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Learning Analytics Hackathon 3.0 explores how data can empower students

By Heidi Wudrick posted on April 17th, 2018

Hosted by the UBC Learning Analytics project and LAVA (Learning Analytics, Visual Analytics), the Hackathon attracted more than 100 participants, who got a chance to dive deep into the world of learning analytics.

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TLEF awards $2.25 million to enhance student learning

By Heather McCabe posted on February 15th, 2018

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) 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

By Will Engle posted on January 9th, 2018

The adoption and use of open resources at UBC continues to increase, with student savings in academic year 2017 estimated at $1.4 to $2.2 million.

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TLEF snapshot: Helping to teach academic integrity

By Heather McCabe posted on January 9th, 2018

Laurie McNeill talks about how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project is helping to teach students about ethical research and academic integrity.

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TLEF snapshot: UBC Himalaya Program integrates language learning and community engaged learning

By Heather McCabe posted on January 8th, 2018

Sara Shneiderman talks about how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project will help develop the UBC Himalaya Program.

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Celebrate Learning Week recap

Posted on May 11th, 2018

From April 30 to May 6, UBC celebrated teaching and learning at the 10th annual Celebrate Learning Week.

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Designing an introductory programming course to improve non-majors’ experiences

Posted on May 11th, 2018

This paper discusses a new introductory computer science course for non-majors at UBC Vancouver.

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How blogging is (or should be) essential to active learning and radical pedagogy

Posted on May 11th, 2018

According to Cathy N. Davidson, blogs are a key component of active learning, a practice where students become the expert through research and activities and share their knowledge with others.

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Textbooks, OER, and the need for open pedagogy

Posted on May 11th, 2018

Jesse Stommel recaps notes that he prepared for a recent article in the Washington Post about textbook publishing, digital content, and inclusive access.

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As good or better than commercial textbooks: Students’ perceptions and outcomes from using open digital and open print textbooks

Posted on May 11th, 2018

This research paper looks at “perceptions, use, and course performance of Canadian post-secondary students assigned a commercial or open textbook in either print or digital format.”

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Open Dialogues: Using wiki pages to advance student-created knowledge

By abigail saxton posted on April 17th, 2018

Students in the Faculty of Forestry are no strangers to producing engaging content surrounding natural resources management — the medium is changing though.

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Open Dialogues: How to engage and support students in open pedagogies

By Wendy Chan posted on January 30th, 2018

For David Gaertner, it is important that his students have the opportunity to create work with a broader impact that can live beyond the classroom walls.

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Open Dialogues: How to use open tools and resources for problem sets

By Emi Sasagawa posted on November 30th, 2017

Agnes d’Entremont and Jonathan Verrett use WeBWorK, an open source, online homework delivery system that allows instructors to create problems that are individualized for each student.

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Open Dialogues: How to make open content accessible

By Emi Sasagawa posted on July 28th, 2017

The open education movement has helped people access content that they would otherwise not be able to view or interact with.

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Open Dialogues: How to do open courses

By Emi Sasagawa posted on May 31st, 2017

Gregor Kiczales, professor of computer science and Senior Advisor for Digital Learning Strategy, has been doing open since before it was called open.

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Events


DIY Media Support Session

Date: October 31, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: November 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Date: December 11, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: December 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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