Educational Developers Caucus 2018 Conference

Educational Developers Caucus 2018 Conference All of us at the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) look forward to hosting the Educational Developers Caucus Conference from Wednesday, February 14 to Friday, February 16, 2018. Join us at the conference

Join Us for the Festival of Learning 2018

Join us for the Festival of Learning 2018 Educators and administrators, faculty and leaders, developers, designers and students – you are invited to join us on May 28 – 30, 2018 for three days of learning, reflecting, and networking with colleagues at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront. Follow this link for more information.

STLHE Annual Conference

STLHE Annual Conference 19-22 June 2018 | Sherbrooke, QC The Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) will be held in Sherbrooke from the 19th to the 22nd of June 2018 with the theme “Pedagogical Innovation: Adapting Practice to Evolving Cultures”. For more information or to register, please follow […]

Educational Conundrum of the Week

A Spark of Teaching Inspiration The upcoming Ignite Innovation Series will be a great opportunity to get fresh ideas to adopt into our teaching as well as share our ideas with peers. As with any occupation, we can get caught up in a routine, but Ignite helps expand our routine by adding new strategies to our […]

Educational Conundrum of the Week – Yes, this “is” personal

Classes are filling up and wait-list are growing, we can expect a full house in almost every class. No, this is not the conundrum – this is due to exceptional teaching skills found at UFV*. The conundrum is how we can personalize the learning experience for each of our students? One instructor posts personal responses […]

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9

Room: TBA Facilitator:  Michelle Johnson and Ken Harmel Workshop dates: held on 4 consecutive Fridays – Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2 & 9 (9:00am – 3:00pm) The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered to a group of five or six colleagues and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. During the […]

Educational Conundrum of the Week – A Turnitin “What If”

A second year UFV student works on his final 2000-word assignment. He’s worked hard on it and feels he has a solid first draft. He opens up Turnitin and submit it only to get a 20% similarity in his report. He’s a little surprised. He comes to you asking what he should do about it. […]

Educational Conundrum of the week – Flipped Classroom

I think we all have a good idea of what the flipped classroom looks like. The flipping involves a lot of collaboration and, hopefully, engagement, on the students’ part. There are many tools available to do this both online and in-class. Many have tried different tools, but discussion forums tends to be by far the […]

Educational Conundrum of the Week – Narrative Pedagogy

While teaching in Japan, I told stories about perseverance using Wayne Gretzky, endurance using Terry Fox, and politeness using the pervasive Canadian “sorry”. The stories fell flat because my Japanese audience couldn’t connect. What did they know about these topics? Nothing. My point never hit its target so I started using Japanese examples. At the […]