ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

December 2014

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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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JohnBorn

[Member Profile] Meet John Born of BCIT

Contributed by Gina Bennett, College of the Rockies

Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do.

I work for BCIT at the Burnaby campus, in the Learning & Teaching Centre (LTC). How long have you been involved in teaching, learning and educational technology? About 10 years. I started this line of work in Fredericton, where I …

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TRU

[Institutional Report] Thompson Rivers University

Contributed by Melissa Jakubec,TRU

We have some exciting projects afoot at TRU this fall. We are fortunate to have Alan Levine join us for a four-month fellowship as an Open Learning Scholar. Alan has been working on a variety of projects, involving websites, wikis and blogs. Alan has already found 27 …

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[T.E.L.L. January] Finding the Best Tool for Creating Slides with Audio

Title: Finding the Best Tool for Creating Slides with Audio
When: 12:00 noon (PDT), Jan. 27th, 2015
Who: Keith Webster and Hayley Hewson, University of Victoria
Where: ETUG Room in BB Collaborate (Link below). If this is your first time using BB Collaborate web conferencing, see some great tips here.

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Session Description

A sequence of slides accompanied by instructor audio is one of the easiest multimedia enhancements to an online course. But how do you get this media online in a form that best supports learning. Keith Webster and Hayley Hewson from Technology Integrated Learning at the University of Victoria will share the results of their recent evaluation of various solutions to this problem.

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[T.e.l.l. Summary December] Creating Your Personal Cloud Storage Network

[T.e.l.l. Summary December] Creating Your Personal Cloud Storage Network

Contributed by Leva Lee, BCcampus

This week we launched a new series of T.e.l.l. sessions with Grant Gregson, Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Centre, ECUAD. His T.e.l.l. session on "Creating Your Personal Cloud Storage Network" was a great primer on the considerations we need to make in setting up, organizing, and managing our files in a cloud-of-your-very-own. How do we do this …

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SCETUG 2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward

SCETUG 2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Contributed by kele fleming, UBC and SCETUG Chair

This year the Steering Committee for ETUG (SCETUG) gathered at BCIT Downtown for our annual planning meeting just ahead of the Fall 2014 Workshop.  It was a full and productive day with most committee members attending in person, and a couple participating online.  Our committee is very committed to continuing to bring quality professional development …

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[Fall Workshop 2014] Summary Feedback

[Fall Workshop 2014] Summary Feedback

This year we decided to try something new for ETUG's Fall workshop program: an unconference to open things---to get more involvement from all attendees in identifying the topics they want to talk about and  for them to facilitate these sessions. Yes it was a bit risky, but a few of us on the program committee had a gut feeling it …

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[Fall Workshop 2014 Unconference] Resource List

[Fall Workshop 2014 Unconference] Resource List

For links to a variety of resources from our Fall 2014 Unconference, please go to you Resource list page.

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STLHE 2015 Call for Proposals

Contributed by kele fleming, UBC (as per Stephanie Chu, SFU 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 http://stlhe2015sapes.ca/   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

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Adopting Open Textbooks Online Workshop

The Adopting Open Textbooks Online Workshop is a FREE four-week long online workshop for anyone interested in open textbooks. This workshop includes BOTH asynchronous activities and synchronous webinars each week. This course will take about 4-5 hours each week to complete.

Find out more here: http://open.bccampus.ca/2014/11/06/adopting-open-textbooks-online-workshop-2/

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