9X9X25 Challenge

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

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5 Reasons You Need to Gather Feedback During the Semester (and How to Do It)

Feedback from students help to inform your teaching practice. At the end of every semester students are given the opportunity to provide feedback on their course experience; however, it would be beneficial for you to gather ongoing formative feedback during the semester. Gathering formative feedback: Gives you an idea of students’ perceptions on the effectiveness of your learning activities Demonstrates that you are responsive to your students’ concerns in a timely manner, thus building a positive feedback experience for studentsAllows […]

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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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eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow…here’s hoping!

Yay!  I'm applying to be an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow to work alongside a number of other educators in the province as part of the 2019-2020 cohort.  As part of the application process, we were challenged to create a short video speaking to the importance of OER in our post-secondary contexts.   I feel like I am WAAAAY better in person, and so this was a bit nerve-wracking, and I kind of wish I had brushed my hair and taken […]

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Admirals Don’t Fly 

I’ve been thinking about leadership recently. This came about in part because I’ve been working with the sea cadets and am considering reactivating my commission to serve as an officer again with the reserves. And that, in part, is due to my missing having a leadership role. It’s something I always loved about my military officer training and the jobs I had with maritime command and fleet school. I love my job….I mean really love it. And I enjoy being […]

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Week 4, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching via Giphy.com How do you motivate students to learn? In this article, Enhancing Learning Through Zest, Grit, and Sweat, Lolita Paff explores what motivates students to learn and become better learners, and identifies three key aspects that she nicknames “zest, grit, and sweat.” She challenges instructors to plan for these elements in their instruction, and offers some strategies to get started. What instructional strategies do you use to motivate students? Let us know!    Learning Technology D2L Thing […]

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What is the meaning of life?

I recently added this post to the eCampus Ontario mOOC, and thought I would share it here as well. I was asked to proctor an exam for a class that I was not teaching. Same students as I had that semester, but a totally different course. I think the subject may have been marketing, or perhaps math, I don’t remember. As I walked around the very large room supervising, a panicked student motioned me over. “Sir,” they whispered, “do you […]

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Week 3, Winter 2019

  This week’s edition includes a request for your feedback, a tool for collecting students’ feedback, some services and tools available to support your students’ learning, and a couple of upcoming conference opportunities.  Engaging Teaching Upcoming Teaching & Learning Days — We Need Your Feedback! The start of a new semester and new year is a great time to set some intentions for your teaching practice. These intentions don’t need to be onerous or complex; let’s go back to basics […]

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Ontario Extend mOOC: the soft opening

Yes, life gets curse-like interesting when after mocking something you end up using it. But here we go, the edX hosted mOOC (medium sized Open Online Course) I’ve been working on is getting its first visits. The making of this remains to be blogged (can everything ever be all blogged?), but I assembled a short promo video mixing together an animation by the talented artists at eCampus Ontario, with voices and videos from past participants. Again, we are taking the […]

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Pick Your Fav!

This is an informal poll of current Ontario post-secondary people and what they might like to see covering their free textbooks. That’s right ~ free! eCampusOntario has worked hard to bring you a robust library of open textbooks ready-to-use in colleges and universities, but also open for adaptation and customization to suit the needs of particular courses. Check them out here: https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/Register your preference for a cover look using the quick poll. Help even more by providing some comments on […]

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