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Paramedic Open Textbook Project

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.  These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.  These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. Continue reading Paramedic Open Textbook Project

Hiatus

Hello friends, apologies for the absence of up-to-date and current posts.  I have just completed a move to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.  As you can imagine with a sudden move, the past couple of months has been very busy. I am settling into a new position with Justice Institute of British Columbia and hope to be posting regular content again soon.   Thank you for … Continue reading Hiatus

Five Tips for Effective Online Facilitation with Infographic

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding profession.  Teaching within online environments is uniquely challenging, given the remote and seemingly impersonal relationship between the educator and the student.  This infographic was created to increase the educator’s effectiveness when facilitating their course(s) online. Continue reading Five Tips for Effective Online Facilitation with Infographic

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The Paramedic Open Textbook Project

What is an Open Textbook? An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers, and members of the public. They are available for free as online versions and in a variety of file formats (e.g., for eReaders, editable files like XML and HTML), and as low-cost printed versions, should students or faculty … Continue reading The Paramedic Open Textbook Project

Critical Inquiry of Lynda.com – Part Two

As part of our group critical analysis assignment for the Royal Roads Masters of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT) program, we will be exploring curated video libraries, specifically the video-based education offered through Lynda.com.  My group will approach this modality during our analysis through four key areas including retention, accessibility, implications of abundant content, and the cognitive load effects.  I have chosen to look closely and dive deep into the accessibility (and limitations of accessibility) of video-based education through Lynda.com. Continue reading Critical Inquiry of Lynda.com – Part Two

Critical Inquiry Introduction – Lynda.com

This was originally posted through collaboration by my student team with Royal Roads University through Creative Commons license as part of a course requirement.  Original article: Student WordPress Activity 2 of the LRNT526: Inquiry into Contemporary Issues in Learning Technologies course at Royal Roads University challenged students to form groups of four, choose a digital modality that we would like to explore, research that modality, … Continue reading Critical Inquiry Introduction – Lynda.com

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Adaptive Leadership

Leadership in a Digital Learning Environment Lead by example and lead from behind.  If I had an ethos to briefly describe my leadership style, that is how I would summarize my approach.  Through motivation and inspiration, I strive to foster autonomy and innovation from the teams I work with.  Often saying “I trust your judgment,” as I push a team member out of the nest … Continue reading Adaptive Leadership

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Design Principles: The Paramedic Educator

Design principles sound like something reserved for artists, graphic designers and hipsters.  In fact, design principles are a tool to help ensure better, more consistent experiences for a user.  The user can be an organizations team members, customers,  clients, or in our case – the student. Continue reading Design Principles: The Paramedic Educator

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12 Apps of Christmas

Day 9: Nearpod This was originally posted by ETUG under Creative Commons license as part of their 2017 12 Apps of Christmas feature.  Original article: ETUG Blog What is it? Nearpod is a web-based and mobile application that allows educators to deliver their lessons interactively to students while monitoring their progress in real-time. Educators can download curated lessons from the Nearpod library, create personalized interactive … Continue reading 12 Apps of Christmas

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Design Thinking and Student Engagement

This blog post was written in partnership with my classmate and friend Todd Pezer.  This blog post was originally written as part of a course requirement for the Royal Roads Master of Arts in Learning and Technology program. Design thinking is a human-centred iterative process utilized to gain empathy for the view of others to a complex problem.  This process is employed prior to the search … Continue reading Design Thinking and Student Engagement