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 don’t use Textbooks

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I don’t use textbooks.  When I first learned about open educational resources (OER), it resonated (resource-anated?) with me. I love the idea of a worldwide community of learning, openly sharing and exchanging knowledge.  I like the relief in a student’s voice when I tell them they don’t need to buy a textbook. Learning about OER also gave me relief. It validated my decision that purchased textbooks don’t have to be a requirement, that there are […]

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What is teaching? Where do nurses teach?

Consider what it means to teach. I believe that teaching can happen in a variety of ways. It often occurs during conversations at the bedside or in a class. However, that is not the only way it happens. The way teaching should be done depends on the learner’s needs, objectives, and context. Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay Patients in the hospital are often frightened, overwhelmed, have a lot of questions, and want to go home. Nurses play an important role […]

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How do I know if I’m being innovative?

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay September 2019 brings a brand new cohort of Community and Health Services Navigation students, along with a new title for me —  Innovation Champion. It’s comforting there’s 4 of us total, one for each of the 4 schools. It’s exciting. It’s intimidating. I pitched one of my ideas the other day: to incorporate volunteering that connects to navigation into one of my assignments. I envisioned obstacles, what with a bigger cohort of students, the […]

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Ready for Fall 2019

The hallways gleam. Classrooms are freshly painted. Updated colour accents in SLC red have been added on the stairwell and outside  (the detail…painting a flower box…I noticed!). Everything is clean and shiny and ready for students.  Orientation day is next Tuesday, and I’m excited to meet everyone. I’ll be with Pre-Health and General Arts and Sciences for the day, but am definitely popping over to visit with Police Foundations students too. One of the things I love about being in […]

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Building a MediaWiki Personal Knowledge Base, 2019 Style

The Platform Appearance Extensions What else? My personal knowledge base (PKB) is turning 10 years old this December. Back in graduate school, I wanted a way to keep track of not just resources and references and miscellany, but also a way to kind of keep my life organized. It’s actually something I talked about back in an episode of my podcast, The New Professor. You can have a listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Some folks […]

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Syllabus

Course Info: INFV 401 Fall 2019-20, full semester August 26, 2019 - December 18, 2019 Meeting time Mondays from 6-8:30pm (Arizona local time; link in LMS) People Instructor: Dr. Ryan M. Straight Email ryanstraight@email.arizona.edu Office Hours Virtual open-door: https://arizona.zoom.us/my/ryanstraight Slack @ryanstraight Twitter @ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Course Description This course is a beginning level exploration of human-computer design, interaction and interfaces. The students will be introduced to the theory of human-computer interaction (HCI) as well as to the principles of effective […]

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Syllabus

INFV 302 - Statistics in the Information Age Fall 2019-20, 1st 7.5 weeks Meeting time Fully online, synchronous meetings: Wednesdays, 6-8pm Arizona time in course Zoom room via D2L People Instructor: Dr. Ryan Straight Email ryanstraight@email.arizona.edu Slack ryanstraight Twitter ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Office hours I have a virtual open-door policy. Meetings can be scheduled if necessary. Course Description This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. It also presents an introduction to data complexity, uncertainty and variation in information age […]

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Haida Gwai Happiness

Canada Day was celebrated in an extremely special way in 2019. After spending the early morn scouring Sandspit BC for coffee (no one should have to deal with Peggy pre-caffeine!), I trekked over to the airport to see if I would recognize BC peeps I only sporadically get the pleasure of seeing.  Before that adventure, I guess I will share a few shots of my solo meandering around Sandspit as I stretched my legs after planes, trains, and automobiles to […]

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#WeAreOLC

How did you first get involved with the OLC?? 25 years (then and now): What kinds of technology were you using 25 years ago and what technology do you engage with now? What is one of your favorite OLC experiences? Who composes your OLC community? I was invited to include something in the #WeAreOLC collection of narratives. Each of the posts in the series uses the same sort of framework: a few topics to get you started. So, without getting […]

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Interviewing My Domain

Alternate title: What I did at Summer Domain Camp. A new activity for Domain Camp for 2019 was to interview your domain. Here is my response: What is your domain name and what is the story, meaning behind your choice of that as a name? My domain is procaffination.ca and it comes from the idea that I have difficulty doing anything before I have my first coffee. Instead of procrastination, I suffer from procaffination. I am also pro-coffee! I like […]

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