Extender Blogs

Syndication of all blog writing from Ontario Extend participants into one place; each link takes you to the original post. See the list of all blogs

9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

Week 5, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Engaging Students with Wikipedia Recently published Patch #30 in the Open Faculty Patchbook is entitled “Engaging Students with Wikipedia,” and recounts one professor’s experience with having her students edit Wikipedia articles. She reports that students were thoroughly engaged with the material, but “more importantly, for me as an instructor, they learned some skills. Research methods, including searching for and finding sources. Critically thinking about sources and stuff they read. Distilling information and writing about it in a clear and […]

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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 52: Conference Travel Recovery

In this episode I talk about recovering from conferences. How do you process all that information you learned? How do you get back into the swing of work? And how do you find time to rest? I would love to hear about what your conference follow-up looks like and how you give yourself space to … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 52: Conference Travel Recovery

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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives

My latest article, “Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives,” can now be found in the Canadian Historical Review. For interested folks, here is the abstract for the article: As historians and the public engage with, address, and teach the history of residential schools, it is important to look at how that … Continue reading Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Conference Planning

I have been told that people are interested in talking about how to do more professional development through attending conferences. Today we are discussing how to: select conferences to attend draft abstracts advocate for funding Please contribute your ideas directly into the padlet below. This padlet is being used as the structure for the session on conference planning. A big shoutout to all of our #CNIE2019 attendees, and to our sponsors for making this years conference a huge success! Thank […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Game Night in the Hub!

Tonight I had the opportunity to co-facilitate game night with Nathan Abourbih. Other participants also contributed games to the pool of options we had. There were a lot of choices thanks in large part to Nathan. Huge shout out to Nathan and Katherine and anyone else I've forgotten that are helping to make tonight a success. It's a bring your own games and treats kind of night. Don't worry, the Hub will look normal in the morning. https://t.co/FmEGhAP86m— Laura Killam […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Using Gaming in Classes

I had to opportunity today to listen to a presentation by some colleagues who also do gamification. They emphasized the idea that gamification appeals to a variety of learning styles among many other benefits. The games they discussed happened in-class. Reasons to game your classes from Kay Vallee and Barb Engel. pic.twitter.com/TEuNDDydMw— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 27, 2019 Benefits When done right there is a high degree of student satisfaction with gamification. These findings are consistent with ongoing research […]

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Interprofessional Education at Laurentian and Indigenous Research

Below are a few thoughts about two sessions I was in today. Interprofessional education Emily Donato shared her PhD work examining how Northern Ontario undergraduate university programs are integrating Interprofessional education (IPE) in their programs. Using the Normalization Process Theory as a framework. The take-away is that we need to include more language around IPE in all our courses. There is a lot naturally occurring that should be acknowledged. Using a map for land acknowledgement at #cnie2019 helps us see […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

Week 4, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class In The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class from Faculty Focus, Wolfgang S. Weber provides advice on a simple way to engage students in the class material. He calls it the motivation step, but elsewhere it’s called a motivational hook or hook: “Simply put, a motivation step is an educator’s conscious effort to take a moment near the beginning of each class to explain why the day’s material is meaningful to […]

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Extender Blogs, Open Cohort

Domain Camp 2019

I am going to participate in Domain Camp 2019 this summer. It is a community focused on creating, maintaining, and extending domains for educators. The open invitation describes the camp “a set of activities and support areas to help you learn what you can do inside the big cpanel of possibilities (that’s your domain dashboard)” which will start during the week of June 11. Sign up and join me!

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