Innovation

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Open-Assessment: It’s Just Good Pedagogy #OER a reflection on OE Fellows Webinar 5: Introduction to Open Educational Practice #OEP from @eCampusOntario

As I reflect on the past term one of the big changes for me was how consciously open and flexible the course was in many ways. The course website was open and students had the choice of how they wanted to meet the learning outcomes. Not only were they involved in defining what the project would be they could choose how they shared their work. Rubrics in the course were also co-created. They defined how they wanted to participate, which ended up […]

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Video Feedback: Time-Saver or Time-Waster?

This post has been de-prioritised for about a month now as. I was about to just scrap the idea since the 9x9x25 challenge is technically over but students kept thanking me for using video to mark their work so I decided that I had to share. The feedback quoted in this post was all unsolicited – numerous additional students have thanked me in various ways for trying something new: Video feedback for written work. IO-Images / Pixabay Thank you for this video […]

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The Empowered Educator Keynote at #TESS18 @OntarioExtend @eCampusOntario

Simon Bates at TESS / Photo by Laura Killam As a participant in the first and many subsequent bits and pieces of Ontario Extend it was inspiring to hear from Simon Bates about the development of the framework we extenders and Hubbers (what I call users of our Hub) have come to recognize. I use it in my daily practice and admire what was developed through the openness and collaboration of these giants in educational excellence. Better yet, his talk […]

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Liberating Your Calendar Bookings. @YouCanBookMe @Calendly @Outlook

Way back in 2012 or 2013 the problem of wasted time with back and forth emails to schedule a meeting with students was solved for me by a fairly in-depth Google search. For several years I have been allowing students to book themselves directly into designated times in my calendar – that is right – no back and forth emails!!! (Insert party dance) Students go to a link and pick the best time for them. If they need to reschedule […]

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Fantastic Filing Failure

Over the last few weeks I have been compiling a list of blog ideas to write about when I finally catch up. Several relate to lessons learnt from failures in my open online research course where grades are being negotiated. There are several I want to share, but today for the 9x9x25 challenge I am going to focus on just one of these: the hot mess of confusion and disorganization that resulted from too many options. In my course I […]

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Innovation = Creativity in Action #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018

Darcy points out that everyone has ideas. What happens to those ideas? What keep you from acting on ideas? Workload, fear, workload, fear of failure or success, being shot down at work. It is difficult to be innovative when the people you work for stifle innovation. Good leaders are the ones that nurture ideas. like Halo top ice cream. #GlobalSummit18 #onlinelearning2018 #I4PL2018 — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) October 17, 2018 Good leaders are the ones that nurture ideas. What Does Innovation Look Like? […]

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Laura is an Experimenter – Time for a Badge @ontarioextend #oextend

I am an experimenter at heart. Explore this blog or my twitter feed and you will likely see me trying something new weekly (if not daily sometimes). Trying new things in an effort to continually grow and improve is just part of who I am. I call it being innovative. PIRO4D / Pixabay Just last Friday, for example, I taught using Padlet as my main anchor point for the first time. Yes, it isn’t that new of an idea, but […]

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Will you accept the challenge? Calling all #9x9x25 video creators!

Yesterday two key things happened: I made a challenge and accepted it. The Presentation Jeff, Jess, and I hosted a professional development double-dip that turned into more of a unique presentation to faculty than we thought. In preparation for Online Learning 2018, we piloted a 15 minute Easy DIY Video Success Strategies session for faculty. After the session, we sought faculty feedback and re-designed the session. It was a happy coincidence that this session was also a perfect follow up for […]

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The process of Co-created Rubrics in #BSN4416

It was an exciting day when the three rubrics for BSN4416 were finally finalised. Several discussions with students occurred over the first few weeks of the course. Hopefully, the ability to influence the course gave them a sense of agency in their learning. It surprised me how valuable this process was. Yes, it was time-consuming. I argue that it was worth it – Read on. You can watch the recorded parts of the process here if you want to see how […]

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Should we hold hands?

Today, for my 9x9x25 challenge post for Ontario Extend I am questioning how much I should be holding my students’ hands. My students are taking a fourth year research course with me in which I am negotiating grades with them. Due dates are flexible, classes are online and recorded, attendance is optional, the rubrics were co-created and they can do pretty much whatever they want for a final project as long as they meet the course outcomes. They can even choose […]

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