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

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