Jessica O’Reilly

Instructional Developer (Faculty)

Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub

Cambrian College

1400 Barrydowne Rd.

Sudbury, ON  P3A 3V8

(705) 566-8101 x 6395

jessica.oreilly@cambriancollege.ca

PROFILE

I am an educator, an emerging scholar, an instructional designer, and a passionate learner. I champion open educational practice, critical digital pedagogy, and inclusive design. As such, my ethos as an educator is one of student empowerment and possibility, coupled with high standards and a constant call for learners to push further. I am passionate about the valuable role that educators play in the lives of others, and wish to support the actualization of critically-informed praxis, particularly within fully online learning contexts.

Currently a provisional doctoral candidate, my goal is to contribute to the growing body of open education impact research.

EDUCATION

2021

Doctor of Education in Distance Education

Athabasca University, Athabasca AB

2013

Master of Education in Curriculum Studies

University of Western Ontario, London ON

2012

Bachelor of Education, Intermediate – Senior English & Biology

University of Western Ontario, London ON

2010

Master of Arts in Literatures of Modernity

Ryerson University, Toronto ON

2008

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature

Laurentian University, Sudbury ON

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Instructional Developer (Faculty)

Cambrian College, 2017 - Present

Provide faculty support, consultation, and professional development opportunities related to technology-enabled learning, blended and fully online deliveries, as well as innovative and disruptive pedagogies. Design, develop, and deliver fully online and blended courses. Active participant on several college-wide committees and communities of practice.

Senior Instructional Designer and Adjunct Professor

Cambrian College, 2015 - 2017

Supported the design and development of technology-enabled learning materials, from discrete learning objects to full courses. Provided guidance, coordination, and direction to the larger instructional design team. Designed and delivered several asynchronous online courses.

Education Advisor

Health Sciences North, 2013 - 2015

Provided expertise, direction, development, implementation and training for educational initiatives (both online and in-service). Supported the professional development of HSN employees and affiliates. Acted as the organization expert in technology-enabled learning and recommended andragogical practices.

Adjunct Professor

Lambton College, 2011 - 2013

 

Taught college-level courses, both online and face-to-face, primarily to students enrolled in health sciences programs. Engaged in a number of professional development opportunities, completing the Intercultural Competency award, and the Technology-Enabled Education certificate.

PUBLICATIONS

O’Reilly, J. & Bell-Marusich, R. (2019). Opening: From systemic disenchantment to engagement in higher education. Retrievable at https://jessoreilly.ca/portfolio/wrapping-up-ecampus-ontarios-

open-education-fellowship/

O’Reilly, J. (2017). Patch nineteen: Be kind online. In T. Greene (Ed.), Open Faculty Patchbook. Retrievable at https://facultypatchbook.wordpress.com/

O’Reilly, J. (2013). Thinking beyond universal discourses regarding student-centered learning. In C. Dishke Hondzel (Ed.), Diverse perspectives on adult education (pp. 29-36). London, ON: Create Space.

O’Reilly, J. (2011). Thinking back through her mother: Maternal ambivalence in a selection of Virginia Woolf’s autobiographical writing. Thesis. Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks

FELLOWSHIPS

OER Research Fellowship

Open Education Group, 2019 - 2020

Open Education Fellowship

eCampus Ontario, 2018 - 2019

INVITED TALKS

Open pedagogy panel. Webinar co-facilitated for the Open Education Consortium’s Open Pedagogy Webinar Series (2019).

Growing open education initiatives. Presentation co-facilitated at the eCampus Ontario Open Education Ontario Summit (2018).

H5P interactive content: Not a barbeque sauce! Webinar co-facilitated for the Educational Technology Committee’s Lunch and Learn Series (2018).

Exploring open education practices. Co-facilitated webinar for eCampus Ontario’s Open Education Week (2018).

Introduction to open educational resources. Facilitated webinar for eCampus Ontario’s Open Education Week (2018).

Introduction to open educational practices. Co-facilitated webinar for eCampus Ontario’s Open Education Fellows’ Webinar Series (2018).

Open media: Using audio and video as part of open teaching practice. Co-facilitated webinar for eCampus Ontario’s Open Education Fellows’ Webinar Series (2018).

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

2018

Blazing open trails: Exploring support needs for open exploration. Workshop delivered at the Open Education Ontario Summit (2018).

Creating connections for learning through YouTube. Presentation co-facilitated at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (2018).

Grassroots and trellises: Open Education Ontario Summit discoveries. Panel presentation delivered at the Technology-Enabled Seminar and Showcase (2018).

HyFlex delivery: Flexible learning for the 21st century. Exhibit co-presented presented at the Higher Education Summit (2018).

Open educational practices (OEP) and use of open educational resources (OER) in Ontario. Panel presentation delivered at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (2018).

Open educational practices (OEP) and use of open educational resources (OER) in Ontario. Panel presentation delivered at the Open Education Global Conference (2018).

Open it up: Adding relevance, empowerment, and metacognition to college-level writing assignments. Presentation co-facilitated at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (2018).

2017

But you’re not faculty: Overcoming misconception and mistrust through relationship building. Presentation delivered at Advancing Learning (2017).

2016

Synergistic effect of interprofessional collaboration: Improved student learning. Presentation co-facilitated at the Colleges and Institutes Canada Conference (2016).

2015

Interprofessional collaboration in practice: Digitizing the four moments of hand hygiene. Poster presentation co-delivered at Interprofessional Clinical Education Day (2015).  

 2013

The tutor tells: Stories of trials and triumphs in adult literacy skills upgrading. Paper presented at the Robert Macmillan Graduate Research in Education Symposium (2013).    

2011

Exploring maternal representation and loss in a selection of Virginia Woolf’s autobiographical writing. Paper presented at the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (2011).

Private consciousness and fractured selves: Virginia Woolf’s modernity. Paper presented at the  Literatures of Modernity Symposium (2011).

CAMPUS TALKS

2019

When virtual reality met academic writing: A budding romance. Presentation facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Identifying and exploring your views and perceptions about teaching. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Course design part 5: Curating and creating course content. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Course design part 4: Teaching and learning activities. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Show me your Moodle! Panel presentation moderated for Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Course design part 3: Assessment. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Finding high-quality low and no cost course resources, including entire textbooks! Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Introduction to open educational resources. Presentation co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Course design part 2: Chunk it up. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Building H5P interactive content workshop #2: Drag and drop with text and/or images. Workshop facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Course design part 1: Develop or dust off the course outline. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Building H5P interactive content workshop #1: Flash cards and image pairing. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Introduction to interactive Moodle content using H5P. Presentation co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

Reflecting on inclusive practice at Cambrian: Building on what happened with Jess Mitchell. Workshop facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

They were engaged! Celebrating our little classroom wins. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Reading Week PD (2019).

Finding more time: Reflecting and goal setting. Workshop co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Reading Week PD (2019).

Questions to consider when designing for a blended delivery. Webinar facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Reading Week PD (2019).

Finding resources you can use tomorrow! Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2019).

2018

Finding ‘no or low’ cost educational resources. Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Winter PD (2018).

Beneficial for all, essential for some: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning. Presentation co-facilitated at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2018).

Find course content for the win. Workshop delivered at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2018).

Say no to death by PowerPoint! Presentation delivered at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2018).

Making sense of open education.  Presentation co-facilitated at Open Day (2018).

Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in asynchronous online courses. Presentation delivered at Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Spring PD (2018).

2017

Instructional designers in post-secondary education. Presentation delivered at Buzz Faculty Showcase (2017).

Digital tools for synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Workshop delivered at Buzz Faculty Showcase (2017).

Knowledge checks with Kahoot!, Quizlet, and game show templates. Workshop delivered at Buzz Faculty Showcase (2017).

2016

Adding interactive elements to didactic deliveries. Faculty Showcase (2016).

Moodle boot camp. Workshop delivered at Faculty Orientation (2016).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professor

Cambrian College, Sudbury ON, 2015 - Present

Truth and Reconciliation (Fall 2019, online)

Thinking, Reasoning, and Relating (Fall 2018, online)

Research and Writing in the Health Sciences (Winter 2017, blended)

Communication Skills (Winter 2016, online)

College Communications (Fall 2015, online; Winter 2016, blended; Fall 2016, online)

Education Advisor

Health Sciences North, Sudbury ON, 2013 - 2015

Student-Centered Learning (Fall 2015, face-to-face)

Principles of Andragogy (Fall 2015, face-to-face)

Assessment for Learning (Winter 2014, online)

Mitigating Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility (Winter 2014, online)

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (Fall 2013, face-to-face)

Supportive and Directive Communication (Fall 2013, face-to-face)

Adjunct Professor

Lambton College, Sarnia ON, 2011 - 2013

Communications for Health Sciences (Fall 2012, face-to-face; Winter 2013, online; Fall 2013, online)

Reading and Writing in the Virtual World (Fall 2012, online; Fall 2013, online)

College Communications (Fall 2012, face-to-face; Fall 2013, face-to-face)

Enhanced Communication and Research (Fall 2012, online)

Academic Reading and Writing (Fall 2011, online; Winter 2012, face-to-face)

Teacher Candidate Practicum

University of Western Ontario, London ON, 2011 - 2012

Grade Nine Academic English (Winter 2012)

Grade Twelve College English (Winter 2012)

Grade Eleven Workplace English (Fall 2011)

Grade Twelve Workplace English (Fall 2011)

Grade Nine Academic Science (Fall 2011)

Teaching Assistant

Ryerson University, Toronto ON, 2009 - 2010

The Nature of Narrative (Winter 2010)

Studies in Canadian Literature (Winter 2010)

Reading and Writing Women (Fall 2009)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant

University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 2010

Created a bibliography of Dr. K. Mulhallen’s private collection of 18th century texts

Exhibition Assistant

University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 2010

Researched and catalogued a gallery wall featured at the international literary symposium Blake in Our Time: A Celebration of the Future of Blake Studies.

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Board Member

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (2018 - Ongoing).

Committee Member

Education Technology Committee (2015 - 2019).

Focus Group Participant

eCampus Ontario Open Toolkit Design Group (2018).

Event Organizer

Public Film Screening: Paywall, The Business of Scholarship (2019).

Conference Organizer

Open Day (2018).

Event Organizer

Public Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy (2018).

Conference Organizer

Mobile Summit (2016).

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

College Council (2016 - ongoing)

Academic Advisory Council (temporary replacement, Winter 2019)

Quality Teaching Resource Committee (2017 - 2018)

Print Reduction Committee (2015 - 2016)

Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub Strategic Plan Working Group (2016 - 2018)

Expanded Delivery Model Strategic Plan Working Group (2017 - 2018)

Teaching and Learning Framework Working Group (2017 - 2018)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Ontario College of Teachers (2012 - present)

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