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 59: Radical Vulnerability

In today’s episode I’m talking about the practice of radical vulnerability in professional spaces. I discuss the basics of radical vulnerability, provide examples of what this looks like, and reflect on spaces for safe vulnerability. Mentioned in this episode: –Karina Haglen on Twitter, also check out their awesome zines.-Alaina Leary, “Here’s Why You Need to… Read more

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Community Archives and Identity

Tomorrow I’m going to be speaking with an Algoma University sociology class about the intersection of community archives and concepts of identity. As folks might imagine, I love talking about the value of community archives so I jumped at this opportunity. You can check out my slides and speaking notes. Photo by JF Martin on Unsplash

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 58: The Abstract Writing Slog

In today’s episode I’m talking about the work that goes into writing conference presentation proposals and journal article proposals. I dive into my experiences writing proposals and talk about best practices. Mentioned in this episode: -Jo Van Every, Why Writing an abstract is so hard-Catherine Baker, How To Write A Conference Abstract: A Five Part … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 58: The Abstract Writing Slog

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Wearing my Virtual Lenses: Designing Classes for 3 Different Delivery Methods

For the past month or so I’ve been exploring the world of educational podcasts. There’s one topic I have yet to encounter: HyFlex learning. Any recommendations? In the meantime, I’m going to reflect on what I’m doing. Maybe it’ll summon all the other HyFlex-ers out there. First, let’s start with a definition of HyFlex. It’s a mix of hybrid (both online and in person) and flexible delivery (student choice in learning methods). There are 3 modes of delivery: Traditional face-to-face […]

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Population Aging and Emerging Attitudes in Canada

Our population in Canada is aging… Yes, we know this. We held a federal election this week and for the first time ever, we now have a national dementia strategy in Canada. I would love to see this come to fruition. I certainly have my own personal bias, but I also believe that this should be a critical national priority because of the significance of population aging in this beautiful country that we live in. This semester in my four […]

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Dreaming is Free

Press play, then start reading. When I was asked to keynote the Fleming College Fall Teaching & Learning Day, I thought it’d be a great chance to heed some advice from Blondie (Dreaming is free, after all) and drop a bunch of ideas for digital learning initiatives that we could do and see which ones that we can breath some life into. Each of these ideas are inspired by some open, networked and/or connectivist learning experiences that are already out […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 57: Short Form Presentations

In today’s episode I’m talking about Ignite presentations, lightening talks, and Pecha Kucha presentations. How do you prep for these fast paced presentations? I also chat about where these short presentation formats fit within the conference landscape. Mentioned in this episode: –The Secret Underground World of Lego Ignite Talk–Fighting Dirty in Scrabble Ignite Talk–About Ignite … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 57: Short Form Presentations

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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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