9X9X25 Challenge

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the 9X9X25 Writing Challenge. See also the list of active blogs.

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I’m Did the Extend mOOC Work We Ask of Participants

Among the great lessons I got from my mentor Barbara Ganley was the idea of doing the same assignments assigned to, and along side, your students. In teaching writing at Middlebury College, she completed (and blogged, and syndicated blogs in 2001) the essays she assigned to her students. This too was an ethos I picked up in my early ds106 teaching at University of Mary Washington in parallel with Jim Groom and Martha Burtis. You may not be able to […]

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Week 10, Winter 2019

It’s Week 10 — we’re into double digits, and the final third of this winter semester! This week’s Teaching Hub includes a listening recommendation from one of our newest full-time faculty members, some resources to improve accessibility in your course materials, a reminder of the photography contest that closes this week, a “Save the Date” & call for proposals for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day, and some upcoming professional learning opportunities. Save the Date: Spring Teaching and Learning Day […]

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Rosemarie McIlwhan, online learning specialist from UWS Education futures, interview with Kate Miller and Gary McKenna from UWS school of Education for Open education week

Biography: Gary My name is Dr Gary McKenna and I am a research fellow in the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland. The focus of my research interests is on the development of evaluation criteria suitable for assessing the usability of Learning technologies for leaning in HEI contexts, and the development and testing of such technologies to enhance learning engagement within HEI environments. My other areas of interests include virtual and personal learning environment; e-learning […]

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Curation: Module 3 application #ExtendmOOC

Starting with the Requirements: Defined content curation. Explored Creative Commons Licenses and compared them to Copyright. Used Boolean operators and limiters to refine searches. Explored repositories to curate content that meet specific learning goals. Used the CRAAP test to evaluate OER. Reflected on using OER when designing, developing and revising courses or workshops Evidence as below:  1. Screenshot of post 2. Screenshot of post 3. I always use Boolean Operators to search images and find sources….the advantages of a focused […]

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Week 9, Winter 2019

While it may not feel terribly spring-like out there just yet, this is your public-service announcement that Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend. That’s right; Tina Turner your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 a.m.!    Engaging Teaching Multiple Perspective Assessment Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash Do your students engage in self-assessment? How about peer assessment? Or does the idea of having students assess each other’s work immediately scare you? In “Multiple Perspective Assessment: Self, Peer, and Teacher,” […]

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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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Finding Flow

How did I get here? What experiences have led me to work in higher education? From my own learning, the most meaningful and rewarding events came from what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1996) describes as “flow”. When it happens, it’s magical. The first time I remember experiencing flow was when my ninth grade art teacher used to play Enya’s Orinoco Flow. But these moments do not come easy. There is much consternation, anxiety, panic, and sometimes terror that I will not be […]

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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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