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Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) call for proposals open

By Heather McCabe posted on September 11th, 2017

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is inviting proposals from faculty, staff and students for Small TLEF Project Grants (under $50,000).

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Leaving the classroom behind

By Heather Ramsay posted on September 7th, 2017

UBC’s Emerging Media Lab is exploring the educational potential of virtual reality.

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Mixed reality gives neuroanatomy lessons a boost

By UBC Faculty of Medicine and UBC Public Affairs posted on September 5th, 2017

This fall — thanks to Microsoft HoloLens and mixed reality technology — UBC students will get to visualize the brain’s 3D structure in a way they never have before.

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TLEF Large Projects call for proposals deadline July 14

By Heather McCabe posted on July 11th, 2017

The deadline for the call for proposals for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Projects ($50,000-$250,000) is July 14, 2017.

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UBC student campaign raises awareness about nuclear weapons

By Heather McCabe and Emi Sasagawa posted on June 20th, 2017

Five UBC students have launched a campaign to raise awareness about nuclear weapons and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), a treaty which would ban all nuclear explosions and testing anywhere in the world.

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As fake news accusations fly, these students verify and document

Posted on August 24th, 2017

The University of California at Berkeley launched the first university-based open source investigations lab “to document and verify reports of human rights violations for international advocacy organizations and courts.”

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Pedagogy and the logic of platforms

Posted on August 24th, 2017

Chris Gilliard looks at the concept of digital redlining and how it is integrated into technologies, especially education technologies.

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U15 statement on sustainable publishing

Posted on August 24th, 2017

The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities’ recent statement on sustainable publishing presents the group’s outlook on free and accessible research and scholarship.

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AR and VR in STEM: The new frontiers in science

Posted on August 24th, 2017

This blog post looks at examples of AR and VR use in science in academic programs in the United States.

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The distracted classroom: Transparency, autonomy, and pedagogy

Posted on August 24th, 2017

This article looks at digital distractions in the classroom and how to create policies about using devices in the classroom.

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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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Open Dialogues: How to use social pedagogies and the web as an educator

By Emi Sasagawa posted on April 4th, 2017

Professor Christina Hendricks has incorporated the use of social pedagogies in her classes to introduce different perspectives and interpretations to her students.

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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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Events


Creating a Course in edX

Date: September 25, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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TLEF General Information Session

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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TLEF Proposal Development Drop-In Sessions

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m.

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Open Scholarship in Practice

Date: September 29, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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Instructional Design Community of Practice

Date: October 4, 2017

Time: 1:45 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: October 5, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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TLEF Proposal Development Drop-In Sessions

Date: October 5, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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TLEF Proposal Development Drop-In Sessions

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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