ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

October 2015

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Registration

[Fall Workshop 2015] Registration

ETUG Fall Workshop 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015 (Pub Night November 5th – Library Square Public House)
Vancouver Community College, Downtown Campus 250 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC

Registration Fees: $35 + taxes. Includes continental breakfast, lunch & refreshment breaks and sessions.

Cancellation Deadline: October 26, 2015

How to Register
Complete the online form. Payment for registration fees will be …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Call for Sessions!

[Fall Workshop 2015] Call for Sessions!

This Fall our ETUG workshop will be a  two part program on the theme of “open spaces."

First off, we’ll have a morning plenary session featuring some amazing and creative educational leaders from BC post secondary and further afield. The team from the UdG Agora project at University of Guadalajara (UdG) Student Centred and Mobile Learning Diploma will share their exciting work with us!  “Agora” …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] AM Plenary Session I

[Fall Workshop 2015] AM Plenary Session I

The ETUG Fall 2015 workshop  will kickoff with a morning plenary session on The Agora (http://udg.theagoraonline.net) an open, blended faculty development experience that was co-developed by the JIBC (http://jibc.ca) and the CIEP Docentes (http://ciep.cga.udg.mx) at the University of Guadalajara (UdG). 

Approximately 300 UdG professors are enrolled in a 6 month Diploma at UdG, with a focus teaching professors how to …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Agora team bios

[Fall Workshop 2015] Agora team bios

Terri Bateman
Terri Bateman is an Instructional Designer working for various organizations and Post-Secondary institutions in B.C. and beyond. She works closely with instructors to design and develop online courses, does faculty development, and builds training materials. She probably should blog, but doesn’t. She can be found on twitter @terribateman.

Ken Bauer
Ken is a professor in the Computing Science department …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] AM Plenary Session 2

[Fall Workshop 2015] AM Plenary Session 2

We are especially pleased to be featuring a student presentation at the ETUG Fall workshop on "Engaging students in OERs and #textbookbrokeBC" for our second AM Plenary session.

This session will discuss the #textbookbrokeBC campaign launched by the AMS at UBC Vancouver to raise awareness amongst students about OERs and the successful cooperation of key OER stakeholders at UBC in …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Tour of VPL's Inspiration Lab

[Fall Workshop 2015] Tour of VPL's Inspiration Lab

This Fall we've arranged another exciting "pretug" event: a tour of the recently launched Inspiration Lab at the Vancouver Public Library (Central).

The Inspiration Lab is a free place dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling. It features high-performance computers, analog-to-digital conversion, sound studios, video editing and self-publishing software, as well as free access to lynda.com, a resource for thousands of online video …

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[T.e.l.l. November] Open Badges in Higher Education

Title: Open Badges in Higher Education
When: 11:00 AM  (PDT),  Rescheduled to November 24th, 2015
Who: Erin Fields, UBC
Where: ETUG Room in BB Collaborate


Session Description

An open badge is a digital symbol that signifies concrete evidence of accomplishments, skills, qualities, or participation in experiences. It can provide a visual record of a learner’s achievement and development combined with the required proof.

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Meet Jessica Earle-Meadows from UBC

Meet Jessica Earle-Meadows from UBC

This post contributed by Janine Hirtz, UBC Okanagan

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

I am the Manager of Process Design and Facilitation in the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

How long have you been involved in teaching and learning and educational technology?

2 to 10 years, depending on how you're counting ;-) ...

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Meet Mary Anne Neal from RRU, UVic and Camosun College

Meet Mary Anne Neal from RRU, UVic and Camosun College

This post contributed by Janine Hirtz, UBC Okanagan

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

I teach for Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, and Camosun College.

How long have you been involved in teaching and learning and educational technology?

Classroom teacher (Grades 10-12):  15 years
University and College:  20 years (online 7 years) …

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Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in our classrooms, everyday meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, etc.  They are seriously fun methods to engage  and work together.

Liberating Structures are small design shifts that move us gently away from more constraining  “conventional structures” (e.g., lectures, open discussions, round robin updates, brainstorms) and toward sessions that quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to unleash and include everyone.

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