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Spirit Week

I have the honor and the privledge of working at Bishop Carroll, one of the most fantastic schools in the city. We have a reputation for being one of the most welcoming high school communities. One of the ways we foster this sense of community is through relationship and team building opportunities.…

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Do Listening Styles Matter in Online Learning?

eLearning_IndustryCommunicating is all about what you say… Right? The skill of listening is often overlooked in discussions of communication styles and techniques. But without being able to listen—and recognize how your conversation partner prefers to listen—you are not truly communicating. Understanding the different listening styles can help you improve your e-Learning content too.

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Grading Participation?

Today, I had an unexpected and quite interesting conversation about grades, including how we evaluate participation, and so I wanted to record some ideas here for further discussion. In the past, while teaching both as a TA and in my first few years at the secondary level, I’ve always built a participation component into my overall schema. Continue reading

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Tips for Online Students to Work Successfully in Virtual Group

Whether on the job or in school, you’ll find yourself participating in group projects. Working in groups provides a great opportunity to collaborate with other seasoned professionals and explore different viewpoints, strategies and solutions.

Because group projects can sometimes be challenging, especially for the online learner, we’ve created an infographic detailing some best practices for online group work.

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Connected Courses

I was aware of this activity, and had the intention of signing up earlier, if only to participate very peripherally. Tweets by Mariana, Simon and Maha made me decide to take a look. T
I am still very interested in some of the issues that came up in rhizo14, particularly around notions such dialogue, participation, community, learning and silence.…

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The Happiness of Being Creative… Energizing Thoughts for the Start of My School Year

Is there anything better than starting a new school year? The crisp smell of fall in the air (or a blanket of snow the first week of school if you live in Calgary), the anticipation of meeting your new students, the hope and dreams of the year to come.…

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Why I teach

So #ccourses this week has asked the question why do I teach? And the answer is: Do I still teach? I am an instructional designer now rather than a face to face classroom educator. And I’ve never taught at a university, though I do teach adults.… Continue reading

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A creative writing MOOC to reclaim MOOCs

One of the earliest problems with the MOOC phenomenon was discord:  on one side there were distance/online education scholars devoted to digital learning as a transformative opportunity, on the other AI and Machine Learning mavens (whose models focused on the Tech side of EdTech) who were largely unaware of existing methods and progress and saw EdTech as a mechanism of convenience/ease/economy.…

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Building d.Teams with DEEPid

N.B.: This post can also be found on the #dtk12chat community page….

I’ve been talking with more people about design thinking (DT) lately, and the question about how to do DT within classes consistently resurfaces. It’s a great question, and, to be honest, I myself have been thinking for quite some time now about how to incorporate DT into our Latin program. Continue reading

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syndicating 4447 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs