Flexibytes

Why one professor live-streamed lectures for free on social media

Posted on March 6, 2018

Graham Reynolds streamed three of his lectures to the public on Facebook Live.

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10 key points about active learning

Posted on March 6, 2018

Cathy N. Davidson shares what she has learned about teaching active learning courses.

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Students’ Union, U of C set out to define the ‘student experience’

Posted on March 6, 2018

At the suggestion of the Board of Governors, the students’ union at the University of Calgary have drafted a definition of student experience.

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EdX quietly developing ‘MicroBachelors’ program

Posted on March 6, 2018

EdX will be launching MicroBachelors programs in the next few years after receiving a $700,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation last December.

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Distance ed growth – Access is a big motivator, but it’s complicated

Posted on March 6, 2018

This article looks at the growth of distance education, which increased by 30 percent between 2012 and 2016 in the United States.

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The misguided drive to measure ‘learning outcomes’

Posted on March 6, 2018

In this New York Times op-ed, Molly Worthen critiques the increasing emphasis on measuring and assessing learning outcomes in higher education.

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Top 10 IT issues, 2018: The remaking of higher education

Posted on March 6, 2018

EDUCAUSE Review looks at the top 10 IT issue in 2018, as selected by members of the EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel and voted for by EDUCAUSE members.

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TLEF awards $2.25 million to enhance student learning

Posted on March 6, 2018

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund has awarded $2.25 million in funding to 63 projects to enhance teaching and learning at UBC for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Open UBC snapshot: Use of open resources continues to increase

Posted on February 6, 2018

This report from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC looks at the use of open textbooks and other resources at UBC Vancouver over the past seven years.

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The truth (about OER) is out there

Posted on February 6, 2018

Inside Higher Ed looks at the challenges that faculty face with finding open educational resources and the solutions that are emerging.

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