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

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Theories Supporting Blended Learning (Blended Learning Practice MOOC 1.2)

In the second topic of the Blended Learning Practice MOOC, we are learning about theories and models that support blended learning planning and design. In their Guide to Blended Learning, Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton chose to focus on two models/frameworks: Complex Adaptive Blended Learning System (CABLS)Community of Inquiry (CoI) Complex Adaptive Blended Learning System (CABLS) Image Source This framework, developed specifically for blended learning, has six key elements that are all in relationship with one another. The learner […]

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Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Library Spaces Webinar Recording

On Thursday February 27, 2020 I presented a webinar on “Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Libraries.” Sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee this session provided an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. The slides and… Read more

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Blended Learning Practice MOOC (Week 1)

This month, I am participating in a 4-week Blended Learning Practice MOOC from the Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University. We are using the open textbook “Guide to Blended Learning” by Martha Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton. I would like to record class notes and reflections here on my blog so I can refer back to them in the future and to share important information out to our Cambrian faculty and staff about blending their courses. Week 1: What is Blended […]

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Code on Bonus Day with @gdg

I am not really sure what I am about to get myself into here, but past GDG events have been fun. Nick is going to teach us about Firebase. Here we go @gdg … pic.twitter.com/dR7M2EIJ1Y— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) February 29, 2020 We talked about a lot of the possibilities, which honestly I need more time to explore. I was most interested in the possibilities for working with web building as well as Google docs to update multiple documents at […]

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Adventures in Coordinating

I was–I AM–delighted to accept the challenge of coordinating the General Arts and Sciences program on the Cornwall campus. With my mentor and friend Julie to guide me (before she retires in June), I have been learning the ins and outs of a program that is both simple and so very complex. January passed in a blur. I wasn’t sure I could keep up with the constant changing schedules and course changes of so many students. But I did it. […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 65: Letting Go To Make Space

In today’s episode I’m thinking about making space for new opportunities by letting go of old ones. I discuss balancing commitments, knowing when it is time to move on, and changing interests.  Mentioned in this episode: –Thinking Rock Community Arts-Erin Wunker, “Surthrival” on the Hook & Eye blog Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash Download or Listen Now:

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Becoming an “extender”

This year, I decided I wasn’t going to wait anymore! I was going to dive in and finally do the work that comes along with becoming an “extender”. I have followed along and done all the reading, I have just never had the time or ambition to do the “work” needed to be fully submersed in “extending” my understanding of learning and teaching online. What is “extend” ? …. Check out E-Campus Ontario’s Extend learning modules! https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/about-us/ https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/about-us/ What comes […]

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Extreme Quilting

I signed up to guest post for the OER20 Conference‘s blog in the lead up to the event running in early April in London. When an association focused on learning technology decides to have the theme “The Care in Openness” you just have to perk up, take notice, get in there and try to help hype that awesomeness. I also got a little weird with it because I tried to turn a blog post into a live radio event. Head […]

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