Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Open Education Resources and New Textbooks: Update from BCcampus

The latest from The BCcampus Open Education team, Lauri Aesoph, BSc, Manager, Open Education New textbooks Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science – Book 2 This new work (Book 2) joins Book 1, published in 2016. Knowing Home attempts to… Continue Reading →

VIU Students Saved $465,000 in Textbook Costs Since 2015

Open Textbooks Remove Some Barriers for Students to Learn Over half of B.C. students do not buy the required textbooks for a course, and over a quarter of potential learners choose not to register for a class due to excessive… Continue Reading →

University Faculty Members Visit Grade 8-12 Classes: Building Connections

In an effort to promote a stronger connection between local high schools and Vancouver Island University, a Grade 8-12 Classroom Visit Initiative was created and piloted in October and November 2018. The idea arose out of conversations with university faculty… Continue Reading →

Creating a More Seamless Transition for High School Students Entering Higher Education

Breaking Ground: Connecting Learning Experiences from K-12 to Post-Secondary On October 19, 2018 nearly 90 educators from eight K-12 school districts, North Island College and Vancouver Island University (VIU) came together to engage in collaborative dialogue about the student learning… Continue Reading →

New Content Creation Experience Coming to VIUBlogs!

You have likely seen the notice on your VIUBlogs Dashboard announcing “ A new, modern publishing experience is coming soon.” If you have not yet seen that message, or if you have yet to click the blue Try Gutenberg button… Continue Reading →

Holding space: How VIU students are shaping the dialogue around Indigenous perspectives

by Kathleen Bortolin I step off the elevator onto the fifth floor of the library, hot coffee and security fob in hand. It’s June and quiet on campus, students and faculty retreating to other pursuits now that classes have ended…. Continue Reading →

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Belinda Williams, Carla Tilley, and Marilyn Funk, recipients of the Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning! This year marked the inaugural round of applications to the program, which is an opportunity for faculty at VIU to reflect on… Continue Reading →

NEW – VIULearn quizzes now save automatically!

As of October 19, 2018, you no longer need to manually save your answers when taking a quiz! As you complete each question on a quiz, your responses will now be automatically saved. Below, we’ve put images showing the old… Continue Reading →

The 2018-19 Teaching and Learning Leadership Council

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Council is a body of teaching faculty members chosen by their Faculties to lead institutional initiatives on teaching and learning. Now entering its 5th year, the Council is deepening work begun last year on embedding… Continue Reading →

Tao of Marking: Caring For Students through Unmarking Your Courses

Photo by David Emrich on Unsplash The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University is putting on a series of activities this year about marking and grading. We are asking faculty to examine their marking and grading practices, and… Continue Reading →

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