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Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is hosting a number of virtual safe spaces over the next year, including spaces for LGBTQ2S+ archivists. These spaces are for LGBTQ2S+ archivists to connect and meet with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment. Folks must identify as LGBTQS+ to participate. I’m going to be acting as the … Continue reading Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists

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September

Back to school this week…except most of us are not back at all, but are working from home this semester. There are benefits to that: I can eat breakfast while checking email. Walk the dog when I need a break from the computer screen. Take advantage of flexible hours such as starting work at 6:30 am and then taking a mid morning break to go for a bike ride or practice yoga. I think on the whole it is healthier […]

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Philosophical Thoughts

My PhD homework for today involves gathering images that invoke thoughts about philosophy. After “reading” Sophie’s world in preparation for this class I cannot help but think of a white rabbit in a black hat. Is that too obvious? I will never look at rabbits the same. A Rabbit With Yellow Glasses In my classes about research philosophy, the analogy of coloured glasses helps students understand the difference between positivism and constructivism. The analogy of glasses mentioned in the book […]

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Important, Not Urgent: A State of Flow

This is a super clear framing, and while I often—especially this time of year—find myself in 1 (important and urgent), I know that my best work and most productive flow gets done when I’m in 2 (important but not urgent). Consciously putting out the intent to spend more time in Plan mode this year so that I can move my vision and goals for my teaching, my program, and my own PD along.

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Gettin’ Air with Remi Kalir

In a fit of extreme efficiency, it only took me 110-ish episodes to work out a good workflow for collecting and sharing some show notes for an episode of Gettin’ Air: The Open Pedagogy Podcast. Here’s how it works: Record a podcast episode with someone awesome. Remi Kalir fits that bill perfectly.Set a time with the also awesome Stephen Hurley at VoicEd Radio to broadcast the episode. Make sure your guest is available to listen at that time.Listen to the […]

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Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

As my capstone project for my time as an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow, I worked with Skylee-Storm Hogan to write a white paper on Open Education and Indigenous Knowledge. This white paper looks at the current state of Open Education Resources in Canada and the integration of Indigenous Knowledge into OER. Spoiler – it … Continue reading Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

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Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

As my capstone project for my time as an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow, I worked with Skylee-Storm Hogan to write a white paper on Open Education and Indigenous Knowledge. This white paper looks at the current state of Open Education Resources in Canada and the integration of Indigenous Knowledge into OER. Spoiler – it … Continue reading Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

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Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives

This week I presented a webinar on “Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series. The webinar focused on the basics of setting up, planning, and implementing digitization projects at community archives. It will include how-tos, potential workflows, and best practices for digitization initiatives. I spoke a lot … Continue reading Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives

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Ten Years

A decade ago I bought a new linen summer suit for an interview to teach part time at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall. Best decision ever. What I do every day is less a job and more a vocation. I feel truly fortunate to have opportunities to cheer on and support students , to share my love of communication and creative problem-solving, to find new ways to deliver curriculum in response to employer needs and our ever-evolving society. Looking back […]

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Let’s Get Explicit

How can I explain it? If you’re all down with OEP (Open Educational Practices), I think that it’s time to make one thing clear… we’re a bunch of wannabe hip hop artists and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ll take you frame by frame it. According to The Zulu Nation, there are five essential elements of hip hop. In this post, I hope to describe each of them a little bit and then try to relay them into a […]

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