Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

What makes VIU Excellent in Teaching and Learning?

In May 2018, Vancouver Island University was named a finalist in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards from the Higher Education Academy headquartered in the United Kingdom. While we didn’t win the overall award — fellow Canadian university from Ontario, McMaster… Continue Reading →

VIU Course Retention Process: Why Are We Deleting VIULearn Courses?

Photo Courtesy of: Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash VIU has implemented a Course Retention Process to protect and streamline course and student data in VIULearn, our virtual learning environment (Brightspace by D2L). Since implementing VIULearn in Spring of 2012, there were over… Continue Reading →

Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning

The Centre is delighted to announce the successful recipients of Vancouver Island University’s Recognition of Achievement in Teaching and Learning. Please join us in congratulating Belinda Williams, Carla Tilley, and Marilyn Funk! A celebration event will take place on Friday,… Continue Reading →

Welcome Anwen and Brennan!

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is excited to welcome Anwen Burk and Brennan Conroy to our team in the role of Learning Technology Support Specialists. Anwen earned her BA in English from the University of Calgary and… Continue Reading →

Join us for the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching!

Join us!  Meet with VIU colleagues, learn more about the students we have at VIU, and connect with the staff who are ready to help with your teaching questions. The event is built around lively discussions with other new (and… Continue Reading →

From the ground up: Enhancing a horticulture program through educational development

It’s Friday. Or Wednesday. Or Tuesday afternoon. And my colleagues and I are on our way to the Paine Centre, VIU’s 32-acre horticulture facility. A quick 10-minute drive from the main campus, past a winery and a honey farm, the… Continue Reading →

Portfoliopalooza!

This page outlines details about Portfoliopalooza, a series of hands-on portfolio and writing sessions, that from May 14 – 17, 2018. Contact: Tine Reimers Portfoliopalooza! A Week of Workshops and Hands-On Sessions for Building the Portfolio of your Choice The Centre… Continue Reading →

Update Old Bookmarks to learn.viu.ca

TO ACCESS PAGE: Click on the image above to take you to login page OR this link https://learn.viu.ca/ If you reached this page by entering https://learn.vu.ca in your browser, you will need to clear cached internet pages from your browser. Please… Continue Reading →

2018 Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute

Energize Student Participation and Improve Attendance with Team-Based Learning August 20-22, for Fall 2018 Implementation The evidence is solid in support of the teaching model called “Team-Based Learning,” developed by organizational behaviour specialist Larry K. Michaelsen. Team-Based Learning is a… Continue Reading →

VIU Team-Based Learning Institute and Course Re-Design Program

Energize Student Participation and Improve Attendance with Team-Based Learning Workshop: August 20-22, for Fall 2018 Implementation The evidence is solid in support of the teaching model called “Team-Based Learning,” developed by organizational behaviour specialist Larry K. Michaelsen. Team-Based Learning is… Continue Reading →

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