Ontario Extend

9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Open Cohort, West Cohort

It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)

This is my reflection for the module ‘Experimenter‘ for Ontario Extend. I completed these three daily extends (although they weren’t necessarily in the list on the OE Experimenter module): Do you or does someone you know teach a course that requires a textbook? Have you made sure that there isn’t a nice, high quality, free, open option just sitting there in our Open Textbook Library? Go have a look and report your findings to us. If you are not teaching a course […]

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UDL Research in Higher Education

Research focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is plentiful; the problem is it is not plentiful for higher education. In 2016, Mohawk College began its journey to implement UDL. However, we found ourselves adrift in a sea of research that did not apply to our context, our learners, or our environments. The question became what to do: Trial and error? Try to extrapolate from K to 12 research? Use American studies? Or embark on our own research journey? The […]

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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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Curating Content using OER

Finding the right OER to curate content for your course reminds me of shopping at Winners. You have to have patience to wade through all of the items, and if you are patient enough you might just find the perfect article of clothing (or OER for your course)! This semester I will be teaching students compare and contrast essay writing. My Community and Justice Service students will visit 2-3 prisons in Ontario and then they must compare their observations at […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Open Cohort, West Cohort

Finding The Perfect Image

This is a post in response to the Extend Activity 1 in the Curator Module of Ontario Extend. Finding the perfect image isn’t easy, and a layer of complexity is added when searching for creative commons images. A few years ago I might use an image I found in a Google search because it is exactly what I wanted without any regard for the copyright indicated on the image or the owner’s website. Why? I don’t know really… because I […]

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

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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9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Open Cohort, West Cohort

Content Curation: On the Bandwagon of Open

This post is in response to the Ontario Extend Curator module Extend Activity “What’s your definition of content curation?” The best definition I found for the word ‘curate’ comes from MacMillan Dictionary: to select items from among a large number of possibilities for other people to consume and enjoy; applied to many areas including music, design, fashion, and especially digital media I had no idea I have been a curator for many years. When I taught high school, I didn’t […]

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