Hi, I'm Troy. I'm currently an Innovation Developer in the Learning Technology and Innovations Group under Brian Lamb's leadership and located in Open Learning.

Our team is quite new, but among our purposes is the educational technology support of faculty in their classroom and research endeavours.

I'm using this little corner of the web to, from time to time, do a few things:

  • display some of the projects I've had the pleasure of being part of;
  • begin compiling a collection of resources that will hopefully be of use to others;
  • blog about ideas, tools, methods and explorations on various topics that revolve around learning innovation, design and technology;
  • and then sometimes I'll just be … well … blowin’ smoke.

Recent blog posts

Myscript Stylus


This app profile was scribbled out by Troy Welch with inspiration, advice and consultation from Brian Lamb What is it? I don’t know if it is just me and my stubby fingers, but... READ MORE

Cloud Computing


“…it’s cloud illusions I recall…”http://jonimitchell.com/music/song.cfm?id=83 The “Cloud” has become a staple of everyday computing. We can store our documents in the cloud, create content in the cloud and use a variety of cloud... READ MORE

Blogus Interruptus


Not sure where that half a year went. My joining Brian Lamb in the TRUOL Innovations dept. was a fairly unusual recruiting process. I’ll forgoe the details for the pub, but he needed... READ MORE

WordPress & Microsoft Word


I know they both have the letters “word” in them, but can WordPress and Microsoft Word really work together somehow? Recently I discovered not one but two ways that MS Word can be... READ MORE