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Plenty of Portfolio Pitfalls

I wasn’t sure I was even going to make an entry this week as it’s already Friday and I didn’t have a clear idea of something I wanted to write about. Well, thankfully Tom Woodward has inspired me yet again as I just read his post ePortfolios: Competing Concepts. I recommend you take a read through. The way Tom positioned the competing concepts really struck me: Strategy (trophy case v. progress) Audience (external v. internal) Ownership (institution v. student) Tom […]

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Of Levels, The OQF, and Respect for All Educators

I know that many 9x9x25ers were at TESS this week, and I have seen a lot of great ideas being shared from that conference as blogs and on Twitter. I was not at TESS; I was in Baltimore last week at a conference that was not in my field but tangentially related to my overarching research interests. It is always interesting to be at a conference in the States because it reminds you of the divides that exist in higher […]

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25 Haikus about eCampusOntario, strung together as a poem

Most people who attended TESS18, eCampusOntario’s Technology-Enabled Seminar and Showcase, held in Toronto earlier this week left on a high. eCampusOntario has established itself as a facilitator of meaningful discussion and innovation in the college and university sectors. The consortium’s programs and initiatives have been a catalyst for real progress in areas like open education and the innovative use of educational technology. This poem, written while at TESS, is one way of acknowledging the impact of eCampusOntario has had, both […]

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Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it

Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia is the first to recommend exercise as part of regular cancer care. (Unsplash/curtis macnewton), CC BY-NC-SA Scott Lear, Simon Fraser University There is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors. In the […]

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Classroom Greetings: I Yearn for a Fancy Handshake

Kids select greeting as they enter class   Should I be teaching elementary school? You’ve seen those videos where teachers greet their students with those fancy handshakes and little dances. They look so much fun. Classroom greetings establish strong connections and relationships as well as set the tone for the teacher, students, and classroom. To be honest, I yearn for those types of connections and relationships. And to paraphrase the late Rita Pierson, kids learn from people who they like. […]

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A List of Systematic Reviews of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option, that is increasingly being used alongside standard medical care to help manage a number of symptoms. In this post I wanted to highlight a number of recent systematic reviews that support the use of massage therapy. What is a Systematic Review? Designed by Jessica Kaufman, Cochrane Consumers & Communication Review Group, Centre for Health Communication & Participation, La Trobe University, 2011. Systematic reviews are used as part of an evidence-based model of care […]

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Breaksgiving

This is my Ontario Extend 9X9X25 Post for week 7. #TESS18 Robin could for sure have literally dropped the mic when she ended her talk with this beaut. @actualham pic.twitter.com/P3a0Xg4f9n — Terry Greene (@greeneterry) November 13, 2018 I was holding my five month old daughter when I snapped this photo of the final slide of Robin DeRosa’s keynote at eCampusOntario’s Technology-Enabled Seminar and Showcase. (You can read the whole transcript here.) Out of 250 or so attendees at TESS, I […]

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Rethinking the use of learning resources – Engaging Practitioners in the Field

Students come from diverse backgrounds, with different attitudes towards teaching and learning, expectations of their learning, work and life experiences. Recent scholarship has begun to emphasize the importance of knowledge around learning (metacognition) and study skills so that now educators are compelled to give this kind of experience attention in addition to teaching “the content”. For teaching and learning to be truly transformational and bring about change, students must be actively engaged in their learning and connect that learning to […]

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Learning Outcomes: Continued #TESS18 Adventures and Improving @OntarioExtend through Empowering Educator Agency. @eCampusOntario @simonpbates

As I sit on the Ontario Northland bus to Sudbury with a fun bunch of academics, we are reminded of the Laurentian Center for Academic Excellence’s metaphor for allowing students to choose their own path to meeting course outcomes. If the end goal is to get to Sudbury, there are multiple ways to get to the destination. As long as we get there we have met the outcome of said trip. This metaphor can be applied in course contexts including the […]

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