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Welcome to Digital Tech in Adult Ed (EDUC5405)

When I wonder what my cats would say about me, I suspect they would focus on what I can do for them. I took this photo when I first brought this catnip plant home in May. Hello to my peers in Digital Tech in Adult Education (EDUC5405)! My name is Carrie, and I’m a Degree Quality Consultant at a community college in Southwestern Ontario. Before I started this role, I was seconded as a Curriculum Consultant during a family leave […]

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Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists

My latest post written with Andrea Eidinger, “Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists” can be read over on Activehistory.ca. The piece looks at the recent dust up around the BC archives closure and the subsequent open letter written by history departments. It argues for historians and archivists working together and listening … Continue reading Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists

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Summer Reads

Summer is here. I’m officially off as of tomorrow. But when you love what you do, you’re never really off, and though I absolutely intend to unplug most of the next six weeks, and I have some personal non-work projects to play around with, I also have some reading to do. Darby and Lang, yes, as already discussed. And it would be remiss not to mention how thrilled I am that St Lawrence College’s School of Contemporary Teaching and Learning […]

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6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

Jean-Pierre Morin has started a YouTube series dedicated to Public Historians sharing their work. The series asks public historians six questions: 1-      Who are you?2-      How did you end up where you are?3-      What’s the nature of your work?4-      What do you enjoy most about your work?5-      What’s the biggest challenge in your work?6-      What keeps you motivated?  And lets folks … Continue reading 6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

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Archives Month Series

For the second year in a row I will be working with Nicole Belolan and Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan to edit an archives month series for the History@Work blog. It was wonderful working with Nicole and Kristin on the 2019 archives series and I’m looking forward to seeing how the series develops this year. This year’s series will … Continue reading Archives Month Series

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Best Article In Indigenous History Prize

I’m honoured and deeply humbled to have won, alongside Madeline Whetung, the Canadian Historical Association Best Article In Indigenous History Prize. Madeline Whetung’s article “(En)Gendering Shoreline Law: Nishnaabeg Relational Politics Along the Trent Severn Waterway” is a must read. Whetung examines the concept of shoreline law as a means of discussing place-based kinship ties that the … Continue reading Best Article In Indigenous History Prize

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Excel-ent High-Speed Paper-Free Marking

At the end of the term, I mark a lot of essays. Learning the power of the technology I have has enabled me to improve my marking speed without sacrificing the quality of feedback that I provide to students. What works for me may not work for you. Students have liked my new marking approach, which provides more concise feedback for them and is faster for me. I would not always use this approach, but at the end of a […]

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Queer Crafting

Awesome news – Madison Bifano and I recently received a Tegan and Sara Foundation (TSF) grant to support the work of the Queer Making Community Collective. This TSF community grant will allow us to host virtual queer crafting circles, pay queer crafters/makers located in Northern Ontario, and help buy crafting supplies for those who need … Continue reading Queer Crafting

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Pedagogy Refresh

I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on related to teaching online. It is clear to me that you can’t just take classroom content, out it online, and get good results. There’s a skill to it, a revision of practices, a new set of considerations. It has been equally clear—and is now official—that fall classes at most Ontario institutions will be delivered online. There may be exceptions for labs especially as restrictions get slowly lifted, but they will […]

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