ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

February 2016

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[Spring 2016] Call for Proposals

[Spring 2016] Call for Proposals

“ETUG Spring 2016 Call for Proposals”

Location:  BCIT Burnaby Campus and Delta Hotel and Conference Centre
Dates:  Wednesday June 8th & Thursday June 9th;
Pub night: TBA
Deadline for Proposals: Monday March 14th, 2016

We welcome proposals from faculty, staff and students to facilitate a session for ETUG at the Festival of Learning 2016!

ETUG is excited to be part of the first ever Festival …

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Festival of Learning: Celebrating Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

On June 6- 9, 2016, join us for the inaugural Festival of Learning, the teaching and learning event of the year where educators, leaders and professional staff will find a variety of opportunities to learn, laugh, create and collaborate with colleagues from across B.C. – extending well beyond one’s existing networks.

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[T.e.l.l. March] Flip It Good! Flipping the LMS with an Open and Collaborative Platform

[T.e.l.l. March] Flip It Good! Flipping the LMS with an Open and Collaborative Platform

Title: Flip It Good! Flipping the LMS with an Open and Collaborative Platform
When: 11:00 AM (PDT), March 22, 2016
Who: Paul Hibbitts, Hibbitts Design/SFU
Where: ETUG Room in BB Collaborate

Session Description: Do you have unmet pedagogical goals due to the constraints of your …

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Meet Bob Byrne from The World Bank, Washington DC

Meet Bob Byrne from The World Bank, Washington DC

Contributed by Leva Lee, BCcampus

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

I started working at The World Bank in Washington, DC last year on September 8. The World Bank is a development organization established in the wake of World War II with the purpose of helping to rebuild Europe and Asia. Its main work …

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Brian Powell

Meet Brian Powell from UBC Okanagan

Contributed by Janine Hirtz, UBC Okanagan

Brian Powell is an e-learning Instructional Support Specialist with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC). He helps faculty find flexible and effective alternatives to lecture-based instruction, and helps them learn to use the supporting technologies.

Brian began as a teacher in Quebec and …

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Inside ETUG: An Instructor shares her tips, tricks and takeaways from the Unconference

Following on the heels of the interview with Camosun College’s Daniel Reeve, we (BCcampus) asked Barbara Wuhrer, an Instructor from the Langara School of Management to share with us her experiences and takeaways from the ETUG and, in particular, the recent Fall Unconference. Here’s what she had to say:

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Faculty advocates helping to spread the OER movement across B.C.

The B.C. Open Textbook team is excited to announce three instructors who have joined BCcampus to fulfill a one-year term as our Faculty Fellows. Our 2016/17 Faculty Fellows: Jennifer Kirkey, Douglas College, Rod Lidstone, Camosun College and Arthur Gill Green, Okanagan College will work together to encourage greater educational and institutional uptake of open textbooks and the use of open educational resources in the B.C. post-secondary sector and beyond.

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Online Course:  Instructional Design in Adult Education

How do people learn?  What is an effective instructional model?  Instructional design is a complex process with its own history, body of literature, practitioners and research community. Effective instructional designers understand learning theories and the systems approach to training as well as the development process.

Offered through Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, this completely online course on instructional design benefits all those responsible for providing learning opportunities to working professionals.  This is a practical course, focusing on the application of theory to the practice of teaching and learning.

For more information, or to register go to the following website:  https://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Instructional-Design-in-Adult-Education/EDCA401/

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