Collaborator

9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Planting Seeds: Empowering Open Advocacy

It is empowering to engage with educators and librarians IRL At #OEOSummit2018 #OEOSUMMIT18 – Thank you for anohter great day @eCampusOntario — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) November 12, 2018 Today, in the final session at the OEO Summit the eCampusOntario Fellows got to lead discussion groups of particular interest to us with participants from all areas of academia. My station was focused on “planting seeds.” What I really wanted to hear about from educators was how they could leave today feeling […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

A Collaborator is what I am @OntarioExtend #9x9x25

Collaboration is an essential part of being a “good” educator. I am of the opinion that we cannot be effective, current, or mentally healthy without teamwork. Today I reflect on how collaboration has enhanced my professional world in order to get a badge for completion of the Extend Collaborator Module.  I might as well count this in my 9x9x25 challenge since I think I went on some tangents that fit those criteria. rawpixel / Pixabay √ Explored Resources Over the […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

Dusting Off My Extension Cord

I’m coming back to this blog site since there’s a new purpose to participate and extend my thinking! I’ve been tagged into the eCampus Ontario 9X9X25 blogging challenge. It started with this tweet from Terry Greene. The 9X9X25 Challenge has currently been promised 7200 sentences of reflective writing about teaching and learning over the next […]

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Extender Blogs

Personal Learning Network. Please RSVP.

Ontario Extend Instructions: “Write a blog post on the topic ‘Extending your PLN'” Well first, I need to document some treasures from the reading. Treasures from the reading: Twitter Directory for Higher Education Education Chat Calendar Now that that’s taken care of, I’d like to take a moment to express my excitement.  I had no idea Twitter is the place to be for educators. I spent the day Saturday lurking and blogging. I’m clearly fully committed. I just viewed one […]

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Extender Blogs

HyFlex Dinner Etiquette

Ontario Extend Instructions: “Choose one of the projects you identified (successful or otherwise) and draw a place setting for each person involved at the table.” (I’m bending the rules and choosing an in-progress project). Disclaimer: Novice potters were commissioned hence the wobbly shaped plates which may or may not be the same size as the chairs The set of dentures on the table is strictly metaphorical and not for serving purposes The Guest List: HyFlex Educator – that’s just me […]

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Extender Blogs, Ideas from Lead Extenders, West Cohort

Collaboration – For more than just a PLN

This week we start the Collaborator Module and I was delighted to be asked to write the introductory blog post for it. As you might have already gleaned from the previous weeks the Ontario Extend Modules are based very much on Simon Bates’ Anatomy of 21st Century Educators so I figured I’d start with his … Continue reading Collaboration – For more than just a PLN

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Want to have coffee?

Monday night I attended an event titled “TenThousandCoffees Presentation and Networking Session” hosted by Huntington University. David Wilkin shared the story behind his business, reasons for networking and invited us to meet people who are different from us for a coffee on a regular basis. Although it may seem awkward at first, talking to new and different people fosters ideas, promotes learning and innovation. rawpixel / Pixabay After the keynote address, I talked to several people, two of whom I plan to […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort

What Openness looks like for NurseKillam #OEGlobal18

Using open resources and building a supportive community of educators has been an energizing and empowering experience. Openness is an individualized experience that requires thoughtful contextualization. For some, it may be culturally or professionally inappropriate to share. Part of openness is being non-judgmental of the choices other educators make. I choose to share as much as possible in formats that are easily reused. For me, it is an ongoing process of learning how to share, while critically reflecting on artifacts […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort

Nursing in the Open: #OEGlobal Reflections

As I sit in my room in Delft after the most amazing conference experience a newcomer to open education could imagine, I am left with a lasting hope for the possibilities open education can have for nursing education in Ontario. @NurseKillam – would be very interested in how nursing practitioner-educators view OER in terms of quality. I've had conversations with folk in this discipline who have lots of concerns over accuracy, and some risks. https://t.co/svpNozVrDO — Adrian Stagg (@OpenKuroko) April […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Setting a Table for Collaboration

This week we started into the Collaborator module at Ontario Extend.  This module is the one that I’m a bit intimidated by.  While many people come to Ontario Extend with a well-developed personal learning network, my network is somewhat limited.  Those who I do consider to be in my network are generally as unconnected technologically as I was prior to starting Ontario Extend.   I’m anticipating a challenge in the activities of this module.   That said, I’m also greatly looking forward […]

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