ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

November 2014

ETUG Survey: What's your top 5?

ETUG Survey: What are your top 5?

To assist SCETUG in planning for upcoming professional learning activities and events, we need your input on what the key educational issues and trends are for you by completing this quick survey identifying your top 5 key educational issues and trends. We will gather input on this survey until January 5, 2015 and then share the results with you. Please …

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Meet Ken Jeffery of BCIT

Submitted by John Born, BCIT Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do. I work as both an instructor and assistant instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in the Digital Arts Department. I teach a range of subjects from graphic design to the operation of high-tech printing equipment. One of my main responsibilities …

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[Institutional Report] North Island College

Submitted by Brent McIntosh and Terri Bateman, North Island College Who we are: Terri Bateman Blackboard support and Instructional Design Brent McIntosh Faculty Distributed Learning Facilitator North Island College (NIC) has roughly 2600 students enrolled in credit courses and a large and growing School of Continuing Education.  We have four campuses in: Port Hardy, Campbell River, the Comox Valley and …

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[T.E.L.L. December] Creating Your Personal Cloud Storage Network

[T.E.L.L. December] Creating Your Personal Cloud Storage Network

Title: Creating Your Personal Cloud Storage Network When: 12:00 noon (PDT), Dec 9th, 2014
Who: Grant Gregson, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Session Description It doesn’t take long when you look around your computer’s files and folders to realize how difficult it can be to manage, store and access your data. Working in the education sector, you will …

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STLHE 2015 Call for Proposals

Submitted by kele fleming (as per Stephanie Chu and Simon Bates), UBC

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), Simon Fraser University and the University of British of Columbia, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the  STLHE 2015 conference's Call for Proposals. For this 35th Annual STLHE conference, themed, “Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice”, we welcome proposals on topic areas related to:

• Teaching, assessment and evaluation

• Curriculum design and learning outcomes

• Educational development

• Leadership in teaching and learning

• Learning environments & technology integration

• Disciplines, language, and culture

• Learners considerations and support

• Research, scholarly inquiry and reflective practice

See   Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver on June 16 - 19!

Warm regards,

Your Conference Co-Chairs

Stephanie T.L. Chu, Director, Teaching & Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Simon Bates, Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, University of British Columbia


Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference:  Call for Proposals

Submitted by Melissa Jakubec, TRU

Thompson Rivers University is pleased to invite proposals for the Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference in Kamloops, British Columbia on March 11, 12 and 13th in 2015. Keynotes will focus on three themes related to intercultural learning, pedagogy and curriculum.

March 11: Dr. Darla K. Deardorff  International Education
March 12: Dr. Airiini Indigenous Education
March 13: Dr. David Geoffrey Smith Intercultural Learning into the Future

The Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference will feature current research from regional, national and international scholars in order for us to consider:
How do we best support the development of intercultural competencies necessary to negotiate the borders of intercultural learning in our campuses and communities?

We look forward to proposals that will contribute to a dynamic sharing of research regarding Learning at Intercultural Intersections: Indigenous and International.

Due date for proposals is Monday, December 1, 2014

Please send proposals and any questions to Please include the following in the subject box: Your name (e.bourassa) and the topic of your message (proposal, question about transportation ..etc.) in order for us to direct your message to the correct committee member

How to submit a proposal, register and more information about keynotes and speakers can be found at  We invite you to share this message.

We look forward to seeing you in March 2015!


Introduction to Learning Technologies (Course)

This short course, offered through the University of Saskatchewan, will provide an introduction to how learning technologies may support student collaboration, reflection, creation, sharing, and other key elements of learning.

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