Recent changes to TED usage policies

Jordan Epp just sent this to me. Essentially, TED has opened up their usage policy for their material by licensing it under Creative Commons (attribution, non-commercial, non-derivative).  I do wish we had been given permission to sample and remix, but all the same, this is very welcome news.

Multimedia developer position at McGill

The McGill Centre for Continuing Education is looking for a Multimedia Courseware Developer (MCD) to support the use of educational technology by instructors in a context of deployment and growth of online offerings. The Centre serves adult learners across a variety of learning modes including in-class, blended learning with online synchronous and asynchronous delivery and online learning. The MCD will work alongside the Unit’s Instructional Designer as well as with other members of university support units.


• Design and develop online educational content

• Design and develop templates and applications for use by instructors

• Provide instructors with guidance for the production of online content

• Assist faculty in using online tools and applications

• Assist faculty in creating and using multimedia material

• Evaluate, select and deploy a variety of web based tools and resources

• Work as part of the Centre’s educational technology team to develop online instructional resources and administrative solutions

• Provide technical support for instructors



• Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) or Diploma in educational technology, instructional design or related fields.

• Two years experience in working with college or university faculty.

• Mastery of common educational software applications and learning management systems,

• Mastery of web design and programming including HTML, JavaScript, CSS and PHP.

• Knowledge of Linux and mySQL administration.

• Good knowledge of Adobe Flash.

• Excellent planning, organizational and priority setting skills; Problem solving ability, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; Ability to work as part of a team and to manage small projects.

• English spoken and written, French spoken.


• Experience in graphic design and illustration, Adobe CS4 and animation.

• Experience with common programming languages such as Java and C++.



Your application must include a brief cover letter, a curriculum vitae and two references (names and title). Please send your application to Human Resources – Centre for Continuing Education, (ref.: 09-1114/MR6789) by email to by November 30, 2009.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Workshops supporting internationally educated professionals

From CNIE —

ICTC’s Workshops Online prepare internationally educated professionals from Immigration to Integration into Canada’s ICT sector
OTTAWA – October 7, 2009 – A new initiative by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is set to improve the integration of internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into the Canadian information and communications technology (ICT) workforce. ICTC’s Workshops Online: Immigration to Integration have been developed in English for IEPs in Canada and overseas, along with stakeholders providing services to IEPs internationally and nationally across Canada, including visa officers, immigrant serving agencies, immigration officers, settlement and employment counsellors.

Workshops Online will teach essential knowledge about working in Canada, including the process of coming to Canada, what Canadian ICT employers need, and resources available to develop technical, business, language, and workplace communication competencies. This initiative will further establish Canada as a leader in the attraction, retention and integration of IEPs in the ICT sector. ICTC’s Workshops Online can be accessed free of charge from the ICTC website at:

Les ateliers en ligne du CTIC préparent les professionnels formés à l’étranger de l’immigration à l’intégration au secteur canadien des TIC

OTTAWA – 7 octobre 2009 – Une nouvelle initiative du Conseil des technologies de l’information et des communications (CTIC) vise à améliorer l’intégration des professionnels formés à l’étranger (PFÉ) à la main-d’œuvre canadienne des technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC).  Les ateliers en ligne : de l’immigration à l’intégration du CTIC ont été conçus en anglais à l’intention des professionnels formés à l’étranger qui sont au Canada et outre-mer, de même que des intervenants offrant des services aux PFÉ à l’échelle internationale et nationale à la grandeur du Canada, et des agents de visa, des organismes d’aide aux immigrants, des agents d’immigration, des conseillers en matière d’établissement et d’emploi.

Les ateliers enseigneront des connaissances essentielles pour travailler au Canada, notamment le processus à suivre pour venir au Canada, ce dont ont besoin les employeurs canadiens en TIC et les ressources offertes  pour favoriser le perfectionnement des compétences techniques, opérationnelles, linguistiques et en communication au travail. Ce projet permettra de renforcer la position du Canada à titre de chef de file pour attirer, maintenir en poste et intégrer des professionnels formés à l’étranger dans le secteur des TIC. On peut avoir accès gratuitement aux ateliers en ligne du CTIC à partir du site Web du CTIC :