Extend mOOC

An iteration of Extend as a medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) hosted in the EdX platform. Sign up at http://bit.ly/ExtendMOOC

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SoTL # 2 Engage with SoTL

The next step in the SoTL process with the Extend mOOC is to look at the benefits of SoTL and decide which might motivate me the most to engage in doing SoTL work. What I came up with is that it could lead to:~ Increased reflection on teaching and learning among colleagues, ~ A stronger overall faculty that values teaching and student learning, ~ A renewed faculty excitement about teaching and greater self awareness~ Better student outcomes For me, my […]

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Three Keys to SoTL

https://www.pexels.com/photo/colorful-raw-security-key-68174/ After viewing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDKHHyx7YY I started thinking about what SoTL means to me and was asked to identify and list three key characteristics of SoTL that resonate with your own experience and practice. This is what I came up with!!1. SoTL is about Inquiry and Action 2. It is about thinking about and reflecting on my teaching and if there are some things I could do better that will increase the students learning. 3. It is also about practicing new […]

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Experimenting With a New Tool

Experimenting with a new tool can be fun, but it can also be frustrating.  I like the concept of experimenting because it brings me back to my chemistry roots. With that experimental desire in mind, for the past two weeks I have been playing around with Google Keep to see how it could be useful for faculty to curate and share resources. I am glad I went through the process of experimenting with the tool and I have created a […]

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Deep Dive

When reading the instructions for this Extend activity, I saw the first one that said “take a look at these course trailers and make a 30 second commercial or trailer for your course.” I got excited as I had already done a course trailer in another EdX course I took and wanted to do some fixes to it so I went ahead! I remember it being frustrating to work with Raw Shorts for the first time and with only having […]

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The Experimenter: Extending myself on Twitter

As part of the Experimenter module on the Extend mOOC, I was asked to do at least three of the daily extend exercises and share them on Twitter. As I had done some previously through the Summer Institute, I decided to start at the most recent and chose some that were interesting to me. I had fun doing them and really pushed myself, just a bit beyond my comfort zone. Here they are! Took way more time than it should […]

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The Introvert’s PLN

This post is in response to the Extending Your PLN activity within the Collaborator module of Ontario Extend.    I’ve got a confession to make. I can find socializing exhausting; I love being by myself. Sometimes, I think I’m a closet introvert. This is a bit problematic in my role. Actually, more than a bit. you see I’m pretty much constantly surrounded by people, from the moment I walk into work until the moment I leave. Most of my days […]

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The Collaborative Campfire

This post is in response to The Collaborative Dining Table activity included in the Collaborator module of Ontario Extend. I was asked to depict a dining table, but I have a difficult time following instructions.  In this activity, I’ve been asked to choose one of the projects I worked on in the past year, and represent the key players involved in the project as if they were sitting with me at a dining table. It’s April, and snowing, and so my […]

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Revisiting the Open Faculty Patchbook

This post is a response to the Take a Deep Dive activity in the Experimenter module of Ontario Extend.  It’s hard to believe that Terry published the first patch, “Patch Zero: The Base Patch” back in February, 2017. So many awesome collaborations between my Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub and Terry, through the Educational Technology Committee and through eCampus Ontario, have happened since then. Back when I first learned about the Open Faculty Patchbook, we didn’t have a Hub yet. […]

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Module 5 Reflection – #badweek

Daily Extends In the daily extends, I did 3 different activities.  I chose #oext13 The Noun Project because I have been using the little icons and I thought that activity sounded quick, simple, and fun.  I chose #oext72  Slide Deck Beauty Pageant because I have been trying to incorporate more interactive elements in my lecture slides so I have been experimenting with different programs.  I like Prezi, but I hadn’t used it in awhile.  So, when I logged back on I […]

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