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Reflections on my Experience in the DYOC @QMProgram course vs. #makingsense18 #QualityLearning

Taking an online course has been an eye-opening experience for me as an educator – it really helped me empathise with my students. While I have limited online teaching experience, I have never really taken a full course online using the technologies I teach with. It feels like a long time since I have been a student. Most of my education was in-person. However, I did grade 11 through the virtual school (to stay home with my baby) and took some […]

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Making Sense of Open Education – Day 14

The instructions for today’s activity were: Consider the following list of examples, taken directly from the Open Pedagogy Notebook, the latest collaboration between Rajiv Jhangiani and Robin DeRosa, a space for educators to explore and share open assessment practices. Think about how you might adapt one of the ideas for one of your courses. You can … Continue reading Making Sense of Open Education – Day 14

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Making Sense of Open Education – Day 13

Today’s module asks us to ‘Think of your “Why”‘ and to answer the question “Why Open Makes Sense to Me”? The short answer to this question is another question: “Why would non-open education make sense to me”? The reasons for going open in education span the entire list of stakeholders in our education system, from … Continue reading Making Sense of Open Education – Day 13

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My Open Epiphany on Day 11 of #MakingSense18

Ever since I heard of open education I raised my hand and said: “Yes, I am an open educator!” Today as I read the course content I kept nodding in agreement that I share many characteristics with what they identify as an open educator. I definitely invite collaboration, feel the weight of the responsibility towards the work of others, have an online presence, continually seek feedback and agree that openness is an evolution. If you have not seen the video below yet it is […]

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Inclusive Design: Day 9 #MakingSense18

Yay, I have been waiting to delve into this content! Getting better at inclusive design is one of my learning goals for the next year. While I feel like I do a good job of being inclusive naturally, I am not really sure if I am doing it well for everyone. Moreover, I have questioned if moving away from my traditional way of doing things to a more open way will limit accessibility in any way. While I do not think […]

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Making Sense of Education – Day 8

Today’s module was titled “Tooling Around in the Open” and it involved us using an open tool to create an Open Educational Resource (OER) that might help newcomers to Open Education distinguish between an open and a closed tool. I decided to play around with H5P and create a drag and drop activity, as seen … Continue reading Making Sense of Education – Day 8

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Domain Masters: Day 8 #MakingSense18

Instead of creating something new for the purposes of this MOOC, I am going to share some of what I have already done that meets the open criteria. In August I was inspired to become a “master of my own domain” by the Extend institute. Since then, I feel like I have embraced making use of my own domain. The first site I built was my calling card. This site is part of my signature and provides anyone who looks at […]

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GLAM on Day 7 of #MakingSense18

Today we were asked to design a lesson around something we found in one of the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) repositories in the module and design a lesson around it. There wasn’t a lot that applies to what I am teaching next term, but I see these resources and a timeline as a useful resource for teaching the history of nursing. Here are the search results for “nurse.” When I taught this subject years ago I had a hard time […]

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