Extender Blogs

Syndication of all blog writing from Ontario Extend participants into one place; each link takes you to the original post. See the list of all blogs

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Martha Cleveland-Innes, Tannis Morgan and Afsaneh Sharif: Creating lifelong learners with open education: What role for education?

This session focused on exploring how open education and lifelong learning are connected. Lifelong Learning Lifelong learning as defined in the literature focuses on adult learning both within and external to formal classes. There is a shift in defining it as something that happens from the time we are born until we die. Open Education We like it because it increases access to high quality education. Education is about sharing. The Intersection We as a group see the connection between […]

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Kaitlyn Kozlowski and Leeann Waddington: Open Pedagogy Leadership Course Design

Nursing educators shared their experience in a pocket of innovation. They teach undergraduate students in a second degree who have a variety of backgrounds in an online platform. They wanted to improve the meaning in the student experience. Instead of dictating what students wanted to do they wanted to improve student agency in order to make it more meaningful. The experience had several challenges and successes. The class size was around 40 and there were two educators teaching it. The […]

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Tony Bates says Change or Die

Tony Bates outlined some changes to education – it is getting more expensive and funding by the government is decreasing. Institutions are becoming more and more reliant on tuition and international students. When you have small institutions offering high cost services the market is ready for disruption. Why we Need to Change. HE is ripe for market disruption…high cost of education in US and Canada decreasing funding HESA 2019 @CNIE_RCIE #CNIE2019— Diane P. Janes, MEd, PhD, MBA(CED) (@Diane_Janes) May 24, […]

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Mary Burgess: The Inner Critic in the Academic Environment

It was really hard to decide which session to go to in this time block. I ended up choosing Mary’s session because I struggle with an inner critic. You may not know it by looking at me but I am very critical of myself. this session was excellent – we sat in a circle and there was no PowerPoint. It was a guided reflective activity. At various points we shred some reflective thoughts, but I am not noting them below. […]

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Ranga Venkatachary and Kanthi Jayasundera: Assessment Best Practices in Online (& Blended Learning) Why consider assessment first?

Starting with a story of how assessment was reframed #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/Nvt8GWgUFW— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 Assessment is something I am actively working at getting better at. Assessment that is meaningful, and in my opinion, not focused on a numerical grade. In this session the presenters disused key questions: Key questions to ask oneself about assessment #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/MxzXibiqIg— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 For me the biggest ones are “What is the impact of immediate feedback?” […]

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Terryl Atkins, Marie Bartlett, Jon Fulton, Thomas Sandhoff and Carolyn Teare: Team Visual: Sailing the Open Sea, Together

Selecting the right images for any presentation or class lesson is always a challenge. The presenters at CNIE shared the project they worked on to help solve this problem – they shared the idea of having students create work that was graded and they had the option of sharing publicly. Working towards a user friendly way to submit visual assignments that can be shared openly. #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/q29p5Zhfv0— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 A visual depiction of a visual […]

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Empathy with Mary Burgess

The opening of day two started with hearing from Mary Burgess who is the director of BC Campus. Her openness encouraged being welcoming and a whole person. She shred personal things about herself before talking about her work because she wants to be seen as a person. Using a map for land acknowledgement at #cnie2019 helps us see that this is about people. @BCcampus pic.twitter.com/7pKZWSFWbw— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 It was probably the most real introduction I have […]

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Day 1 of CNIE2109

The first day of CNIE was quite engaging, informative, and thought-provoking. Over the course of a packed 14 hours of pedagogical discussions and sessions the organizers are living up to their promise to keep us well fed, engaged, and entertained. In addition to the sessions I have been able to attend, there are many networking opportunities where informal learning is naturally occurring because we are surrounded by like-minded approachable people who are all dedicated to enhancing education through creative thinking. […]

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Michael Dabrowski: Shaping Global Citizens: A collaborative teaching approach to multidisciplinary language learning

Michael Dabrowski talked about the need to reflect on how we as educators can help students understand social issues. @MichaelDab has a hate on for disposable assignments #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/WrfaWq4pBm— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 22, 2019 Michael designed an assessment strategy for a highly diverse group of students and said “why not make an open textbook at the same time?” An example of an assessment strategy #CNIE2019 @MichaelDab pic.twitter.com/T0LtGCa1Zm— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 22, 2019 for this to work: […]

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Julie Wei: Assessment Analytics: Learning What Students Know, Knowing How Students Learn

Analysis of assessment data helps us better understand learners, their process, and helps us meet their needs. Benifits of assessment analytics #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/w6CYmuJutm— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 22, 2019 It is important to try and meet he needs of diverse learners in inclusive ways. We need to constantly assess our learners, programs, and practices to help us improve. Good analytics can help us identify multiple points of intervention. An example of an assessment life cycle #cnie2019 pic.twitter.com/Epl7uNqC76— Laura Killam […]

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