West Cohort

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

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Ontario Extend mOOC: the soft opening

Yes, life gets curse-like interesting when after mocking something you end up using it. But here we go, the edX hosted mOOC (medium sized Open Online Course) I’ve been working on is getting its first visits. The making of this remains to be blogged (can everything ever be all blogged?), but I assembled a short promo video mixing together an animation by the talented artists at eCampus Ontario, with voices and videos from past participants. Again, we are taking the […]

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Pick Your Fav!

This is an informal poll of current Ontario post-secondary people and what they might like to see covering their free textbooks. That’s right ~ free! eCampusOntario has worked hard to bring you a robust library of open textbooks ready-to-use in colleges and universities, but also open for adaptation and customization to suit the needs of particular courses. Check them out here: https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/Register your preference for a cover look using the quick poll. Help even more by providing some comments on […]

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Reasons To Become a Massage Therapist: Career Satisfaction Insights from 1,200 Massage Therapists

Career Satisfaction Insights from 1,200 Massage Therapists - Massage Tables Now, an online provider of equipment and supplies for massage therapists. They recently conducted a survey of 1,200 massage therapists. This post is an infograph summarizing their findings, if you are interesting in reading the whole article, click here.

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How do I tell if I’m dehydrated?

Health Check: how do I tell if I'm dehydrated? Our bodies are pretty good at telling us when we need to drink water. from www.shutterstock.com Karen Dwyer, Deakin University It’s a message that’s been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it’s hot, otherwise you’ll get dehydrated. But how do you know if you’re dehydrated? Who’s more at risk? And what can you do about it? Read more: We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight […]

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Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place shutterstock Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place, but they actually even think the opposite. This is no wonder, when the news focuses on reporting catastrophes, terrorist attacks, wars and famines. Who wants to hear about the fact that every day some […]

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Come As You Are

Take your time. Hurry up. Choice is yours. Don’t be late.Kurt Cobain It’s almost time to come in. The Ontario Extend mOOC opens next week. Well, the lobby will be open. We will be hanging out in Module Zero, getting to know each other a bit and chatting about what to expect over the next 12 weeks. Your starting point is wherever you are right now. Come as you are. Ontario Extend will help you fill up several pedagogical buckets. […]

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Solving phantom limb pain – science is getting closer

Solving phantom limb pain – science is getting closer belushi/Shutterstock Victoria Root, University of Oxford After amputation of an arm, most amputees report vivid and continuous sensations of their missing limb. Some can even move their missing hand as if it were still there. For many amputees, though, these sensations are painful and, unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for this pain. How could pain arise from a missing hand – and what can we do about it? Our brains […]

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Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic Resource

Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic ResourceThis post is part of a series of educational resources to help massage therapists develop their clinical reasoning skills.Exams for Specific Regions from Stanford Medicine• Shoulder Pain• Iliotibial Band Syndrome• Knee Pain• Ankle & Foot Pain• Low Back PainPeripheral Neurological Examination• Dermatomes Upper Limb• Myotomes Upper Limb• Dermatomes Lower Limb• Myotomes Lower LimbYouTube Videos: Treatment & Assessment • Massage Sloth - Massage therapy treatment tips and tricks• MSK Medicine - Musculoskeletal assessments• Physiotutors - Common assess and treatment methods• Health Care Triage - News and comments on evidence based medicineFacebook […]

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The value of micro-credentials and badging

I recently attended a learning outcomes symposium organized by the Council of Ontario Universities, the organization that is responsible for the university sector affairs of the 21 major universities in our Ontario (Canada) system. The keynote speaker, Ryan Craig, from University Ventures, surprised the audience with some challenging ideas taken from his recent book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College.  I was somewhat confused by the sense of fright that many of my colleagues in the audience […]

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Ten books to help people understand pain and its complexity

Ten books to help people understand pain and its complexity Everybody deserves access to credible information about pain so they can make informed choices. Here is a curated selection of books on healthcare, neuroscience, and the experience of pain. ONE: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman DoidgeTWO: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Robert M. SapolskyTHREE: A Nation in Pain: Healing our Bigest Health Problem. Judy […]

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