Recent Projects

eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows Open Practice Project

During the 2018 – 2019 academic year, I was supported by eCampus Ontario as an Open Education Fellow. The final component of the fellowship opportunity asked us to create an Open Practice Project.

I partnered with Rowan Bell-Marusich, a graphic design student at Cambrian College, to create this mini graphic novel, titled Opening: From Systemic Disenchantment to Empowerment in Higher Education.

Audio Vlog

As a component of my most recent EdD course, Leadership and Project Management in Distance Education, we were asked to create a capstone assignment that synthesized our learning across the course.

I decided to create this audio blog, two hours or so of recorded reflection, reaction, and goal-setting. I’m sharing it here because I really enjoyed the process, and look forward to engaging in some self conversation once a bit of time has passed.

Ontario Extend

Over the past few years, I’ve slowly plugged away at eCampus Ontario’s Ontario Extend program, participating in the drafting of the first iteration, jumping into a cohort-based delivery, hosting eCampus Representatives at my Teaching and Learning Centre for a northern cohort kick-off, and finally completing the program in a MOOC-format hosted on EdX.

I’d get so jazzed when I’d complete a module and earn one of the badges featured above, bragging shamelessly on Twitter, that the eCampus team started to call me “Badges O’Reilly”! So funny.

I highly recommend this program for individuals and pedagogical teams looking for a robust teacher-education program intended to enhance educators’ technological competence and fluency. I love that it’s been enhanced iteratively through design-based research practices, and I really appreciated its constructivist orientation, which places the learning in the hands of the participants – a great example of learning by doing.

Plus, look how awesome that final mega badge looks. Who wouldn’t want to be an Empowered Educator?!