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Module 4 Activities: Collaboration

Setting the table: Program Coordinator – This was me.  I am currently in a temporary position.  Former Program Coordinator – She started the review and is in a position to assist and mentor.  Tons of knowledge and very helpful.Program Chair – This is the head of the department I work in.  He oversaw the entire review.  Provided guidance and mentorship.  Assisted in planning meetings.Instructional Faculty – This group provided feedback on the specific courses that they teach within the program.  […]

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Grammatically Yours

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com If I were to teach a course primarily on grammar again, I would ask everyone as we are learning about the parts of speech which part of speech they are like. Are they verbs? Transitive or intransitive? Are they adjectives that describe something else? Maybe they are a conjunction and good at joining things together. Or an interjection with all the emotion.

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Online Courses and Winter Driving

Photo by Magda Ehlers on Pexels.com Winter driving is a different beast than driving in the summer, and some people feel very uncomfortable behind the wheel of the car. You need more time to stop and be more careful when you take turns. But as the days and weeks pass and you remember again how winter driving is different, it gets easier. Creating an online course seems similar, especially for people who are new to it. When you’ve been teaching […]

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Module 2, Act. 2 – Empathy Map

Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash I really liked the activity of creating an empathy map. It was useful to help bring the perspective of my audience to the front of my mind. I think when you work in an ID role and are so familiar with the process, the terminology, and the end goal of your course design process, that it can be easy to get wrapped up in your own tasks. It's useful to take a step back […]

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Oh CRAAP, it’s a Test!

This post is responding to the “Holy CRAAP” activity in the Curator module of Ontario Extend.  I found and discussed a series of Indigenization Guides earlier in this module, and now I’m applying the CRAAP test to evaluate the efficacy of the resources. Currency: They’re current! Relevance: One of my favourite elements of these guides is that they’re customized for specific target audiences, so the relevance is quite high for a multitude of stakeholders. Accuracy: These Guides have been well […]

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OER FTW

This post is responding to the “Find Your Fit” activity found in the Curator module of Ontario Extend.   Last week was Open Education Week, and we went gangbusters with our outreach efforts, both on campus and in the community. It was exciting, and exhausting. I could write thousands of joyful words about faculty interest in and adoption of OER. I feel like last year we started a conversation about Open Education. This year it’s starting to happen. It’s fabulous. […]

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Stayin’ Alive

This post is in response to the “Consider This” activity found in the Curator module of Ontario Extend.    I’ve always tried to find interesting, thematically connected images to anchor my online course design to. For example, the top bit of my College Communications course looks like: Here’s a Basic Math course I designed for our Academic Upgrading program, which includes both a landing image and tile images to complement each topic: Needless to say, I see value in incorporating […]

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Mapping my PLN

Photo from Chris Jobling https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpjobling/ I decided to use Coggle to map my PLN and quickly learned a few things! One, you have to pay to be able to use extra features which I wasn’t prepared to do as am not 100% certain if I will continue to use it. Not having access to certain features made it difficult to connect some of the nodes and people in my PLN to each other if they were in different nodes. I […]

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Module 2, Act. 1 – Digital Literacies for Teaching

Photo by Damian Zaleski on Unsplash I've struggled a bit with this activity - can someone say procrastinate (as I start this Module 2 activity while the rest of the world starts Module 4)?!I think when I started this activity, my impression that digital literacy was the ability to use technology. My brother and I have taken different paths in our lives and it's easy to see how our abilities to use technology are very different. While I'm at a […]

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Extending my PLN

The first thing I did was log in to my Twitter account, which I rarely use, and began to remind myself of how Twitter actually even works! I looked at the Twitter Ed Chat calendar and wrote down some hashtags to begin my search. After finding four hash tags to search, I watched tweeted out a request to be added to the extend mOOC twitter list. Taking a break from Twitter, I went back to the mOOC and watched “Beware […]

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