West Cohort

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

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Kick Start your Gamified Course

Aaron and I kind of need to be seen in person because we are highly interactive and entertaining. This session is intended to be interactive as participants are here to build game ideas that they can use in their context. Here are our slides from today’s talk to help you follow along. Click here for a direct voting link. Mentimeter slides: Google Slides Slides 43 onward are for answering questions in a non-linear way.

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Sharing Power and Responsibility for Learning and Evaluation with Students

This session was highly interactive and thought provoking. Participants shared that sharing power involves: Recognizing the teacher is not the expert Intrinsic motivation Peer learning Understanding that just because we taught something doesn’t mean they learned it Allowing students to help set assignment expectations I really liked the activity where we needed to work together to build a tower. The activity Who has the tallest collaborative tower at #stlhe2019sapes? pic.twitter.com/PCSkwPNeBU— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) June 12, 2019 Round 1: How […]

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Dealing With Challenges Faced by Unhappy Faculty

Deciding what session to go to was quite difficult. This one caught my interest because unhappiness is all over Twitter and on several campuses. It is also something I don’t usually see discussed at conferences that we need to learn how to deal with. We have retreats on campus and I sometimes get to suggest professional development ideas so I thought maybe I could apply the lessons from this session in my context. Professional development is an important part if […]

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Diversity and Outrage

The keynote speaker Irshad Manji at STLHE 2019 spoke about her observation that we live in a society that encourages students to be outraged at the social injustices. What follows are a few key take-aways from her talk (not detailed notes). There are a lot of good tweets summarizing her main points. How are we feeling about the future of #highereducation? Surprisingly, "excited" at #STLHE2019SAPES ! Keynote Irshad Manji on (anxiety) about diversity and education in the age of outrage […]

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Outlook Rules

It does. Here is a handy little feature that can help you manage all that email: Rules. Here are the instructions on Microsoft’s website. Below are two examples of how to use them: Filter Irrelevant emails. Automatically send irrelevant emails to the trash. Be careful with this one that they are emails that you actually never want to read. For example, if you never use the elevator maybe you don’t need to know when they are not working. However, if […]

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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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