West Cohort

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

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Gettin’ Air with Bryan Mathers

The release of last week’s episode of Gettin’ Air came with bonus material… A new logo! I’ve loved Bryan Mathers’ work for a long time. My laptop is covered in work he’s done with the likes of Reclaim Hosting, Audrey Watters, OpenETC … just to name a few. I wear his work on my belly often in the form of my Hack Education t-shirt. His stickers are also on my tablet, my bike. It even makes our mini van a […]

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Gettin’ Air with Bryan Mathers

The release of last week’s episode of Gettin’ Air came with bonus material… A new logo! I’ve loved Bryan Mathers’ work for a long time. My laptop is covered in work he’s done with the likes of Reclaim Hosting, Audrey Watters, OpenETC … just to name a few. I wear his work on my belly often in the form of my Hack Education t-shirt. His stickers are also on my tablet, my bike. It even makes our mini van a […]

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Gettin’ Air with Karen Costa

Karen Costa (@karenraycosta) is a faculty development facilitator specializing in online pedagogy and trauma awareness in higher ed. We chat about some of the things she has learned in working with and supporting thousands of faculty from around the world. Karen also reveals what the 100th tip for creating great educational videos would have been were she not limited to 99 in her book 99 Tips for Creating Simple & Sustainable Educational Videos. Here is the episode. Here are the […]

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Objectivity in Nursing Research

In today’s readings for my philosophy course, we are asked to consider: the meaning of truth, the role of trust in knowledge development, how I understand science, truth, and objectivity the contribution of knowledge development to nursing practice Adapted from an image found on Pixabay. Positioning Myself Over the past few days, we have discussed the importance of positioning oneself when conducting research – and in this case, blogging. I am a PhD student at Queen’s University with the School […]

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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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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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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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Excel-ent High-Speed Paper-Free Marking

At the end of the term, I mark a lot of essays. Learning the power of the technology I have has enabled me to improve my marking speed without sacrificing the quality of feedback that I provide to students. What works for me may not work for you. Students have liked my new marking approach, which provides more concise feedback for them and is faster for me. I would not always use this approach, but at the end of a […]

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Tying The Room Together

This post is meant to be supplemental to two different professional learning sessions I’ve recently offered: Leave Room to Make Room, for the OLC Ideate Virtual Conference, andCreating a Course Podcast/Radio Show, for the Fleming College Virtual Teaching & Learning Week. I think the two sessions feed each other, so why not make one blog post for the two of them? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The first session, Leave Room to Make Room (offered with co-host/kindred spirit Jonathan Lashley) was focused on discussing […]

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The #PhD Adventure Begins at @QueensuSON with @marianlflude

My life is about to change. The mixture of extreme excitement and nervousness about embarking on a PhD is something I haven’t experienced in a while. I am so excited to engage with a community of scholars and grow my skills needed to conduct ongoing research, efficiently produce publications, and engage in focused scholarship. I feel ready. It took me what I feel like was a very long time to take this step in my career. I have been wanting […]

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