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So Why SoTL?

This post is my response to the SoTL #2 Engage with SoTL activity, included in the Scholar Module of Ontario Extend.  Right from the first time I found myself in front of a classroom, I knew I needed to conduct research in education. Teaching and learning are incredibly complex activities, and as a twenty-something TA flung in front of a group of undergraduates, I was acutely aware of how little I knew about all of it. Years and multiple degrees […]

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Digital Literacy for Teaching

As part of the Ontario Extend mOOC there has been discussion of the idea of ‘Digital Literacy’ in Teaching. As part of that discussion, I read and really like the outline of the Seven elements of digital literacies by ©Jisc.I believe that digital literacy in teaching is no longer a ‘nice to be’ but is a ‘Must Be’. In general, I think many people use the term digital literacy to mainly focus in two directions; 1) their career and identity footprint […]

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Reflecting on my SoTL Plan

I am so on the same page as Irene Stewart in her post and I hope she will be happy to know that I did make it to the end of the post! https://lgcoffeewfourcremes.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/dilemmas-with-the-scholar-module/ In looking at my SoTL plan, I wonder if I can even attempt to do this?? The course I would like to do this in is in the Winter so have limited time to come up with an OER, I don’t have any time on my […]

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SoTL #3 Refine Your SoTL Plan

I unfortunately ran out of time while working on Module 6 of the Extend mOOC last week and got super busy so am just now getting back into it. The 3rd activity in this module is asking us to begin writing a research plan for a area of interest and potential framework. I got some feedback from a previous post on the mOOC which helped me to reframe my thinking for my SoTL. I updated my SoTL here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nqdFesveX3nFgDteTvK7IvQ8ydmtSs36-1uFcqhUdc/edit?usp=sharing Photo by Andrew […]

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SoTL at Colleges

Many discussions I have with colleagues who work at universities centre around two main concepts that are usually posed as questions. One, what does pedagogy look like at your institution and two, what does research look like at your institution? These two ideas often highlight preconceived notions or misconceptions about differentiations. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a wonderful way to bridge divides that may be present. The three keys to SoTL in my opinion are a focus […]

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SoTL at Colleges

Many discussions I have with colleagues who work at universities centre around two main concepts that are usually posed as questions. One, what does pedagogy look like at your institution and two, what does research look like at your institution? These two ideas often highlight preconceived notions or misconceptions about differentiations. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a wonderful way to bridge divides that may be present. The three keys to SoTL in my opinion are a focus […]

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Ethical Considerations

      I have submitted to the Research Ethics Board once during my final project for my Masters, and it was a process that was far more intensive than I originally thought it would be.   A lot of it seemed more relevant to actual science experiments, but I learned that it there are always ethical concerns associated with any research involving human participants even if the method used is considered non-intrusive (like a survey).       In this project, two data collection […]

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Plan for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project

I am curious about why students have poor attendance. I am interested in examining instructional strategies to increase student engagement, participation and attendance.  I would like to see class time spent in a more meaningful way: improved discussion and opportunities for experiential learning.   I am open to trying a variety of methods within my class and using a variety of evaluation tools to see which strategy, or combination of strategies, works.  Research Question:  What strategies can be implemented to improve […]

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Sidney Helped

This post is in response to the Map Your PLN activity in the Collaborator module of Ontario Extend.    I signed up for Twitter in September, 2016 but didn’t really do anything with my account for at least another year after that. It wasn’t a platform that came naturally to me, and truth told I still feel a bit fumbley and slow when I compare my Tweeting to my other online social activities. I was a late adopter, but I […]

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SoTL – “Three Keys” and Motivation

After watching the video, it was hard to narrow down just three characteristics that resonated with my own experiences.  This is probably because I am relatively “new” to teaching.  Here are the three I chose: Ask questions – identify the needs of the learner; gauge previously learned knowledgeObserve learning – check the results of your teaching; critically evaluate what worked and what didn’tReflect and act – be open to revise/redesign lectures, assessments and even whole courses or programs Motivations for […]

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