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Step 1: Defining the search for #OER related to the Calgary Family Assessment Model #CFAM

Next term (starting mid January) I am teaching a brand new course and I would like to incorporate some open…

Frustrations with my first #OER YouTube video … I will be open – maybe – If YouTube lets me?

Armed with years of YouTube video-making experience, open videos on YouTube that I wanted to adapt in the spirit of openness, and a passion for open educational resources (OER) I set out to make my first CC BY licensed YouTube video. Today I reflect on the challenges I experienced as I put together the video below … and realized that my video might not actually be as open as I wanted it to be on YouTube.

Please help!! Refine my research ideas for #OER #OpenEdMOOC

Follow my thought process as I come to a research proposal idea … and please tell me if you see anything wrong with it! I am looking for feedback.

Creating, Finding and Using OERs #OER #OpenEdMOOC

In order to be open it is critical that educators have the skills to find and use Creative Commons licensed materials so they do not infringe on Copyright.

What is Open Education #OpenEdMOOC

Today’s MOOC experience is really challenging my reflective brain as so many questions are being raised about open education. As expressed in previous posts I share a core value with the open education community, but today I am struggling to fit Wiley’s (2015) definition of open with my reality. Below is an honest reflection on the open education movement as I consider if I can be on the cutting edge of this movement in Ontario.

Exploring my YouTube Copyright #OpenEdMOOC

A reflective look at Copyright vs. Creative Commons of YouTube videos – a first step towards responsible openness.

Why you should Embrace Openness as a Value #OpenEdMOOC

I first heard of the open education movement during a life changing experience that ran in August called Ontario Extend. Since then I have dove into the movement head first by engaging with peers on Twitter, exploring opportunities through eCampusOntario, adopting (and reviewing) an open textbook, and taking a course called Introduction to Open Education through edX. This journey has been exciting and challenging as you may be able to tell if you follow my blog. Please join my connected community as I delve deeper into the open education movement, exploring the evidence around it. 


A desire to make a difference is at the core of what drives me to be innovative. I tend to come up with big ideas about how I want to do something. Some people think these ideas are crazy!

Starting Something New

I participated in a technology institute where they had daily activities to encourage interaction among a group of educators who…

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