North Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the Northern Ontario Cohort. See also the list of active blogs.

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New Year, New Semester, New Start

Well I have definitely taken a break from my domain lately. With the aftermath of the five week strike and two shortened semesters, I have finally come up for air and am ready to move forward! I am finding the use of Quizlet live for review of material from previous courses and for test review to be very useful! The students seem to enjoy using it in class, but as well are using it out of class to help them […]

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Step 1: Defining the search for #OER related to the Calgary Family Assessment Model #CFAM

Next term (starting mid January) I am teaching a brand new course and I would like to incorporate some open educational resources (OER). The currently required text is: Wright, L.M. & Leahy, M. (2013). Nurses and families (6th ed.). Philadelphia: F .A. Davis. Lalmch / Pixabay This textbook costs about $45 on Amazon. With about 80 students coming into the course I could save them a lot of money and decrease barriers to their learning if I can find a […]

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Should nursing caps be canned?

Nursing caps are making a comeback at graduation ceremonies. Year after year I hold my tongue as graduates cross the stage wearing them. My personal bias against them was informed by a mentor of mine who was never shy to voice her opinion on various issues. Ironically, nursing student council announced in my class that they were organizing the purchase of nursing caps on the day I went to her celebration of life ceremony. While I do not yet have […]

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Frustrations with my first #OER YouTube video … I will be open – maybe – If YouTube lets me?

Armed with years of YouTube video-making experience, open videos on YouTube that I wanted to adapt in the spirit of openness, and a passion for open educational resources (OER) I set out to make my first CC BY licensed YouTube video. Today I reflect on the challenges I experienced as I put together the video below … and realized that my video might not actually be as open as I wanted it to be on YouTube.   In a previous […]

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Please help!! Refine my research ideas for #OER #OpenEdMOOC

I have been trying to come up with a good research proposal around Open Educational Resources (OER) for some time now.  Although it is an assignment for the Open Education MOOC I am involved in, it is real for me because I actually want to follow through with it – fellowship or not. Please comment and rip my ideas apart if you see any issues or have any suggestions for improvement. Below I share most of my thought process leading […]

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Creating, Finding and Using OERs #OER #OpenEdMOOC

In order to be open it is critical that educators have the skills to find and use Creative Commons licensed materials so they do not infringe on Copyright. Open Educational Resources (OER) are really not all that different than what I normally create – the only difference is the licensing. CreativeCommons licenses types and licensing from Marius My resource curation for learning to date has occurred primarily inside of the learning management systems at intuitions where I have taught and […]

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What is Open Education #OpenEdMOOC

Today’s MOOC experience is really challenging my reflective brain as so many questions are being raised about open education. As expressed in previous posts I share a core value with the open education community, but today I am struggling to fit Wiley’s (2015) definition of open with my reality. Below is an honest reflection on the open education movement as I consider if I can be on the cutting edge of this movement in Ontario. Open is not Free Open […]

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Exploring my YouTube Copyright #OpenEdMOOC

In week 2 of a course I am navigating at my own procrastinator’s pace we have been asked to consider Copyright, the Public Domain and the Commons. I am actually really excited to delve into this week’s content because it is a critical think to understand as a content creator. Lawyers, Librarians and Educators please jump in and comment on this post to help me get my head around this issue. Copyright I live in Canada. Since the MOOC I […]

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Why you should Embrace Openness as a Value

I first heard of the open education movement during a life changing experience that ran in August called Ontario Extend. Since then I have dove into the movement head first by engaging with peers on Twitter, exploring opportunities through eCampusOntario, adopting (and reviewing) an open textbook, and taking a course called Introduction to Open Education through edX. This journey has been exciting and challenging as you may be able to tell if you follow my blog. Please join my connected […]

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