Category Archives: education

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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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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The Essentials of Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) offers students the opportunity to explore and solve authentic, complex, open-ended problems. This approach encourages deeper learning, makes students more accountable for their own learning, and when implemented well, really engages students in what they are … Continue reading

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Active Learning Series – Flip that Classroom

As promised, here are the slides from yesterday’s workshop. Remember that our goal in flipping a classroom is to move away from a teacher-centric classroom to a student-centred learning environment. Hope to see most of you at the proposed E3 … Continue reading

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Providing Meaningful Feedback

Giving meaningful, constructive feedback is one of the more difficult tasks that we have to do as teachers. To maintain objectivity, we often choose to use rubrics (usually with explanatory comments), but sometimes that just doesn’t convey the depth and … Continue reading

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Back as a Facilitator again!

The opportunity to gather with old and new friends to talk about teaching is something I look forward to each year I facilitate at southwestern Ontario’s College Educator Development Program (CEDP). This program brings together new full-time faculty from six … Continue reading

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