9X9X25 Challenge

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

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Fellow Struggles with Openness

As my Fellowship with eCampusOntario draws to a close I am immersed in an autoethnography that I hope to publish in an open journal. The purpose of the autoethnography is to share my experience as an Open Education Fellow and provide insights that may inform the practice of Ontario educators. In this blog post, I am going to share a sneak peek into the recommendations percolating in my head as I engage in deep reflection about my journey as a […]

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Week 15, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Spring Teaching & Learning Day Registration via Giphy.com Please click here to RSVP for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day! Date: Tuesday, April 30th Location: Sutherland Campus (plus some optional off-campus excursions) Registration starts: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast snacks & lunch will be provided. For more details, see the Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Schedule. Questions? Contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!    Learning Technology D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training Service Are you […]

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Week 14, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Strategies for Creating a Safe and Supportive Classroom   via Giphy.com In Strategies for Creating a Safe & Supportive Classroom, Mary Ann Raybuck discusses the impact of trauma on a student’s life and behaviours. She suggests that “by reframing student behaviors such as apathy, perfectionism, lack of motivation, aggression, and emotionality as possible symptoms of trauma, it allows us to defer to compassion rather than judgment and reactivity.”   The article includes some suggestions for how to help […]

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Week 13, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Teaching the Skill of Learning to Learn STOCKPHOTO.COM/PATPITCHAYA As we get closer to exam time, have you ever wondered how to support students in improving their study skills? Yes, you could refer them to our awesome Learning Strategies department, but is there anything else you can do? In “Teaching the Skill of Learning to Learn,” Ulrich Boser highlights the importance of helping students to acquire “the skill of learning,” and offers some suggestions for what you can do […]

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Why frustrated students made my day today

At the end of class today, my students felt frustrated and hopeless. Normally, this would be concerning. Not today. Today, it was exactly what I wanted. With the help of two amazing colleagues (thank you Jess and Jenny!), I facilitated a simulation. I designed it to simulate a mix of what it’s like to have OCD, coupled with what it’s like to navigate complex systems. Home base was the Koski Centre, a large conference room, where 22 students were spread […]

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Week 12, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching “Everybody With Me?” and Other Not-So-Helpful Questions via Giphy.com In “‘Everybody with me?’ and other not-so-helpful questions” from Faculty Focus, Pete Watkins explores the issues with vague question prompts, including students (and faculty members!) that suffer from “overconfidence bias,” and offers some alternatives to help make sure your students are on track. His suggestions include Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), which we also happen to love: “The best alternative to the vague ‘any questions?’ prompt is to use a […]

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Build a longer table (of collaboration) 

I’m a believer when it comes to collaboration. It’s one of the reasons I actively seek collaborative experiences such as ExtendmOOC.  A year or so ago, I completed the image below as part of an early round of the Collaborator module. I was thinking of who would be at my table from a work perspective. To be honest, it was one of the first things I did with Ontario Extend and I loved it in part because of the metaphor […]

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Week 11, Winter 2019

This week’s Teaching Hub focuses on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – how it differs from traditional education, how technology can be used to support UDL, and where to learn more. It also includes information on supporting our diverse learners, some upcoming professional learning opportunities and, oh yes, academic appeals. Read on for more! Don’t forget to save the Date: Spring Teaching and Learning Day – Reflect and Connect Our Spring Teaching and Learning Day will be held at the […]

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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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