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Top Ten Negotiated Grading Lessons: Failing Forward

Sidney and I are presenting on our experience with negotiated grading at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2019 conference. In the true spirit of innovation we are trying something new for this jam-packed interactive session. The first few slides of the presentation will be delivered using Mentimeter to encourage audience participation and allow for inclusive design (people have multiple ways to ask questions). Mentimeter Voting Link: https://www.menti.com/rtbarp6f1c Mentimeter Slides: Since we wanted the audience to direct the […]

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Leeann Waddington: The Role of Appreciative Leadership in Education

Leeann Waddington presented on appreciative inquiry and how it can transform education. We started this session by talking about what we like because it fosters positivity. Focusing on strengths in thoughts, questions and actions is about changing one’s mindset. How do we seek opportunities? Teaching is about helping students become their best selves. #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/j0zSeYJt2P— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 22, 2019 Leadership to the rescue! In education we strive to be collaborative but are often deficit based. Instead of […]

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Introductions and Keynote I – Stephen Downes

I am excited to hear from Stephen Downes today at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts at UBC who are supported by multiple stakeholders across and beyond the institution. The conference theme of making waves in education is creative and representative of what innovation is like. Some promises from #CNIE2019 – it looks like it will be a good conference full of learning and entertainment. pic.twitter.com/bLMBYLziot— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May […]

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Levelling Up: Buy-in for Badging Version 4.0

Katherine and I are excited to share all the lessons we have learned (and are still learning) about gamification in our courses. The failure stream at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2019 conference is the perfect venue for us to share our insights and hopefully get some constructive suggestions from the audience. Our delivery platform of choice is Mentimeter combined with a live Moodle shell! Participants also get stickers during the session for participation (and attendance). #Innovation […]

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Week 3, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching There’s a New “Patch” in the Open Faculty Patchbook! Going Back to Basics is the 28th patch in The Open Faculty Patchbook, a publication to which several Fleming faculty members have contributed, which aims to help faculty members “patch pedagogy together, for each other.” If you’re not familiar with the Patchbook, it’s a collection of stories and strategies from fellow teachers from around the world. This latest patch, by Bettina Brockerhoff-Macdonald, looks at the importance of evaluating online […]

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Tips to Keep Video Production Afloat: Dipping Your Toe Into the Open Water

I am excited to be part of a diverse panel of video creators at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2019 conference next week. While not a focus of the presentation I want to share the unintended lessons from working with Jason Toal, Jeff Tranchemontagne, Jon Fulton, Sidney Shapiro, and a student I have not met yet (still being confirmed). We went from a simple panel idea to quite an elaborate product: Mentimeter, a catch box microphone plus […]

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Finally! Setting up a Moodle Gamification Gradebook

Gamification has the potential to increase student motivation and engagement in a course. Katherine and I have been exploring ways to make it better over the course of several terms. One of the ways, which is explored in this post, is setting up an accurate gradebook for calculating student points. Last year it was not possible – now it is (Thanks Rob!). If you are from Cambrian but not sure how to create badges please reach out to Rob or […]

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Creating Screen Capture Videos

Today in the Hub we are doing exactly what the title of this post says: Creating screen capture videos. Jeff and I will provide a quick overview of tips for getting started then participants will be encouraged to make a quick video. We have suggested one of these two options: A welcome video to help them meet Cambrian’s new LMS minimum standards. A video showing student where to find information in their Moodle shell. Welcome Video Sample Outline Welcome to […]

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The Level-Up Moodle Plugin

What I am Exploring Next in Gamification There is a level-up plugin for Moodle that I found one day by exploring this Twitter feed. I don’t know how to use it yet. Cambrian already has it installed, but if you are from somewhere else you can ask for it. If you want to experiment with me follow these steps: 1) make sure your editing is on; 2) Under “Add A block” you can add it yourself. I really have no […]

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