West Cohort

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

Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Lurking in #HEdigid

On Friday, July 13, 2018, I participated in my first slow twitter chat with Higher Education Digital Identity (a.k.a. #HEdigID) Chat. Once a month, on the second Friday, the assigned host, in this case @SuzanKoseoglu, posts 6 questions and the conversation usually continues over 24 hours. A transcript of the first 24 hours is collected and posted. I experienced my first slow chat and my first twitter storm. A slow chat, unlike twitter chats that are scheduled over a one hour period, […]

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Free Online Courses for Massage Therapists

One common thing that I hear from massage therapists, is that they want to update their knowledge but taking time off work and traveling to a course can be expensive. So, here are a selection of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from edX & Coursera that can help massage therapists develop theoretical and practical skills.Health ScienceThe University of Michigan (Four Part Anatomy Certificate) - Learn the foundations of human anatomy by understanding the major organ systems, their functions.• Course 1: Musculoskeletal and […]

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This one time, at Domain Camp…

Photo by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash When I started this blog as part of the Extend East cohort of Ontario Extend, I had high hopes of going back to expand on the Domains of Our Own aspect and build more at Reclaim Hosting than just the blog.  While I did have some early successes such as creating subdomains, I found that moving on into the more advanced items I wanted to include was languishing.  It felt like an uphill battle to figure out […]

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Zen by PowerPoint

I have a love/hate relationship with PowerPoint (PP). I see value in the medium but I struggle to find effective ways to use it. #Oext234 asks Ontario Extenders to consider PresentationZen and to pick one of the 11 recommendations to improve presentations. I am choosing (5) Remove the nonessential and adding photos instead of text. Sometimes, I have used PP to act as a guide for me; a way of keeping me on track and reminding me of what comes next. […]

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When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science

When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science Academic journals rely on peer review to support editors in making decisions about what to publish. from www.shutterstock.com Merlin Crossley, UNSW The article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key ideas in science and technology in the broader context of society. The words “published in a peer reviewed journal” are sometimes considered as the gold standard in science. But any professional scientist will […]

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Certificate of Online & Open Learning

Image License CC0 - https://pixabay.com/en/online-education-tutorial-3412473/ Certificate of Online & Open Learning: A Collaborative Post Between Paula van Wyk & Richard LebertYou may have seen posts about #COOL18 and wondered what this odd hashtag meant. #COOL18 is used on social media by educators who are working on a Certificate of Online & Open Learning (COOL).This is a professional certificate program through The University of Windsor designed to prepare instructors for designing, developing and teaching high quality online, blended, technology-enhanced, and open courses.If […]

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What should my heart rate be and what affects it?

What should my heart rate be and what affects it? Fitness makes the heart rate slower, which appears to be better for health and longevity. from www.shutterstock.com Anna Beale, Monash University and Shane Nanayakkara, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn’t so simple. Myriad factors affect our heart rate, including our age, medical conditions, medications, diet, and fitness level. Today, we’re even […]

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On finding a tribe of one’s own.

A reflection on To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe by Gianpiero Petriglieri posted April 05, 2018 to the Harvard Business Review and my own experiences with Ontario Extend. I was led to this article during my morning scan of twitter. I wish I could tell who shared it, but the twitter tide has swept that away. I am also going to do something in this post that I caution my students against; I am going to heavily quote […]

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Empathetically Mapping The Future

This blog post is in response to the Empathy Map activity from the Technologist Module of Ontario Extend. I’ve been putting off doing this particular activity because I haven’t had a class with which to do the activity with. I figured I would have to wait until September when I have a new class and … Continue reading Empathetically Mapping The Future

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