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The Remote Possibility

The typical reader of my occasional blog posts is probably not so much the target of this one. You know this stuff. I’m writing to those students and teachers out there who don’t feel comfortable “going remote” and teaching/learning from a distance. And you may soon be forced to do so. I want you to know that I absolutely love working remotely. And I don’t think the idea of “pivoting” in person classes to online is really much different from […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 66: Don’t Throw Out That VCR

In today’s episode I’m talking about digitization of VHS tapes, digital preservation, and my recent trials and tribulations of using VCRs. I chat about the labour intensive work behind digitization and the challenges of video preservation.  Mentioned in this episode: -Samantha Thompson, “Why Don’t Archivists Digitize Everything?“-National Archives, Video Guidance: Playback and Digitization of Materials”… Read more

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 66: Don’t Throw Out That VCR

In today’s episode I’m talking about digitization of VHS tapes, digital preservation, and my recent trials and tribulations of using VCRs. I chat about the labour intensive work behind digitization and the challenges of video preservation.  Mentioned in this episode: -Samantha Thompson, “Why Don’t Archivists Digitize Everything?“-National Archives, Video Guidance: Playback and Digitization of Materials”… Read more

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Preparing for Blended Learning (Blended Learning Practice MOOC 2.1)

In week 2 of the Blended Learning Practice MOOC we are learning about designing personalized, accessible, and learner-centred courses using principles from instructional design. By the end of this section, you will be able to: outline principles for planning a blended learning course or programme,describe how in-person and online activities can be combined to support social, cognitive, and teaching presence,describe the adjustments students will have to make when moving to blended learning, andoutline key principles for effective teaching in a […]

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Theories Supporting Blended Learning (Blended Learning Practice MOOC 1.2)

In the second topic of the Blended Learning Practice MOOC, we are learning about theories and models that support blended learning planning and design. In their Guide to Blended Learning, Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton chose to focus on two models/frameworks: Complex Adaptive Blended Learning System (CABLS)Community of Inquiry (CoI) Complex Adaptive Blended Learning System (CABLS) Image Source This framework, developed specifically for blended learning, has six key elements that are all in relationship with one another. The learner […]

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Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Library Spaces Webinar Recording

On Thursday February 27, 2020 I presented a webinar on “Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Libraries.” Sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee this session provided an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. The slides and… Read more

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Blended Learning Practice MOOC (Week 1)

This month, I am participating in a 4-week Blended Learning Practice MOOC from the Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University. We are using the open textbook “Guide to Blended Learning” by Martha Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton. I would like to record class notes and reflections here on my blog so I can refer back to them in the future and to share important information out to our Cambrian faculty and staff about blending their courses. Week 1: What is Blended […]

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Code on Bonus Day with @gdg

I am not really sure what I am about to get myself into here, but past GDG events have been fun. Nick is going to teach us about Firebase. Here we go @gdg … pic.twitter.com/dR7M2EIJ1Y— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) February 29, 2020 We talked about a lot of the possibilities, which honestly I need more time to explore. I was most interested in the possibilities for working with web building as well as Google docs to update multiple documents at […]

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Adventures in Coordinating

I was–I AM–delighted to accept the challenge of coordinating the General Arts and Sciences program on the Cornwall campus. With my mentor and friend Julie to guide me (before she retires in June), I have been learning the ins and outs of a program that is both simple and so very complex. January passed in a blur. I wasn’t sure I could keep up with the constant changing schedules and course changes of so many students. But I did it. […]

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