Learning Design for Deep Learning

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November 2013

Community of Practice for Community Engagement at VIU

Last week, Robin June Hood, Director of the Community- Based Research Institute at VIU, and I convened the first community of practice (CoP) for community engaged faculty.  A community of practice (CoP) is a group whose members share a concern… Continue Reading →

Introducing the Faculty PLNNet (“planet”) project

In the Faculty PLNNET project we are beginning to explore how Faculty Professional Learning and Knowledge Networks can enhance teaching and learning at VIU in two complementary ways: develop student capability to engage in professional learning through knowledge networks, and… Continue Reading →

Metacognitive Teaching Strategies: Ways to Help Students Learn about Learning

This past week I hosted a community of practice group for teaching faculty members on the topic of metacognition. They were asked to skim/read over a variety of articles/videos/web summaries (see bit.ly/17fHXHD for the resources). We then made a list… Continue Reading →

Metacognition: Valuable Resources on Thinking about Thinking

  I am fascinated by the field of metacognition. I am fascinated by this notion of ‘learning how to learn’ because I don’t think I really understood learning until I became a teacher. I know I didn’t understand the learning… Continue Reading →

Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology

Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology from Studio B Productions, Inc. This is a great presentation (which actually reads like a book) providing a number of excellent ideas for using educational technology… Continue Reading →

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