago, I was asked about my thoughts on the urban ecology of COVID-19. Interesting question. One that has had me thinking ever since. There are many dimensions to it. One is the [...]

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Evolution of urban ecology – three paradigms

May 9th, 2020|Categories: Urbanisation|

Let me start this post by looking back at my PhD candidacy exam. Here’s what this rite of passage involves at University of Calgary. The professors on the supervisory committee and internal examiners all [...]

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