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I don’t use Textbooks

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I don’t use textbooks.  When I first learned about open educational resources (OER), it resonated (resource-anated?) with me. I love the idea of a worldwide community of learning, openly sharing and exchanging knowledge.  I like the relief in a student’s voice when I tell them they don’t need to buy a textbook. Learning about OER also gave me relief. It validated my decision that purchased textbooks don’t have to be a requirement, that there are […]

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What is teaching? Where do nurses teach?

Consider what it means to teach. I believe that teaching can happen in a variety of ways. It often occurs during conversations at the bedside or in a class. However, that is not the only way it happens. The way teaching should be done depends on the learner’s needs, objectives, and context. Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay Patients in the hospital are often frightened, overwhelmed, have a lot of questions, and want to go home. Nurses play an important role […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 54: Virtual Talks And The Cost Of Travel

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to virtually participate in a couple of roundtables and to provide virtual lectures. In this episode I reflect on the how virtual lectures work, tech challenges, and distance engagement. I also discuss the real costs and privilege of academic travel. I would love to hear about your experience giving or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 54: Virtual Talks And The Cost Of Travel

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How do I know if I’m being innovative?

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay September 2019 brings a brand new cohort of Community and Health Services Navigation students, along with a new title for me —  Innovation Champion. It’s comforting there’s 4 of us total, one for each of the 4 schools. It’s exciting. It’s intimidating. I pitched one of my ideas the other day: to incorporate volunteering that connects to navigation into one of my assignments. I envisioned obstacles, what with a bigger cohort of students, the […]

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Ready for Fall 2019

The hallways gleam. Classrooms are freshly painted. Updated colour accents in SLC red have been added on the stairwell and outside  (the detail…painting a flower box…I noticed!). Everything is clean and shiny and ready for students.  Orientation day is next Tuesday, and I’m excited to meet everyone. I’ll be with Pre-Health and General Arts and Sciences for the day, but am definitely popping over to visit with Police Foundations students too. One of the things I love about being in […]

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Storytelling

I returned to StoryCenter in Berkeley this week to participate in a Digital Storytelling workshop as a civilian. I returned to community college as a non-traditional (adult) student after President Obama urged displaced workers to update their skills in his first State of the Union address. I had such a terrible experiance in Oakland’s Peralta Community College District I was forced to become a student leader. That led to being invited to a New Organizing Institute workshop to learn Harvard […]

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Storytelling

I returned to StoryCenter in Berkeley this week to participate in a Digital Storytelling workshop as a civilian. I returned to community college as a non-traditional (adult) student after President Obama urged displaced workers to update their skills in his first State of the Union address. I had such a terrible experiance in Oakland’s Peralta Community College District I was forced to become a student leader. That led to being invited to a New Organizing Institute workshop to learn Harvard […]

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Building a MediaWiki Personal Knowledge Base, 2019 Style

The Platform Appearance Extensions What else? My personal knowledge base (PKB) is turning 10 years old this December. Back in graduate school, I wanted a way to keep track of not just resources and references and miscellany, but also a way to kind of keep my life organized. It’s actually something I talked about back in an episode of my podcast, The New Professor. You can have a listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Some folks […]

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So Why SoTL?

This post is my response to the SoTL #2 Engage with SoTL activity, included in the Scholar Module of Ontario Extend.  Right from the first time I found myself in front of a classroom, I knew I needed to conduct research in education. Teaching and learning are incredibly complex activities, and as a twenty-something TA flung in front of a group of undergraduates, I was acutely aware of how little I knew about all of it. Years and multiple degrees […]

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