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A Scholarly Plan of Action

In this post, I reflect on my past scholarly work as well as my plan for the next year in specific areas of interest. I have made an effort to include work beyond the formal research teams I am engaged with. As I have learned over my years as a researcher, projects rarely go as planned. Please keep in mind that the project plans are likely to evolve. If my plan looks ambitious it is because I have learned that […]

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A Scholarly Redefinement of Me

In a previous post for the Ontario Extend Scholar module, I explored my definition of scholarship, identifying that it is central to my practice as an educator. Since then I have been working on refining the scholarship page on my dossier website. Attending the LU Teaching and Learning Days was incredibly valuable as a deep-dive into reflecting on the characteristics of a 21st-century educator, which has me questioning the definition of scholarship and refining my teaching philosophy. My recent experiences […]

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What is this Teaching Dossier Anyway?

Some people have a big one and a little one. University professors submit a year-specific one but also keep a larger one. The teaching dossier is one component of their annual reports (that outlines research, scholarship, service, and other activities). For me, it is useful for accreditation and applying for opportunities like the open education fellowship and innovation champion positions I have been successful in obtaining. It needs to be cohesive. The presenters indicate that a teaching philosophy is the […]

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Scholarship: Defining the Center of Everything

Scholarship has been a core driver of my practice as an empowered educator for as long as I can remember. One of the earliest clearly defined influences on my career as an academic scholar was the late Pat Bailey from Laurentian University. She and Craig Duncan inspired me in the third year research courses. I entered the BScN program with the goal of being a Nursing Professor. Their enthusiasm for research, evidence-based approach to education and genuine care for their […]

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Reflecting on my SoTL Plan

I am so on the same page as Irene Stewart in her post and I hope she will be happy to know that I did make it to the end of the post! https://lgcoffeewfourcremes.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/dilemmas-with-the-scholar-module/ In looking at my SoTL plan, I wonder if I can even attempt to do this?? The course I would like to do this in is in the Winter so have limited time to come up with an OER, I don’t have any time on my […]

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SoTL #3 Refine Your SoTL Plan

I unfortunately ran out of time while working on Module 6 of the Extend mOOC last week and got super busy so am just now getting back into it. The 3rd activity in this module is asking us to begin writing a research plan for a area of interest and potential framework. I got some feedback from a previous post on the mOOC which helped me to reframe my thinking for my SoTL. I updated my SoTL here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nqdFesveX3nFgDteTvK7IvQ8ydmtSs36-1uFcqhUdc/edit?usp=sharing Photo by Andrew […]

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 6

I’m currently participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend mOOC focused on technology enabled learning.  As part of this medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) it was suggested that participants keep an ongoing set of notes to document and organize their thoughts about the experience.  As a way to document my experience I’m going to be keeping informal … Continue reading Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 6

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SoTL # 2 Engage with SoTL

The next step in the SoTL process with the Extend mOOC is to look at the benefits of SoTL and decide which might motivate me the most to engage in doing SoTL work. What I came up with is that it could lead to:~ Increased reflection on teaching and learning among colleagues, ~ A stronger overall faculty that values teaching and student learning, ~ A renewed faculty excitement about teaching and greater self awareness~ Better student outcomes For me, my […]

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Three Keys to SoTL

https://www.pexels.com/photo/colorful-raw-security-key-68174/ After viewing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDKHHyx7YY I started thinking about what SoTL means to me and was asked to identify and list three key characteristics of SoTL that resonate with your own experience and practice. This is what I came up with!!1. SoTL is about Inquiry and Action 2. It is about thinking about and reflecting on my teaching and if there are some things I could do better that will increase the students learning. 3. It is also about practicing new […]

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