Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 3 Stretches

Kitten stretching on a bed

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 3 stretch challenges:

The Public Domain Review provides an immense resource of books, images, audio, and video content, all of which can be used in any way you can imagine. Explore their Collections.  The Collections are organized by Medium, Time Period, Tags, and Source- see if you can find something in your teaching area.  Share what you find. 

My selection was “Canada Through a Lens: The British Library Colonial Copyright Collection”  I think this item could be used to talk about colonial collecting, the strange things you find in archives, or how public domain images work.  Plus it included this gem of an image:

Find a quote in one of the discussion boards that resonated with you, plop it onto a pretty picture, and share it here!
I picked a quote by Mehrnoosh from the Technologist module that asked participants to define digital literacies.  The image I picked is by Troy Chen on Unsplash.

Take a trip with the OER World Map, and explore the map to find something of interest, something worth sharing, something worth reusing, from part of the world outside of North America.
While exploring the map I found Radiopaedia.org , an open-edit radiology reference resource out of Australia that includes wikipedia style articles, case studies, and online courses.  If you want to look at x-ray, MRI, ultrasound or other imaging photos this is the place.

Find/Curate/Share one or more articles or blog posts that you think the rest of our community should read. It should be something open access that everyone can read.

  • The article I found is:  Jennifer Barker, Ken Jeffery, Rajiv Sunil Jhangiani and George Veletsianos, “Eight Patterns of Open Textbook Adoption in British Columbia,”  International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 19, no. 3 (2018): https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i3.3723 It might be of particular interest to anyone who is interested in Open Textbooks, particularly with in the Canadian context, with a focus on the adoption and use of those textbooks in the class and room.
  • Not an article, but I would also really recommend watching Robin DeRosa’s TESS 2018 keynote, “Empowering Tech: On Oxymorons, Objectives, and Open Education

Start exploring at the index of all categories of media identified as Canadian on Wikimedia Commons — it will take a series of narrowing topics to find something, so go deep to find an interesting piece of media. 

Four women standing with curling brooms in knitted sweaters.

The image I picked is in the public domain and was uploaded by the Galt Museum & Archives. It was taken on January 26, 1955 and shows the Women’s Curling Alberta Championship team.  I may have picked this photo because of the fantastic sweaters worn by the team members. Also – corn brooms!

Here’s the path to the image I selected:

  1. Started in the Canada main category 
  2. Sports in Canada
  3. Sports in Canada by sport
  4. Winters sports in Canada
  5. Curling in Canada
  6. Group photographs of curling teams in Canada

Extend mOOC Radio
As part of an extra activity I participated in recording an episode of the extend mOOC Radio Show focused on the curator module.  The episode featured myself alongside Peg French, Jesslyn Wilkinson, and hosts Alan Levine and Terry Greene.  The show was a ton of fun to record. As a bonus, Peg French raps at the end of the episode and it is fantastic.

Featured image at top of post: by Jonathan Fink on Unsplash

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