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[T.E.L.L. February] Open spaces@UBC: WordPress in Teaching and Learning

Based on the great feedback we’ve been getting from ETUG members on activities for this year, and in keeping with the theme of OPEN begun at last year’s workshop in Nelson, SCETUG is organizing Lunch n’ Learn webinars taking place on the last Tuesday of the month.  No registration is required.

So… when?

Our next webinar is scheduled for Feb 28 12:00-1:00 pm PST on the topic: “Open spaces: WordPress in Teaching and Learning”, facilitated by Lucas Wright and Emily Renoe, learning technologists, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC.
In this session we will explore some of the potentials of the WordPress MU platform in teaching and learning in higher education. Lucas and Emily will share examples and lessons learned at University of British Columbia and facilitate discussion around how other institutions have used open blog platforms in teaching and learning.  In addition, participants will learn and discuss:

  • Ways that WordPress can be used to enhance collaboration, and interaction in teaching and learning
  • Lessons learned in the UBC context and takeaways for other institutions

How does it work?

Many of us frequently develop workshops at our institutions. A lot of time and energy goes into the development of the workshop and the materials, but we might only present this material once or twice to members of our institution. This is your chance to RE-USE and share your workshop presentation with a wider community, the ETUG community.  If you have a presentation or a workshop already developed and are interested in facilitating a Lunch n’ Learn or sharing resources you’ve developed get in touch with Leva Lee (leva.lee@bccampus.ca).

Where do I attend one of these Lunch n’ Learns?

Bring your lunch, put on your headset and connect with your computer to the session via our ETUG Collaborate Meeting Room. Guest link: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=727&password=M.8BB0A08544A89B280F30DAB935B03D
The audio of the session will be recorded and shared.

Tips:

Need assistance with Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) and how to connect? :http://www.elluminate.com/Services/Training/Elluminate_Live!/Elluminate_Live!_V10_Participant_s_Guide/?id=419
Looking for a few good resources on involving a group of colleagues at your site?:
Best Practices for Hosting Blended Eventshttp://www.elluminate.com/Resources/White_Papers/White_Paper_request/7/?id=312  (This is just one example.)
Stay tuned for all upcoming Lunch n’ Learn sessions the last Tuesday of each month!
SEE the resources we are are sharing from January’s T.E.L.L. session.
This series is part of Opening Education, a BCcampus initiative to bring together individuals interested in open educational curriculum development, publishing, teaching, and administrative practices.

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