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About the Author

She is Associate Dean, Programs at Marianopolis College and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. She has been working in various ways in the field of education for the past 2 decades, including: teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in Japan and Canada; ESL teacher training at the undergraduate and graduate levels at McGill University; sociolinguistics research (MA in Second Language Education and PhD in Educational Studies at McGill); and as co-founder and Senior Managing Editor of the Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity (J-BILD), a collaborative peer mentoring journal.


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Published January 16, 2020

A Class Blog to Thin the Classroom Walls

Alison Crump, Marianopolis College

As an educator, in all contexts, I focus on pedagogical approaches that create spaces for learner agency, a sense of belonging, and collaborative participation. Some of my favourite and most memorable teaching moments come from learning contexts outside of the classroom, both in-person and online. One such moment occurred when I used a class blog to open up a course assignment to a public forum.