Educational Conundrum of the Week – May 1, 2017

Instructors have been asked by students, “Why do you use so many YouTube and third party videos in your course, can’t you do your own?”  This may imply that an instructor’s expertise on the subject is being challenged.  How would you respond to the student?  What’s your approach to using third party videos in your […]

(Profile) Pictures worth a 1000 Words, or Just One

  We’ve all heard the expressions “It’s nice to put a face to the name”.  Or, I prefer to “meet face to face”.  Both of these have pleasant nuances, and few can argue that both build better relationships.  Why then do so many students lack a picture profile?  I have seen more blank mugs than […]

Introduction to Blackboard

Are you a faculty member new to Blackboard or one who needs a refresher?  We have a great workshop for you.  Join us on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 10:00am to noon on the Abbotsford campus for our Blackboard Introductory Workshop facilitated by Gordon Jang. This workshop will provide you with an overview of Blackboard Learn. […]

Indigenizing the Curriculum

Indigenizing the Curriculum, facilitated by Linda Pardy, offers a fascinating opportunity that provides strategies and techniques which addresses the absence of Indigenous ways of knowing and history in the curriculum. For the most part, faculty members agree that being more inclusive in their teaching provides a greater depth of learning for students, however, most are unsure […]

We have moved!!

The Teaching & Learning Centre and Educational Technology Services have moved offices temporarily during renovations.  Find us down the hall in G159.

We Are Moving!

The Teaching & Learning Centre and Educational Technology Services are moving offices on November 15, 2016 temporarily during renovations.  Find us down the hall in G159.

Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) – Dec. 12-16

The Facilitator development Workshop provides individuals with an opportunity for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections to a larger instructional development network.  The FDW is a peer-based model providing participants with a small group setting in which to work on facilitation skills. The small groups meet in plenary sessions each […]

Faculty Focus

Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Magna Publications. Finding Signs of Progress When Learning is Slow