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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort

Finding Out What Faculty Want

Submitted by Amy Cliff, Faculty Developer in the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub Photo of a confusing maze from Pixabay licensed CC0 Challenge: Faculty have been expressing interest in professional development (PD) but are not attending scheduled face-to-face sessions in the Hub.  Finding a solution: Conducting faculty outreach through 1-to-1 informal coffee break style chats. As the new seconded Faculty Developer in the Teaching and Learning Hub I started the 2018 academic year bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I thought I was […]

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Interactive Remixing of an Open Textbook

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub Imagine you could take content from your textbook and transform it into a whole new personalized, customized online learning experience for your students. With an Open textbook, you can do that! Here’s how Carol and I worked together to transform a unit from her Open textbook into a series of modules. Carol is a faculty member in our Academic Upgrading program at Cambrian College. How It Started Carol’s […]

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7 Tips for Better Smartphone Videos

Engaging the online learner can be a challenging endeavour. Incorporating video into online courses in innovative ways is one strategy to promote this engagement. Videos are a mobile-friendly and accessible way to target multiple domains of Bloom’s taxonomy. Drawing on years of video creation experience, Jeff offers tips for video production on your smart device. Some educators may perceive video creation as a daunting task. However, it can be achieved quickly with basic production strategies using a few key tips for […]

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Feedback is Key to Reflective Practice

By Mel Young, Curriculum Designer, Cambrian College Photo by Nicole De Khors from Burst Fundamentally, we know how valuable feedback is. We can’t escape businesses seeking feedback when we visit their websites or place of business. Consumers value feedback of other patrons to help them make decisions on where to eat, where to stay and what to buy. If society values feedback so much, why do we overlook feedback from our students in our courses? I remember the first time […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion! Pre-Scheduling Tweets to Draw Traffic to a Conference Presentation

Twitter. I’m new to the platform and figuring it out. Or, at least trying to. I’m an awkward Twitterer, and find myself spending more time on how to tweet than I do actually Tweeting. Even the syntax still feels ridiculous. My seemingly endless Twitterverse learning curve has been quite a humbling experience.   What is decidedly not humble but also quite awesome is pre-conference self-promotion. Since I’m actively trying to build my Twitter following in an effort to extend my […]

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Renewable Assessments Through Blog Syndication

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College RSS icon by Jurgen Appelo (www.noop.nl) on Flickr - CC-BY 2.0 Why Have Students Create Blogs? Imagine an assignment where your students spend many hours creating something, they hand it in to you, you mark it, hand it back, student looks at the mark, and then trashes it. Likely this is the majority of assignments that your students see in their post-secondary lives; like a private conversation between you and your student. You […]

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OER-Enabled Pedagogy: Inviting Students to the Party

Photo by Pineapple Supply Co. on Unsplash   There’s something about Open Education that seriously lights me up. The first time this happened to me, I was invited to attend eCampus Ontario’s first Open Education Ontario Summit. Robin de Rosa and Rajiv Jhangiani delivered an inspiring, articulate, research-based keynote that at once introduced me to Open Education, and pulled me right in.   Jump ahead a year and a half, and I’m seeing significant changes in the way that I […]

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Botched Badging? #BSN4416

I am doing something that feels weird in BSN4416, which will be the focus of this post for the 9x9x25 Ontario Extend Challenge. To be honest, I have no idea why I am doing it. Ok, I do know why – because the students said they wanted it. Since they said they wanted it I am adding a badging system to the course. I think they said it sounded like fun. However, normally if you ask me why I am doing something […]

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