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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Gettin’ Air with Terry Green

I was recently a guest on the Gettin’ Air with Terry Green podcast. Gettin’ Air is all about technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education. Terry and I had a great chat and we talked a bit about my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Active History, the eCampus Ontario Open Education … Continue reading Gettin’ Air with Terry Green

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

In this episode I’m talking my recent experience creating the Beyond the Lecture Open Educational Resource (OER) alongside my fantastic collaborator Andrea Eidinger. I discuss the work that went into this edited ebook, decisions about open access, and broader OER work happening in Canada history. I would love to hear about your experiences using or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

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Introducing the Beyond the Lecture ebook

The super secret and exciting project that Andrea Eidinger and I have been working is finally out there in the world! Today we launched Beyond the Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History, an open educational resource focused on innovative pedagogy in Canadian history. This is the first ebook in the new ActiveHistory.ca ebook series, with … Continue reading Introducing the Beyond the Lecture ebook

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eCampusOntario Open Education Fellow

I am thrilled to share the news that have been selected as one of five eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows for 2019-2020. The OE Fellowship program provides a small cohort of professionals with the opportunity to engage in open education advocacy and scholarship. The OE Fellows program has the following goals: Promote awareness and increase … Continue reading eCampusOntario Open Education Fellow

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 4 Stretches

The #ExtendmOOC I’m currently participating in has ‘stretches’ built into it.  These stretches often pose a question, require some creative thinking, and are quick fun activities,  The stretches are made available throughout each module and are considered extras.  I’ve really enjoyed these activities – partially because a lot of them have involved memes, gifs, and images.  … Continue reading Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 4 Stretches

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Why Padlet? Ohhhhh, wait…you can remix

Photo: Creative Pursuit by Giulia Forsythe CC-BY-NC-SA The MALAT course I am teaching at RRU is wrapping up this week, and I am starting to reflect on how this first iteration of the course has gone. The course is called Facilitating in Digital Learning Environments, and while this specific iteration is a new design, it is based on a facilitation course I have taught in the past. We held onto the experiential model from the old course, where learners become […]

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Open and privacy

  In their presentation at the Open Education 2018 conference entitled “Open” Education and Student Learning Data: Reflections on Big Data, Privacy, and Learning Platforms, Billy Meinke and Steel Wagstaff asked whether we might consider open education to include the value of respecting privacy. Their presentation was about data gathered from students by educational technology […]

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Making Sense of Open Education, Final Reflection

Today is the last day of the Making Sense of Open Education Mini-MOOC hosted by Jenni Hayman. It has been a 15 day whirlwind tour of Openness! I wanted to go back to the beginning and review the Course Outcomes and see where I stand in relationship. Course learning outcomes: On completion of this open course participants will have expanded their ability to: Describe the value of open educational practices (OEP) in their teaching and learning contexts Give examples of […]

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OER Remix Prototype – Academic Integrity

This is a prototype for a unit on Academic Integrity I am creating for my students and in response to both the Technologist Module for Ontario Extend and Day 12 of Making Sense of Open Education. Here is my plan. I want to adapt two excerpts from an OER textbook. Add original video of my own. Use CC licensed video and images from Unsplash. Link to additional resources Add self-test questions that I create. Opening Academic Integrity – The Honest Truth […]

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What Open Education Means to Me: Day 1 #makingsense18

The Meaning of Open Education As one of eCampusOntario’s Open Fellows, I have spent a lot of time over the past few months exploring what open education means to me in this blog. I still believe what is in the video below, but my awareness of the open education landscape and possibilities has evolved. If I was going to summarise my current understanding of open education in one word it would be: opportunity. In Ontario, open education has tremendous opportunities for […]

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