News + Events

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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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 students can now study the human brain using holograms

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

UBC has teamed up with Microsoft Garage to develop an interactive teaching tool that gives students a new way to visualize the brain’s 3D structure.

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Game changer: Virtual reality program to transform how students learn about the human body

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

This article looks at a virtual reality program being developed at Colorado State University.

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Student digital experience tracker 2017

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

This report from Jisc summarizes findings from a survey of 22,000 students in the United Kingdom regarding digital technologies.

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New COL publication examines status of OER worldwide

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

A new publication by the Commonwealth of Learning reviews the status of open educational resources worldwide. 

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Silicon Valley courts brand-name teachers, raising ethics issues

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

This New York Times article looks at a growing number of teachers who are being courted by tech companies to test, improve, and promote classroom technology.

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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


DIY Media Support Session

Date: October 25, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: October 26, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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TLEF Proposal Development Drop-In Session

Date: October 26, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Tension and Risk in Open Scholarship: A Conversation

Date: October 26, 2017

Time: 5:00 p.m.

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Creating a Course in edX

Date: November 2, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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TLEF Proposal Development Drop-In Sessions

Date: November 2, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Date: November 2, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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Course Design Intensive

Date: November 6, 2017

Time: 8:45 a.m.

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