West Cohort

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

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Conference Planning

I have been told that people are interested in talking about how to do more professional development through attending conferences. Today we are discussing how to: select conferences to attend draft abstracts advocate for funding Please contribute your ideas directly into the padlet below. This padlet is being used as the structure for the session on conference planning. A big shoutout to all of our #CNIE2019 attendees, and to our sponsors for making this years conference a huge success! Thank […]

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Game Night in the Hub!

Tonight I had the opportunity to co-facilitate game night with Nathan Abourbih. Other participants also contributed games to the pool of options we had. There were a lot of choices thanks in large part to Nathan. Huge shout out to Nathan and Katherine and anyone else I've forgotten that are helping to make tonight a success. It's a bring your own games and treats kind of night. Don't worry, the Hub will look normal in the morning. https://t.co/FmEGhAP86m— Laura Killam […]

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Using Gaming in Classes

I had to opportunity today to listen to a presentation by some colleagues who also do gamification. They emphasized the idea that gamification appeals to a variety of learning styles among many other benefits. The games they discussed happened in-class. Reasons to game your classes from Kay Vallee and Barb Engel. pic.twitter.com/TEuNDDydMw— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 27, 2019 Benefits When done right there is a high degree of student satisfaction with gamification. These findings are consistent with ongoing research […]

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Interprofessional Education at Laurentian and Indigenous Research

Below are a few thoughts about two sessions I was in today. Interprofessional education Emily Donato shared her PhD work examining how Northern Ontario undergraduate university programs are integrating Interprofessional education (IPE) in their programs. Using the Normalization Process Theory as a framework. The take-away is that we need to include more language around IPE in all our courses. There is a lot naturally occurring that should be acknowledged. Using a map for land acknowledgement at #cnie2019 helps us see […]

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Martha Cleveland-Innes, Tannis Morgan and Afsaneh Sharif: Creating lifelong learners with open education: What role for education?

This session focused on exploring how open education and lifelong learning are connected. Lifelong Learning Lifelong learning as defined in the literature focuses on adult learning both within and external to formal classes. There is a shift in defining it as something that happens from the time we are born until we die. Open Education We like it because it increases access to high quality education. Education is about sharing. The Intersection We as a group see the connection between […]

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Kaitlyn Kozlowski and Leeann Waddington: Open Pedagogy Leadership Course Design

Nursing educators shared their experience in a pocket of innovation. They teach undergraduate students in a second degree who have a variety of backgrounds in an online platform. They wanted to improve the meaning in the student experience. Instead of dictating what students wanted to do they wanted to improve student agency in order to make it more meaningful. The experience had several challenges and successes. The class size was around 40 and there were two educators teaching it. The […]

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Tony Bates says Change or Die

Tony Bates outlined some changes to education – it is getting more expensive and funding by the government is decreasing. Institutions are becoming more and more reliant on tuition and international students. When you have small institutions offering high cost services the market is ready for disruption. Why we Need to Change. HE is ripe for market disruption…high cost of education in US and Canada decreasing funding HESA 2019 @CNIE_RCIE #CNIE2019— Diane P. Janes, MEd, PhD, MBA(CED) (@Diane_Janes) May 24, […]

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Mary Burgess: The Inner Critic in the Academic Environment

It was really hard to decide which session to go to in this time block. I ended up choosing Mary’s session because I struggle with an inner critic. You may not know it by looking at me but I am very critical of myself. this session was excellent – we sat in a circle and there was no PowerPoint. It was a guided reflective activity. At various points we shred some reflective thoughts, but I am not noting them below. […]

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Ranga Venkatachary and Kanthi Jayasundera: Assessment Best Practices in Online (& Blended Learning) Why consider assessment first?

Starting with a story of how assessment was reframed #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/Nvt8GWgUFW— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 Assessment is something I am actively working at getting better at. Assessment that is meaningful, and in my opinion, not focused on a numerical grade. In this session the presenters disused key questions: Key questions to ask oneself about assessment #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/MxzXibiqIg— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 For me the biggest ones are “What is the impact of immediate feedback?” […]

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Terryl Atkins, Marie Bartlett, Jon Fulton, Thomas Sandhoff and Carolyn Teare: Team Visual: Sailing the Open Sea, Together

Selecting the right images for any presentation or class lesson is always a challenge. The presenters at CNIE shared the project they worked on to help solve this problem – they shared the idea of having students create work that was graded and they had the option of sharing publicly. Working towards a user friendly way to submit visual assignments that can be shared openly. #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/q29p5Zhfv0— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 A visual depiction of a visual […]

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