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

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – Jan-Feb 2019

Join us for the Instructional Skills Workshop, facilitated by Michelle Johnson Location: UFV, Abbotsford Campus – Rm G124 Workshop Schedule: Friday, January  11           9:00am – 1:00pm Saturday, January 12       8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, January  26      8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, February 9       8:30am – 4:30pm The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) … Read more

Self Studies in Higher Learning

SELF-STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION A Series of Brown-Bag Conversations on Teaching & Learning The Department of Adult Education is initiating the first of what we hope will become an annual, themed series of study groups aimed at broadening and deepening our reflective practices and collegial relations as teachers, educators, and administrators in higher education. This … 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

LIVE Online Seminar – Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

LIVE Online Seminar Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | 11:00am (PT) 60 Minutes UFV, Abbotsford Campus, Rm G124 In this seminar we will examine the three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions to increase our intercultural savvy. This increased awareness will help us teach in ways that better include and … 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

Open Online Course (MOOC) about Open Education Resources

Open Online Course about Open Educational Resources Dates: June 1-15, 2018 From June 1-15, 2018, a cross-Canada mini-MOOC (massive open online course) called Making Sense of Open Education will take place through the OpenLearn UK Moodle platform. The course will consist of short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. The purpose of the … Read more