About

The OCSA project aims to integrate online curation (OC) and social annotation (SA) into the classroom. Both strategies help develop critical thinking, research, reading, communication, collaboration, digital skills, and are excellent strategies for active learning classrooms.

Like disruptive technologies, both require new approaches to ensure student success: new pedagogical practices, teaching methods, learning activities, and assessment rubrics. This is why we have formed the OCSA team: with the support of Vanier’s Pedagogical Support and Innovation office (PSI), three teachers with release time are developing strategies, teaching tools, and resources to integrate online curation and social annotation …

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The OCSA project aims to integrate online curation (OC) and social annotation (SA) into the classroom. Both strategies help develop critical thinking, research, reading, communication, collaboration, digital skills, and are excellent strategies for active learning classrooms.

Like disruptive technologies, both require new approaches to ensure student success: new pedagogical practices, teaching methods, learning activities, and assessment rubrics. This is why we have formed the OCSA team: with the support of Vanier’s Pedagogical Support and Innovation office (PSI), three teachers with release time are developing strategies, teaching tools, and resources to integrate online curation and social annotation in their courses and promote their use among their peers.

The OCSA Community of Practice consists of other teachers who work with the OCSA team as they experiment with these strategies in their own courses.

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Our Areas of Focus

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Online Curation & Social Annotation @ Vanier

A site of curated resources on OCSA

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Students Should Be Content Curators

Video produced by college professor John Spencer.

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Metaliteracy/Information Literacy

This website is designed to provide information about the concept of metaliteracy.

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Integrating Online Curation and Social Annotation into Courses

By Patti Kingsmill, Posted on: Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ)

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OCSA Projects & Resources

As part of their mandate, the OCSA team has produced various resources:

“The Curation Process” by Patti Kingsmill is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0
“The Curation Process” by Patti Kingsmill. Licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

An OCSA Netboard which contains curated resources on online collaboration, metaliteracy, technopedagogy, peer-learning, peer-assessments, research, and the evaluation of sources, as well as resources created by the OCSA team:

Guides

Marking Rubrics

Other Resources

 

Integrating Online Curation and Social Annotation into Courses” an article published on la Vitrine Technologie Éducative website in which we describe the work we did in the winter of 2019

OCSA Team Members @ Vanier College


Patti Kingsmill
Pedagogical Support and Innovation


Judy Ingerman

Humanities



Kelly Macdonald

Social and Cultural Sciences


Heather Roffey
Biology