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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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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TESS2019 and Experimenter Badge

I attended both days of TESS2019 earlier this week. On the first day, I presented on an experiment from my most recent delivery of COMM1085: two uses of a checklist in Brightspace/D2L/eConestoga that were designed to incorporate more UDL into the course. On the second day, I participated in a workshop to explore the Experimenter mindset using H5P. I was electrified… (boo! literal image…) Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I used the platform provided to apply for my Experimenter badge […]

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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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