Mapping My Personal Learning Network (PLN)

The Final activity in the Ontario Extend, Collaborator Module was to map my PLN. The instructions had asked us to map a particular project. However, I extended beyond the instructions because I wanted to get a sense of who was already part of my PLN and where I want to develop my PLN. The tool…

The “How” In Cultivating My Personal Learning Network

The next Ontario Extend activity (in the Collaborator module) is to determine how to cultivate my personal learning network (PLN). This is timely for me because I have spent the last year seeking opportunities for growth and to expand upon what I would refer to as my personal learning circle. I think in the past…

My Collaborative Dining Table

The first activity of the Collaborator Module in the Ontario Extend mOOC is to reflect upon the process and people involved in a professional collaboration project. Inspired by the creative Prezi presentation by fellow extender Melanie Jones, I decided to make a PowToon of my reflection https://www.powtoon.com/online-presentation/g5MN1zwLmJH/?mode=movie# . Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash In…

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…

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…