West Cohort

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

9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Open Cohort, West Cohort

The Obligatory New Year’s Resolution Blog Post

At this time of year, many people are thinking about the resolutions they are going to make. As an educator, I usually make my resolutions twice a year: once for January (typical time to make a resolution) and again for September when the academic year starts. If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.—– Jill Koenig, Certified Goals Coach This is what I need to do more of. […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

How to drive innovation in 2019

Beyond Post-it notes: How to drive innovation in 2019 Senior leaders need to move beyond design thinking as it’s often introduced in non-design-savvy settings, like business schools, and get to deep design thinking that inspires and ultimately produces results. (Shutterstock) Kevin Morris, OCADU In the era of disruption, it’s never been more important for organizations to imagine and take bold new paths. The public and private sectors, though, are rife with stories of struggles when it comes to staying ahead […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Open Cohort, West Cohort

What exactly is content curation?

I have always prided myself on the ability to curate content but I now realize that I was just simply collecting content. By collecting, I just gathered a bunch of stuff and housed it on my computer. On the other hand, curation is when you handpick content using a certain lens/perspective and add your own voice to it in order to bring value to that collection of seemingly random things. Then, you share it to be consumed by others. Now […]

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Mapping My PLN

I admire so many educators and influencers. I don’t need to look very far for inspiration because I’m surrounded by amazing colleagues that inspire me everyday – I couldn’t possibly add every single one of them to my ‘Influential Educators’ PLN map. I ended up grouping my PLN Map into clusters based on ‘location’. Influential educators surround me at Cambrian College. I have some personal connections to elementary and high school influencers because I used to teach in that sector […]

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Oh The Irony of Driving This Train

Sometimes your own blogging can turn around and nip at ya. One of my favorite tags of posts has been moocmocking. Now I’m riding the train, gimme an “M”… That’s right, now my current project is helping eCampus Ontario run a new round of the Ontario Extend project, starting January 2019… as a mOOC (medium sized Open Online Course). Ontario Extend “is a capacity building initiative that is grounded in the belief that the impact of learning should be the […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Best of 2018: Free Research Articles

If you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. Best of 2018: Ten Free Research ArticlesIf you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research, PubMed is a great resource. However, sorting through a research database can be like drinking from a fire-hose. So, if you don't feel like sorting through a research database, here is a list of ten open access research articles about pain science, massage therapy and sports injuries.If you don't feel […]

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

Open-Assessment: It’s Just Good Pedagogy #OER a reflection on OE Fellows Webinar 5: Introduction to Open Educational Practice #OEP from @eCampusOntario

As I reflect on the past term one of the big changes for me was how consciously open and flexible the course was in many ways. The course website was open and students had the choice of how they wanted to meet the learning outcomes. Not only were they involved in defining what the project would be they could choose how they shared their work. Rubrics in the course were also co-created. They defined how they wanted to participate, which ended up […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Planning the next tutor leadership day

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, we will be having our Fall Tutor Leadership day, a part day professional development seminar with two goals: continue to build a community for tutors and address emerging challenges tutors are facing in their practice. I am frantically trying to finish a pressbook with the tutors’ blogs for the OntarioExtend 9x9x25 challenge to use at the Leadership day and have decided to remove some of the suggestions about how to use the guide. I am […]

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The Proverbial Why Blog Post (and is it a Howitzer?)

Blogging about blogging is a repeated trope inside this blog and I’d bet commonly elsewhere. Why do it again? It seems appropriate for my last (and consistently late, but one of the things about blogging is making your own rules) of nine posts for the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 challenge. I actually realized I was more than a few short, so resorted to back tagging 2 previously written ones from early October. Sue me (and c.f previous parenthetical on rules). After […]

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

Video Feedback: Time-Saver or Time-Waster?

This post has been de-prioritised for about a month now as. I was about to just scrap the idea since the 9x9x25 challenge is technically over but students kept thanking me for using video to mark their work so I decided that I had to share. The feedback quoted in this post was all unsolicited – numerous additional students have thanked me in various ways for trying something new: Video feedback for written work. IO-Images / Pixabay Thank you for this video […]

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