UBC course offerings feature students as producers of content

Posted on October 4th, 2013

UBC instructors have long incorporated the concept of students as producers of learning content into their courses at UBC and the new round of projects supported by UBC’s Flexible Learning Initiative features several more approaches for using student-generated content in a variety of ways and across a wide range of disciplines. Examples of students working as co-creators include a physics project that will ask students to develop a learning object of their choice that relates to the pre-reading material for the class. These will be used to illustrate concepts from the pre-reading material in class, and instructors will be able to use learning objects in subsequent classes. In a Chinese Language Program project, instructors will ask students to create audio and video recordings based on dialogues presented in the course’s textbook. Examples of these recordings will be used as learning materials by current and future students.