Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

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As my capstone project for my time as an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow, I worked with Skylee-Storm Hogan to write a white paper on Open Education and Indigenous Knowledge.

This white paper looks at the current state of Open Education Resources in Canada and the integration of Indigenous Knowledge into OER. Spoiler – it is pretty sparse and there’s more work to do. We also provide some recommendations of how OER creators can think critically about sharing Indigenous Knowledge and work on building relationships with Indigenous folks.

You can see the complete report here.

Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives

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This week I presented a webinar on “Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series.

The webinar focused on the basics of setting up, planning, and implementing digitization projects at community archives. It will include how-tos, potential workflows, and best practices for digitization initiatives. I spoke a lot about some of the digitization work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and share some of the examples of projects we have undertaken.

You can checkout my slides and notes here and you can watch a recording of the session here.

Featured Photo by Andrey Konstantinov on Unsplash

Community Archival Description and Community Access

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This week my colleague Jenna Lemay and I presented on “Community Archival Description and Community Access” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series.

Our webinar focused on how the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre does archival description and archival access. We provided an overview of the Centre’s approach to both and also discussed specific projects and examples.

You can view our slides here. Additionally, the session and part of the discussion were recorded.

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OE Fellows Open Ed Week Kick-Off Webinar

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As part of my role as an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow, I’m participating in a community conversation webinar about open education. This webinar will kick off Open Education Week on March 2nd at 12:30 pm and bring together the 2019-20 cohort of OE Fellows.

From the webinar description:
Learn more about their experience acting as open ed ambassadors on campus, and learn all about their final projects and contributions to the field of open education as they wrap up the year. Come with all of your questions

You can register at: https://ecampusontario.zoom.us/webinar/register/1015797962352/WN_a_AUj4fQSFiWcoQF1dartg

Context Matters: Indigenous Knowledge and OER

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As part of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows project I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Skylee-Storm Hogan on a couple of projects. As always, this collaboration has been a joy and I’ve learned so much from work with Skylee-Storm.

Part of this work has included creating a video that explores the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and OER. I’ve shared the video below and if you’re interested you can also checkout our slides and notes here.

Building Relationships: Indigenous Knowledge and OER

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As part of the Technology + Education Seminar + Showcase (TESS) I had the opportunity to be part of an Ignite session and share some of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows (OE Fellows) work.

I shared a quick presentation on the intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and Open Educational Resources. You can see my slides and speaking notes here.

As a note, this presentation is built upon the research project I’m undertaking as an OE Fellow and I will be sharing more detailed research soon.

Image: Braided sweetgrass, Wikimedia Commons Upload by jamfam1000, CC-BY-SA.

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 53: OE Fellows Update

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In this episode I reflect on the first few months of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows appointment. I talk about the open community, Canadian history and open, and the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and open educational resources.

I would love to hear about your experiences with open education and open practice. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
Whose Voices Get To Be Heard? A Reflection on History and Open Education
Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Culture

Rapid Reads:
I am a Historian I Make Exhibits by B. Erin Cole

Read the transcript, download, or listen now.

Photo credit: Roan Lavery on Unsplash

All The Project Updates

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It has been a busy Spring and as summer slowly drifts into view, I thought it would be appropriate to share a bit of the work I’ve been up to over the past few months. I am just going to be sharing high level updates but please feel free to reach out if you want more details about any of the projects mentioned.

Continue reading All The Project Updates

Gettin’ Air with Terry Green

I was recently a guest on the Gettin’ Air with Terry Green podcast. Gettin’ Air is all about technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education.

Terry and I had a great chat and we talked a bit about my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Active History, the eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows Program, and the Beyond the Lecture OER.

Basically, I gushed about all the open projects I have had the privilege and opportunity to participate in. Thank you Terry for the invite! This was a ton of fun to record. Check out the show notes fore more information.