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Scholar Module

Experimenter Module

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I’m an Experimenter!

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I’m an Experimenter!

It is now time to reflect on what you have accomplished through your experimentation efforts in this module. Prepare a detailed written reflection that includes responses to the questions below. Which three experimenter activities did you choose to complete and why? Include links to your Activity Bank responses. Identify and explain three overall lessons learned more… »

More than Quizzes

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More than Quizzes

Quizlet began as one learner’s method to improve their learning by creating online vocabulary quizzes and has grown to be a platform for creating sets of practice exercises for any discipline. Interaction types include content review, flashcards, matching games, spelling and more learning tools. Quizlet Live is a platform for producing in class interactive activities. more… »

Padlet Padlet

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Padlet Padlet

Creating a Padlet is often described as building a living, breathing web page. You will see it in use the Curator Module. Padlet offers a virtual bulletin board for sharing words, web sites, audio, video, and creating connecting between items. Padlets can be set up to allow contributions without logging on or they can be more… »

Cultivate Your PLN

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Cultivate Your PLN

A personal learning network, although often emergent and continually developing, does not just happen. It requires cultivation. To begin your thinking on how to cultivate your PLN, read Howard Rheingold’s Advice on Building a PLN. Find a professional group or individuals who align with your professional interests. Start by reviewing the Twitter EdChat calendar and more… »

Prototype Planning

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Prototype Planning

Now it is time to try out your chosen technology and design a prototype of your Technology-Enabled Learning Activity solution. Prototyping can sound daunting if you think of it in relation to engineering or lab work. But at its basic level, it involves putting a small tangible creation in front of your users instead of more… »

Learner Challenge Take 2

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Learner Challenge Take 2

After you have selected a technology for your Technologist Module project, refer back to the idea you defined for the Learner Challenge activity. Circle back to the Learner Challenge Bank padlet where you added your own challenge. This time add a new padlet post (again double clicking on an area near your first one) that more… »

Going Interactive With H5P

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Going Interactive With H5P

Here you will experiment with H5P as a way to add interactive web elements to almost learning content hosted in WordPress or LMS platforms such as Canvas, Moodle, or Blackboard (these may require a plugin), or any other web site where you can add custom HTML code. The name comes from the elements you create more… »

Consider This

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Consider This

Consider an element of your course for which you might want an accompanying image. Search for an openly licensed image using different search strategies and sites described in the Curator module. You might consider using: Creative Commons Search MediaWiki Commons Flickr Creative Commons Unsplash Pixabay Which one did you find easiest to use or best suited the kind more… »

The Collaborative Dining Table

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The Collaborative Dining Table

Think about the past year of your professional life… List the projects or ideas that you have collaborated on with others. Now, on a piece of paper, or using one of the Image tools in the Extend Toolkit, draw a dining table or modify an open licensed image of one. Choose one of the projects more… »

Find Your Fit

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Find Your Fit

There are many ways to search for Open Educational Resources. A great place to start your search might be by using a referatory. A referatory is a search that simply links out to content hosted elsewhere while repositories host file(s). Referatories may have broader reach, and you may find the same OER in a referatory and a repository. There are two main referatories for finding more… »

Misunderstood

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Misunderstood

Identify a concept that is often misunderstood in your discipline. Next, extend your thinking on this misunderstood concept. Can you think of an analogy that can help make the concept make sense to students? Does this analogy take into account where students are coming from in their previous experiences? Or how could you break that more… »

Mapping your PLN

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Mapping your PLN

As you explore Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) in greater depth, you will want to think about how you can use digital technologies to breathe new life into your professional growth and better support your teaching. A helpful approach is to map your own PLN. This activity asks you to consider and then represent who belongs more… »

Syllabus Concept Map

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Syllabus Concept Map

Mind mapping has been found to be an effective means of helping students organize new learning while reinforcing previous learning and improving information retrieval. Keep in mind that mind maps are not just good for students, they are great for teachers too. When planning your course, you could use a mind map to decide what more… »

Curation Creation

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Curation Creation

We have a collaborative Padlet and you are all invited to the population party. Padlet is a great tool for curating your own course resources, personal interests, and more (learn more about Padlet in the Extend Toolkit) You can make it as private or public as you like and include any mode of material. Our more… »

Empathy Map

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Empathy Map

Create an empathy map following these steps: Gather information from and about your learners. You may already have useful information that you have gathered through feedback from course evaluations, emails, and other communication, but ideally you’ll create a specific method of gathering feedback for this exercise. You might do this through conversations or other forms more… »

Cornell Notes

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Cornell Notes

Try watching a TED talk or conference keynote video yourself to practice your own note-taking skills using Cornell Notes. Split your page so that it looks like Cornell notes (see image below) Take notes that make sense to you in the right-hand (two-thirds) space. When you are done, use two different colour markers to highlight more… »

WIIFM

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WIIFM

Brainstorm a list of WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) from a student perspective. If you can’t think of more than “because you should know it,” then you need to talk to your students and get a better sense of where they are in their learning and where they are going. If you know your more… »

Like Driving a Car

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Like Driving a Car

To learn to drive, you require many component skills, including knowing where the gas and brake pedals are and when to use them, how to steer, when and how to use your mirrors, all while following the rules of the road. Experienced drivers find it very difficult to think of each component separately, not as more… »

Thought Vectors and Nuggets

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Thought Vectors and Nuggets

Find and make meaningful a “nugget.” Review The Faculty Patchbook, a collection of faculty authored overviews of specific pedagogical skills. Then, select one article that resonates with you. Select a passage from the article that grabs you in some way and prepare to make that passage as meaningful as possible. It could be a passage more… »

Your Metaphor

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Your Metaphor

Throughout the Teacher for Learning module we’ve explored various types of metaphors for teaching and learning. Prior learning was baggage. Motivation was drive. Mastery and organization of knowledge are like component building blocks toward a cohesive structure. Self-direction and metacognition are like our own internal GPS signaling our own personal wayfinding. Now it’s time to more… »

Learner Challenge

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Learner Challenge

The Define step is about narrowing in and identifying a problem, or in our case, a challenge, based on what you know and have discovered about your learner. This is key to the design process as it is the focal point that you will use to build your solution. It is tempting to start BIG, more… »

Using the SECTIONS Model to Evaluate a Tool

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Using the SECTIONS Model to Evaluate a Tool

Now that you have selected the technology that you will integrate into your teaching and learning, it is good practice to assess its fit beyond your learner challenge definition, to include other factors around support requirements. A helpful framework to guide this assessment is the SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates and shown here. It more… »

Three Keys of SoTL

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Three Keys of SoTL

Everybody involved in teaching has questions about the success of their practice. We deal with some of the questions informally all the time. In other cases, we seek to formalize our enquiry by doing research, and that is what the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is about. This video features several educators defining SoTL more… »

Just Like The Agora

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Just Like The Agora

The UDG Agora Project Challenge Bank is one of our inspirations. This collection of activities (which is much like our own Activity Bank) was created as part of a faculty development program for the University of Guadalajara specifically focused on integration of technologies and strategies that are effective on mobile devices. Explore the UDG Challenge bank more… »

Information as a Graphic

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Information as a Graphic

An infographic is “data, presented visually, that tells a story” (from Creating Infographics). We have no shortage of tools and articles for how to generate an infographic, but the most important steps happen before you open a tool- identifying your audience, the topic, researching and tracking the data you will use, and planning out the more… »

Virtual Field Trips

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Virtual Field Trips

Field work is an immersive and experiential way to engage students in the learning process. However, when you cannot hold a class on the Athabasca Glacier to examine glacial retreat or transport 60 students to Paris, France to study the urban form and function of the city, virtual tours provides a way to create that more… »

Built To Share

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Built To Share

Have you ever taken a photo or created a graphic that you would like to use or found the perfect image on the Internet and wanted to use it? It is time for you to learn about the location and attribution of openly licensed images (OER Commons) or see the Consider This! activity from the Curator more… »

Come In, Come In!

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Come In, Come In!

A bridge or hook is an effective teaching approach to gain a learner’s attention and build motivation. For this activity you will create a video that serves as a bridge or hook of interest to welcome students to your course. You will want to do something more creative than a talking head in front of more… »

Surveying

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Surveying

Online survey or audience response tools are powerful for capturing opinions and understanding your students or colleagues better. Explore an online survey tool.  Experiment by creating and conducting a five-question survey of your peers about ways to use technology-enabled activities. Users of the Google suite might try Google Forms, which store data in a spreadsheet more… »

A Serious Use For Silly Media

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A Serious Use For Silly Media

Most is know the animated gif as a means of expression an emotion via social media, but is there a more useful purpose in education. Absolutely. Think of this “short-form” video as way to show a phenomenon or the steps in a process where it would help understanding to see the steps repeated. For example, more… »

Holy CRAAP!

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Holy CRAAP!

Apply the Assessing Online Resources Using CRAAP assessment to one resource that you chose for your contribution to the shared Curation as Creation | Creation as Curation Padlet used in the Curation Creation activity.  Save your assessment. Click “Create document” to download a copy. As you complete the assessment consider what other questions or rubrics more… »

Engage with SoTL

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Engage with SoTL

Many SoTL practitioners, publications, and journals list potential benefits of a proactive approach to classroom scholarship, some of which are articulated in the video SoTL: Why Care?   The Making a Case for SoTL video by the Elon University Center for Engaged Learning also makes a case for institutions to support those faculty engaged in more… »

Refine Your SoTL Plan

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Refine Your SoTL Plan

Now we move into the phase where you will outline a research plan for an SoTL project in your area of interest. You will be doing your work in a document that will be used for the remaining activities in this module, and eventually shared in a SoTL Research Plan Folder with the ones done by more… »

Design Your SoTL Project

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Design Your SoTL Project

Now comes the interesting part: designing a SoTL project of your own. Based on the Scholar module and its consideration and design links, continue to build your own SoTL plan using the document created in the Refine Your SoTL activity (a copy of the template as a Google Doc or downloaded MS Word file). Include considerations of any more… »

Reflecting for Disseminating Your SoTL Project

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Reflecting for Disseminating Your SoTL Project

Reflective practice is a key component of SoTL activity.  Often, it is the reflections that practitioners make on their work that become the stimuli for their research ideas. In this latter phase of your planning process you should reflect on the process so far as you plan for the ways your project will be published more… »

Share Your SoTL Research Plan

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Share Your SoTL Research Plan

Now that you have completed the sections of the Scholarship module, you can begin to share your ideas with your peers and colleagues. One last activity is required to complete the Scholar module. It includes the following components: Share your SoTL Research Plan in the SoTL Folder. If you worked on your project plan as more… »

It’s Alive!

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It’s Alive!

Here is where you can sharing your technology enabled creation completed through the Technologist Module. In your response to this activity, write an explanation of the context and reasons why you choose to use a technology-enabled solution for your learning challenge. Include your process for empathizing with your learners, what you defined as your learner more… »