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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Feelings about going “gradeless” in Week 1 of #BSN4416

As Cambrian’s Innovation Champion I have been given an amazing opportunity to try new things with my students. In short, I am teaching openly on this website (while still offering students the Moodle option) and negotiating their grades. My first online class was quite different than I imagined. I think my students left feeling a little confused. Someone commented that it was hard to follow and I am not quite sure if that was because of the open website being new […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Using Tech to Solve Tutors’ Confusion

The Ontario Extend Technologist Module has been a thought-provoking adventure into considering what would be most helpful for my tutors. Let me walk you through my path. First up, I defined digital literacy back in May, 2018: So what does all this musing mean for me as a teacher in a digital world? This is the space I must occupy and I need to be both an explorer and a guide. I need to seek out, learn and understand new […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Missing Open Online Corpse

This post is a response to Ontario Extend Daily #293 Invent a MOOC #oext293 #oextend Invent-a-MOOC As is my wont, I like to do these wrong on occasion, I am not inventing a MOOC. I am re-branding the acronym MOOC. A MOOC, or Missing Open Online Corpse, is the term for what’s left behind when you start a Massive Open Online Course, only to abandon it along the way. It’s your MOOC ghost. I myself have left a few of […]

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Extender Blogs

Pitter Patter

Soon you’ll be hearing the pitter-patter of little feet is a bit of a weird saying when anticipating the birth of a child. You hear a lot of other stuff for months before any footfalls. Maybe it should be the screamy- shouty of little lungs. Speaking of pitter-patter, it’s time for me to get back at ‘er. I’ve been off on parental leave since early June with our third daughter, Hattie. It’s been a fantastic, sleep-deprived, caffeine-fueled, tear-and-some-giggles-filled summer. But […]

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East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Open Cohort, West Cohort

Mutualism at its Finest

This post is in response to Ontario Extend’s Metacognition Extend Activity, ” What is your metaphor for teaching and learning? Find a photo or draw a picture. Narrate why this image represents you and your approach as a teacher.” When prompted with this question, I considered the typical cliché metaphors for teaching: teacher as a gardener – tending to their garden, feeding/watering the flowers so they grow and bloom, planting seeds of wisdom, etc. teacher as a tour guide – guiding students […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Ten Must Read Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists

Ten Best Open Access Research Articles for Massage Therapists If you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research papers, PubMed is a great resource but most massage therapists do not have academic access to journals. This is not the only barriers to entry, sorting through the data is like drinking from a fire-hose, if you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. So, if you don't feel like sorting through all those listings I have […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Reflections on my Experience in the DYOC @QMProgram course vs. #makingsense18 #QualityLearning

Taking an online course has been an eye-opening experience for me as an educator – it really helped me empathise with my students. While I have limited online teaching experience, I have never really taken a full course online using the technologies I teach with. It feels like a long time since I have been a student. Most of my education was in-person. However, I did grade 11 through the virtual school (to stay home with my baby) and took some […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

15 Must Read Books About Health & The Human Body

15 Books About Health & The Human Body People deserve credible information about their health and the human body so they can make informed choices. Here is a curated selection of books on healthcare, back pain, and neuroscience.ONE: The Brain That Changes Itself. Norman DoidgeTWO: Understanding Pain. Fernando CerveroTHREE: A Nation in Pain. Judy Foreman FOUR: Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Alex HutchinsonFIVE: Pain: The science and culture of why we hurt. Marni JacksonSIX: Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain […]

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