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Jessica O'Reilly

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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 envision the […]

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OER-Enabled Pedagogy: What’s in it for me?

This post is a response to the WIIFM (what’s in it for me) activity found within the Teacher for Learning module on Ontario Extend.  Photo by Burst on Unsplash I’m an emerging Open Educator, and I must acknowledge that my engagement with Open Education has up until this point been supported almost exclusively by eCampus Ontario’s professional development opportunities, through partnerships such as the Open Education Fellows program, and through collaborative learning communities such as the eCampus Open Rangers, Ontario Extend […]

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Cornelling Khan

Here’s my response to the Cornell Notes activity found within the Teacher for Learning module on Ontario Extend.    For this activity, I opted to watch Salman Khan’s (2011) Ted Talk titled “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education”. I found a Cornell note template for Google Docs on TechCoaches.com (thanks Bob Harrison!), and got started. Here’s a link to my Cornell note. I noticed that the template I found contained a “questions” column rather than a “summary” column. Other than […]

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Mappin’ Syllabi

I decided to dust off my Ontario Extend workbook and jump into this activity. I’ve enjoyed browsing through others’ maps, particularly @melyoung00‘s map of the College Communications course I also teach. I think future instructors of ENG 1002 would be very grateful for such a clear overall plan and starting point. Last Friday, I grabbed some supplies, turned on my favourite playlist, and sketched out a rough plan for a course I’m building for an online delivery. I’ll teach the […]

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Leaving Good Tracks: CNIE Sudbury 2018

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education’s annual conference. This year, it was held in my hometown of Sudbury, Ontario. It was delightful to have a conference come to ME for a change! I enjoyed zipping home between the events of the day and the events of the evening, to change, feed the cats, throw a load of laundry in. As I was flitting between my personal and professional obligations, I found […]

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Look Before You Build

Here’s my response to the What’s Your Definition of Content Curation? activity found within the Curator module on Ontario Extend: As I learn more about the open movement, my new knowledge is creating a behaviour change. It’s kind of weird to step outside of myself and evaluate how my actions and attitudes have shifted in a short time, really in the past year or so, but the change has been dramatic. As an instructional designer, I became quite used to […]

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Digital Literacy: A Lesson in Humility

Here’s my response to the What are Digital Literacies activity found within the Technologist module on Ontario Extend: Warning: This is not a definition. It’s an anecdote, but a good takeaway lesson nonetheless. Something interesting happened this week. A colleague came into the Hub and said, “I think I’m wrong about something”. She wanted to learn more, and she wasn’t ashamed to say it. This is so admirable. Some of the most effective, impactful educators I’ve met are the ones who […]

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; = > , but < .

Here’s my response to the Misunderstood Activity, found within the Teacher for Learning module on Ontario Extend:  Oh, the semicolon. I love to sprinkle them into my writing just to flex my punctuation muscles. Students like to use them too, often incorrectly. I see semicolons used to start lists, used to create a little winky face emoji, and sometimes, used to separate the “O” and the “R” in my last name! I found an interesting analogy on Metamia, an open […]

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