April 2018

[Feature Article] BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative (OpenETC) Resources

[Feature Article] BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative (OpenETC) Resources

Contributed by Troy Welch, TRU Inspired by their belief in open education and their love of educational technology, over the past few years a dedicated group of BC Educators have formed the BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative (OpenETC). The OpenETC banner flies under the tagline “Free range Edtech” and is describe as: “…a community of educators, technologists, and designers sharing …

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[Institutional Update] Capilano University

[Institutional Update] Capilano University

Contributed by Darin Feist, Capilano University Introduction My name is Darin Feist, ETUG institutional representative for Capilano University. I work in IT Infrastructure and currently sit on the Senate Instructional Technologies Advisory Committee (SITAC). SITAC is populated with both senate and non-senate members, the majority of whom are faculty. SITAC seeks ongoing advice and input from Capilano University’s Centre for Teaching Excellence …

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[Feature Article] I have seen the LIGHT(board) technology at Douglas College!

[Feature Article] I have seen the LIGHT(board) technology at Douglas College!

Contributed by Hope Miller, Douglas College Douglas College acquired a new piece of edtech a year ago called the Lightboard. But just what is a lightboard? Basically, it's a piece of illuminated glass, on which instructors can write up their teaching/lecture notes--just as they would a whiteboard in a traditional classroom. The real magic comes into play with the video …

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[Festival of Learning 2018] Update #4

[Festival of Learning 2018] Update #4

    Contributed by Terri Bateman, Co-chair of FoL 2018 The Festival of Learning is now less than six weeks away! There is a lot happening behind the scenes, which you can see taking shape on the schedule. Log in or create an account to start planning the sessions you don’t want to miss. Monday morning opens with our keynote …

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[Member Profile] Meet Lynette Gallant from North Island College

[Member Profile] Meet Lynette Gallant from North Island College

Contributed by Terri Bateman, NIC Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do. For the last ten years, I have worked at North Island College (NIC) as the Public Services Librarian.  Since NIC is a rural college with four campuses and only two librarians, my role covers a lot of ground. I have collection development responsibilities …

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Interview with Anne-Marie Scott of University of Edinburgh

Interview with Anne-Marie Scott of University of Edinburgh

Contributed by Troy Welch, TRU Troy Welch, Learning Innovations Developer at Thompson Rivers University, recently met at TRU with Anne-Marie Scott, Deputy Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services & Head of Digital Learning Applications and Media within the University of Edinburgh Information Services. Sit back and watch/listen to this brilliant interview with Anne-Marie, outlining their edtech and pedagogical initiatives. …

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