Welcome Amanda Roberts!

The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is excited to announce that Amanda Roberts is joining UFV as a Manager of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Amanda Roberts comes to UFV from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta where she was the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Coordinator for just over … Read more

Ed Tech in Action – Success Story #169

Radical new deliver adopted with (relative) ease Imagine this: 23 students in the classroom and 15 remote students attending your class online simulations. Technology bridges the gap and creates one learning community engaging in the same class activities. Sound overwhelming? Maybe a little. But yes, it is possible, and yes, instructors are making that happen … Read more

How to Succeed in Online Learning

 Timing Set a time of the week that you will log in to your course and spend one 3-hour “class” online or two 90-minute classes. Let yourself out early some days. Know when you shine – I’m a morning person, so my time was set at 6:00am (yup). Take advantage of the flexible scheduling. Get a head … Read more

Instructor and Tech Success Story – Ted Zak Offers Students Classroom Captures

EdTech in Action: Ted Zak offers students classroom captures When you introduce a new teaching tool into your everyday teaching and students can’t stop asking for more then you know you’re on to something, and Ted Zak, Carpentry instructor, is definitely on to something with his classroom capture. Ted has found a need to record his classes … Read more

Another Way to Make the Magic Happen: Contact the Teaching and Learning Centre

  We’ve all seen this simple graphic, or something similar too it, but it speaks volumes about our teaching practices. Sometimes we are thrown out of our comfort zone unintentionally and find amazing outcomes. For example, a few times while teaching many classes, I brought the wrong material to a class which quickly threw me out of my comfort zone. … Read more

Educational Conundrum of the week – Impact many students by catering to a few with UDL

Impact many students by catering to few with UDL Students’ learning needs and preferences are being recognized as being more diverse, which is why the demand for UDL (Universal Design for Learning) is becoming a greater focus in curriculum design. We’ve seen many exciting UDL activities in Blackboard course shells. Blackboard offers a wide variety … Read more

Educational Conundrum of the Week – Access to Accessibility

Access to accessibility Educational Technology Services (ETS) was asked to provide a solution for a student who recently injured her hand and was unable to take notes, but desperately wanted to. Other students in the same class try to keep up with the note taking. What solutions would you provide this temporarily disabled student? Would … Read more