Just an update about two interest groups that have started up over the summer after the enthusiasm drummed up by the fabulous Spring Workshop at SFU Burnaby Mountain. A group interested in a growing a BC Open Educator Community, gathered for their first chat on August 23 in Big Blue Button. This group is facilitated by Will Engle, UBC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Brian Lamb, TRU. Check out the BC Open Educator wiki for more information and future sessions:
ETUGgers interested in Online Professional Development for Instructors connected in a new Google Group group facilitated by Emily Schudel, University of Victoria (email@example.com). You can also follow conversations about professional development for online instructors in a new blog by University of Victoria: “Teaching Online at Continuing Studies: Best Practice Tips for Online Instructors” http://blog.uvcs.uvic.ca/teachingonline/
If you have an interest group you want to start or an idea to connect to others about, let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help. You can Contactus@etug.ca/.