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Time

Today I was able to participate in a discussion about improving our use of time in our teaching. Creating incentives for students to review the syllabus and policies such as adaptive release of content in Moodle, quizzing, gamification or Kahoot were some strategies that have worked for educators. Saving time by using documents, surveys and calendars that sync across devices removes the need for duplication of efforts. Connecting with the students in a group chat format on a platform they […]

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Essentials of Simulation Day 3

When debriefing after a simulation the facilitators advocate for use of the PEARLS debriefing tool. A framework like this helps to ensure a familiar process as well as a safe and supportive environment for learning. In addition, the advocacy inquiry approach to debriefing helps the facilitator come from a genuinely curious stance. geralt / Pixabay Some key take-aways from the discussion include Check to see if learners are ready for feedbackAllow the learner to provide comments before the observerFocus on […]

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Essentials of Simulation Day 2: Debriefing and Briefing

Today the discussion around simulation continued. We began by reflecting on our wish-list and availability of current resources. While Cambrian has access to wonderful resources we still have quite a wish-list of technology and human resource support. Image by martinnlp90 on Pixabay Without knowing it we often combine different modalities of simulation to address student needs. Combining online simulations with in-person approaches seems to happen naturally. Success and Challenges Debriefing is critical to the success of simulations. There are a […]

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Technologist to the Rescue!

Since as far back as I can remember I have embraced technology in my teaching – working from the problem to the potential solution. Over the past year, I have been working through the technologist module of the Ontario Extend website in depth – sometimes intentionally sometimes instinctively.  The Challenge Both my learners and I are challenged by an overwhelming and problematic course. It is a first-year course with a reputation – Students are expected to have difficulty passing. I have been repeatedly been told […]

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Essentials of Simulation

Increasing the use of simulation is a goal of our department. Over the next three days I am part of a group of faculty and staff that is receiving training from SIM-one. Although I have developed some online simulations in H5P, my experience with other forms of simulation is limited. It has been about 10 years since I have taught in the lab setting. However, in the future I am likely to be doing simulation during lab classes. Below are […]

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Engaging Learners: Tips from Class with @ProfvocateMel

Last week I had the pleasure of watching Mel teach class. In this post I will share several things I noticed her doing that may be useful for mindful incorporation into others’ classes. These simple yet effective strategies can go a long way towards building an engaged community of learners. If you would like to share something that you are doing in your class like this please let me know. We don’t always blog about it, but Mel and I […]

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Janu-Rollercoaster: Failing Forward

January is almost a blur. As I reflect on the last month the best analogy is a roller-coaster. Sharing my ups and downs will hopefully help someone out there feel comfortable sharing their journey with me. Great value can be obtained from talking one another through it all. Meet Laura Killam, Innovation ChampionShe problem-solves new ways to approach classroom challenges with faculty, shares cool things that are happening in the classrooms and more!Reach out to Laura through Twitter or email: […]

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Open-Assessment: It’s Just Good Pedagogy #OER a reflection on OE Fellows Webinar 5: Introduction to Open Educational Practice #OEP from @eCampusOntario

As I reflect on the past term one of the big changes for me was how consciously open and flexible the course was in many ways. The course website was open and students had the choice of how they wanted to meet the learning outcomes. Not only were they involved in defining what the project would be they could choose how they shared their work. Rubrics in the course were also co-created. They defined how they wanted to participate, which ended up […]

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Video Feedback: Time-Saver or Time-Waster?

This post has been de-prioritised for about a month now as. I was about to just scrap the idea since the 9x9x25 challenge is technically over but students kept thanking me for using video to mark their work so I decided that I had to share. The feedback quoted in this post was all unsolicited – numerous additional students have thanked me in various ways for trying something new: Video feedback for written work. IO-Images / Pixabay Thank you for this video […]

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Unintended Learning From the IASR Training Module – OHRC and AODA

Today I am working on mandatory training even though I am swamped with marking and course prep for next term. These days I am so focused on course design and gamification as I am developing a quest-based approach for the course I am taking next term. Because of this focus, I notice course design elements around me. What I noticed about this course is that they allowed us to choose our path through the course (somewhat) and showed completion through a status bar. The […]

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