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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Plenary “Experimenter” Panel: What can go Right? What to Expect when you are Experimenting!

Rockstar lineup for this morning’s @ontarioextend panel @RHanleyDafoe @data_professor @NeuroscienceUT @greg_rodrigo #TESS2019 pic.twitter.com/a0bW3rVYMq— Jess Wilkinson (@jesslyndw) November 19, 2019 The opening panel was amazing. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Building resilience in students is important. Also in ourselves. It is okay if everything does not go okay. Robyne did a great job summarizing so many important points for us to remember (I couldn’t type fast enough). View from the stage as the panel chats about how they experiment with technology in their teaching […]

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Never Stop Learning: Tuesday Teaching Tip

Teaching and nursing are careers in which ongoing professional development is critical. When you graduate from an undergraduate program with a degree that is really just the start of your journey. You graduate as a generalist with some basic knowledge of nursing and the skills to learn more. The teaching and learning course I am facilitating has been an overall success. Students have exceeded my expectations in so many ways. As it soon draws to a close, I deeply hope […]

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Designing Quality Online Courses: Research and Application of the UXDL Framework

Research on UXDL over multiple phases. Students like a mixture of media types. I find it important to note that not all students like video. The presenters said that if you are going to use video as the only way to communicate something there should be a good reason for it – and you need to tell students that is what you are doing. They like check marks and xs that are green or red. Signaling The presenters talked about […]

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Level Up Badging: Excellence in Equitable Engagement is the Endgame

Today at TESS 2019 Katherine, Sidney, and I are presenting the findings of our research on gamification. I am really excited to share what students thought of the experience and hear from the audience what they think of the findings. We hope to publish the results in an academic journal in the new year so if you missed the presentation you can find out the results then. I would also love to chat anytime. Piloting and researching gamification over the […]

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Micro-Credentials, IBM, and Job Readiness

I am intrigued by the partnership with industry in this presentation to fill the skills-gap of students. Did you know IBM started out making cheese or meat slicers … they must have had some important pivots to get to where they are today. Digital literacy or digital literacy skills training is being done in partnership between IBM and educational institutions. How do we keep up with changes in technology? That is a good question. I think partnering with industry has […]

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Interacting with Content in Online STEM Courses

Check out this open website with a demo of what the content looks like. A key consideration of these resources is interactivity. Static content exists. It looks like they use a lot of H5P. They said it was built in the Mobius platform. I really like the idea that content should be interactive. I think that works better for learners. The major question for me is who develops what we need, how, and when. I think we need to get […]

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Expanding Access Through AI

This was an interesting way to make sure that learners get access to specialized training. I completely understand that it is hard to make sure people get that in the clinical setting … but I wonder how accreditation views replacing clinical time with a simulation. I think it makes sense, but wonder about how much time should be done through online vs. in-person experiences. Developing this experience was “quite an ordeal.” The end product looks impressive. This experience comes after […]

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Block B: Smart toolkit and Blended Clinical Educator Prep – at #TESS2019

SMART Toolkit Students like video. This presentation gave an overview of the teaching problems that led to using more video in classes. They had a amazing experience working with an interdisciplinary approach. I like the design of the website they are developing. It has a similar breakdown to what we have used in the Cambrian Hub for past presentations. However, the added logic of how the website guides the user experience is awesome. I like the prompting questions, examples, and […]

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CDLRA 2019 National Survey Results at #TESS2019

Canada: National Online Learning Survey presented at the #TESS2019 conference. Great info. #EdTech https://t.co/zi2YJFiukM— EdTechMedic (@EdTechMedic) November 18, 2019 Last year this survey was also summarized. I like looking at it at more than one point in time. It is good to see that Ontario has a good response rate so we can make informed observations. This is cause for concern. Most PD is voluntary. #TESS2019 pic.twitter.com/RRIMLBPUdf— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) November 18, 2019 One major concern is that professional […]

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