Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


June 2013

2013 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Annual Conference Summary

Three staff from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) attended the STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) 33rd annual teaching and learning conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia from June 20-22, 2013. Kathleen Bortolin –… Continue Reading →

Signature Pedagogies: Three Program Level Projects to Improve Learning

At Vancouver Island University, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is working on three projects related to signature pedagogies, professional learning and knowledge networks. VIU is engaged in a teaching and learning institutional-wide project for enhancing teaching of… Continue Reading →

Course (Re)Design Institute: Redesigning with Blended Approach

During May 2013, nine Vancouver Island University teaching faculty took part in our first offering of a Course (Re)Design Institute. VIU had never offered such an institute and we went on the hunt for best practices and a model to… Continue Reading →

Faculty Development Spring Institute: First Time a Success

Vancouver Island University (VIU) hosted the first annual Faculty Development Spring Institute (FDSI) this May 21-24, 2013. We had 29 participants from the island, mainland BC, Yukon and Ontario! We were aiming for 30 and we are quite pleased with… Continue Reading →

D2L 10.2 Upgrade

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is very excited about the June 27, 2013 D2L upgrade to the latest version 10.2!  Version 10.2 offers a more streamlined navigation for two of the system’s most used tools – Content… Continue Reading →

Pros and Cons of Technology Embedded within Teaching and Learning Centres – and Not in IT

At a recent Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (STLHE), I was part of a round table discussion about the pros and cons of including educational technology departments (serving learning management systems, blogging, video streaming, mobile devices,… Continue Reading →

Deploying Kaltura at VIU – ETUG 2013 Presentation

I presented at the ETUG conference this year about our experience deploying Kaltura on campus over the past year.  There was lots of interest from the community about Kaltura with the shared service being hosted by UBC coming early next… Continue Reading →

ETUG Spring Workshop 2013

This years’ spring Educational Technology User Group (ETUG) conference was held at Simon Fraser University with the theme  “Tell it on the mountain: Teaching, Engaging, Learning and Leading ”.  I came to the ETUG conference for the first time last… Continue Reading →

Photo editing online – free!

Last month I facilitated a 1.5 hour workshop on photo editing. Although I use Adobe Photoshop CS6 for my own photo editing, I knew that not all VIU faculty/staff would have Adobe Photoshop available to them. So, after a bit… Continue Reading →

Adopting Open Textbooks Workshop

On May 27th I attended a workshop organized by BC Campus titled Adopting Open Textbooks held at Camosun College in Victoria.  BC Campus has been running a series of these workshops starting off at Thompson Rivers University, University of Northern… Continue Reading →

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