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

By Corey Allen posted on March 9, 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 9, 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 28, 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 7, 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 5, 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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No ordinary quest: Students game for deeper learning

By Wendy Chan posted on November 17, 2016

Maja Krzic created a mobile app that give students real-world, hands-on experience with soil science.

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The heart of the matter: Connected, directed teaching that touches lives

By Wendy Chan posted on November 17, 2016

Jump Start offers faculty members a place to stretch their pedagogies and guide the next generation of students.

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The professor is in: Creating new space for academic inquiry

By Wendy Chan posted on November 17, 2016

First-year students get the opportunity to engage in informal conversation with faculty members through the Professor in Residence initiative.

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Open textbooks save Math students up to $1 million this year

By Heather McCabe and Emi Sasagawa posted on November 3, 2016

Open textbooks in Math save students money and provide a more customized learning experience.

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Virtual field trips inspire immersive learning

By Wendy Chan posted on October 17, 2016

UBC Geography is giving students a flexible, multisensory and interactive learning experience through augmented reality field trips.

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