Reflections

Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

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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Finding a Space Between Thoughts in the Classroom #AdvLearn2018 @advlearn

Students (and people in general) are constantly thinking about something. They come into class with a brain full of information from their past experiences. This past year I started implementing Mindfulness activities into the classroom. At Advancing Learning, Dan Woodward shared his experience using mindfulness in the classroom. It was an insightful session from someone who has a lot of experience. His slides are attached to the description at this link. Wokandapix / Pixabay Students in his class and mine have benefited from mindfulness […]

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Innovation: How do we make it happen? #cnie2018sudbury @CNIE_RCIE @eCampusOntario

Yesterday I attended a group discussion around the barriers to innovation as well as how to encourage more participation in the Canadian Network of Innovation in Education (CNIE) conferences. Here are a few notes from the conversation mixed with some reflections of my own and unanswered questions. DasWortgewand / Pixabay Barriers Tenure According to participants, the tenure process, by definition, opposes or stifles innovation. I am not very familiar with the tenure process, yet I hear that to achieve tenure […]

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Should I Apply to be Cambrian’s Innovation Champion? @cambriancollege @cambrianhub

Before I begin this reflection, I just want to say that anyone can be a champion of innovation without the job title. In fact, that is how my husband talked me out of applying for a job that called my name but has a vague description and many unknowns. As I found a place to sit in the gym at my daughter’s school dance, I located a plugin, which ironically was beside a former student. We discussed the reasons I […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort

Nursing in the Open: #OEGlobal Reflections

As I sit in my room in Delft after the most amazing conference experience a newcomer to open education could imagine, I am left with a lasting hope for the possibilities open education can have for nursing education in Ontario. @NurseKillam – would be very interested in how nursing practitioner-educators view OER in terms of quality. I've had conversations with folk in this discipline who have lots of concerns over accuracy, and some risks. https://t.co/svpNozVrDO — Adrian Stagg (@OpenKuroko) April […]

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