Domains of Our Own Ontario Extend

eCampus Ontario, Participant Blogs

Learning with Lynda(.com)

This post was co-authored with Jackie Pichette, Senior Researcher and (Acting) Manager for the Centre for Learning Outcomes Assessment at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO).  NASA Goddard Space Flight “Cultivating Egypt’s Desert” used under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 2.0) Educators around the world are being called on to pull up their socks and save the economy: to “bridge,” “plug” or “prevent” the skills gap by equipping students with the technical and transferable skills needed […]

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Is social media “the” problem?

Rather Than Asking If Social Media Is The Problem, Let’s Ask What The Screen Reflects This article captures a number of my own thoughts about the “problems” of social media – I especially like the “keeping up with the Joneses” analogy. Our desire to capture and communicate a positive identity has always existed. Keeping diaries was all the rage for millions of our Victorian era predecessors. Social media is the latest manifestation. It’s something we brought into existence, not something […]

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The Web of Influence

I have been thinking about a good way to keep track  of the articles that I collect to possibly use in the courses that focus on “The Web of Influence”.  Recently a colleague suggested that I use a “blog” and so I will give this platform another try.   I have attempted to keep an active blog dozens of times before – let’s see if this time, it will work.  This space will focus on topics for my classes.  

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North Cohort, Participant Blogs

New Year, New Semester, New Start

Well I have definitely taken a break from my domain lately. With the aftermath of the five week strike and two shortened semesters, I have finally come up for air and am ready to move forward! I am finding the use of Quizlet live for review of material from previous courses and for test review to be very useful! The students seem to enjoy using it in class, but as well are using it out of class to help them […]

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Extend: Teacher for Learning

After some (well, repeated) gentle browbeating from T. Greene, it’s time to add my small contributions to the activities of Extend. It is such a worthwhile project, I am not sure what took me so long. Mine may not be the most innovative of exercises, but they have been tried and tested on at least one cohort of learners. I never taught the same course twice as the college wanted courses re-designed and the most efficient and economical way forward […]

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East Cohort, Participant Blogs

Patch Four: Read Into It

Getting Reading Done Kate Burgess, Interdisciplinary Studies, Plymouth State University We’ve all been there. Four pages into Chapter 8 of your “Chemistry is Fun!” book, you ask yourself: “what in the world have I just read?” Your brain is playing the part of an old crusty sponge, trying its best to absorb the literature that explains Stoichiometry in detail, but just not quite succeeding. When you have five other classes, three clubs, difficult reading assignments, and a roommate who will […]

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East Cohort, Participant Blogs

Patch Three: Take It From Me

My Experience with Integrity By Sarah Glass, Business Admin, Fleming College Being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. That’s integrity, according to dictionary.com. I thought I knew exactly what it was when I began college. Surely at some point throughout school or in my years spent working I would’ve figured it out. What I have learned in my time at college, is that integrity is not black and white, it can be interpreted in several unusual ways. I […]

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Take Note

I am currently in the process of collecting exemplars of the Ontario Extend module activities for an in-development activity bank. It’s looking pretty slick thanks to the Internet construction machine that is Alan Levine (aka cogdog). Stay tuned for that! I thought it couldn’t hurt to do a couple myself. This is the last one, I swear! I did one yesterday, too. This is my take on the Extend activity at the bottom of this page in the Teacher for […]

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East Cohort, Participant Blogs

Patch Two: Take The Wheel

Taryn MacGregor, Plymouth State University A Reflection on Individuality in your Education. The prodigious list of learning mechanisms and strategies seems to carry on past learners themselves. Being structured into clusters by many educators, as the students who work well in their own respective sectors. Except, this usually results with creating 2 stereotypical groups, the math and science kids and then the history and English ones. But what about the students who work better in an aural setting, as opposed […]

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