You’ve Got a Way to Keep Me On Your Side, You Give Me Cause for OER That I Can’t Hide…

A Deeper Look Into OER Commons

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First Thoughts on OER Commons

Similar to a lot of my course peers, I too researched more into the OER Commons (OER means Open Educational Resources). Why did I choose this one you ask? Well, for starters Alec showed it to us in class the other night and it was interesting to me as I have never heard of it before. Before actually researching anything, I noticed that the home page looks professional, neat, easy to navigate and the colours really hooked me. So, at first glance it looks good… hopefully, that saying does not bite me in the tuchus later on… never judge a book by its cover, but I definitely am.

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I Found a Love, For Me, Darling Just Dive Right In, and Follow Me Please

My Love-Hate Relationship
with Social Media

Let’s Take a Trip Back in Time

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Hmm… I guess I would have to say that my relationship with social media is somewhat complex. I am of the age where I grew up alongside social media, learning about it and engaging with it from its early infancy, until what we see it as today. At first, I jumped on board without even knowing what it was. I had an email address at a young age, and of course, MSN. I wasn’t adventurous enough to dabble in online chat rooms that were open or anything of that nature. I played it quite safely. My peers started to jump head over heels into MySpace and Hi5, so like them, I too eventually ended up on those sites. Can I say I remember them well? Not really. I was really young and also not really into it. I was skeptical of a lot of it, and wasn’t comfortable using it, nor did I have enough computer access to really want to dive into it (that took away from MSN time and playing The Sims, remember?).

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‘Cause I’m Going to Stand By You, Even If We’re Breaking Down Assistive Technologies, We Can Find a Way to Break Through…

Assistive Technologies & Methods
(Week 4: Post 1)

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Experiences with Assistive Technology

Daniel, Darcy, Janeen, and Reid walked us through assistive technologies this week, and used breakout rooms in a unique way, by keeping small groups together and moving the facilitators from one group to another. This was interesting in the fact that we could move through content more quickly, and there was time to have discussions in a more condensed way.

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