October 2017

[Fall workshop 2017] Digital Spaces: Pressing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries

[Fall workshop 2017] Digital Spaces: Pressing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries

  The Educational Technology Users Group invites you to join us for the ETUG Fall workshop 2017 on October 27 at VCC in downtown Vancouver. We will explore Digital Literacy in this new era of online uncertainty. Seeking truthiness, real news, and actual facts in the world of Teaching and Learning. Do these even exist? This engaging day will provide …

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[Fall workshop 2017] Can you handle the truth?

[Fall workshop 2017] Can you handle the truth?

In Mike Caufield’s post-keynote workshop, “Six Traps of Online Information Literacy (and a few solutions),” we will have a chance to delve into some techniques from his open textbook, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com, or, as he refers to it, the "instruction manual to reading on the modern internet." In small groups, we will work together on web-based research …

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[Fall workshop 2017] Pub night

[Fall workshop 2017] Pub night

To start the Fall 2017 workshop off on the right foot, please join us on October 26, starting at 6:00pm, for some great food and drink, and a whole lotta' fun at The Blackbird, 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver. We'll see you there!

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[Institutional Report] University of Victoria

[Institutional Report] University of Victoria

  Contributed by Hayley Hewson   Technology Integrated Learning Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) brings together faculty, staff, and students to envision a future for technology-enabled learning and teaching. We foster opportunities for dynamic learning with technology across all teaching and learning environments. Established in 2014 and led by Dr. Janni Aragon, TIL is continuously working with the UVic community to assess …

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Creating emotional safety in learning environments

Have you ever been part of a group (in class, online, or in the workplace):

• Where you didn’t feel comfortable or empowered to participate?

• Where one group member was being culturally insensitive to another?

• Where you felt bullied?

Yet group work is critical to creating effective student engagement, even good work team relations. At Douglas College on October 23, learn about some dynamic strategies  for promoting and enhancing positive group dynamics that enable everyone to participate in an emotionally safe environment. Here are all the details.

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What's open about open pedagogy?

The open education community is abuzz about open pedagogy. While not losing sight of the importance of using, revising, and creating open educational resources, many are thinking more about how to open up their teaching and learning practices. But how might we understand what open pedagogy is, and why should we think of it as “open”? 

On October 26 from 1:30-3:00pm at Douglas College in New Westminster, Christina Hendricks will discuss some possible ways to answer those questions, while pointing out that there are multiple legitimate ways to do so. She will also provide examples of how faculty and students are participating in open pedagogical practices in BC and elsewhere. Read on...