North Cohort

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

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Open-Assessment: It’s Just Good Pedagogy #OER a reflection on OE Fellows Webinar 5: Introduction to Open Educational Practice #OEP from @eCampusOntario

As I reflect on the past term one of the big changes for me was how consciously open and flexible the course was in many ways. The course website was open and students had the choice of how they wanted to meet the learning outcomes. Not only were they involved in defining what the project would be they could choose how they shared their work. Rubrics in the course were also co-created. They defined how they wanted to participate, which ended up […]

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Video Feedback: Time-Saver or Time-Waster?

This post has been de-prioritised for about a month now as. I was about to just scrap the idea since the 9x9x25 challenge is technically over but students kept thanking me for using video to mark their work so I decided that I had to share. The feedback quoted in this post was all unsolicited – numerous additional students have thanked me in various ways for trying something new: Video feedback for written work. IO-Images / Pixabay Thank you for this video […]

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Unintended Learning From the IASR Training Module – OHRC and AODA

Today I am working on mandatory training even though I am swamped with marking and course prep for next term. These days I am so focused on course design and gamification as I am developing a quest-based approach for the course I am taking next term. Because of this focus, I notice course design elements around me. What I noticed about this course is that they allowed us to choose our path through the course (somewhat) and showed completion through a status bar. The […]

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Opening Up: Starting the conversation with an Open Day at #TESS18 with @MarnieSeal and @SarahWendorf

Marnie, Sarah and I shared “Opening Up: Starting the conversation with an Open Day” at TESS 2018. We reflected on key reasons why we held an Open Day, the planning and marketing strategies we used, our reflections on feedback received and how we are moving forward. Open day was only a success because it was a large team effort. Our presentation team was happy to represent an analysis of the work of the larger group. Thank you #TESS18 attendees. We […]

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The Empowered Educator Keynote at #TESS18 @OntarioExtend @eCampusOntario

Simon Bates at TESS / Photo by Laura Killam As a participant in the first and many subsequent bits and pieces of Ontario Extend it was inspiring to hear from Simon Bates about the development of the framework we extenders and Hubbers (what I call users of our Hub) have come to recognize. I use it in my daily practice and admire what was developed through the openness and collaboration of these giants in educational excellence. Better yet, his talk […]

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Connecting the Dossier to @OntarioExtend

While at TESS 2018 David Porter challenged me to think of ways to make Extend more relevant to faculty building an Academic Dossier. Before I delve into earning my final two badges I need to become more familiar with what exactly goes into a dossier. Awesome. I also got to talk to @dendroglyph about your ideas. He challenged me to map what I would (or have) added to my CV from extend. — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) November 13, 2018 The […]

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Finding Out What Faculty Want

Submitted by Amy Cliff, Faculty Developer in the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub Photo of a confusing maze from Pixabay licensed CC0 Challenge: Faculty have been expressing interest in professional development (PD) but are not attending scheduled face-to-face sessions in the Hub.  Finding a solution: Conducting faculty outreach through 1-to-1 informal coffee break style chats. As the new seconded Faculty Developer in the Teaching and Learning Hub I started the 2018 academic year bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I thought I was […]

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Interactive Remixing of an Open Textbook

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub Imagine you could take content from your textbook and transform it into a whole new personalized, customized online learning experience for your students. With an Open textbook, you can do that! Here’s how Carol and I worked together to transform a unit from her Open textbook into a series of modules. Carol is a faculty member in our Academic Upgrading program at Cambrian College. How It Started Carol’s […]

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Learning Outcomes: Continued #TESS18 Adventures and Improving @OntarioExtend through Empowering Educator Agency. @eCampusOntario @simonpbates

As I sit on the Ontario Northland bus to Sudbury with a fun bunch of academics, we are reminded of the Laurentian Center for Academic Excellence’s metaphor for allowing students to choose their own path to meeting course outcomes. If the end goal is to get to Sudbury, there are multiple ways to get to the destination. As long as we get there we have met the outcome of said trip. This metaphor can be applied in course contexts including the […]

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