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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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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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Deep Dive

When reading the instructions for this Extend activity, I saw the first one that said “take a look at these course trailers and make a 30 second commercial or trailer for your course.” I got excited as I had already done a course trailer in another EdX course I took and wanted to do some fixes to it so I went ahead! I remember it being frustrating to work with Raw Shorts for the first time and with only having […]

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Mapping my PLN

Photo from Chris Jobling https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpjobling/ I decided to use Coggle to map my PLN and quickly learned a few things! One, you have to pay to be able to use extra features which I wasn’t prepared to do as am not 100% certain if I will continue to use it. Not having access to certain features made it difficult to connect some of the nodes and people in my PLN to each other if they were in different nodes. I […]

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The Collaborative Dining Table

When I started doing my dining table, I decided to make it on a Prezi…it wasn’t until later in the directions that I learned that I was to share a picture of my activity! This posed a bit of a problem for me as the Prezi zoomed in and out to my information so the overall picture doesn’t necessarily show all of my work unfortunately! I decided to try using my Twitter account and post it there (as a picture) […]

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Holy CRAAP

My OERs actually all passed the CRAAP test, which I think as others have pointed out is due to the fact that I try to think critically about all of these things when I am looking at resources to begin with. It is nice though to have some way to assess things that you find to ensure you aren’t just throwing random information at them (which is easy with how much info is available!). I’m hoping to look into adopting […]

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Curating the mOOC

When I read the instructions to find an activity I did that has a good number of responses, I struggled because none of my posts really generated that much response! Then I went back and found Krista McCracken’s discussion regarding no one having done the readings and that really resonated with me as this is a big challenge in my courses as well! I feel like I have tried so many different techniques to help with this, but still don’t […]

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So Many Resources!!

“Down the Rabbit Hole” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by valkyrieh116 I found myself going down a rabbit hole, quickly!!! My search led to more information than I could handle as it was all interesting and I wanted to use everything!!! Then I remembered…MIND MAP! I forgot to do a mind map to try to narrow down my search and be specific about what I wanted to look for and remember that I was looking for resources for my students, not for me! My mind […]

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