Here we go, yet again, setting another year of goals. I wrote a piece around this time last year about my goal setting process and it’s safe to say this year I threw that out the window. If 2021 taught me anything, it’s that no matter how planned a goal may be, you may not … Continue reading 2022
Hello friends -- save to say (as of May 6, 2021) this is not going to be a weekly blog and I should probably change my main page. Maybe the new goal should be one a month? I have a newfound and deep respect for those writing daily or even weekly. No easy task. Anyways, … Continue reading Reblog: Open Pedagogy as a High-Impact Practice
Ok, first thing first, this should be blog 8/52, and this is… indeed… 2/52. In my own defence, I have actually been writing just nothing that I deemed "publishable." This is a learning curve, folks. We're going to use the opportunity of Open Education Week to catch up, so tune in next week for lots … Continue reading The “Grad School Thing” as a First-Generation Student
Around this time last year, I made a New Year’s resolution to write more. As a chemistry undergraduate minoring in earth science, writing anything other than lab reports was not a common occurrence. The semester started, I started writing my thesis, and my ‘intro to quantum mechanics’ professor decided we were going to learn about … Continue reading 2021 and “The Blog”
International Open Access Week begins in thirty minutes. In the light of COVID-19, the impact and value of open access, especially open educational resources (OERs), has been at the fore of many conversations as higher education institutions across the country have moved to online or hybrid models. The following documents are advocacy guides for students … Continue reading Open Educational Resources (OERs) Advocacy for Students.
St. Francis Xavier University is one of only two schools in Nova Scotia offering in-person, on-campus delivery of classes in fall 2020. While there were mixed reactions to the re-opening, the student response was overall positive. That feeling of positivity has waned with the latest, July 10th released from the university: Release of Liability Waiver sent … Continue reading Doubling down on a “student-centred” university in COVID-19.
(Adapted from Tiff's Tips for Online Learning during the COVID-19 Crisis.) With the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many changes in the world. One of the places where these changes are the most visible is in higher education. Almost overnight universities changed from in-person courses to nearly 100% online models. A change that for some classes, we will … Continue reading Tiff’s Tips for Online Learning in Fall 2020.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many changes in the world. One of the places where they are the most visible is in higher education. Over the past few weeks, dozens of universities have ended face-to-face delivery of courses and moved to distance models. There has been a lot of support shown to professors … Continue reading Tiff’s Tips for Online Learning during the COVID-19 Crisis.