#MakingSense18

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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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