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Learning Analytics Hackathon 3.0 explores how data can empower students

By Heidi Wudrick posted on April 17th, 2018

Hosted by the UBC Learning Analytics project and LAVA (Learning Analytics, Visual Analytics), the Hackathon attracted more than 100 participants, who got a chance to dive deep into the world of learning analytics.

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TLEF awards $2.25 million to enhance student learning

By Heather McCabe posted on February 15th, 2018

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has awarded $2.25 million in funding to 63 projects to enhance teaching and learning at UBC for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Open UBC snapshot: Use of open resources continues to increase

By Will Engle posted on January 9th, 2018

The adoption and use of open resources at UBC continues to increase, with student savings in academic year 2017 estimated at $1.4 to $2.2 million.

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TLEF snapshot: Helping to teach academic integrity

By Heather McCabe posted on January 9th, 2018

Laurie McNeill talks about how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project is helping to teach students about ethical research and academic integrity.

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TLEF snapshot: UBC Himalaya Program integrates language learning and community engaged learning

By Heather McCabe posted on January 8th, 2018

Sara Shneiderman talks about how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project will help develop the UBC Himalaya Program.

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Why one professor live-streamed lectures for free on social media

Posted on March 6th, 2018

Graham Reynolds streamed three of his lectures to the public on Facebook Live.

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10 key points about active learning

Posted on March 6th, 2018

Cathy N. Davidson shares what she has learned about teaching active learning courses.

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Students’ Union, U of C set out to define the ‘student experience’

Posted on March 6th, 2018

At the suggestion of the Board of Governors, the students’ union at the University of Calgary have drafted a definition of student experience.

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EdX quietly developing ‘MicroBachelors’ program

Posted on March 6th, 2018

EdX will be launching MicroBachelors programs in the next few years after receiving a $700,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation last December.

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Distance ed growth – Access is a big motivator, but it’s complicated

Posted on March 6th, 2018

This article looks at the growth of distance education, which increased by 30 percent between 2012 and 2016 in the United States.

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Open Dialogues: Using wiki pages to advance student-created knowledge

By abigail saxton posted on April 17th, 2018

Students in the Faculty of Forestry are no strangers to producing engaging content surrounding natural resources management — the medium is changing though.

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Open Dialogues: How to engage and support students in open pedagogies

By Wendy Chan posted on January 30th, 2018

For David Gaertner, it is important that his students have the opportunity to create work with a broader impact that can live beyond the classroom walls.

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Open Dialogues: How to use open tools and resources for problem sets

By Emi Sasagawa posted on November 30th, 2017

Agnes d’Entremont and Jonathan Verrett use WeBWorK, an open source, online homework delivery system that allows instructors to create problems that are individualized for each student.

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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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Events


Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics

Date: April 24, 2018

Time: 12:15 p.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: April 25, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Learning Technology Innovation Summit

Date: April 30, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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Creating a Course in edX

Date: April 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Canvas Studio

Date: April 30, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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2018 Open Scholarship In Practice

Date: May 2, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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