To Tech or not too Tech?

An ADED instructor, Douglas Mauger, sent an in-depth and thought provoking article to our department on how students are distracted by the use of tech in the classroom vs. how instructors see it being used. The article, A Mixed Blessing? Students’ and Instructors’ Perspectives about Off-Task Technology Use in the Academic Classroom states that “There … Read more

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – August 6 – 30, 2019

Please join us for the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitated by Michelle Johnson, Leonne Beebe and Ken Harmel. FLO Online Schedule – August 6 – 30, 2019 FLO is a four week online asynchronous course with scheduled synchronous sessions. The course is designed for UFV faculty who wish to improve or have little online teaching or online learning experience. The … Read more

Educators Journey towards Reconciliation – Workshop

Workshop dates: June 6 – 7, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm Facilitator: Lorna Andrews Location: Abbotsford Campus, room to be determined During our two days together, we will go through a journey to discover challenges and best practices in decolonizing the classroom and, our education practice. We will explore strategies for creating a culturally safe learning environment and indigenizing … Read more

Guess Who’s Coming?

Final Reveal! Guess Who’s Coming? We are pleased and thrilled to introduce Duncan Wardle, our innovative keynote for PDDAY2019. Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for The Walt Disney Company.  The Creativity Team works across Disney’s Theme Parks, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films, ESPN, Animation and Imagineering, as “creative ideation consultants” and “cultural … Read more