North Cohort

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

9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort

Shameless Self-Promotion! Pre-Scheduling Tweets to Draw Traffic to a Conference Presentation

Twitter. I’m new to the platform and figuring it out. Or, at least trying to. I’m an awkward Twitterer, and find myself spending more time on how to tweet than I do actually Tweeting. Even the syntax still feels ridiculous. My seemingly endless Twitterverse learning curve has been quite a humbling experience.   What is decidedly not humble but also quite awesome is pre-conference self-promotion. Since I’m actively trying to build my Twitter following in an effort to extend my […]

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Renewable Assessments Through Blog Syndication

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College RSS icon by Jurgen Appelo (www.noop.nl) on Flickr - CC-BY 2.0 Why Have Students Create Blogs? Imagine an assignment where your students spend many hours creating something, they hand it in to you, you mark it, hand it back, student looks at the mark, and then trashes it. Likely this is the majority of assignments that your students see in their post-secondary lives; like a private conversation between you and your student. You […]

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A Collaborator is what I am @OntarioExtend #9x9x25

Collaboration is an essential part of being a “good” educator. I am of the opinion that we cannot be effective, current, or mentally healthy without teamwork. Today I reflect on how collaboration has enhanced my professional world in order to get a badge for completion of the Extend Collaborator Module.  I might as well count this in my 9x9x25 challenge since I think I went on some tangents that fit those criteria. rawpixel / Pixabay √ Explored Resources Over the […]

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Reflection #2

      So after the first reflection, I had an extremely busy week and am just getting to my second reflection now. I am not even sure what to reflect on to be honest. One thing that I am finding quite challenging in my teaching, is getting students to read the required readings. I feel like every time I get to class, only a handful (if that) of students had done the reading. This can be very frustrating. Especially […]

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Laura is an Experimenter – Time for a Badge @ontarioextend #oextend

I am an experimenter at heart. Explore this blog or my twitter feed and you will likely see me trying something new weekly (if not daily sometimes). Trying new things in an effort to continually grow and improve is just part of who I am. I call it being innovative. PIRO4D / Pixabay Just last Friday, for example, I taught using Padlet as my main anchor point for the first time. Yes, it isn’t that new of an idea, but […]

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I would like to become known as a curator, please @OntarioExtend

On this fine fall day, I would like to curate some content to demonstrate that I meet the Ontario Extend curator badge criteria. This post will attempt to be sassy and fun. Oh, and I might as well use it for the 9x9x25 challenge since I am falling behind on those posts. GDJ / Pixabay √ Defined content curation. Here is a curated definition found using the OER Commons: Curation: the process of selecting, organizing, and sharing high-quality teaching and […]

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Will you accept the challenge? Calling all #9x9x25 video creators!

Yesterday two key things happened: I made a challenge and accepted it. The Presentation Jeff, Jess, and I hosted a professional development double-dip that turned into more of a unique presentation to faculty than we thought. In preparation for Online Learning 2018, we piloted a 15 minute Easy DIY Video Success Strategies session for faculty. After the session, we sought faculty feedback and re-designed the session. It was a happy coincidence that this session was also a perfect follow up for […]

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The process of Co-created Rubrics in #BSN4416

It was an exciting day when the three rubrics for BSN4416 were finally finalised. Several discussions with students occurred over the first few weeks of the course. Hopefully, the ability to influence the course gave them a sense of agency in their learning. It surprised me how valuable this process was. Yes, it was time-consuming. I argue that it was worth it – Read on. You can watch the recorded parts of the process here if you want to see how […]

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Should we hold hands?

Today, for my 9x9x25 challenge post for Ontario Extend I am questioning how much I should be holding my students’ hands. My students are taking a fourth year research course with me in which I am negotiating grades with them. Due dates are flexible, classes are online and recorded, attendance is optional, the rubrics were co-created and they can do pretty much whatever they want for a final project as long as they meet the course outcomes. They can even choose […]

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OER-Enabled Pedagogy: Inviting Students to the Party

Photo by Pineapple Supply Co. on Unsplash   There’s something about Open Education that seriously lights me up. The first time this happened to me, I was invited to attend eCampus Ontario’s first Open Education Ontario Summit. Robin de Rosa and Rajiv Jhangiani delivered an inspiring, articulate, research-based keynote that at once introduced me to Open Education, and pulled me right in.   Jump ahead a year and a half, and I’m seeing significant changes in the way that I […]

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