East Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the East Ontario Cohort. See also the list of active blogs.

East Cohort, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

This one time, at Domain Camp…

Photo by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash When I started this blog as part of the Extend East cohort of Ontario Extend, I had high hopes of going back to expand on the Domains of Our Own aspect and build more at Reclaim Hosting than just the blog.  While I did have some early successes such as creating subdomains, I found that moving on into the more advanced items I wanted to include was languishing.  It felt like an uphill battle to figure out […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Making Sense of Blog Post Content Data? My Own Spanner Found in the Bottom of the Toolbox

For the obviously obvious statement, WordPress is built on a database. The question is, besides data like visitor counts, what can you infer from the data in the posts and metadata itself? The question was swirling in preparation for a research interview I did today with David Porter and Valerie Lopes for the Ontario Extend project. My cartoon lightbulb went on over my head, thinking about that we have a blog syndication hub set up, and because of the way […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Ideating for July’s @ontarioextend Domain Camp

It’s way late in the day before a long weekend, but just to jog some notes down to pick up next week. Besides spawning an Ontario Extend Daily Extend challenge for July I have more plans for the month. Participants in the first cohort training were set up with web domains with Reclaim Hosting sponsored by the project. It was a lot of things covered in the face to face sessions, and we just barely got into the essentials of […]

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Sunday! Sunday! Sergeant Hulka on Duty for the @OntarioExtend Daily Extend 31 Day Challenge

He talks tough, but he just wants you to be creative and join a challenge to do all 31 Daily Extends in July. Are you ready for the @ontarioextend Daily Extend July Challenge? Are you tough enough to go 31 for 31? Stay tuned, Sergeant Hulka is preparing for you! pic.twitter.com/XXTQOj4BkI — Alan Levine ? (@cogdog) June 22, 2018 Don’t let him scare you. He just wants you and maybe a few more people to join in and and extend […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

We’re All Richer – A #WhyDomain Post

I’m late to the Interviewing Your Domain game that Cogdog asked us to play, but I have a good excuse. Gord Downie sums up why I feel it is so very worth it to have a domain of my own to share my thoughts and ideas about technology in pedagogy in the opening moments of The Tragically Hip’s live album “Live Between Us”. Listen to the first minute, then let the music play as you read if you want. “This […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Unmasking the Masking Used for an @ontarioextend Daily Extend

A core of the ethos from my years participating and teaching ds106 is the importance of not only creating media, but sharing the behind the scenes “how”. Typically the idea of doing a DS106 Daily Create or an Daily Digital Extend is to do it quickly. One aspect I always enjoy about the daily _____ concept is the various ways people find to achieve a response. So a bit of unmasking here, just for the sake of it. The Ontario […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The Indispensable Feed Reader Now an @Ontarioextend Curator Module Activity

Call me a web old fogey, I don’t care. I cannot blog enough about the value of using an RSS Reader for tracking a set of blogs, web site sources that are important to your work. I just added this as a new Ontario Extend Activity Bank item — This Indispensable Digital Research Tool, We can Say, Without Lying, Saves Time as an activity for the Curator Module. Admittedly it’s a rewrite of a blog post form a year ago […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Inserting Images When You Cannot Upload Them

I’m a big proponent of using images with my online writing, all of my blog posts start with an image before I even write. But sometimes you do not have access to upload images, but with a little bit of know how you can sometimes insert them. This happened just today to Danny, a participant in Ontario Extend who had posted his response to the Collaborative Dining Activity. The editor does have an insert image button but it does not […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs

The student as customer

I spent most of my time this spring visiting Ontario institutions. When I visit, I share the idea of growing a community of higher education collaborators that use digital tools to reach across institutions and connect. I share stories of excellence and compassion. I share the values of our organization fixed on access and the empowerment of educators and learners: the people at the core of our collective success. And, I always make a point of sharing the story of […]

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