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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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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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The ASSURE Model: A Post and a Half

Hey Extenders! I said I would share some basic course design and development information with Kimberley. It might be valuable to others as well.  Please consider these three parts the share. It is foundational information for faculty new to course design and development. They could peruse this information  before meeting to actually start the D&D process. For the more independent folks, there are built in links to other, more in-depth resources e.g., LMS Open Offering that could be worked through […]

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The ASSURE Model: Another Half

Quality Course Components Created and Curated Collaboratively Part 1: Breaking Down the Model (Go back and read here.) Part 2: Morphing it for Mohawk (or any other post-secondary institution). Keep reading here. Part 3: Supporting documents to assist with work post-intro reading a.k.a. Parts 1 and 2. Stay tuned – ETA is August 21st! Different educational environments provide different opportunities for educators to analyze their students. For instance, K-8 teachers have far more contact time with students and have more […]

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A Bit of Curation: It’s For the Birds

While I slowly make my way through European pics (I think I am one of the few who still shoot with camera – yup, it doesn’t do anything else – it’s just a  camera. This ‘forces’ me to transfer photos and have another look rather than just housing them on my phone | iPad), I am thinking about how to curate them for better sense-making. Before meeting friends in Amsterdam, I had a few days to explore Bruges and surrounding […]

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