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Learning Outcomes: Continued #TESS18 Adventures and Improving @OntarioExtend through Empowering Educator Agency. @eCampusOntario @simonpbates

As I sit on the Ontario Northland bus to Sudbury with a fun bunch of academics, we are reminded of the Laurentian Center for Academic Excellence’s metaphor for allowing students to choose their own path to meeting course outcomes. If the end goal is to get to Sudbury, there are multiple ways to get to the destination. As long as we get there we have met the outcome of said trip. This metaphor can be applied in course contexts including the […]

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Planting Seeds: Empowering Open Advocacy

It is empowering to engage with educators and librarians IRL At #OEOSummit2018 #OEOSUMMIT18 – Thank you for anohter great day @eCampusOntario — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) November 12, 2018 Today, in the final session at the OEO Summit the eCampusOntario Fellows got to lead discussion groups of particular interest to us with participants from all areas of academia. My station was focused on “planting seeds.” What I really wanted to hear about from educators was how they could leave today feeling […]

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Liberating Your Calendar Bookings. @YouCanBookMe @Calendly @Outlook

Way back in 2012 or 2013 the problem of wasted time with back and forth emails to schedule a meeting with students was solved for me by a fairly in-depth Google search. For several years I have been allowing students to book themselves directly into designated times in my calendar – that is right – no back and forth emails!!! (Insert party dance) Students go to a link and pick the best time for them. If they need to reschedule […]

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Are Deadlines Dead?

In a recent post, I shared some of the chaos that I experienced as an educator with a highly flexible and customized approach to assignment submission. While today’s 9x9x25 reflection is about another failure, I don’t want you to think the entire course was a flop. There were a lot of successes – I have just chosen to blog about the failures first in case I run out of time. I think we can learn more by Failing Forward than simply […]

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Development of “Connecting with Online Learners via Video: Success strategies” @Cambrian_Jess @CineJefft #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018

At the Online Learning 2018 conference, there were blocks of presentations which were usually on the same topic that were grouped together in a one-hour time-slot and given 15 minutes each.  In some cases it worked – and in others, it did not work well. It was clear that some of the presenters did not have enough time to get through the valuable points in their presentation in just 15 minutes. As presenters in this situation, it took a lot of […]

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Fantastic Filing Failure

Over the last few weeks I have been compiling a list of blog ideas to write about when I finally catch up. Several relate to lessons learnt from failures in my open online research course where grades are being negotiated. There are several I want to share, but today for the 9x9x25 challenge I am going to focus on just one of these: the hot mess of confusion and disorganization that resulted from too many options. In my course I […]

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Serious Games for Serious Nursing #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018

This presentation about serious games outlined work by the Ontario Simulation Alliance. They developed some really nice looking games for nursing students. The audience added that the optimal number of options in a multiple choice exam is three – Really? Wow – they linked it to neuroscience. These are some serious games with serious possibility #GlobalSummit18 pic.twitter.com/AEheJ5R2Ef — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) October 18, 2018   Nugget: Three choices is optimal both in testing and gaming. I will be looking that […]

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Wiki Wonders #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018 @msonenote

Wikis are not new, but it is something I have not considered using for education. I have, however, done the collaborative activity a Wiki can accomplish inside Google Docs. The biggest challenge for me is tracking and managing contributions. I like the idea. Wikis are an option for collaboration #GlobalSummit18 pic.twitter.com/o3Z7JnCHE3 — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) October 18, 2018 Susan described the approach of creating a class study project. She spoke to some of the benefits of collaboration through an optional […]

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Can OneNote Class Notebook replace the LMS? #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018 @msonenote

Thinking Outside the Box This is the second presentation I have been to over the last year that was promoting OneNote as a way to teach classes. Anne suggested that it can replace the need to use learning management systems. I had not thought of that potential before. @msonenote can be used to replace the LMS #GlobalSummit18 pic.twitter.com/T3FaJ9hHkZ — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) October 18, 2018 I feel like it would put me in a box. I didn’t realize how many […]

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Building Empathy through Video with @HeatherThomson_ #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018

Building Empathy Video is being used by Heather to build empathy among students in a nursing program. What stood out to me was two things – how important empathy is and that it decreases over time in a nursing program. I have some guesses as to why that may be, but that is a topic for another post. pic.twitter.com/wK4W7nICwn — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) October 18, 2018 The VR video was really amazing for showing the patient’s view of what was […]

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