March 2018

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[Member Profile] Meet Jason Keddie from Royal Rhodes University

[Member Profile] Meet Jason Keddie from Royal Rhodes University

Contributed by Keith Webster, RRU. Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do. I work at Royal Rhodes University (RRU) as a Senior Learning Technologist in the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET). I collaborate with a team of instructional designers and subject matter experts to develop courses, lead learning technology projects such as the selection …

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[Feature Article] BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre’s Emergent Virtual Reality Strategy

[Feature Article] BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre’s Emergent Virtual Reality Strategy

Contributed by Bonnie Johnston, BCIT. There’s a lot of buzz in the advanced education world around Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality as the technology moves along the hype cycle. A lot of us are wondering what effort and investments are required to have good value in terms of supporting meaningful learning. At BCIT’s Learning and Teaching Centre, getting our hands on the …

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[Institutional Update] British Columbia Institute of Technology

[Institutional Update] British Columbia Institute of Technology

Contributed by Bonnie Johnston, BCIT. BCIT's Learning and Teaching Centre I’m an Instructional Development Consultant in the Learning and Teaching Centre at BCIT. There are three main areas of my work: faculty development; program development, review and change; and curriculum and instructional design and development for all delivery and media formats. I am one of eleven in our group who …

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3DUCAT10NAL T3CHN0L9GY: The Future Now!

Contributed by Andy Sellwood, VCC.

The annual Education Technology symposium at VCC is back on May 24!!! The theme this year is Innovation and Collaboration in Teaching and Learning. We are looking for students, faculty, and staff at VCC and other institutions who are interested in presenting at the symposium. Some possible ways to present include:

• 20-minute talk

• 5-minute lightning talk

• Poster

• Research presentation

• Mini-workshop

We want the symposium to be as interactive and engaging as possible for participants. The call for proposals will be open until March 29. If you would like to present, follow this survey link (https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/J6PQJJQ) to submit your proposal. The final schedule will be confirmed by April 15. Please contact Andy Sellwood (asellwood@vcc.ca) for more details.

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FoL 2018 Keynote Speakers

The Festival of Learning 2018 Keynote Speakers are set! Jesse Stommel will start things off on the opening day (May 28), while Monique Gray Smith delivers the final keynote  (May 30). Read all about it here.