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Best Laid Plans…

Nine weeks into the semester and the universe threw down the gauntlet. COVID-19. To be fair, anyone with an awareness of global affairs saw the signs as first China, then Europe fell victim to the pandemic virus. In fact, I did an inquiry project into COVID-19 in my communications class because it seemed super relevant for the nursing students, and because I wanted to quell some of the conspiracies, and because well, the whole concept of finding credible source material […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort, West Cohort

My Conference Presentation About WordPress That Was On Twitter But Is Now on WordPress But is Actually My Tweets #PressEdConf20

#PressEdConf20 The @FlemingCollege Digital Learning Technology Bank aka the TechBankPowered by #SPLOTs, which are powered by WordPresshttps://t.co/GBS3ahwVt4Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash pic.twitter.com/GfRkFFhUi8— Terry Green with an e (@greeneterry) March 26, 2020 #PressEdConf20 Ok so a Digital Learning Technology Bank. WHY?Find out in one minute. I'll try to figure that out by then. pic.twitter.com/qPRf1qodyN— Terry Green with an e (@greeneterry) March 26, 2020 #PressEdConf20 The Digital Learning Technology Bank… why?Gatekeeping. And by gatekeeping we mean: gates open, come on in. […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 67: Organizing Blog Theme Weeks

In today’s episode I reflect on the work that goes into organizing blog theme weeks or thematic digital series. I talk about my experiences pulling together theme weeks and provide a roadmap for those interested in organizing one. Mentioned in this episode: –Active History Material Culture Theme Week-Edited with Andrea Eidinger, Beyond the Lecture and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 67: Organizing Blog Theme Weeks

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Material Culture Theme Week

This week over on Activehistory.ca we are sharing the Material Culture Theme week I had the joy of editing. This week brings together folks who work with material culture both inside and outside academia. The week is filled with posts on textiles, learning with material culture, family connections to making, and cultural meaning attached to … Continue reading Material Culture Theme Week

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Working from Home Unlocked my Super Power

Preparing for the Poverty Challenge has been a lesson in adaptability and perseverance. This blog post begins with a quick summary of what I mean by “Poverty Challenge,” followed by a snapshot of the roller coaster it has been to prepare for, finishing off with the impromptu contingency plan that taught me that being a teacher means you’ve got superpowers. What I mean by the Poverty Challenge… Public Health Sudbury hosted an experiential learning activity for community members to experience […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Pivot Perils: Think Before Requiring Video

Welcome to the new normal: Online learning in a hurry. Que the spam about tech solutions to your problem. Some are rushing in to lecture capture as a way to engage learners. In my opinion that is not the best option. The problem with lecture capture: Audience retention. First of all, long lectures are best for synchronous learning. I have gotten really good feedback about using them when teaching online. Assuming that asynchronous learners will enjoy listening to us for […]

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Crafting Communities Workshop

Prior to the world going to hell, I participated in a wonderful six days of professional development put on by Thinking Rock Community Arts and Jumblies Theatre. Titled “Crafting Communities” this workshop was based on Jumblies well-known Artfare Essentials training which is focused on skill building connected to community arts facilitation. “Crafting Communities” focused on… Read more

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The Covid-19 Chroniclers

I’m participating alongside Andrea Eidinger, Britt Luby, Carolyn Podruchny, and Sarah York-Bertram in a “The Covid-19 Chroniclers” project. This initiative aims to document our experiences working in academia during the era of Covid-19. We are chronicling our experiences working in academe throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We are writing as support staff, a tenured faculty member,… Read more

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Online Pivot: Clarity is Key

One thing I have been working on this term is clearly directing students to key content in my Moodle shell. I have had success with using obvious, clear, consistent, and concise instructions. The goal is for students to find what they need as quickly as possible. Every week is numbered with a clear topic identified. In each section, the content has been consistently organized according to five sections. Weekly topic sections in Moodle. I think that this signalling is even […]

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Spicing Up Your Remote Work with Zoom and OBS

Seems like everybody I know is now working remotely due to the virtual worldwide lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of folks that have little to no experience with it. And that’s okay! We’re all in this together. At this point, simple ettiquite and knowing how to mute your microphone should be considered passable skills. That said, if you are comfortable with working remotely and want to do something a bit more interesting than just, “Hey, look! […]

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