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Rebecca

Preparing online teams for success

I’ve been teaching online for more than five years and most of my courses involve a significant teamwork project. In my course on the Design and Instruction of Online Courses course, I highlight to my students that most students have never been taught …

I used to see blog posts

I used to see blog posts In everything I did While walking the words would come to me While showering the words would come to me While sleeping the words would come to me But today the world is silent Friends lost Parents lost There is a silence in my …

My #DevLearn conference insights – Day 2 & 3

Keynote Augmented Human: How Technology is shaping the new reality What might not be clear from the title is that this session was all about Augmented Reality (AR). This was presented by Dr. Helen Papagiannis who is author of the book Augmented Human. …

My #DevLearn conference insights – Day 1

The first keynote – Sophia the robot The conference began with the initial keynote done by Sophia the robot. Honestly I would say that this keynote was not up to the standard of what I have come to expect of a DevLearn keynote. I was a little dis…

Awkward silence

I’ve been reflecting on the complex topic of hybrid video – and specially, video conferencing when there is a large group (like a classroom) face-to-face but also a group of people online. Even when the groups are not large – say 6 on…

Time saving tips when teaching online

What time saving tips to do you have? How do you stay sane while providing students with meaningful feedback?
I found myself teaching three courses in a semester. I found myself typing in the same things over and over. At first, it was my Zoom room URL…

Designing your professional online presence

Have you taught an ePortfolio / online presence course? This summer I had the privilege of designing and teaching a course that involved creating ePortfolios. I drew upon a lot of my prior experience and knowledge about open education and online learni…

Gettin’ Air

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Terry Greene for his podcast Gettin’ Air. It was great to spend some time chatting with him about open pedagogy, online teaching, and the Virtually Connecting origin story – f…

A different lens #patientnarratives

An article in the BMJ blog about The transformative power of patient narratives in healthcare education crossed my stream today. This timing could not be more appropriate as I am working on the discussion for my dissertation and working through the con…