Author: Helen

Reflective Retrospective

As a culminating task for my work as an Ontario open education fellow (OEFellow), I’ve taken time to reflect on my open educational practices (OEPr) and how this past year has shifted my teaching and learning. I had to first frame this retrospective within the framework of my stated research plan. ” My OEFellow journey

Data Visualization

This is a collection of images I’ve created as a chapter by chapter review of the book The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization by Alberto Cairo (2013). Further information is available on the related website about the book. This began from a series of graphic images I was creating during a

Defining MY open

Defining and Refining Definitions of ‘Open’ and ‘Fellowship’ Defining my open was shaped by the application video for the OEFellows with eCampus Ontario. My notion of “open”, in reflection of my open fellowship experiences with eCampus Ontario, has shifted through multiple meanings and multilayered understandings, as suggested by Pomerantz and Peek (2016) in Fifty Shades

9x9x25 #9: Who moved my cheese?

It started from a post in a course discussion forum when someone mentioned the book Who Moved My Cheese. So off I go to read and review the Wikipedia entry to learn more. I was struck by the notion of change being a constant. It linked to a quote I’d heard that the only thing you

9x9x25 #8: Breaking things

I’ve been thinking and doing some reading about assessment and feedback, particularly in light of the ‘disposable assignment’ conversation. If you haven’t read anything on this topic, I’d suggest David Wiley’s Open Pedagogy and Michael Paskevicius’ Killing the Disposable Assignment as a starting point. I’ve been contemplating just what a disposable assignment entails, looks like, or

9x9x25 #4: Citizenship in the HE classroom

I’m excited about presenting at the first ever Digital Citizenship Summit in Canada. It’s being held in Toronto with a number of well known speakers and thinkers in the K-20+ digital citizenship spaces and places. We’re all coming together to have conversations about challenging topics in these days of fake news and fact checking. So

9x9x25 #3: My Feedback

It’s a tough job giving and receiving feedback. I’ve written about feedback before [Feedback Please] but I’m looking at it somewhat differently now. I understand the power and potential of feedback to achieve learning goals. In my mind, I know that feedback is important. What I’m realizing now, more than ever, is the emotional reaction
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