9X9X25 Challenge

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

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Excel-ent High-Speed Paper-Free Marking

At the end of the term, I mark a lot of essays. Learning the power of the technology I have has enabled me to improve my marking speed without sacrificing the quality of feedback that I provide to students. What works for me may not work for you. Students have liked my new marking approach, which provides more concise feedback for them and is faster for me. I would not always use this approach, but at the end of a […]

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Pedagogy Refresh

I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on related to teaching online. It is clear to me that you can’t just take classroom content, out it online, and get good results. There’s a skill to it, a revision of practices, a new set of considerations. It has been equally clear—and is now official—that fall classes at most Ontario institutions will be delivered online. There may be exceptions for labs especially as restrictions get slowly lifted, but they will […]

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Resources and readings: General cybersecurity

This is a basic collection of general cybersecurity readings with an abstract/preview and very lazy APA formatting. I’ll be adding to this as time goes by and creating more specific reading lists, as well. Al-khateeb, S., Hussain, M. N., & Agarwal, N. (2017). Social Cyber Forensics Approach to Study Twitter’s and Blogs’ Influence on Propaganda Campaigns. In D. Lee, Y.-R. Lin, N. Osgood, & R. Thomson (Eds.), Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling (Vol. 10354, pp. 108–113). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60240-0_13 In […]

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Back to School

In 2015, when I walked across the stage in the Convocation center on the main Ohio University campus in Athens, OH, and was hooded by my inimitable advisor, it occurred to me that I’d never be a student again. I’d be teaching, sure–heck, I was already a program director at that point–but I’d likely never get that feeling again of being on that side of the lectern, as it were. Excited for new ideas and topics and discussions and, let’s […]

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The #PhD Adventure Begins at @QueensuSON with @marianlflude

My life is about to change. The mixture of extreme excitement and nervousness about embarking on a PhD is something I haven’t experienced in a while. I am so excited to engage with a community of scholars and grow my skills needed to conduct ongoing research, efficiently produce publications, and engage in focused scholarship. I feel ready. It took me what I feel like was a very long time to take this step in my career. I have been wanting […]

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Exam Design: Promoting Integrity Through Trust and Flexibility

I spent a lot of time thinking about how to design my exam after a mid-semester pivot to online learning due to COVID-19. In the end, my exams this term are open book with no time limit. They have a due date but are open for a week or more. I am even open to extending it. Students can go in and out of the exam as many times as they want. I also provided them with a downloadable copy […]

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These COVID Times

With the sudden switch to online, I knew I wanted to simplify, simplify simplify, and stripped down what remained of my three courses to the very essence of what still needed to get done.More about that later, At the heart of this was connection with students to make sure they are all okay. My very first video to them, almost as soon as this happened was to encourage journal writing and creativity as a way to explore feelings and help […]

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