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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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

In this episode I’m talking my recent experience creating the Beyond the Lecture Open Educational Resource (OER) alongside my fantastic collaborator Andrea Eidinger. I discuss the work that went into this edited ebook, decisions about open access, and broader OER work happening in Canada history. I would love to hear about your experiences using or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

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What is So TL and Why is it Important?

The first two activities in the Scholar for Teaching Module of the Ontario Extend mOOC is to think about what the key characteristics are for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (So TL) and what would motivate people to participate. The Key Elements of So TL that I identified are: Start with questions, inquiry that focuses not only on your teaching but also the student’s learning.Observe your teaching on the student’s learning. What are the results and do they answer your […]

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Archival Practicum Projects

I recently wrapped up teaching an Archival Practicum course. Students spent the term immersed in working with two sets of community heritage organization archives. This course built on archival theory the students learned previously and was designed to provide hands on skills. We did a lot of physical processing, had quality discussions about arrangement decisions, … Continue reading Archival Practicum Projects

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When the Experiment Blows Up

Have you ever tried ed tech in your classroom and it just blew up? By blew up I mean did not go as planned. Give it a try what is the worst that could happen? Mythbusters Explosion via Giphy.com The final activity in the experimenter module for the eCampus Ontario mOOC is to reflect on the activities that we experimented with (in the deep dive) please see my previous blog post at https://wp.me/paFIXs-4X. Since, I think I have answered most […]

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Deep Dive Through Experimenter

Exploration Through a Deep DiveGiphy.com The next activity in eCampus Ontario Experimenter Module Five was to take a deep dive into activities that would take longer to complete and could be incorporated into my teaching practice. I spent time exploring many of the activities but I settled on the following. Create a Course Trailer. The examples given in the activity were marketing videos using real people (eCampus Ontario, 2019). I decided to use a short video I had created (for […]

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Extend Through Play

Playing in the Sandbox Giphy.com Module Five in the Ontario Extend mOOC is Experimenter. In this module we started off by playing. I say playing because daily extends are small stretches that are fun. We were encouraged to complete a minimum of three daily extends in Module Five. Daily extends are short activities that take about 20 minutes and encourage creativity. The assignment instructions stated there were no prizes but suddenly there were tweets regarding the daily leader board. Similar […]

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Reflecting on my SoTL Plan

I am so on the same page as Irene Stewart in her post and I hope she will be happy to know that I did make it to the end of the post! https://lgcoffeewfourcremes.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/dilemmas-with-the-scholar-module/ In looking at my SoTL plan, I wonder if I can even attempt to do this?? The course I would like to do this in is in the Winter so have limited time to come up with an OER, I don’t have any time on my […]

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Module 6: Share My SoTL Plan

In the sixth activity of module 6 in the Extend mOOC we are asked to share our SoTL Plan through a post that reflects our thinking throughout this module to this point. We are to describe our research questions, prior research we would undertake and develop a personal reflection on this written plan. Here is a link to my plan on Google Docs I would like it to remain in Google Docs so that I have a version I can […]

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Module 6: Reflect on My SoTL Plan

In the fifth activity of module 6 in the Extend mOOC, we are asked to reflect on our SoTL Plan based on what we’ve learned so far as well as from the work of others including one study from Simon Fraser University (SFU) which looked at a Flipped Classroom approach for large first year Calculus classes. In examining the study from SFU and comparing it to my own plan that I am developing, I noticed the following gaps: Added my […]

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