ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

September 2015

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ETUG 2014-15 Year in Review

This post contributed by kele fleming (UBC CTLT, SCETUG Chair) and Emily Schudel (Camosun, SCETUG Vice Chair)

We say it every year...But, what a year for our ETUG community!  The biggest and best highlight this past year was the ETUG Top 5 community survey sent out to the ETUG community in Dec 2014.  SCETUG wanted to hear more from our …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Hold the Date!

[Fall Workshop 2015] Hold the Date!

The ETUG Fall Workshop 2015 will be  hosted  this year at Vancouver Community College Downtown campus. 

Hold the dates of: Thursday, November 5th for the ETUG Pub night at The Library Square Public House & Friday, November 6th for a full day of workshop sessions at VCC Downtown campus at 250  West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC.

This year's format will …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Call for Sessions!

[Fall Workshop 2015] Call for Sessions!

This Fall our ETUG workshop will be a  two part program on the theme of “open spaces."

First off, we’ll have a morning plenary session featuring some amazing and creative educational leaders from BC post secondary and further afield. The team from the UdG Agora project at University of Guadalajara (UdG) Student Centred and Mobile Learning Diploma will share their exciting work with us!  “Agora” …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Registration

[Fall Workshop 2015] Registration

ETUG Fall Workshop 2015 Friday, November 6, 2015
(Pub Night November 5th – Library Square Public House)
Vancouver Community College, Downtown Campus
250 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC

Registration Fees: $35 + taxes. Includes continental breakfast, lunch & refreshment breaks and sessions. Cancellation Deadline: October 26, 2015

How to Register: Complete the online form. Payment for registration fees will be …

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[Fall Workshop 2015] Accommodation

[Fall Workshop 2015] Accommodation

We have secured a block booking at the lovely Georgian Court Hotel for those of you needing accommodation to attend the ETUG Fall workshop. The rate is $139/night for King or Double room.

How to make a  reservation

Individual and group reservations may be made by:

• Calling the Georgian Court Hotel directly at 604-682-5555. Please ask to speak with Reservations.  …

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[T.e.l.l. October] Open Badges in Higher Education

Title: Open Badges in Higher Education
When: 11:00 AM  (PDT),  Tuesday October 20, 2015
Who: Erin Fields, UBC
Where: ETUG Room in BB Collaborate (Link below).

If this is your first time using BB Collaborate web conferencing, see some great tips here

Session Description: An open badge is a digital symbol that signifies …

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[T.e.l.l. Summary Summer] Agile Design: A Chat with Tony Bates

[T.e.l.l. Summer Summary] Agile Design: A Chat with Tony Bates

Contributed by Leva Lee

On July 7th, we had a special summer T.e.l.l. session with Tony Bates on "Agile Design", built around Chapter 4, Section 7 and Scenario F of his recently published open textbook “Teaching in a Digital Age”.

For more insights from Tony, visit his blog on online learning and distance education. 

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Meet Erin Fields from UBC

Meet Erin Fields from UBC

This post contributed by Janine Hirtz, UBC Okanagan

Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do.

I work at the UBC Library and am a liaison librarian in the humanities and social sciences, as well as a flexible learning coordinator.  I work with learning technologists around open ed, content curation, open badges, and integrating library services …

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Meet Grace Dyck from UNBC

Meet Grace Dyck from UNBC

This post contributed by Janine Hirtz, UBC Okanagan

Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do.

I'm an eLearning Assistant at UNBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).

How long have you been involved in teaching and learning and educational technology?

10+ years.  …

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[#OpenEd15 Conference] Coming to Vancouver this Fall!

[#OpenEd15 Conference] Coming to Vancouver this Fall!

The Open Education Conference 2015 only comes our way every few years and this year it will be hosted at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver!  To find our a bit of background on the conference and details on session and registration, read about it here.

Early Bird Registration closes on September 30th so don't wait too long to sign up! See you …

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