The Challenges of 8:00 a.m. Classes.

The next activity in Module 2, eCampus mOOC is to identify a learner challenge. I thought my empathy map was too broad to identify a manageable challenge for this activity. So after reflection, I decided to ask my students about their current challenges in one of my courses. I facilitate a health-care communication's course in…

Digital Literacies: It’s Complicated!

My first activity in the Digital Literacies of Teaching module through eCampus Ontario extend mOOC is to consider what the concepts of digital literacies means to me. I say concepts and not definition because I have had to expand my thinking about digital literacy. Prior to the readings for this activity, I would have said…

Teaching and Learning is Like Making Smoothies.

Teaching and Learning is Like Making Smoothies Photo by Brenda Godinez on Unsplash This final activity in Module 1: Teacher for Learning in the eCampus Ontario Mooc is to explorer my metaphor for teaching. My metaphor for teaching and learning is smoothies. A smoothie has a solid protein base and I liken this is the…

Teachers Make Mistakes And It Can be A Good Thing.

The next activity in eCampus Ontario extend mOOC is to search through the faculty patchbook https://facultypatchbook.wordpress.com/ and find a paragraph that resonated with me. There were so many great patches that I found it hard to settle on just one. This activity is based on the concept of Thought Vectors. I think the concept of…

Do You Suffer From Expert Blind Spot?

Photo by Darwin Vegher on Unsplash This next Ontario Extend activity is find a concept in my discipline, break it into its component skills, and compare it to driving a car. Many students find learning software and managing computer files a challenge. I think it is like driving a car. Do you have everything you…

WIFM:What’s In It For Me?

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash The fourth activity in the Ontario Extend MOOC is to think about what motivates students to come to class and to engage with course material? It is easy to think: You need it for your future careerTo earn your diplomaYou will perform this task in the work world Photo by…

Spark Curiosity: Cornell Notes

Spark Curiosity Today I am having a cup of Rooibos tea my nephew sent me from Germany. There are hints of berries and the tea is pink. I am curious to know what is in it but the ingredients are listed in German. There has been a new trend of students coming to class without…

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping for Relaxation and Memory One of my favourite relaxation activities is to sit down with a cup of rooibos tea and colour. So, I was pretty excited to jump into this next activity and use the sketch pad on my Surface Pro to draw out "in colour" a mind map. While I have…