News + Events

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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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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York University ordered to pay up after losing copyright battle

Posted on July 19th, 2017

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled against York University in its legal dispute with Access Copyright

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OpenStax launches learning platform

Posted on July 19th, 2017

OpenStax, an open textbook publisher, has launched an online learning platform.

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On campus, failure is on the syllabus

Posted on July 19th, 2017

A number of colleges and universities have started programs to help students cope with and destigmatize failure.

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Smarter approach to teaching science

Posted on July 19th, 2017

In his new book, Carl Wieman discusses his experience transforming teaching at 13 science departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of British Columbia.

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Today’s comprehensive record: An evolutionary case study

Posted on July 19th, 2017

As different models for academic transcripts become more widespread, this case study looks at the evolution of transcripts at Elon University.

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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


Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Date: August 22, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: August 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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New Faculty TLEF Orientation

Date: August 28, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m.

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Using Active Learning

Date: August 28, 2017

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

Date: August 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m.

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UBC Studios Hands-On Tour

Date: August 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Sharing and Rethinking Approaches to Assessment

Date: August 29, 2017

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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Teaching and Learning with Technologies Panel

Date: August 30, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m.

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