Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


February 2013

Learning, Innovation and Teaching Enhancement Grants Awarded

In January 2013 The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning along with the support of the Vice President Academic and Provost offered a limited number of grants to VIUFA and BCGEU instructors. The purpose of the grant was to… Continue Reading →

Embedding media in your D2L course

Video and other visual media enrich your course. Video allows your students to access material at their own pace – they have the power to pause, rewind and replay material as many times as they like. You could record your… Continue Reading →

Getting started with recorded lectures

With the recent launch of VIUTube on our campus we have seen an increased interest in instructors who want to incorporate video into their blended or online courses.  While VIUTube solves the issue of “where to put my video so that my… Continue Reading →

Rapid Electronic Essay Grading with Adobe Acrobat Pro

‘Marking’ can be one of the most time-consuming of a university teacher’s responsibilities – and one of the least productive. Do students actually learn from your comments? Or do they go right to the grade and ignore the remarks? Do… Continue Reading →

NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition

The 2013 Horizon Report is now available on the New Media Consortium website.  The Horizon Report is a yearly publication which identifies trends and technologies to watch in higher education.  It is definitely something I look forward to reviewing each year.  From the projects website: The NMC Horizon… Continue Reading →

Personal Message from John Baker, President & CEO of Desire2Learn

We know it has been a tough week for faculty and students working with Desire2Learn at VIU. We thank you all for your patience and perseverance. We’ve just received a personal message from John Baker, President & CEO of Desire2Learn… Continue Reading →

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