News + Events

‘The little MOOC that could’: Online course promotes Indigenous ways of knowing

By Corey Allen posted on March 9th, 2017

Over 8,200 people from around the world are currently registered for a UBC massive open online course on Indigenous education.

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BC Children’s Hospital researchers and UBC students create their own e-textbook and new software platform

By BC Children's Hospital Research Institute posted on March 9th, 2017

Undergraduate students in a cancer genetics class created their own e-textbook for their course.

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Minister visits UBC to talk about open textbooks

By Emi Sasagawa posted on February 28th, 2017

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson visited a social psychology class at UBC, to talk to students about how they have benefitted from the use of open textbooks.

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Learning analytics hackathon attracts over 80 participants

By Emi Sasagawa posted on February 7th, 2017

The two-day event brought together students, researchers, faculty and staff to explore educational data.

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UBC students saving up to $1.4 million with open textbooks

By Heather McCabe posted on December 5th, 2016

The number of UBC students using open textbooks has doubled since last year, according to a report published by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

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Digital badges and learning analytics provide differentiated assessment opportunities

Posted on February 28th, 2017

This article looks at how the intersection of digital badges, learning analytics, and differentiated assessment could be beneficial to learners.

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Can higher education save the web?

Posted on February 28th, 2017

Mike Caulfield looks at how higher education is best suited to save the web.

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Designing a lab in the humanities

Posted on February 28th, 2017

Fritz Breithaupt looks at a way to make the humanities more relevant and applicable for students.

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Five key ways to use predictive analytics to successfully address high drop-out and low completion rates

Posted on February 28th, 2017

This article looks at ways that colleges and universities can effectively use predictive analytics.

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2017 NMC Horizon Report

Posted on February 28th, 2017

The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released their latest research on educational technology and its impact on higher education.

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

By Emi Sasagawa posted on November 17th, 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 20th, 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 4th, 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 4th, 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 31st, 2016

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

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Events


Open Scholarly Practice

Date: March 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Digital Media Project Planning

Date: March 28, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m.

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Open Education Week: Rethinking Open Education

Date: March 28, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: March 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: March 30, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: March 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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Creating a Course in edX

Date: April 5, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: April 6, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: April 13, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: April 20, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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