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What does flexible learning look like?

By Heather McCabe posted on May 23, 2013

UBC President Stephen Toope, speaking about what could be seen as a historic shift in education that has also impacted the music industry, publishing, and “any other group that has focused on the provision of content and creative ideas,” opened a recent discussion on campus about what flexible learning looks like.

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Climate Literacy MOOC launches

By Heather McCabe posted on May 17, 2013

UBC’s third massive open online course, or MOOC, Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations launched May 20.

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Pathology 417: An online, problem-based learning course

By Heather McCabe posted on May 17, 2013

Bacterial Infection in Humans, a completely online course, grew out of Niamh Kelly’s desire to emulate her experiences as a student at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university which was founded in 1592.

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Useful Genetics MOOC launches

By Heather McCabe posted on May 2, 2013

UBC’s second massive open online course, or MOOC, Useful Genetics launched May 1 with more than 28,000 students registered.

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CanLit Guides: Open online resources

By Heather McCabe posted on May 2, 2013

When the journal Canadian Literature put the majority of its back issues online a few years ago, the journal’s team led by editor Margery Fee decided to use the newly accessible content to create an online learning resource for students who are studying Canadian authors and literary topics.

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Teaching with Wikipedia

By Heather McCabe posted on March 25, 2013

Assoc. Prof. Jon Beasley-Murray’s use of Wikipedia in the classroom began with an experiment.

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The flipped classroom: A blended approach

By Heather McCabe posted on March 25, 2013

“For many of these flipped or inverted classrooms, it’s about a blend of material,” says Simon Bates, UBC’s Senior Advisor for Teaching and Learning and Academic Director for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

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Massive Open Online Courses at UBC

By Michael Wong posted on January 31, 2013

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is currently engaged in a research-informed pilot project for developing and delivering free, open access courses to large numbers of students.

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Beyond walls: Teaching and learning in the open

By Marissa Ho posted on November 27, 2012

Open UBC, formerly Open Access Week, is a multi-day event which encourages the community to share and be inspired by open scholarship initiatives.

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