News + Events

Latest round of TLEF projects announced

By Heather McCabe posted on April 4th, 2017

Fifteen large projects and 49 small projects have been selected in the latest round of funding through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF).

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‘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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Pioneering open education through collaboration with BCcampus and eCampusOntario

Posted on April 24th, 2017

BCcampus and eCampusOntario will be collaborating to support Ontario post-secondary faculty in the review and adoption of open textbooks from the BC Open Textbook Project.

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The college transcript of the future—and the processes holding it back

Posted on April 24th, 2017

College transcripts need to better reflect each learner’s unique path argues Brian Peddle.

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Tech entrepreneur Adrian Duke is building an augmented reality app to tell Indigenous stories

Posted on April 24th, 2017

A new app is using video, images, audio, and augmented reality to share and preserve Indigenous history.

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7 things you should know about the evolution of teaching and learning professions

Posted on April 24th, 2017

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative asked seven community leaders from higher education institutions across the United States to reflect on the evolution of their profession.

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Let’s not rush into disruptive innovation

Posted on April 24th, 2017

Johann N. Neem argues that the idea of disruptive innovation at institutions, including colleges and universities, follows a problematic “narrative of speed.”

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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


WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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Instructional Design Community of Practice

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 1:45 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: June 1, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: June 8, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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TLEF Evaluation Workshop

Date: June 13, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m.

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Creating a Course in edX

Date: June 13, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Course Design Intensive

Date: June 16, 2017

Time: 8:45 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: June 22, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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