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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Nuggets of Wisdom from Block A at #TESS2019 about VR, Overcoming Hurdles of UDL, and Course Design.

Virtual Reality I am really interested in exploring virtual reality in my practice. The question is – where do we start? Awareness is one place to start. As with any innovation the place to start should be with the purpose of the video. #TESS2019 360VR a great place to start @UWaterloo but must fit into instructional practices! ENVS200 Field Ecology course and mobile field trips.— Helen DeWaard (@hj_dewaard) November 18, 2019 If it makes sense to make a 360VR video […]

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The Anthropologist in the Machine at #TESS2019 – The Future has to be Co-created!!

David Porter encourages us to consider the context that we work in as we listen to Donna Lancos this morning. She talked about digital machines. The opening question was around if we need to choose between innovation and providing students with the basics. "Let’s give ourselves room to try new things while also maintaining things that have enduring value and stop thinking about it as a competitive zero-sum game." @bfister — Dr. Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos) October 9, 2019 @DonnaLanclos don’t […]

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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 59: Radical Vulnerability

In today’s episode I’m talking about the practice of radical vulnerability in professional spaces. I discuss the basics of radical vulnerability, provide examples of what this looks like, and reflect on spaces for safe vulnerability. Mentioned in this episode: –Karina Haglen on Twitter, also check out their awesome zines.-Alaina Leary, “Here’s Why You Need to… Read more

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Community Archives and Identity

Tomorrow I’m going to be speaking with an Algoma University sociology class about the intersection of community archives and concepts of identity. As folks might imagine, I love talking about the value of community archives so I jumped at this opportunity. You can check out my slides and speaking notes. Photo by JF Martin on Unsplash

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Do you Care?

Clients can tell if you truly care.  Enthusiasm, among other things, is what fuels innovation in nursing education (Schell, 2006).  When you care deeply about the success of your learners it motivates you to do your best to meet their needs.  Energy and a love for the subject matter, as well as teaching, is part of being a successful teacher (Rossetti & Fox, 2009).  Promoting this enthusiasm among learners by encouraging interest and enjoyment in the topic is a strategy […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Irene learns about teaching – Part 1c

The final piece of this module was a two-page written assignment exploring Pratt and Collins (2000-2020) Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI). I was able to determine that my dominant perspectives are Developmental and Apprenticeship, my fall back perspectives are Transmission and Nurturing, and my recessive perspective is Social Reform (Pratt & Collins, 2000-2020). However, given that my current teaching practice is not the traditional classroom/semester model, I found Pratt and Collins explanations of the perspectives limited and I turned to Bates […]

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East Cohort, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Tech History Timeline Activity

I use this learning activity when I lead workshops on educational technology. Actually, this is a version of a learning activity I created when I taught Computer Studies courses (more on that later). This activity is a lot of fun. In the header image of this post, you'll notice a timeline behind me on the blackboard. Let me explain the setup and the activty Before the learners arrive, I draw a timeline on the blackboard. In the version above, the […]

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Squall Season – shall we meet virtually?

Open waters in Georgian Bay plus winds from the Northwest equals squalls around Georgian College. We might have to move our regular Friday morning (9 to noon) session with our new full-time faculty to the virtual world. I've been prepping to facilitate our Friday morning session through Zoom tomorrow. This will be the largest group I've facilitated in Zoom. Now, thankfully, my colleague, Amy, led them through a Contingency Planning session last Friday and they did it in Zoom. So […]

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