News + Events

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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TLEF Large Projects call for proposals open

By Heather McCabe posted on June 13th, 2017

The call for proposals for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Projects above $50,000 is open.

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TLEF Showcase and poster session

By Heather McCabe posted on June 13th, 2017

In May, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology hosted a TLEF Showcase, featuring posters from 39 TLEF projects across UBC.

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Latest round of TLEF projects announced

By Heather McCabe posted on April 4th, 2017

Fifteen large projects and 49 small projects have been selected in the latest round of funding through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF).

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

By Corey Allen posted on March 9th, 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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The open educational resources movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks

Posted on June 19th, 2017

This article gives an overview of the open educational resources (OER) movement in Canada.

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Co-creating rubrics: The effects of self-regulated learning, self-efficacy and performance of establishing assessment criteria with students

Posted on June 19th, 2017

Co-creating rubrics could have benefits for student learning, according to new research in Studies in Educational Evaluation.

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Teaching in the age of social media

Posted on June 19th, 2017

David Smith looks at how social media can be both a revolutionary tool for communication and engagement, but also a source of distraction and online vitriol.

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Different learning spaces, different goals

Posted on June 19th, 2017

CampusTech profiles three universities that have designed active learning spaces for immersive learning.

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Emerging challenges in digital higher ed

Posted on June 19th, 2017

A recent conference at Harvard University brought together data scientists from universities in North America and Korea.

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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 Heather McCabe 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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Open Dialogues: How to make education more accessible

By Emi Sasagawa posted on August 4th, 2016

Claudia Krebs, a professor of teaching in the Faculty of Medicine, talks about how academics must view open education as a social responsibility.

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Events


WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: June 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: July 6, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: July 13, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: July 20, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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DIY Media Support Session

Date: July 26, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: July 27, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: August 3, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: August 10, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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