Digital Learning Blog

Open Dialogues: How to engage with a new generation of learners

By Emi Sasagawa posted on November 17, 2016

Jon Festinger explains how he has been using open education tools to engage students in a course about video game law.

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Follow the money

By Gregor Kiczales posted on September 20, 2016

Today edX launched its Micromasters program. The launch includes 19 courses from 14 schools including MIT, Michigan and Columbia.

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Open Dialogues: How to make education more accessible

By Emi Sasagawa posted on August 4, 2016

Claudia Krebs, a professor of teaching in the Faculty of Medicine, talks about how academics must view open education as a social responsibility.

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Open Dialogues: How to engage the general public

By Emi Sasagawa posted on August 4, 2016

Maja Krzic talks about how open education can help raise the profile of soil science for students and the general public.

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Disaggregation vs. de-coupling of decisions

By Gregor Kiczales posted on May 31, 2016

A common theme in discussions about MOOCs and other forms of innovation has to do with disaggregation or unbundling.

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Carl Wieman argues for wider adoption of active learning

By Heather McCabe posted on April 14, 2016

NPR interviewed Nobel laureate Carl Wieman about his work to promote active learning as a more effective teaching model over traditional lecturing.

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Rethinking the course schedule for online learners

By Jason Myers posted on April 1, 2016

Recently, I was preparing one of the edX courses I help to support for the next offering and noticed something interesting in the student activity data. It had been nearly six months since the course was last offered, but there were still a large number of students active.

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Open dialogues: How to practice responsible pedagogy

By Emi Sasagawa posted on February 29, 2016

Arthur Gill Green discusses his interest in open education practices.

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Lessons from student-led open education advocacy

By Daniel Munro and Jenna Omassi posted on January 5, 2016

We recently attended 2015’s Open Education Conference, where we co-presented with UBC faculty member Christina Hendricks and Simon Fraser Student Society’s Brady Yano about student and faculty collaborations on open educational resource (OER) advocacy.

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UBC course cited as good example of open education

By Heather McCabe posted on November 12, 2015

CBC’s Gloria Macarenko spoke with Andrew Wilkinson, BC’s Minister of Advanced Education, about open textbooks and the provincial government’s role in expanding the B.C. Open Textbook Project.

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