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Reflecting on my SoTL Plan

I am so on the same page as Irene Stewart in her post and I hope she will be happy to know that I did make it to the end of the post! https://lgcoffeewfourcremes.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/dilemmas-with-the-scholar-module/ In looking at my SoTL plan, I wonder if I can even attempt to do this?? The course I would like to do this in is in the Winter so have limited time to come up with an OER, I don’t have any time on my […]

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SoTL #3 Refine Your SoTL Plan

I unfortunately ran out of time while working on Module 6 of the Extend mOOC last week and got super busy so am just now getting back into it. The 3rd activity in this module is asking us to begin writing a research plan for a area of interest and potential framework. I got some feedback from a previous post on the mOOC which helped me to reframe my thinking for my SoTL. I updated my SoTL here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nqdFesveX3nFgDteTvK7IvQ8ydmtSs36-1uFcqhUdc/edit?usp=sharing Photo by Andrew […]

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SoTL # 2 Engage with SoTL

The next step in the SoTL process with the Extend mOOC is to look at the benefits of SoTL and decide which might motivate me the most to engage in doing SoTL work. What I came up with is that it could lead to:~ Increased reflection on teaching and learning among colleagues, ~ A stronger overall faculty that values teaching and student learning, ~ A renewed faculty excitement about teaching and greater self awareness~ Better student outcomes For me, my […]

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Three Keys to SoTL

https://www.pexels.com/photo/colorful-raw-security-key-68174/ After viewing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDKHHyx7YY I started thinking about what SoTL means to me and was asked to identify and list three key characteristics of SoTL that resonate with your own experience and practice. This is what I came up with!!1. SoTL is about Inquiry and Action 2. It is about thinking about and reflecting on my teaching and if there are some things I could do better that will increase the students learning. 3. It is also about practicing new […]

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Deep Dive

When reading the instructions for this Extend activity, I saw the first one that said “take a look at these course trailers and make a 30 second commercial or trailer for your course.” I got excited as I had already done a course trailer in another EdX course I took and wanted to do some fixes to it so I went ahead! I remember it being frustrating to work with Raw Shorts for the first time and with only having […]

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The Experimenter: Extending myself on Twitter

As part of the Experimenter module on the Extend mOOC, I was asked to do at least three of the daily extend exercises and share them on Twitter. As I had done some previously through the Summer Institute, I decided to start at the most recent and chose some that were interesting to me. I had fun doing them and really pushed myself, just a bit beyond my comfort zone. Here they are! Took way more time than it should […]

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Mapping my PLN

Photo from Chris Jobling https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpjobling/ I decided to use Coggle to map my PLN and quickly learned a few things! One, you have to pay to be able to use extra features which I wasn’t prepared to do as am not 100% certain if I will continue to use it. Not having access to certain features made it difficult to connect some of the nodes and people in my PLN to each other if they were in different nodes. I […]

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Extending my PLN

The first thing I did was log in to my Twitter account, which I rarely use, and began to remind myself of how Twitter actually even works! I looked at the Twitter Ed Chat calendar and wrote down some hashtags to begin my search. After finding four hash tags to search, I watched tweeted out a request to be added to the extend mOOC twitter list. Taking a break from Twitter, I went back to the mOOC and watched “Beware […]

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The Collaborative Dining Table

When I started doing my dining table, I decided to make it on a Prezi…it wasn’t until later in the directions that I learned that I was to share a picture of my activity! This posed a bit of a problem for me as the Prezi zoomed in and out to my information so the overall picture doesn’t necessarily show all of my work unfortunately! I decided to try using my Twitter account and post it there (as a picture) […]

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