North Cohort

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

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Finding a Space Between Thoughts in the Classroom #AdvLearn2018 @advlearn

Students (and people in general) are constantly thinking about something. They come into class with a brain full of information from their past experiences. This past year I started implementing Mindfulness activities into the classroom. At Advancing Learning, Dan Woodward shared his experience using mindfulness in the classroom. It was an insightful session from someone who has a lot of experience. His slides are attached to the description at this link. Wokandapix / Pixabay Students in his class and mine have benefited from mindfulness […]

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Innovation: How do we make it happen? #cnie2018sudbury @CNIE_RCIE @eCampusOntario

Yesterday I attended a group discussion around the barriers to innovation as well as how to encourage more participation in the Canadian Network of Innovation in Education (CNIE) conferences. Here are a few notes from the conversation mixed with some reflections of my own and unanswered questions. DasWortgewand / Pixabay Barriers Tenure According to participants, the tenure process, by definition, opposes or stifles innovation. I am not very familiar with the tenure process, yet I hear that to achieve tenure […]

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Panel: Use of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Resources (OER) in Ontario

As one of the fellows who shared what a profound impact eCampusOntario is having on our work in today’s panel, I wanted to invite everyone to take a closer look at how you can become involved with eCampusOntario. There are opportunities to engage with them in many formats as little or as much as you want to. #CNIE2018Sudbury: Five of our @eCampusOntario #OEFellows begin this afternoon’s panel discussion, “Use of Open Educational Practices and Resources in Ontario.” #CNIE2018 #RCIE2018 pic.twitter.com/EhF79Fc8GR — […]

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Poster: The Dichotomy of Wants and Worries of Students Embarking on a Collaborative Clinical Learning Experience

If you want to hear more about this poster grab one of us, use the QR code to see the website and/or grab a business card by the poster. #CNIE2018Sudbury @CNIE_RCIE @cambriancollege https://t.co/PW0pEr6gcw pic.twitter.com/whHnTLYYmt — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) May 16, 2018 Kim and I engaged some educators in a discussion about our research involving a group of PSW and BScN students on a collaborative clinical placement. We are working on getting the results published soon. For now, the best way […]

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Creating Connections For Learning Through YouTube

@NurseKillam and @JessicaOReill17 on using video in instruction #CNIE2018Sudbury pic.twitter.com/yFTzIchnbr — Diane P. Janes, PhD (@Diane_Janes) May 16, 2018 Jessica and I presented about ways YouTube can be used in education to enhance student learning. We heard from the audience and even live streamed the session with the support of Extron Electronics (an event sponsor). The “slides” are actually a website, which is designed to be an open resource that I will continue to add to. We encourage you to […]

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Day 1 at #CNIE2018Sudbury

Today I had the opportunity to meet many new people from across Canada (and someone from the United States) that are innovators. Meeting new people is my favorite take away from conferences. This conference is good at empowering networking. In the welcoming address, they emphasized the importance of sharing and learning from each other. Throughout the day they designed activities to further promote making connections. So far, I've laid eyes on @aaron_lucs @joanne_kehoe @dendroglyph @NurseKillam & @JessicaOReill17 … You know […]

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Want to have coffee?

Monday night I attended an event titled “TenThousandCoffees Presentation and Networking Session” hosted by Huntington University. David Wilkin shared the story behind his business, reasons for networking and invited us to meet people who are different from us for a coffee on a regular basis. Although it may seem awkward at first, talking to new and different people fosters ideas, promotes learning and innovation. rawpixel / Pixabay After the keynote address, I talked to several people, two of whom I plan to […]

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Should I Apply to be Cambrian’s Innovation Champion? @cambriancollege @cambrianhub

Before I begin this reflection, I just want to say that anyone can be a champion of innovation without the job title. In fact, that is how my husband talked me out of applying for a job that called my name but has a vague description and many unknowns. As I found a place to sit in the gym at my daughter’s school dance, I located a plugin, which ironically was beside a former student. We discussed the reasons I […]

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Forging an Open Path: eCampusOntario OER Fellows #OEGlobal #OEGlobal18

As one of the OE Fellows (our name changed because it isn’t about the R) representing eCampusOntario at OE Global, The other fellows and I had the opportunity to talk about our activities as a fellow. We each discussed who we are, our journey into open and our current activities with eCampusOntario. #OEGlobal18: Join @hj_dewaard, @MGtheID, @NurseKillam, @JessicaOReill17, and @JamesMSkidmore now for a 45-minute panel session during which they will describe their work with @eCampusOntario. The presentation will culminate in […]

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Common Connections: Finding a Home on the Open Range #ccsummit

I had the opportunity to attend the Global CC Summit in Toronto on Friday, April 13, 2018, and facilitate a discussion with a wonderful group of colleagues about the connections among participants in the room who are open practitioners. The goal of the presentation was to build connections among participants in an interactive format. Please see the links below for more information about the session, and participate in the discussion by Tweeting to #OEORangers. Also, check out @eCampusOntario or @OntarioExtend. – […]

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