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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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SoTL #3 Refine Your SoTL Plan

I unfortunately ran out of time while working on Module 6 of the Extend mOOC last week and got super busy so am just now getting back into it. The 3rd activity in this module is asking us to begin writing a research plan for a area of interest and potential framework. I got some feedback from a previous post on the mOOC which helped me to reframe my thinking for my SoTL. I updated my SoTL here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nqdFesveX3nFgDteTvK7IvQ8ydmtSs36-1uFcqhUdc/edit?usp=sharing Photo by Andrew […]

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Module 6: Design of Research Plan – Ethical Considerations

In the fourth activity of module 6, we are asked to reflect on the research ethics of our SoTL project. Here are some of my comments about my ethical considerations. These have been added as a row in my Google Doc Plan. I would ask a colleague who is not teaching in my program to assist with the recruitment of students and informing them about the research project Students must be able to withdraw at any time without penalty (they […]

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Module 6: Refine Your SoTL Plan

In this third activity of module 6, we are asked to begin writing a plan for a SoTL research project we would like to undertake. The Extend mOOC states about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Like any research project, a SoTL project requires you to formalize your research approach. Remember, what is different about SoTL is that the focus is on improving student learning outcomes as a result of classroom practices you implement, research, assess, and report.   Typical considerations […]

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Module 6: Engage with SoTL

In the second activity of module 6, we were asked to identify three reasons that would motivate us to become engaged in SoTL activities. Here are my three motivations: Improved student outcomes (both through assessment and through self-identified personal growth) Renewed faculty excitement about teaching and greater self-awareness Opportunities to share learnings with others across my college, PLN and beyond I love this quote from Gary Poole, Senior Scholar in the Center for Health Education Scholarship Faculty of Medicine, University […]

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Module 6: Three Keys of SoTL

In the first activity of Extend mOOC Module 6: Scholar, we are asked to identify and list three key characteristics of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) that resonate with our own experience and practice. We were presented with this video that describes a variety of definitions and experiences of SoTL to consider in our response. SoTL is a new concept for me. In speaking with colleagues, they mentioned that they only ever knew of it as being called […]

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Module 5: Lab Report

In the final activity for the Extend mOOC Experimenter module, we are asked to reflect on the “experiments” we chose to participate in: What did you use to experiment?  Why did you choose to do whatever you did? How will you use the new ideas, formats or approaches that you experimented with when you are designing learning experiences? Describe: What you did.How you did it (what tools and resources).Why you chose those activities to experiment with.How your “experiments” turned out.What […]

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OER: How to Create SUPER Slideshows!

As part of the Experimenter module for the Extend mOOC, we were asked to take a “deep dive” into some experimenting. I wanted to share a resource I created in collaboration with Kelly Brennan, Instructional Technology Coordinator with Laurentian University and Melanie Amadio, grade six teacher at MacLeod Public School here in Sudbury, Ontario. Kelly’s daughter and my children attend MacLeod Public School and Kelly and I wanted to volunteer some of our time outside of work to help the […]

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SoTL at Colleges

Many discussions I have with colleagues who work at universities centre around two main concepts that are usually posed as questions. One, what does pedagogy look like at your institution and two, what does research look like at your institution? These two ideas often highlight preconceived notions or misconceptions about differentiations. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a wonderful way to bridge divides that may be present. The three keys to SoTL in my opinion are a focus […]

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