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Change is Messy

“The threat of COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges for institutions of higher education. All parties involved—students, faculty, and staff—are being asked to do extraordinary things regarding course delivery and learning that have not been seen on this scale in the lifetimes of anyone currently involved.” Charles Hodges, et al. Before we jump into this … Continue reading Change is Messy

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Let go of your Ego

The road trip to collaboration. “Our ego wants to be acknowledged and right.” – Frederik Imbo For topic three, Networked Collaborative Learning, we, PBL group11 (aka Splace), tried a different approach. Our moderators assigned us a task that they thought suited the topic of the week and would allow us explore the potential of the … Continue reading Let go of your Ego

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OPEN or NOPE

I’d like to open this reflection with the following quote: “The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated.” ~ Catherine Cronin I am going to be open and transparent and say that this topic led me through my first deep dive into open education. … Continue reading OPEN or NOPE

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Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning

Over the past year, many designers, teachers, lecturers and facilitators needed to embrace online learning for the first time. This caused a high level of anxiety for some while others seemed to have adapted easily. While working through this course and exploring the Community of Inquiry, I feel that this adaptation was easier for thoseContinue reading “Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning”

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Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

“A personal learning network (PLN) is a group of colleagues, mentors, and professionals that you connect with to enhance your learning and take charge of your own professional development” Elizabeth Trach, Schoology Exchange The quote above resonated with me as it speaks to the autonomy you have in creating your learning networks. They are personal and drivenContinue reading “Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”