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Shameless Self-Promotion! Pre-Scheduling Tweets to Draw Traffic to a Conference Presentation

Twitter. I’m new to the platform and figuring it out. Or, at least trying to. I’m an awkward Twitterer, and find myself spending more time on how to tweet than I do actually Tweeting. Even the syntax still feels ridiculous. My seemingly endless Twitterverse learning curve has been quite a humbling experience.   What is decidedly not humble but also quite awesome is pre-conference self-promotion. Since I’m actively trying to build my Twitter following in an effort to extend my […]

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Renewable Assessments Through Blog Syndication

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College RSS icon by Jurgen Appelo (www.noop.nl) on Flickr - CC-BY 2.0 Why Have Students Create Blogs? Imagine an assignment where your students spend many hours creating something, they hand it in to you, you mark it, hand it back, student looks at the mark, and then trashes it. Likely this is the majority of assignments that your students see in their post-secondary lives; like a private conversation between you and your student. You […]

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Hark! An #OpenEd18 Reflection

Last week the Open Education Conference was held in Niagara Falls, New York. I am going to hark back on my experience there for my third post of the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 Reflective Writing Challenge. Post #OpenEd18, now deep into followup micro obsessions (H/T @jesshmitchell): @drmjbishop's Niagara Barrel Heroine, the 63 year old Annie Edson Taylor, first person to daredevil over the falls (having first tested the efficacy of her barrel on her cat): https://t.co/3h2rkApbjO — Dan Blickensderfer (@Dan_Blick) October […]

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The Flop of the Pineapple Project

This is post #3 for the 9x9x25 Challenge!  I read about this phenomenal idea called the Pineapple Chart on Cult of Pedagogy’s blog. Follow Jennifer here on Twitter, too! In a nutshell, the Pineapple Chart has five columns along the top labeled Monday to Friday. The rows are labelled down the side into half hour sections, periods or chunks of the day. Teachers can write their name and the topic of any lessons that week that they are open to […]

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Quick Reflection – Reflection #2

Not my 9x9x25 post this week, but I just read Reflection #2 by MelRad, and was about to comment when I thought, ‘hey, I can just blog a quick reflection and hopefully it’ll ping back’. Honestly, I’ve been frustrated with blog commenting systems for a while now. Some require login, some eat my comments, so here…I’m reclaiming commenting. The timing for many of this week’s posts has been quite serendipitous. Just yesterday I was meeting with an instructor about an […]

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Knock knock

Knock knock.  I pause from my teaching to see a student hovering at the door of the classroom. May I come in, Professor? May I enter, Ma’am? Sometimes just strolling in.  I was explaining a concept. Giving back an assignment. Interacting with students doing an activity. Demonstrating.  It is five minutes into class. 25 minutes. 85 minutes.  There are-I know-many professors who shut their classroom doors when class starts, and students have to wait for break. I’m sure there are […]

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A different approach to the ‘video lecture’

As I was scrolling through the feed for 9x9x25 it looks like I’m not the only one who had video on my mind this week; if you haven’t seen Helen’s post yet you should go check it out. One thing that can make me shudder as an ID is when I hear someone wants to use a lot of video in their course. Couple that with that same person saying they’ve taken online courses before – then finding out they […]

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A Pedagogy of the Internet

I started writing this post 2 years ago, shortly after I wrote the post Does Open Pedagogy Require OER? Like many unfinished blog posts, this is likely rambling in spots. Unfinished. And contextually, perhaps a bit dated as conversations defining what open pedagogy is have evolved since I first drafted this post. Indeed, Open Educational Practices were just becoming a thing 628 days ago, and we were all grappling with defining open pedagogy. These days I am not as tuned […]

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Paying (for) Attention

Today is #NationalMentalHealthDay. For myself, every day is #MentalHealthDay. I wish it were so for everyone. But care and concern about mental health is just one of many, many parts of our daily context we ignore as [whatever the larger-scale equivalent of sensory gating — selective attention?] kicks in to, ironically, maintain our sanity in the face of living with all the things. And I know we can’t pay attention to everything, in life or in teaching. In education there’s […]

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Gather here with grateful hearts … 9x9x25 (#2)

I have learned a lot in my years of post-secondary about the importance of community, and for this week's blog post what a better way to transition from Thanksgiving weekend than talking about gathering. More specifically, gathering information, gathering resources, and gathering together.  Gather Information If we are awake to the wide circle of reality around us, then its intelligence can join to ours in ways that reach far beyond what we can imagine from our point-wise awareness" - Arthur […]

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