Curator

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Curation Creation

I shared a video found through www.merlot.org, a learning exercise also found through merlot.org and a section of a chapter in a textbook found on www.openlibrary/ecampusontario.ca All three of these OERs will be beneficial to my student’s understanding of Personality Disorders (a topic that often is difficult to fully grasp). This is also very helpful as the textbook we are currently using does not have a section on Personality Disorders as it focuses mostly only on Disorders first diagnosed in […]

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Curating the mOOC

When I read the instructions to find an activity I did that has a good number of responses, I struggled because none of my posts really generated that much response! Then I went back and found Krista McCracken’s discussion regarding no one having done the readings and that really resonated with me as this is a big challenge in my courses as well! I feel like I have tried so many different techniques to help with this, but still don’t […]

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So Many Resources!!

“Down the Rabbit Hole” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by valkyrieh116 I found myself going down a rabbit hole, quickly!!! My search led to more information than I could handle as it was all interesting and I wanted to use everything!!! Then I remembered…MIND MAP! I forgot to do a mind map to try to narrow down my search and be specific about what I wanted to look for and remember that I was looking for resources for my students, not for me! My mind […]

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Consider this…

I tried unsplash.com for the first time and searched for “queer youth” as I am always looking for pictures for my course “Working with Gender and Sexual Minority Children, Youth and Families.” I immediately found the following picture that really stood out to me: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash What I liked about unsplash.com was that it gave me the attribution to copy and paste into my blog so I didn’t feel anxious about forgetting something and not attributing it correctly! I […]

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Copyright, Creative Commons & Licenses Oh My!

One thing I often find difficult, is when I find a resource that I love and can’t seem to track down the information I need to give credit to the original authors!! I like the idea of Creative Commons in that you can quickly and easily see how/if you can use/adjust something that you find. When trying to “curate” information for students, this will be helpful for them as well as they will easily know how they themselves can use […]

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My definition of curation…

This is a fairly new term to me when it comes to my role as faculty. After reading “Teacher as Curator: Capture and Organize Learning Materials with Web 2.0 Tools” by Ted Curran, it makes a bit more sense to me. https://reddit.com/r/reactiongifs/comments/2y3rhu/mrw_i_match_with_a_girl_on_tinder_but_all_her/ It often feels like a very big responsibility…making sure that we have the most current and relevant information on our topics to bring to the students…when there is SO MUCH information out there!!! As Ted writes, it’s about […]

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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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