Curator

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I would like to become known as a curator, please @OntarioExtend

On this fine fall day, I would like to curate some content to demonstrate that I meet the Ontario Extend curator badge criteria. This post will attempt to be sassy and fun. Oh, and I might as well use it for the 9x9x25 challenge since I am falling behind on those posts. GDJ / Pixabay √ Defined content curation. Here is a curated definition found using the OER Commons: Curation: the process of selecting, organizing, and sharing high-quality teaching and […]

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A running start to 2018-19

As I look ahead to the 2018-19 academic year, I see a great trajectory for Ontario colleges and universities. On top of the exemplary programs already on offer from our institutions, we are seeing growing interest from prospective students in flexible online pathways to skills and credentials that will provide them with a range of academic and career pathways to pursue. Five themes are coming to the fore and we are seeing increasing activity across our member institutions to implement […]

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Customized creations as unique as your fingerprint

Ontario Extend Instructions: “What’s your definition of content curation?” I’ve been a content curator for clients over the past decade. I just didn’t know it. Take the topic of anxiety, for example. I’m not just going to throw the word into Google with caution to the wind. I’ve got some curating to do: What’s their literacy level? Is the text written in plain language? Should I use images instead of text? What’s their attention span? Do they like lengthy documents […]

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Cultivating Curators

Greetings Extenders! From Twitter and Terry talks, you folks are thoroughly engaged and committed to ‘extending’. Kudos! You have just finished Joanne’s thoughtful and interactive module on Technologist. Boy, do I hate following her. This module is a basic introduction to the act of curation or choosing appropriate and engaging  resources as you design and develop your inclusive learning environments. Curation can showcase your creativity, commitment, and searching skills, but there is a downside. The act of curating is also […]

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Don’t Gussy Up the Geese!: Mobilizing Moral Rights

Title refers to a famous Canadian copyright case. Bare bones: Artist, Michael Snow,  created Canadian geese to hang from the ceiling of large shopping centre (Eaton Centre in Toronto ON). Eaton’s put bows around the neck of geese for holiday season, but had to remove them after Snow sued that the bows violated the integrity of his work.  300 Years to Return to the Start Almost always copyright is cited as an important element to incentivizing creative work (that verb […]

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Exercise Your Critical Eye! Review an Open Textbook

We here at eCampusOntario are excited to have Ontario subject matter experts review offerings from our open textbook library. There are several works that are the digital equivalent of “hot off the press”. Although you are free to submit an offer to review any of our textbooks, we are especially keen to have your take on newer resources.   Learn more about new open textbooks by looking them up using the card catalogue. Once you peruse the open textbook’s information, […]

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Data Visualization: Impactful Infographics ~ Part 1

  From Visually. A visual representation of The Big Lebowski. [Yup, you can basically represent anything visually, but that doesn’t mean you must!] One of “Yes, I really want to know more about that!” tools from our Summer Extend Institute was infographics. Our colleagues from the North were quite keen to inject them into their teaching and learning plans. This post might contain more than you need to increase adoption of infographics either by you or your learners,  but I […]

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eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs

Data Visualization: Impactful Infographics ~ Part 1

  From Visually. A visual representation of The Big Lebowski. [Yup, you can basically represent anything visually, but that doesn’t mean you must!] One of “Yes, I really want to know more about that!” tools from our Summer Extend Institute was infographics. Our colleagues from the North were quite keen to inject them into their teaching and learning plans. This post might contain more than you need to increase adoption of infographics either by you or your learners,  but I […]

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eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs

Open 5 X 5: Five open permissions meet five reasons for being an open educator

This blog is a remix of a remix. A good thing in my view. Since 2013, I’ve built upon a presentation created by Clint Lalonde of BCcampus. He called it Beyond Free. The original presentation was licensed CC BY-SA, and I’ve since added to it and updated and localized its message to suit different audiences. It remains a winner that consistently inspires instructors to rethink their current practices and take a leap into the open realm. The great thing about […]

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Think Throughs: Resources for Course Design and Development

Part 1: Breaking Down the Model (find these bits and bytes below) Part 2: Morphing it for Mohawk (or any other post-secondary institution) Part 3: Think Throughs: Supporting documents used in course design and development intensives Welcome to Part 3! Here are a collection of docs and resources that might assist faculty as they actually sit down to map out the design and development of courses. Mohawk College had a massive (and speedy) move to blended delivery. Therefore, the resources […]

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