eCampus Ontario

Below are all syndicated blog posts from eCampus Ontario staff (they participate too!) See also the list of active blogs.

9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Canning The Can’ts

I’m fairly sure most thinking humans have an internal, mostly unsaid list of Can’ts. The list of things we have cemented a certainty that we can’t do. They are way down there in the subconscious, deeply rooted, and often adrift from the experiences that formed them. Mine? They are not always big ones, but they rattle around. I’ve had the I can’t sing, I can’t play music, I can’t draw, I can’t bake bread. I can’t build things well. I […]

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Affordances, Acceptable Costs, and Aesthetic Losses

I am attempting to rise to the 9x9x25 challenge, but having it coincide with my vacation | kitchen reno is most unaccommodating. Because of this and the extra glass of beer at dinner, this will likely be a pinball reflection on teaching and learning ~ bouncing back and forth a bit. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in June 2005 and released to the public domain I have been think about the different ‘containers’ we use for teaching and learning. From the […]

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WordPress Quick Fixing

Again I will spend more time writing up a blog post about some little thing I did than actually doing the little thing. Maybe it’s my vanity, or just trying to capture how I go about my work. It’s my blog and I can blog what I want… Sometimes I take these little self dares and see if I can fix some code or add a new feature in the time it takes me to eat breakfast. I was a […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

1 x 9 x 25: At a Distance

From way out here to there, here is my first every participating in a 9x9x25 blogging “thing” via the one being run at Ontario Extend led by Terry Greene. I may easily use up my 25 sentences introducing it ;-) As explained in one of the posts about this effort to network/connect educators: We want to collect your reflections on the teaching and learning happenings in your classes and on your campuses here on Ontario Extend’s Domains Hub. We think […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Learning by doing is still the best way to go

Last year at eCampusOntario we launched our program for professional learning. We called it Ontario Extend. Ontario Extend (Extend) has six core modules.The modules are grounded in constructivist learning theory, and also have some unique “learning by doing” elements that make it a different experience for many educators. Extend is informed by an analysis of exemplary resources that were already available in the province and an exploration of professional learning models from other jurisdictions. In addition to the content modules, […]

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Missing Open Online Corpse

This post is a response to Ontario Extend Daily #293 Invent a MOOC #oext293 #oextend Invent-a-MOOC As is my wont, I like to do these wrong on occasion, I am not inventing a MOOC. I am re-branding the acronym MOOC. A MOOC, or Missing Open Online Corpse, is the term for what’s left behind when you start a Massive Open Online Course, only to abandon it along the way. It’s your MOOC ghost. I myself have left a few of […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, News, West Cohort

At the End of My Summer of Ontario Extend

The beaches have emptied, the life guards off duty back to their “real jobs”, and I’m just the lone guy on the shore walking around with a metal detector. Today marks the end of my stint sitting in for Terry Greene in facilitating what I could for the eCampus Ontario Extend project. This is what’s gone in while I’ve been sitting in the DJ booth of CBEX. Terry is not back until September 12, so I left a queue of […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

A running start to 2018-19

As I look ahead to the 2018-19 academic year, I see a great trajectory for Ontario colleges and universities. On top of the exemplary programs already on offer from our institutions, we are seeing growing interest from prospective students in flexible online pathways to skills and credentials that will provide them with a range of academic and career pathways to pursue. Five themes are coming to the fore and we are seeing increasing activity across our member institutions to implement […]

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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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