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Our First EdTech SLAM!

It’s not quite in the same flavour as the poetry slams I’ve attended, and no chanting at those who go over time, “you bastard, you’ve ruined it for everyone, but it was well worth it.” Today I facilitated the first EdTech SLAM! for our academic technology support group, and it’s December so the group was small but enthusiastic. We had 8 presentations today: Consults at a distance with ODIN and WebEx Building your BBL course site in 3 minutes (or […]

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Post 9: Twitter

This is my final post for 9x9x25, and what fun it’s been. Thank you for engaging, reading, and offering newspaper wrapped fish and chips. The best part is that this is late, and finally, after a semester of driving myself and my students crazy to get things in on time, this one last final paper with find its way to Terry fashionably late. Somehow this restores just a tad of balance and karma to the world. At the beginning of […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Best of 2018: Free Research Articles

If you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. Best of 2018: Ten Free Research ArticlesIf you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research, PubMed is a great resource. However, sorting through a research database can be like drinking from a fire-hose. So, if you don't feel like sorting through a research database, here is a list of ten open access research articles about pain science, massage therapy and sports injuries.If you don't feel […]

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Week 15, Fall 2018

  It’s Week 15; we’re almost to the end of this fall semester! This week’s edition offers some thoughts about final exams as well as some upcoming training and learning opportunities. Check them out, and best of luck with this final week!    Engaging Teaching What is the Purpose of Final Exams, Anyway? via Giphy.com As you work your way through your final marking for the semester, you may be starting to ask yourself: What is the Purpose of FInal […]

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My Student’s Blog

I’ve talked a lot about my Positive Psych course the past few months. The last day of class was a work period for their final assignment — a reflection about their experience — during which we listened to our playlist from throughout the semester. As the last few students got up to leave, I found myself almost getting choked up. The song that just so happened to be playing in those final moments of our time together was “We’re Here […]

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

Open-Assessment: It’s Just Good Pedagogy #OER a reflection on OE Fellows Webinar 5: Introduction to Open Educational Practice #OEP from @eCampusOntario

As I reflect on the past term one of the big changes for me was how consciously open and flexible the course was in many ways. The course website was open and students had the choice of how they wanted to meet the learning outcomes. Not only were they involved in defining what the project would be they could choose how they shared their work. Rubrics in the course were also co-created. They defined how they wanted to participate, which ended up […]

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Grading – Half Empty or Half Full?

Tis the season it seems. Grading is on the minds of students as well as instructors I work with. This is not going to be a post about the merits or grading, or going gradeless, or better workflow, etc. Instead I need to reflect on a comment an instructor recently said while we were talking about giving feedback (and eventually grading). Sidenote: I am currently working with this instructor on using a single-point rubric to provide space for narrative and […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Planning the next tutor leadership day

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, we will be having our Fall Tutor Leadership day, a part day professional development seminar with two goals: continue to build a community for tutors and address emerging challenges tutors are facing in their practice. I am frantically trying to finish a pressbook with the tutors’ blogs for the OntarioExtend 9x9x25 challenge to use at the Leadership day and have decided to remove some of the suggestions about how to use the guide. I am […]

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End-of-term reflection

At the start of this project, Christa and I thought we would devote our final three blogs to Echo360. It’s a platform designed to enhance student engagement by incorporating interactive elements, such as quizzes and discussion boards, into lectures. You can also use it to livestream lectures or post them for later viewing — it even provides captions! I’ll talk a bit about Echo360 and my plans for it in my last post, but I first wanted to share some […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The Proverbial Why Blog Post (and is it a Howitzer?)

Blogging about blogging is a repeated trope inside this blog and I’d bet commonly elsewhere. Why do it again? It seems appropriate for my last (and consistently late, but one of the things about blogging is making your own rules) of nine posts for the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 challenge. I actually realized I was more than a few short, so resorted to back tagging 2 previously written ones from early October. Sue me (and c.f previous parenthetical on rules). After […]

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