November 2012

198: Brontobytes, Babysitters, Gamification

This week on Spark - The largest number in the world, finding a babysitter online, gamifying university, and a visit...

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Role-Playing Courses

York University course director and professor Diane Zorn had a problem. After a decade of teaching critical theory, she realized that her...

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Gamification of University Life

Nora Young speaks with Elizabeth Lawley. She's a professor of interactive games and media, and head of "Just Press Play"...

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197: Password, Capital, Heavy Metal

This week on Spark - Online heavy metal forums teach us about education, linking the afterlife with the internet, controlling...

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Heavy Metal Forums and Online Learning

Nora speaks with Vivek Venkatesh, an educational psychologist and the associate dean at Concordia University's School of Graduate Studies. Vivek...

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Repeat week - Spark 165 from December 2011

This week, a repeat of one of our favourite episodes from last December - Spark 165: Data, Design, and...

196: Sound, Security, Sleep

This week on Spark - Solutions for greater power security, tech solutions for getting a better night's rest and the...

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Power Security and Sustainability

Nora speaks with Daniel Kammen, professor of energy at the University of California Berkeley and a member of the United...

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195: Pagination, Education, Participation

This week on Spark - new ways of learning, of reading, and of healing. Reinventing the classroom, writing for...

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