Open Education

Extender Blogs, West Cohort

We’ve Moved!

I started this blog as part of my summer professional development program with Ontario Extend. I am pleased to report that I have become an Extender4Life and now have a Domain of One’s Own. This is my own little home away from home on the interwebs: https://procaffination.ca/ The posts in this blog have been migrated to my blog subdomain: https://largecoffeewfourcreams.procaffination.ca/ Please come visit me there! Featured image: Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Lurking in #HEdigid

On Friday, July 13, 2018, I participated in my first slow twitter chat with Higher Education Digital Identity (a.k.a. #HEdigID) Chat. Once a month, on the second Friday, the assigned host, in this case @SuzanKoseoglu, posts 6 questions and the conversation usually continues over 24 hours. A transcript of the first 24 hours is collected and posted. I experienced my first slow chat and my first twitter storm. A slow chat, unlike twitter chats that are scheduled over a one hour period, […]

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Linking #MakingSense18 to #oext193

Today’s Ontario Extend Daily Extend (193) asked us to imagine how students would react if we only provided feed back and no grades: @ontarioextend #oext193 If a student received an assignment back with just feedback, would they know what to do unless they were aware of how to use the feedback – do we promote reflective practice in our classes? Photo by Olhar Angolano on Unsplash pic.twitter.com/WYLcS8OEUr — Irene Stewart (@IrenequStewart) June 4, 2018 After completing the tweet, I turned […]

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Day 3 – Open says me

As I reflection on the history of open education, I think about my own progression to this point. I started learning in typical school settings deciding that I was done with traditional education in the early 2000s. For work purposes, I completed two post-grad certificates in Learning Disabilities Specialities through Cambrian College which was 90% online (and distances education for me) with two practicum requirements to be completed with a mentor. In the years following, I became unsatisfied with the […]

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Day 2 – Reflecting on Building an Open Community

Making Sense of Open Education: Day 2 Building an Open Community – today’s learning centered on understanding a Community of Practice (CoP) and ways to find one. This connects neatly with my professional development efforts using OntarioExtend and my beginning development of a Professional Learning Network (PLN). Let me begin by saying that I am very new at this. I have been working on my PLN for five weeks using Twitter. I am still sorting out what it is that I […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Day 1 – Making Sense of Open Education

I am participating in a 15 day MOOC on Open University called Making Sense of Open Education and part of the learning is an activity to complete for each day. This is my first discussion post entry, repeated here so that I can tweet it! Happy Day 1 fellow Open Education Learners! For my submission, I found a video about Open Education that explained how one might use OER to learn: If this video does not play, please see Why Open Education Matters […]

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Our house

Week 5 Open Ed MOOC – Research and impact “Cyclr” by Skil Fibber Research questions can be revealing.  Areas of focus provide insight into how we define value. When we choose to invest time and money to pursue a question, we are declaring the outcome important before we even start. I did a command F search on the Open Education Group OER research page to see if Stephen Downes was blowing smoke about the narrow focus of past research. He says it’s […]

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Disowning

Week 3 Evangelism – Disowning The idea that copyright is automatically assigned to an artifact on creation is bizarre. I had to find out for myself. Sure enough, the one official academic document to my name is marked. Very weird. So, I wrote to the good people at Dalhousie University and asked them if I could make a change. I’m going to take a moment to say that the response I received from the Dalhousie English Department was so quick and […]

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The big picture

Week 3: Reflections on #OpenEdMOOC and stock space footage Have you noticed that every video Stephen Downes posts for #OpenEdMOOC has a moving space-theme for a background? I have, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Stephen Downes: Open Course 3 First, I want to know where this stock space footage is coming from so I can  project it, in a loop, on my living room wall. Beyond curiosity and party tricks, I think there is design at work here. I […]

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California love

Reflections on 2017 Open Education Conference and #OpenEdMOOC Week 2 This post is serving two purposes. It happens that #OpenEdMOOC and #OpenEd17 overlapped this week. For one thing, I’m keeping my MOOC completion dreams alive. On the other hand, the overlap of these two open ed events has resulted in a confluence of ideas + an effort to come away with a clear idea of where we are all headed. And, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. I […]

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