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

Making It a Regular Habit: Writing Image Descriptions

It just takes repetition for new habits to become ingrained ones. That seems logical, but heck, in 2018, logic is not what it used to be (let’s save this tangent for an offline rant). For this week’s (actually it is last weeks I think) 9x9x25 I am sharing my own effort to be as diligent as I can in including alt descriptions in my online use of images. There’s part of it that is just the right thing to do, […]

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Slackers

It's #WriterWednesday so I am challenging a #SquadGoalsNetwork member at random with a #WritingPrompt.The randomizer has chosen @greeneterry to write a short piece to introduce the network to three people you admire. — Squad Goals Network (@SqdGlsNtwrk) November 7, 2018 What a crazy coincidence ! The weird fellow who is currently running the Squad Goals Network‘s social media game has some randomizer that chose me to write a short piece about three people I admire. Thanks weirdo! The prompt prompted me, […]

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Talking Sharing With Ken Bauer on Episode 21 of Flipped Learning Podcast

Nobody is anti-sharing, are they? Everybody is for it. It was maybe the first thing I heard about in 1992 as a newly hired instructional technologist at the Maricopa Community Colleges. My second week on the job was attending an Ocotillo Retreat where faculty/staff working groups developed ideas to advance to use of technology in learning, and the need for sharing was said again and again. And from then through 2018 (and beyond) it’s something I end up talking about […]

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Curiosity: The #1 C Word

Yes, I know C is not the 5th letter of the alphabet, but it’s where I find myself. Plus, I have a plan! Curiosity Curiosity is more important than intelligence. No debate; full stop. And I state this, unequivocally, as a person who has been regarded as someone with quite high intelligence, in that strange, arbitrary way it’s traditionally measured. I also proclaim it from my position watching students through the years gradually lose that innate curiosity we all have […]

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Non Content Video

Yikes. Guess who is a week behind in 9x9x25 blogging. Good thing no one is keeping count. Right Terry? Mine was triggered by reading a 9x9x25 post by JR Dingwell, A different approach to the ‘video lecture’. Like JR, I’m not all that excited about video capture or lecture video: I mentioned that normally I shudder when I hear people want to use video. It conjures up images of talking head lectures, voice over PowerPoints, screen in screen, or worst […]

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The Road to Sharing is Not Paved With Licenses

I’ll always take “Serendipity for 500”, Alex. There was a healthy, many pathed Twitter conversation yesterday started with a statement by Robin DeRosa Thinking of changing my @creativecommons default license from CCBY to CCBYNC. I get that CCBY is the more open technically, but I'm thinking here about my vision for open (in particular as it relates to public higher ed), and I keep coming back to the NC. Discuss? — Robin DeRosa (@actualham) October 18, 2018 I’ve posted more […]

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Broken, Bedazzled, and Bamboozled

Not sure I will be able to maintain this alpha-order posting schtick, but for week two (gently overlapping with week three ~ o.k. I’m late) it still works. DISCLAIMER: May be depressing, but not waiting until week four. Cover of Teaching as a Subversive Activity For far too long my reflections on teaching and learning have been on that of a broken system. I used to perk up or re-energize my learning and teaching by re-reading Teaching as a Subversive […]

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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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