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SoTL at Colleges

Many discussions I have with colleagues who work at universities centre around two main concepts that are usually posed as questions. One, what does pedagogy look like at your institution and two, what does research look like at your institution? These two ideas often highlight preconceived notions or misconceptions about differentiations. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a wonderful way to bridge divides that may be present. The three keys to SoTL in my opinion are a focus […]

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SoTL at Colleges

Many discussions I have with colleagues who work at universities centre around two main concepts that are usually posed as questions. One, what does pedagogy look like at your institution and two, what does research look like at your institution? These two ideas often highlight preconceived notions or misconceptions about differentiations. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a wonderful way to bridge divides that may be present. The three keys to SoTL in my opinion are a focus […]

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Experimenting With a New Tool

Experimenting with a new tool can be fun, but it can also be frustrating.  I like the concept of experimenting because it brings me back to my chemistry roots. With that experimental desire in mind, for the past two weeks I have been playing around with Google Keep to see how it could be useful for faculty to curate and share resources. I am glad I went through the process of experimenting with the tool and I have created a […]

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How to Expand Your PLN

Reflecting on your Personal Learning Network (PLN) is important not only in terms of who makes up your PLN but also who may be absent from that PLN. However, expanding your PLN or even starting one may be difficult to put into practice. In 2011 I decided to join Twitter and for the past 8 years that has been the virtual home of my PLN. Geographically my PLN lives all over the world from Canada, to the United States, to […]

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Autodraw and Sharing Resources

I am a big fan of PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) and I love collaborating with others. It is always great to see what sorts of resources come out of collaborative situations either shared based on each members research or created together as a team. As I was thinking about who is at my collaborative table and how diverse this table would be in terms of geographical location and area of expertise. My pedagogical and research interest often intersect, and I […]

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Curating Curriculum Development OERs

There is a lot of information available out there about curriculum development and finding good reliable OERs can be a challenge. However, it is fun to find resources to share and open a space for a critical dialogue about the resource. I will be sharing a few resources that I found a giving some critical feedback on each but will add to this post in the future Designing and Evaluating Curriculum by Rick Lumadue (Content updated in 2018) https://contentbuilder.merlot.org/toolkit/html/stitch.php?s=66435751008276&id=12556689803076 This […]

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Was This What You Were Looking For?

In an age of Google searches we often forget to look where our pictures and visuals are sourced. Curating good digital and visual resources means having faith and hope that the person who is sharing the visual is accrediting and filing it properly. Take this picture for example. Is this curriculum? Attribution Lukas https://www.pexels.com/@goumbik I like to use Pexels to search for pictures but when you type in curriculum this is the only free for personal and commercial use picture that […]

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Curation as the Glue of Teaching and Learning

I love the concept of curation. When I started on Twitter the earliest motivation to be on that platform was one rooted in curation: 1. To foster a PLN or a personal learning network and 2. To curate articles and tools that would help make sense of the many resources available in library collections and on the Internet. Sense making is key to curation as without it curation simply becomes collection. Bringing in an etymological lens, curation is from the […]

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Mapping and Technology

The process of mapping curriculum can definitely be assisted with the use of different technology. I created a mind map using mindmup of some concepts that relate to mapping. Some thoughts on mapping Visualizations are really good to allow many to see overlap and gaps in curriculum. I explored the use of Creately to create Gantt type charts to visualize topic overlap over a semester. You can do this in Excel but this seemed a bit more intuitive and aesthetically […]

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Empathy Maps and Access

Empathy maps are a common assignment especially in business and design courses. However, the traditional template for an empathy map can suggest and prioritize a sensory reaction to the environment that not all students may be able to engage in. I am always open to different ways of organizing assignments so that they are more inclusive and I would be really interested if any learners and instructors can share the different labels that one can use on an empathy map […]

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