ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

April 2016

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[Festival of Learning 2016] Come Celebrate with Us!

[Festival of Learning 2016] Come Celebrate with Us!

The Festival of Learning is a celebration of teaching and learning in post-secondary education. It is an unprecedented collaboration of existing groups and annual events hosted together during an exciting four-day festival experience.

Educators, leaders and professional staff involved in teaching and learning in B.C. higher education will find a variety of opportunities to learn, laugh, create and collaborate with colleagues …

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[Festival of Learning 2016] Join us for Pub Night!

[Festival of Learning 2016] Join us for Pub Night!

Come join us at the Festival of Learning Pub Night in June. It will be an evening of great conversation and networking with your BC post-secondary colleagues and friends on Tuesday June 7th evening.

The Festival Pub Night will be at Persons Patio, Restaurant & Lounge, conveniently located at the Delta Villa Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby. Hope to …

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[Institutional Report] Vancouver Community College

[Institutional Report] Vancouver Community College

Contributed by Brett Griffiths, VCC

It is an exciting time for Vancouver Community College (VCC):  the past year has marked the 50th anniversary of the College and has been filled with a plethora of celebration events.  September 1965 marked the formation of VCC, British Columbia’s first community college and the second in the country. VCC was formed from the union of Vancouver Vocational Institute, the …

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[T.e.l.l. April] Career Profile: Bob Byrne, Learning Specialist, World Bank

[T.e.l.l. April] Career Profile: Bob Byrne, Learning Specialist, World Bank

Title: Career Profile: Bob Byrne, Learning Specialist, World Bank
When: 11:00 AM (DST), April 26, 2016
Who: Bob Byrne, World Bank
Where: ETUG Room in BB Collaborate (Link below).

Session Description: Join us for a special TELL session chat with ETUGger Bob Byrne as he shares with us what it’s like to be working as a Canadian in Washington, DC, where he is currently living and working as a learning specialist for the World Bank.

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

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

Contributed by Brett Griffiths, VCC

On March 22, Paul Hibbitts from SFU presented an excellent T.E.L.L. session entitled “Flipping the LMS with an Open and Collaborative Web Platform.”

Paul indicated he began teaching with Canvas in 2014, but discovered that he wasn’t able to shape the LMS into a form that worked well for his course. While looking for ways …

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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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