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Holy CRAAP

My OERs actually all passed the CRAAP test, which I think as others have pointed out is due to the fact that I try to think critically about all of these things when I am looking at resources to begin with. It is nice though to have some way to assess things that you find to ensure you aren’t just throwing random information at them (which is easy with how much info is available!). I’m hoping to look into adopting […]

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Curation Creation

I shared a video found through www.merlot.org, a learning exercise also found through merlot.org and a section of a chapter in a textbook found on www.openlibrary/ecampusontario.ca All three of these OERs will be beneficial to my student’s understanding of Personality Disorders (a topic that often is difficult to fully grasp). This is also very helpful as the textbook we are currently using does not have a section on Personality Disorders as it focuses mostly only on Disorders first diagnosed in […]

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Curating the mOOC

When I read the instructions to find an activity I did that has a good number of responses, I struggled because none of my posts really generated that much response! Then I went back and found Krista McCracken’s discussion regarding no one having done the readings and that really resonated with me as this is a big challenge in my courses as well! I feel like I have tried so many different techniques to help with this, but still don’t […]

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So Many Resources!!

“Down the Rabbit Hole” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by valkyrieh116 I found myself going down a rabbit hole, quickly!!! My search led to more information than I could handle as it was all interesting and I wanted to use everything!!! Then I remembered…MIND MAP! I forgot to do a mind map to try to narrow down my search and be specific about what I wanted to look for and remember that I was looking for resources for my students, not for me! My mind […]

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Consider this…

I tried unsplash.com for the first time and searched for “queer youth” as I am always looking for pictures for my course “Working with Gender and Sexual Minority Children, Youth and Families.” I immediately found the following picture that really stood out to me: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash What I liked about unsplash.com was that it gave me the attribution to copy and paste into my blog so I didn’t feel anxious about forgetting something and not attributing it correctly! I […]

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Copyright, Creative Commons & Licenses Oh My!

One thing I often find difficult, is when I find a resource that I love and can’t seem to track down the information I need to give credit to the original authors!! I like the idea of Creative Commons in that you can quickly and easily see how/if you can use/adjust something that you find. When trying to “curate” information for students, this will be helpful for them as well as they will easily know how they themselves can use […]

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My definition of curation…

This is a fairly new term to me when it comes to my role as faculty. After reading “Teacher as Curator: Capture and Organize Learning Materials with Web 2.0 Tools” by Ted Curran, it makes a bit more sense to me. https://reddit.com/r/reactiongifs/comments/2y3rhu/mrw_i_match_with_a_girl_on_tinder_but_all_her/ It often feels like a very big responsibility…making sure that we have the most current and relevant information on our topics to bring to the students…when there is SO MUCH information out there!!! As Ted writes, it’s about […]

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Module 2 Extend Activity: Connecting to my curriculum

I chose to use a Google Doc to have students collaborate in creating questions/ways to assess for their final test. My learning challenge was that the short answer/traditional tests weren’t always feeling as though they were meaningful assessments so I decided, through some feedback from students, to involve them in the process. I did a basic mind map to help me come up with an idea for a technology that might meet my needs and help with my learner challenge […]

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Extend Activity #11 – SECTIONS

I started out with the identified learner challenge being that traditional short answer tests didn’t seem to be assessing students in a meaningful way. After doing the Empathy Map and then having a discussion with Terry Greene (thank you thank you!), I realized that I was making this into a much bigger project than I could tackle and Terry was able to help me reign it back a bit and re think things. I have now decided that I am […]

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Empathy Map

This was a tough one to do as I am constantly getting feedback from my students and having recently completed their KPI’s, I think the students might be “all surveyed out.” I posted a three question survey to try to get their input but am not getting much in the way of response (understandably!). I created to following Empathy Map using some of the feedback I have gotten in the past as well as feedback from this year. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/166-a5osyO8ynHki5xDYB_gUqdOxdZms310NCHd0MzAw/edit?usp=sharing

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