Teacher for learning

9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

9x9x25 – Week 3: My Feedback

It’s a tough job giving and receiving feedback. I’ve written about feedback before [Feedback Please] but I’m looking at it somewhat differently now. I understand the power and potential of feedback to achieve learning goals. In my mind, I know that feedback is important. What I’m realizing now, more than ever, is the emotional reaction […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

9x9x25 – Week 3: My Feedback

It’s a tough job giving and receiving feedback. I’ve written about feedback before [Feedback Please] but I’m looking at it somewhat differently now. I understand the power and potential of feedback to achieve learning goals. In my mind, I know that feedback is important. What I’m realizing now, more than ever, is the emotional reaction […]

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

Can I get a badge yet? @OntarioExtend Teacher for Learning

As I watch my colleagues earn badges for the Ontario Extend modules I ask myself why I haven’t gotten around to applying for any of them yet. *sigh* I was part of the first cohort of the modules as one of the lucky guinea pigs who worked through the activities in-person and provided feedback on the online version. Through daily extends I naturally worked through a lot of the content needed for badging. 1. Identifying a concept that is often […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

Dusting Off My Extension Cord

I’m coming back to this blog site since there’s a new purpose to participate and extend my thinking! I’ve been tagged into the eCampus Ontario 9X9X25 blogging challenge. It started with this tweet from Terry Greene. The 9X9X25 Challenge has currently been promised 7200 sentences of reflective writing about teaching and learning over the next […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

A running start to 2018-19

As I look ahead to the 2018-19 academic year, I see a great trajectory for Ontario colleges and universities. On top of the exemplary programs already on offer from our institutions, we are seeing growing interest from prospective students in flexible online pathways to skills and credentials that will provide them with a range of academic and career pathways to pursue. Five themes are coming to the fore and we are seeing increasing activity across our member institutions to implement […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Embracing the nudge

I recently attended WCET’s annual summit that examined Ethical and Equitable Access in Digital Learning. It’s been a few years since I’ve attended a WCET event and I’ve missed the high-level discussions that occur at them, often on topics that are just about to emerge in mainstream higher education conversations. This year’s event was no exception, and the timing was perfect for the theme. The summit was promoted as an opportunity for rich discussion on three topics: Equity as a […]

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East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Ideas from Lead Extenders, West Cohort

Taking the Plunge

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash A very special Ontario Extend welcome to #ExtendWest-ers – the @OntarioExtend Extend West cohort.  It’s great to see how many of you have decided to take the plunge and leap into the Ontario Extend pool! For those of you arriving at this blog post who aren’t in the #ExtendWest cohort, you can still join in the fun at any time through Ontario Extend. This week, we’re exploring the Teacher for Learning module.  As an alumnus of #ExtendEast, […]

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eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs

Extend: Teacher for Learning

After some (well, repeated) gentle browbeating from T. Greene, it’s time to add my small contributions to the activities of Extend. It is such a worthwhile project, I am not sure what took me so long. Mine may not be the most innovative of exercises, but they have been tried and tested on at least one cohort of learners. I never taught the same course twice as the college wanted courses re-designed and the most efficient and economical way forward […]

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