Author Archives: N. Nelson

About N. Nelson

A college professor with more than 30 years of teaching experience, I am constantly exploring how the current educational paradigm can be adapted to better meet the needs of today’s learners, while still reaching the mandate placed on us by the community and employers to prepare these students for life and careers beyond the college. I enjoy sharing my teaching experiences and expertise through Professional Development Workshops on topics such as Project-Based Learning, Flipping your Classroom, Impacting Student Success, Engaging Large Classes, and Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone. I am also willing to share my experiences and expertise on the processes required to meet the updated CEAB engineering accreditation requirements.

PBL and Polytechnic Education

I spend a good part of yesterday with a delightful delegation of Indonesian professors here on an Internship Program on Establishing Centres of Technology in Polytechnic. As part of a CiCan–Humber College partnership they spent the day at Conestoga looking … Continue reading

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Stretching Your EdTech Comfort Zone

We are privileged to be educators in today’s world. Advancements in technology provide us with myriad opportunities to enrich and enhance the learning that takes place in our classrooms. As we reflect on how we can integrate technology into our … Continue reading

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Introverts in an Active Learning Classroom

Research on active learning shows that engaging with the content makes it stick, peer learning supports better learning, and students’ enthusiasm for learning is increased. But does active learning work for all students? What about the introvert who is not … Continue reading

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Another Year of Tweets

If you’re looking for a starting point when researching anything to do with education, check out my 2015 Tweets posts in the Resources section. Here you’ll find a categorized recap of my tweets (@profNancyNelson) for the last year. From active … Continue reading

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Maximizing Learning for All Workshop

Here are the slides from this week’s workshop on Maximizing Learning for All: As you are planning your classes this fall remember that you need to “design to the edges“[1]. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) [2] helps frame our … Continue reading

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Active Learning – CEEA15 Workshop

Here are the slides for today’s CEEA15 workshop on Active Learning in the Engineering Classroom: Remember, our goal is to improve and deepen student learning through active and collaborative involvement in their own education!

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Ideas, Strategies, and Tools to Enhance the Teaching/Learning Environment

There are so many valuable educational resources available to us these days. Check out the 6 Months of Educational Tweets posts in the Resources section for a categorized recap of my tweets (@ProfNancyNelson) over the last six months. Make it your goal … Continue reading

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