Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 6

Set of coloured paints

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 blog notes that reflect on what I’m learning and the activities I’m engaging in via the mOOC.

Module 5 of the mOOC is called “Scholars” and is focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with an emphasis on identifying instructional practices that might work in your classroom. I’ll be working through this module’s activities this week and will be sharing my work below as I complete it:

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Introducing the Beyond the Lecture ebook

The super secret and exciting project that Andrea Eidinger and I have been working is finally out there in the world! Today we launched Beyond the Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History, an open educational resource focused on innovative pedagogy in Canadian history.

This is the first ebook in the new ActiveHistory.ca ebook series, with an additional publication being released soon.

Cover design by Taylor Jolin.

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 49: Event Codes of Conduct

In this episode I’m talking about conference and event codes of conduct, what they should include, what a good code looks like and why they are important.

I would love to hear about your experiences writing, using, or enforcing a code of conduct. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
NCPH Events Code of Conduct
-“Your Science Conference Should Have a Code of Conduct
-Kelly J. Baker, “Should Academic Conferences Have Codes of Conduct?

Rapid Reads:
-Emily Lonie, “To Charge or Not to Charge: Use Fees in Archives

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 5

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 blog notes that reflect on what I’m learning and the activities I’m engaging in via the mOOC.

Module 5 of the mOOC is called “Experimenters” and is focused on challenging participants to try new things, embrace experimentation, and integrate elements of the other modules. I’ll be working through this module’s activities this week and will be sharing my work below as I complete it:

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 5 Stretches/Daily

Tabby Cat stretching

The #ExtendmOOC I’m currently participating in has ‘stretches’ built into it.  These stretches often pose a question, require some creative thinking, and are quick fun activities,  The stretches are made available throughout each module and are considered extras.  I’ve really enjoyed these activities – partially because a lot of them have involved memes, gifs, and images.  Here are my responses to the module 5 stretch challenges:

Use Youdubber to mix the video of one YouTube video with the audio from a second, and experiment with how a music track might change the mood of the original video.
I couldn’t resist the temptation to make this activity reflective of my interests…enter a mashup of sheep herding and Doctor Who theme music. Yep. It is a good as it sounds.

#oext328 Write a logical sounding sentence using wordoid. (Wordoids are made-up words. They look unique and sound natural).

“There were a lot of learnisms in that conference presentation.”

Learnisms

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 48: Reimbursement Culture

Pile of coins on left, right side reads "Episode 48: Reimbursement Culture"

In this episode I discuss reimbursement culture, the unacknowledged costs of academic travel, and the burden of out of pocket travel.

I would love to hear about your experiences and suggestions for tackling reimbursement culture. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Pamela L. Gay, “The unacknowledged costs of academic travel
-Melonie Fullick, “It’s time to rethink academic conference funding
-Jessica Sagers, “Reimbursement policies make academia less inclusive

Rapid Reads:
-NCPH, Best practices in job postings

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 4 Stretches

Person stretching with brown trees in background

The #ExtendmOOC I’m currently participating in has ‘stretches’ built into it.  These stretches often pose a question, require some creative thinking, and are quick fun activities,  The stretches are made available throughout each module and are considered extras.  I’ve really enjoyed these activities – partially because a lot of them have involved memes, gifs, and images.  Here are my responses to the module 4 stretch challenges:

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 4

Teamwork makes the dream work with two cats giving high-fives

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 blog notes that reflect on what I’m learning and the activities I’m engaging in via the mOOC.

Module 4 of the mOOC is called “Collaborator” and is focused on connecting with other instructors, building personal learning networks, and the benefits of collaboration. I’ll be working through this module’s activities this week and will be sharing my work below as I complete it:

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