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

Might as Well Get Weird With It

This past weekend saw Toronto host, for the second year in a row, the 2018 Creative Commons Global Summit. I attended last year as a participant but this year I wanted to do a little more by submitting a proposal to run a session about The Open Patchbooks. Rumour has it that my proposal arrived to CC as the very first submission. Fact has it that my session was accepted (YAY!) and slotted in as the very last presentation. Sunday evening […]

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Reflective scholarship is a portal to improved practice

Greetings #ExtendEast – @ontarioextend Extend East Cohort – and welcome to the Scholar module. When I was thinking about how to construct the Scholar module, it didn’t take long for me to think about the most challenging moment I’d experienced as a teacher during the last few years. Much of my recent experience had been as an online instructor in UBC’s Master of Educational Technology (MET) program, which is fully online experience for students. However, when I was asked to […]

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One Set of Infinity

This is a response to Loop It from the Ontario Extend Activity Bank: Highlight  a topic or concept for _____________, math, literature, philosophy, etc., by creating one of those looping GIF things. I always thought that a great use of the under appreciated GIF could be to have them looping all over the place at a gym rather than diagrams of how to perform an exercise. I had to find the silliest exercise video I could to make examples. And that […]

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Walk, Don’t Run

There’s no rush. This week in the Ontario Extend East Cohort, we are kicking off the Collaborator Module. There’s a high chance that you haven’t finished any of the previous three, yet. And that is more than okay. This is open learning. The modules are there waiting for you to go back to them when you’re ready. One of the main influences to the way Ontario Extend was built and is delivered is something called ds106, a wonderful community/way of life. Its […]

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Cultivating Curators

Greetings Extenders! From Twitter and Terry talks, you folks are thoroughly engaged and committed to ‘extending’. Kudos! You have just finished Joanne’s thoughtful and interactive module on Technologist. Boy, do I hate following her. This module is a basic introduction to the act of curation or choosing appropriate and engaging  resources as you design and develop your inclusive learning environments. Curation can showcase your creativity, commitment, and searching skills, but there is a downside. The act of curating is also […]

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Let’s Hammer Out a Strategy for OER in the Trades in Ontario

In May 2017 at the ONCAT Student Pathways Conference, Tracie Marsh-Fior (Executive Director OntarioLearn) and I presented some ideas about open educational resource (OER) development for trades training. What we were pitching was the collaborative development of openly licensed instructional resources that could be used in classrooms or in more flexible arrangements through online delivery. Specifically, we were suggesting open resources to support the theory portions of technical and vocational programs in a way that benefits learners, employers and institutions. […]

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It’s the Tortoise, Not the Hare

I was just sitting there making my way through the Ontario Extend Teacher for Learning module, and lo and behold! I see a link that says “Take it to The Bank”. What’s this then? I put my take on the activity right there? Ok! This is my response! Misunderstood Identify a concept that is often misunderstood in your discipline. Can you think of an analogy that can help make the concept make sense to students? My discipline is educational technology so […]

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What can we do to ensure that we teach for learning?

Hello and Welcome to the #ExtendEast-ers  – the @ontarioextend Extend East Cohort –  as you begin  exploring the Teacher for Learning module.  I cannot wat to see what you do for, and with, the activities. You might be wondering (as those who have gone before you have wondered) why a module about Teacher for Learning?  Why else do we teach but for learning? Yet, I am sure we can all find examples of accepted teaching practices that appear to be […]

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East-ender Extenders

Explore – Engage – Extend – Empower This is the first thing you see when you get to Fleming College in Peterborough. We arrived early,  but it looked like these carpentry students had been there all night building a house. Besides the fact that this might be the best carpentry training space I have ever seen, it also served as a good metaphor for a day of activity, online and in person, with the Extend East cohort. What are we building? Since […]

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Let’s Squiggle

This is just a quick follow up post to thank everyone for coming along for a squiggly ride in the Extend East cohort! Can’t wait to see what we see! Watch for tomorrow’s Daily Extend on our Twitter And the Teacher for Learning Module intro post by Valerie Lopes Or maybe you want to read a little about how to get and give help. See you out there! “Gummy Worms 7” flickr photo by digipam https://flickr.com/photos/digipam/3956388234 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) […]

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