Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


January 2013

Flipping PDFs!

I am always online, both at work and at home.  Admittedly, I spend way too much time online some days, but while there, I research and learn quite a bit in my area of interest – web development and related… Continue Reading →

Is Gaming Responsible for Student Disengagement

I’m currently reading a book titled ‘Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter’ by Steven Berlin Johnson. I would recommend reading this book. It is an amazing and thought inspiring read. But… Continue Reading →

Adding RSS Feeds to your Desire2Learn Course

An RSS feed is a web feed format used to publish frequently updated works, such as news headlines, blogs, audio and video in a standardized format. RSS feeds allow students to gather information more efficiently as they do not have… Continue Reading →

How to Add Email Addresses to Your Hotmails Safe Senders List

If you are an instructor, the last thing you want is for your students to not receive your emails. Unfortunately, Hotmail recognizes many VIU email addresses as junk and automatically places emails from instructors and student services in the junk… Continue Reading →

Easy Importing of Questions into Desire2Learn Quiz Tool

Test-enhanced Learning Increasing Student Success Given recent findings that test-enhanced learning (TEL) improves students’ understanding and retention of material through regular quizzing, (e.g., Lyle & Crawford, 2011; McDaniel, Roediger, & McDermott, 2007; Roediger, Agarwal, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2011) we investigated… Continue Reading →

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