ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

March 2016

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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. Summary Feb] Blended by Design: How Inquiry-based Design is Engaging Faculty and Students

[T.e.l.l. Summary Feb] Blended by Design: How Inquiry-based Design is Engaging Faculty and Students

Contributed by Hope Miller, Douglas College

On February 23, Maureen Mackey and Sandra Polushin facilitated a fascinating T.e.l.l. session titled “Blended by Design: How Inquiry-based Design is Engaging Faculty and Students.” Central to the presentation was the Community of Inquiry (CoI) work being done at Douglas College. Their agenda consisted of the following: Social Presence: Using introductions to engage participants …

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The OEC announces 2016 winners of site, course and project Awards for Open Education Excellence

The Accessibility Toolkit, a collaboration between BCcampus and CAPER-BC and authored by Amanda Coolidge (BCcampus), Sue Doner (Camosun College) and Tara Robertson (CAPER-BC) has been awarded a Creative Innovation Award from the Open Education Consortium.

The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, teaching assistant, etc. has the opportunity to create a truly open and accessible textbook. An open textbook that is free and accessible for all students.

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[Job Posting] Opportunities at the World Bank Group for eLearning Specialists

[Job Posting] Opportunities at the World Bank Group for eLearning Specialists

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the World Bank Group to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries. The IT Learning Unit (ITSLE) designs, facilitates and delivers programs and learning support for ITS staff and …

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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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