mOOC Cohort

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

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Who’s Worthless Wanda?

I recently mapped out a plan for a self-care class. (Summary: take stock of how full our plates our by mapping it on on paper plates, and create a self-care plan by filling our cups with suggestions that appeal to us as we move from each station associated with the dimensions of wellness.) Yesterday was the execution. (Is it just me or do the words self-care and execution not really go together?) Since it’s ExperimenThursday, it’s only fitting I report […]

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Archives Month Series on History@Work

Over the past couple of months I have been working with  History@Work affiliate editor Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, and NCPH The Public Historian co-editor/Digital Media Editor Nicole Belolan to help pull together a month long series of posts about of archives and public history. This series will be published throughout October (Archives Month in the United States). I’m super … Continue reading Archives Month Series on History@Work

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

In honour of Orange Shirt Day today’s episode is dedicated to Residential School Survivors all across the land and to those who didn’t return home from their time at Residential School. In today’s episode I discuss the TRC’s Calls to Action and their relationship to archival practice. Note – I made a numerical error when … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

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This is for the Quiet Ones

Image by John Hain from Pixabay This is for the “quiet” ones. This is for anyone who analyzes their contributions to a conversation, trying to calculate the socially appropriate amount of dialogue, often falling short, unsure of what to say, worried to cut someone off, assuming no one wants to hear you anyway. This is for anyone who’s been asked the jarring question, “why are you so quiet?” A question that leaves you feeling stripped of your worth, a question […]

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Feeling the Ground by Getting Some Air

I was asked recently to write a guest blog post for the WCET Frontiers blog. WCET works in the practice, policy, & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. The post spun out of Gettin’ Air being included in a list of recommended podcasts and I was happy to get the opportunity to reflect on why I enjoy podcasting so much. So head over here to see the post itself! Photo by Devin Avery on Unsplash

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Reclaiming Place Talks

This week I had the privilege of travelling to Thunder Bay to provide a public talk at the Thunder Bay Museum and speak with a Lakehead University archives class. Both talks focused on my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and the decades of work by the Shingwauk Survivor community. Interested in learning more? … Continue reading Reclaiming Place Talks

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Serving Self-Care in the Classroom

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash My curriculum for a Health and Wellness class involves the creation of a self-care plan. I’m tinkering with an idea… My Vision: an interactive self-care planning activity that allows for an inclusive experience for face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous students.   My Process: scour the internet for inspiration. Curious what I found? I’ve got you covered: Wellness Worksheets myCompass: A Personalized Self-Help Tool for your Mental Health Self-Care Assessment Developing Your Self-Care Plan Self-Care Toolkit  How […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 55: Community Based Digitization

In this episode I discuss the recent conclusion of the “Healing and Education Through Digital Access” project undertaken by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. I talk about community engagement, how not all information wants to be free, and online access. I would love to hear about your experiences working with community to undertake a digitization … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 55: Community Based Digitization

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I don’t use Textbooks

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I don’t use textbooks.  When I first learned about open educational resources (OER), it resonated (resource-anated?) with me. I love the idea of a worldwide community of learning, openly sharing and exchanging knowledge.  I like the relief in a student’s voice when I tell them they don’t need to buy a textbook. Learning about OER also gave me relief. It validated my decision that purchased textbooks don’t have to be a requirement, that there are […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 54: Virtual Talks And The Cost Of Travel

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to virtually participate in a couple of roundtables and to provide virtual lectures. In this episode I reflect on the how virtual lectures work, tech challenges, and distance engagement. I also discuss the real costs and privilege of academic travel. I would love to hear about your experience giving or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 54: Virtual Talks And The Cost Of Travel

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