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9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The Road to Sharing is Not Paved With Licenses

I’ll always take “Serendipity for 500”, Alex. There was a healthy, many pathed Twitter conversation yesterday started with a statement by Robin DeRosa Thinking of changing my @creativecommons default license from CCBY to CCBYNC. I get that CCBY is the more open technically, but I'm thinking here about my vision for open (in particular as it relates to public higher ed), and I keep coming back to the NC. Discuss? — Robin DeRosa (@actualham) October 18, 2018 I’ve posted more […]

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9x9x25 Week 3 – #OpenEd18 and #9x9x25 merge

Awesome sketchnote from Beck Pitt Open and Equity In keeping with the spirit of the 9 x 9 x 25 challenge I’m working toward completing, my post about my experience at Niagara Falls will be about what I learned related to post-secondary teaching. I don’t want to forget, before I get going, to thank my employer, eCampusOntario for funding my participation, it’s a privilege to attend conferences and learn, so thank you. TL:DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) Version: Lots of […]

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ePortfolios as Boundary Objects

Among the challenges of thinking about ePortfolios are the ambiguity of who they are for and what functions do they serve.  Is an ePortfolio for the person who creates it or for those who will view it?  Is it a Test (an assessment tool) or is it a Story (a record of a learning journey)?  One possible way of looking at an ePortfolio that might help is to consider it as a Boundary Object. What is a Boundary Object? Originally […]

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Canning The Can’ts

I’m fairly sure most thinking humans have an internal, mostly unsaid list of Can’ts. The list of things we have cemented a certainty that we can’t do. They are way down there in the subconscious, deeply rooted, and often adrift from the experiences that formed them. Mine? They are not always big ones, but they rattle around. I’ve had the I can’t sing, I can’t play music, I can’t draw, I can’t bake bread. I can’t build things well. I […]

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Sometimes You Gotta Eat Dessert First – Recruiting Interest

“Life is short and unpredictable. Eat dessert first.” Hellen Keller Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash, @brookelark Why Can’t a Swim Lesson Start with a Game? My son goes to swimming lessons weekly and has been going on-and-off for a little over a year.  Every once in a while he’ll get into the water at the start of class, but mostly, he’ll wait to get into the water until 20 minutes has passed. He tells me that his favourite part […]

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Embedded Open Transparency: A Definition – 9 x 9 x 25 Week 2 (of 9)

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash In this week’s instalment of posting for nine weeks in a row, I’m exploring open transparency as an issue in modern teaching and learning. Those of you that know me, know that I live and breath open education and use of open educational resources (OER) in my professional and graduate studies at the moment, so it seems like a good topic to blog. For those of you that don’t know me yet, or very […]

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WordPress Quick Fixing

Again I will spend more time writing up a blog post about some little thing I did than actually doing the little thing. Maybe it’s my vanity, or just trying to capture how I go about my work. It’s my blog and I can blog what I want… Sometimes I take these little self dares and see if I can fix some code or add a new feature in the time it takes me to eat breakfast. I was a […]

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1 x 9 x 25: At a Distance

From way out here to there, here is my first every participating in a 9x9x25 blogging “thing” via the one being run at Ontario Extend led by Terry Greene. I may easily use up my 25 sentences introducing it ;-) As explained in one of the posts about this effort to network/connect educators: We want to collect your reflections on the teaching and learning happenings in your classes and on your campuses here on Ontario Extend’s Domains Hub. We think […]

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Like Driving a Minivan

This is my second 9X9X25 Challenge post for Ontario Extend. The challenge asks you to reflectively write on the open Web about your teaching. For this post, I want to step back and write a bit about writing itself. Especially writing in the open. It can be scary. Maybe it doesn’t need to be quite so. I think it’s like driving. You are free to drive no matter what kind of car you have access to. I drive a minivan. […]

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Adapting my Teaching Style to Connect with Introverted Students

My in-class style is energetic, active, and passionate. I know that’s my style and that it doesn’t necessarily connect with all of my more introverted students. So this semester I’m trying to find ways to include those students who, for whatever reason, don’t share the same level of enthusiasm during class. Sure some of the students may identify as introverts, but I think this extends to those who might have lots on their mind, or might not be feeling well, […]

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