My latest co-authored piece written with Andrea Eidinger, “A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences” can be found over at Unwritten Histories. In this post Andrea and I discuss the benefits of live-tweeting and share some of our tips for tweeting during academic events.
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 […]
I was recently a guest on the Gettin’ Air with Terry Green podcast. Gettin’ Air is all about technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education. Terry and I had a great chat and we talked a bit about my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Active History, the eCampus Ontario Open Education … Continue reading Gettin’ Air with Terry Green
I had the opportunity to be part of the “Access & Digital Indigenous Archives” session at the Archives Association of Ontario Conference on May 9, 2019. I had the pleasure of presenting alongside Karyne Homes (Anishinaabe/Metis) of Library and Archives Canada. My talk focused on the digital access work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. … Continue reading Archives Association of Ontario – Access & Digital Indigenous Archives
In this episode I talk about the politics of citation and developing a more pro-active and critical approach to thinking about citations. I would love to hear about your citation practices and how you approach citation in the classroom and in your scholarship. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter. Mentioned in … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 51: Citation Politics
My latest post, “Trees as Historical Markers and Holders of Memory” can be seen over at Active History. The post looks at the history of the two pine trees on the front lawn of the Algoma/Shingwauk site and discusses trees as part of historical interpretation.
This is a blog post version of my talk this morning at the Fleming College Spring Teaching & Learning Day. I spoke about how using Twitter can help you grow a professional learning network. And maybe a little bit about how PLN building is not a shmoozefest just for your own personal benefit. It can and should also be of service to others. I only had 25 minutes, and I’m writing this before it happens, so here everything is in […]
The underlying assumption to my question is that frequent low-stake assessment is beneficial to student learning. In the discipline of neural science, prefrontal cortex activation was found during testing “retrieval” where none was found during study “encoding” which suggests that the retrieval required for testing promotes memory of that information Liu et al. (2014). Newton & Winches (2018) propose that you create a “culture of redemption” when students can learn from the feedback they receive and use it to improve […]
In this episode I’m talking my recent experience creating the Beyond the Lecture Open Educational Resource (OER) alongside my fantastic collaborator Andrea Eidinger. I discuss the work that went into this edited ebook, decisions about open access, and broader OER work happening in Canada history. I would love to hear about your experiences using or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource
The first two activities in the Scholar for Teaching Module of the Ontario Extend mOOC is to think about what the key characteristics are for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (So TL) and what would motivate people to participate. The Key Elements of So TL that I identified are: Start with questions, inquiry that focuses not only on your teaching but also the student’s learning.Observe your teaching on the student’s learning. What are the results and do they answer your […]