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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 53: OE Fellows Update

In this episode I reflect on the first few months of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows appointment. I talk about the open community, Canadian history and open, and the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and open educational resources. I would love to hear about your experiences with open education and open practice. Leave a comment … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 53: OE Fellows Update

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All The Project Updates

It has been a busy Spring and as summer slowly drifts into view, I thought it would be appropriate to share a bit of the work I’ve been up to over the past few months. I am just going to be sharing high level updates but please feel free to reach out if you want … Continue reading All The Project Updates

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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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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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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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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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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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