mOOC Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from participants in the 2019 Ontartio Extend mOOC. See also the list of active blogs

Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Material Culture Theme Week

Active History is organizing a 2020 theme week around material culture. Modeled after the 2019 Museum Theme Week (http://activehistory.ca/museum-theme-week/) this series aims to expand the conversation about material culture and highlight the work of those studying the materiality of the past. We welcome contributions from academics, public historians, museum professionals, makers, community practitioners, and anyone… Read more

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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 62: Vicarious Trauma in the Archives

New year, new podcast episode. I’m starting 2020 by talking about vicarious trauma in the archives and the impact of working with traumatic records on archival staff. I discuss emotional labour and strategies for coping with vicarious trauma in the archives.  Mentioned in this episode: -Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderluit, and Jennifer Douglas “Not ‘Just My… Read more

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

Bridging the job readiness gap: virtual tools for a new campus-to-workplace pathway

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Broad access to the full range of dynamic liberal arts and science programming is the hallmark of an evolving Ontario high education system. But linking this education to the meaningful employment of learners has proved more elusive than building educational excellence. For many recent graduates, a gap continues to exist between what they learned in school, and opportunities to apply that knowledge in a professional work environment. A 2015 study found that 4 in 10 Canadian university […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 61: We Made It

For the last episode of 2019 I’m doing some reflecting, celebrating, and dreaming. I’m talking about some inspirational reads and folks who gave me strength in 2019. I also think a bit about what the upcoming year holds. Mentioned in this episode: –OE Fellows Program-Amazing people: Andrea Eidinger, Skylee-Storm Hogan-Inspiring Authors and Activists: Gwen Benaway,… Read more

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Chronic Condition Fair

At the beginning of the semester, I had presentations scheduled for two of my courses: one batch scheduled for the beginning of the semester and the other batch scheduled for the end of the semester. After batch 1, I knew we would not be doing presentations again. It’s not that they were poorly done. It’s that they were intended for students to learn from one another, and I’m willing to bet this did not happen. For most of them, anyway. […]

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

A Shinier DS106 Assignment Bank Theme

I’ve been deep in the code tunnels rebuilding and adding to maybe my most complex WordPress theme, the one that let’s anyone build something like the original DS106 Assignment Bank. My blog machine spits out a long list of posts on this effort, and indicates it goes back to August 2013, so while it pre-dates SPLOTs, it’s in the mix there because it set the stage for all the theme work that followed. Martha Burtis crafted the first bank (my […]

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

Thanks Milan – Lessons Learned at #OEGlobal19

It’s too soon and I’m still a little jet lagged to have truly processed this last week, so at this time I’m just going go with a lessons learned list as an initial reflection of the experience that was the Open Education Global Conference in Milan. Lesson 1. Nominate yourself for stuff. It can get you a trip to Italy if it works out. Lesson 2. If you have a child under two, take them. They fly for free and […]

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The Tale of Incorporating Volunteering, Student Choice & Field Placement Preparation into an Assignment

Once upon a time there was a teacher named Profvocate Mel who had an idea to incorporate volunteering into an assignment. She gave the students choice, with one non-volunteering option as it did not feel right to force them into it, especially as it would likely become “volun-told-ing.” Profvocate Mel worried about the students who chose to volunteer and whether there would be enough opportunities for them across the city. Would they have time to get a criminal record check? […]

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