Innovation

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Using Gaming in Classes

I had to opportunity today to listen to a presentation by some colleagues who also do gamification. They emphasized the idea that gamification appeals to a variety of learning styles among many other benefits. The games they discussed happened in-class. Reasons to game your classes from Kay Vallee and Barb Engel. pic.twitter.com/TEuNDDydMw— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 27, 2019 Benefits When done right there is a high degree of student satisfaction with gamification. These findings are consistent with ongoing research […]

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Ranga Venkatachary and Kanthi Jayasundera: Assessment Best Practices in Online (& Blended Learning) Why consider assessment first?

Starting with a story of how assessment was reframed #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/Nvt8GWgUFW— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 Assessment is something I am actively working at getting better at. Assessment that is meaningful, and in my opinion, not focused on a numerical grade. In this session the presenters disused key questions: Key questions to ask oneself about assessment #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/MxzXibiqIg— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 For me the biggest ones are “What is the impact of immediate feedback?” […]

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Terryl Atkins, Marie Bartlett, Jon Fulton, Thomas Sandhoff and Carolyn Teare: Team Visual: Sailing the Open Sea, Together

Selecting the right images for any presentation or class lesson is always a challenge. The presenters at CNIE shared the project they worked on to help solve this problem – they shared the idea of having students create work that was graded and they had the option of sharing publicly. Working towards a user friendly way to submit visual assignments that can be shared openly. #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/q29p5Zhfv0— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 A visual depiction of a visual […]

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Empathy with Mary Burgess

The opening of day two started with hearing from Mary Burgess who is the director of BC Campus. Her openness encouraged being welcoming and a whole person. She shred personal things about herself before talking about her work because she wants to be seen as a person. Using a map for land acknowledgement at #cnie2019 helps us see that this is about people. @BCcampus pic.twitter.com/7pKZWSFWbw— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 It was probably the most real introduction I have […]

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Day 1 of CNIE2109

The first day of CNIE was quite engaging, informative, and thought-provoking. Over the course of a packed 14 hours of pedagogical discussions and sessions the organizers are living up to their promise to keep us well fed, engaged, and entertained. In addition to the sessions I have been able to attend, there are many networking opportunities where informal learning is naturally occurring because we are surrounded by like-minded approachable people who are all dedicated to enhancing education through creative thinking. […]

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Introductions and Keynote I – Stephen Downes

I am excited to hear from Stephen Downes today at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts at UBC who are supported by multiple stakeholders across and beyond the institution. The conference theme of making waves in education is creative and representative of what innovation is like. Some promises from #CNIE2019 – it looks like it will be a good conference full of learning and entertainment. pic.twitter.com/bLMBYLziot— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May […]

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Levelling Up: Buy-in for Badging Version 4.0

Katherine and I are excited to share all the lessons we have learned (and are still learning) about gamification in our courses. The failure stream at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2019 conference is the perfect venue for us to share our insights and hopefully get some constructive suggestions from the audience. Our delivery platform of choice is Mentimeter combined with a live Moodle shell! Participants also get stickers during the session for participation (and attendance). #Innovation […]

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Tips to Keep Video Production Afloat: Dipping Your Toe Into the Open Water

I am excited to be part of a diverse panel of video creators at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2019 conference next week. While not a focus of the presentation I want to share the unintended lessons from working with Jason Toal, Jeff Tranchemontagne, Jon Fulton, Sidney Shapiro, and a student I have not met yet (still being confirmed). We went from a simple panel idea to quite an elaborate product: Mentimeter, a catch box microphone plus […]

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Finally! Setting up a Moodle Gamification Gradebook

Gamification has the potential to increase student motivation and engagement in a course. Katherine and I have been exploring ways to make it better over the course of several terms. One of the ways, which is explored in this post, is setting up an accurate gradebook for calculating student points. Last year it was not possible – now it is (Thanks Rob!). If you are from Cambrian but not sure how to create badges please reach out to Rob or […]

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The Level-Up Moodle Plugin

What I am Exploring Next in Gamification There is a level-up plugin for Moodle that I found one day by exploring this Twitter feed. I don’t know how to use it yet. Cambrian already has it installed, but if you are from somewhere else you can ask for it. If you want to experiment with me follow these steps: 1) make sure your editing is on; 2) Under “Add A block” you can add it yourself. I really have no […]

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