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Digital Facilitation: Applying a Community of Inquiry Framework

Having spent many years as a K-12 educator, I now work as an Edtech Trainer with a company that provides learning management systems to K-12, Higher Ed, and business sectors. For this assignment, I will focus on incorporating the Community… Continue Reading →

Digital Facilitation – 3-2-1

I have outlined my initial response to this course’s focus on Digital Facilitation in a 3 (Questions) – 2 (Thoughts) – 1 (Simile) format below. I look forward to revisiting these thoughts and questions at the end of our course…. Continue Reading →

Digital Learning Resource

Humans and Technology for K-12 Learning: Combinatorial Creativity This is two-part webinar, aiming to share research and ideas with teachers as they navigate the challenges of trying to meet their students’ learning needs in online, face-to-face, AND hybrid learning environments…. Continue Reading →

Design Thinking: Mini-Manifesto and Empathy Methods

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Online Learning and the Digital Divide in Canada

(10 minute read) Myriad social justice issues surround online learning and the digital divide in Canada. This article attempts to identify critical issues that are necessary for Canada to address to overcome the existing digital divide that poses numerous barriers… Continue Reading →

MOOCs – Barriers to Access (Video)

Video: MOOCs – Barriers to Access Group Project: Earl Einarson, Jeff Goodes, Leigh McCarthy, Sue Reid, Marta Samokishyn Photo Attribution – Featured Image – Shane Rounce on Unsplash

Assignment 2 LRNT 525 Group E: An Empathy Driven Approach to Overcoming Resistance

  Group E, comprised of myself, Lisa Gates, Sandra Kuipers, Mark Regan and Lorne Strachan are happy to present our toolkit for change. Please take a few moments to view the video above (thanks, Mark!) and the linked document below… Continue Reading →

Change Management – Building Digital Learning Environments

Change management is approached through the lenses of theories, strategies or frameworks, models, and then adapted approaches to an organization’s culture (Biech, 2007). The change management theories that best align with my approach to leadership in a K12 digital learning… Continue Reading →

Leadership Reflections

Leaders working in digital learning environments face challenges and opportunities that technology and globalization have pushed to new and transformative goals in education. As a teacher in a K12 learning environment, I believe that the most important attributes of a… Continue Reading →

Amplifying All Student Voices and Inclusivity in Digital Learning Communities: Part A

Authors: Lisa Gedak & Leigh McCarthy Designing and fostering inclusive online learning environments where all students feel supported to learn, contribute, and participate is essential and increasingly complex. There are various barriers to student participation, based on a range of… Continue Reading →

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