Open matters with #OCL4ED

The term, open, is so wide that by searching for content for this blog post, I have stumbled upon so many pages with many different understanding and applying of the term. There are, among others, pages on open education, open sources, open and free resources, open databases and free sites for publishing and sharing.…

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Digital Literacy and Context

Computers and the Internet have provided a blank slate to create. Lacking one single governing authority, sites have the freedom to create communities in the ways they see fit. With each new site conventions crop up are meaningful to the users of the community.…

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ETMOOC – It has been a busy year

I am not sure how to start this but this is what I have been doing since the end of ETMOOC.  I was an ETMOOC dropout, toward the end I just was too busy to keep up.  So here is what I have been doing since ETMOOC.…

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Resilience


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Resilience. For yourself. For your students.

My friend Susan Spellman-Cann created the HaikuDeck and a blogpost, “Bent But Not Broken” to guide us in resilience.

She says, ” We need to see students as they should be and help them to see what they are capable of becoming.…

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Reflections of my #ETMOOC experience

In January last year, I signed up for an unforgettable experience with the Educational Technology & Media Massive Open Online Course, or ETMOOC for short. I deliberately use the word ‘unforgettable’ because, 12 months later, ETMOOC is still in my life through Google + and my personal learning network on Twitter.…

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Bloggers get writer’s block too

I recently started another online course about how to teach online. This act usually is followed by more blog posts, as I try to make sense of my learning, but so far this hasn’t happened.   The first week stimulated the usual flurry of enthusiasm and creative thought.  Then I crashed—my creativity dried up and I have found it hard to pay attention to the discussions and assignments and to write about my learning journey.  Something happened that made the topic of online learning more than just a theoretical exercise.…

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Poverty, Equity, Deficits, and Differences

I’ve been doing more and more reading on the state of Manitoba’s and Canada’s children in relation to poverty and equity in education. There are so many research studies that show the powerful effects of poverty in educational outcomes (for … Continue reading Continue reading

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#etmooc: Singing Happy Birthday to a Course

It’s not often that I’m invited to attend a birthday party for a course—but then again, it’s not often that I find myself immersed in a learning opportunity that produces the sort of sustainable community of learning that #etmooc has.

etmoocThat wonderful massive open online course (MOOC)—the Educational Technology and Media MOOC that Alec Couros and others offered to great acclaim in early 2013—was something that many of us heard about from colleagues or simply stumbled across during our general online explorations of MOOCs last year.

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ETMOOC Anniversary #etmchat Twitter Chat

On Tuesday January 14th I hosted an #etmchat Twitter Chat for the Post Etmooc community to celebrate the anniversary of ETMOOC. My friend Susan Spellman Cann co-hosted and Alec Couros, instigator and lead learner in ETMOOC, was our guest.…

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