Reflections

Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Unintended Learning From the IASR Training Module – OHRC and AODA

Today I am working on mandatory training even though I am swamped with marking and course prep for next term. These days I am so focused on course design and gamification as I am developing a quest-based approach for the course I am taking next term. Because of this focus, I notice course design elements around me. What I noticed about this course is that they allowed us to choose our path through the course (somewhat) and showed completion through a status bar. The […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

The Empowered Educator Keynote at #TESS18 @OntarioExtend @eCampusOntario

Simon Bates at TESS / Photo by Laura Killam As a participant in the first and many subsequent bits and pieces of Ontario Extend it was inspiring to hear from Simon Bates about the development of the framework we extenders and Hubbers (what I call users of our Hub) have come to recognize. I use it in my daily practice and admire what was developed through the openness and collaboration of these giants in educational excellence. Better yet, his talk […]

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Learning Outcomes: Continued #TESS18 Adventures and Improving @OntarioExtend through Empowering Educator Agency. @eCampusOntario @simonpbates

As I sit on the Ontario Northland bus to Sudbury with a fun bunch of academics, we are reminded of the Laurentian Center for Academic Excellence’s metaphor for allowing students to choose their own path to meeting course outcomes. If the end goal is to get to Sudbury, there are multiple ways to get to the destination. As long as we get there we have met the outcome of said trip. This metaphor can be applied in course contexts including the […]

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Reflections on my Experience in the DYOC @QMProgram course vs. #makingsense18 #QualityLearning

Taking an online course has been an eye-opening experience for me as an educator – it really helped me empathise with my students. While I have limited online teaching experience, I have never really taken a full course online using the technologies I teach with. It feels like a long time since I have been a student. Most of my education was in-person. However, I did grade 11 through the virtual school (to stay home with my baby) and took some […]

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Family Fun on @YouTube for #Kids #KidFriendly #YouTubeKids #KidsYouTube

My kids wanted to start a YouTube channel. We agreed, after all: Why not? They are learning to be confident, creative, and developing presentation skills among other things. They will keep picking up more skills as they try new things with our help. They couldn’t quite agree on one focus so we ended up with two family channels: Flexible Fun and Froggy Fun House. We wanted to start one … but Jennifer and Mike insisted on having their own. Flexible Fun […]

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Extended Lunches, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Lunch with Alan Levine @OntarioExtend

Today at lunch I was able to connect and build community with some colleagues. A few key suggestions for the summer and my teaching in the fall came out that I wanted to share. I think I have the @ontarioextend lunch room set up and open… first time Zoom hoster, don't throw food at me! https://t.co/VmGlt7nCJ8 — Alan Levine (@cogdog) June 7, 2018   There are a few extenders who are interested in delving into the scholar module. When we […]

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Cambrian Open Day: What is Next? #OpenDayCambrian @eCampusOntario #OEFellows

Today we started a conversation. The day opened with an all-stakeholder session that was attended by people from a variety of departments at Cambrian. Then, faculty retreated to the hub to do a deep-dive into various areas of openness. Information was shared, engaging questions were asked, and new ideas began to form in the room. A wonderful way to start the #oep conversation at @cambriancollege Thank you to faculty and planners for support. #opendaycambrian @cambrianhub @Cambrian_Jess @MarnieSeal @CambrianLibrary @melyoung00 @eCampusOntario […]

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The Internet’s Own Boy: Film Screening Reflections

The Hub screened The Internet’s Own Boy as a kick off for tomorrow’s Open Day. The full movie was released under a CC-BY license and is available on YouTube. It is clear that Aaron Swartz was driven to solve problems and valued open learning from a very young age. Examples were given of him as early as age 3. Throughout his life, his impact on RSS, Reddit, the world wide web, and laws shaped the history of the Internet as we know it today. His story […]

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YouTube for Teaching (Focused on Student-Created Videos)

Today at the Cambrian Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Jeff and I discussed uses of YouTube with a small group of interested educators. During this discussion, we were able to address the main questions of participants. Options and advantages of educator produced videos was briefly discussed. However, this group of educators was primarily interested in having students create videos as coursework. There are many ways to support student video production. Some suggestions were added to this website. It will keep being added to as suggestions […]

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Rethinking Innovation: Moving Forward for Student Success #AdvLearn2018 @eCampusOntario

David Porter, CEO of eCampus Ontario delivered the closing keynote for the Advancing Learning conference. He opened by acknowledging the awesome work of the conference organizers, who understand the importance of good food and gaming … I mean, um … networking. #AdvLearn2018 keynote David Porter in day 2 – “I love the smell of bacon in the morning!” pic.twitter.com/bXsQVTAkWP — Amy Lin (@amylin1962) May 25, 2018 Networking My favorite part of attending conferences is making new friends, turning them into […]

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