eCampus Ontario

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

East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

At The Trail Head

This one doesn’t count as one of my nine posts. I’m just warming up for the Ontario Extend 9 X 9 X 25 Reflective Writing Challenge. I’m just at the trail head, getting my hiking boots on, stretching, and wondering where the trail will go. I also want to see what 25 sentences looks like. I want to see if I’ll need to write like this to get there. Maybe. Maybe not. This post could be a good opportunity for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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