News + Events

TLEF snapshot: Improving access for students in Health and Human Service programs

By Heather McCabe posted on November 15th, 2017

Tal Jarus discusses how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project will help improve access in Health and Human Service programs for students with disabilities.

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Open Scholarship in Practice seminar explores inclusive intersections between research and pedagogy

By Zachary Foote and Leonora Crema posted on November 8th, 2017

UBC faculty and students gathered at the Open Scholarship in Practice seminar to learn more about nascent technologies and innovative teaching approaches that encourage open scholarship.

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New course tackles ‘Wicked Problems’ with strategic design methodology

By Julia Burnham posted on November 1st, 2017

Starting in January 2018, undergraduate students will have the chance to participate in the pilot of an experiential learning course focused on ‘wicked problems’.

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What are you working on?

By UBC Communications & Marketing posted on October 2nd, 2017

Joanne Fox is the Principal of UBC Vantage College, a program dedicated to fostering the potential of first year international students and preparing them for the rest of their UBC degree.

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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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ECAR study of faculty and information technology, 2017

Posted on November 9th, 2017

EDUCAUSE’s Center for Analysis and Research has released a study on faculty engagement and use of technology.

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ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2017

Posted on November 9th, 2017

In a companion report on student use of technology, the authors look at the same topics that are covered in ECAR’s Study of Faculty and Information Technology.

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Demanding kinder classrooms doesn’t make you a snowflake

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Daniel Heath Justice writes about conservative critiques of “student ‘snowflakes’—represented as terminology-obsessed, identity-focused, emotionally overwrought busybodies.”

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Cyberlearning Community Report: The state of cyberlearning and the future of learning with technology

Posted on November 9th, 2017

This report highlights examples of work that draws on innovations in learning science and computer science.

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ComPAIR: A new online tool using adaptive comparative judgement to support learning with peer feedback

Posted on November 9th, 2017

This research article looks at ComPAIR, an online peer assessment and feedback tool developed at UBC that allows students to evaluate, comment, and rank peers’ submissions.

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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


Canvas Studio

Date: December 13, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: December 14, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Canvas Studio

Date: December 18, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics

Date: December 19, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Canvas Open Studio

Date: January 4, 2018

Time: 8:45 a.m.

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Canvas Studio

Date: January 8, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics

Date: January 10, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Teaching and Learning with International Students

Date: January 15, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Canvas Studio

Date: January 15, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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