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Kathleen Bortolin

Innovative Learning Scapes 2014

by Kathleen Bortolin, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University Reflections on the 2014 Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Conference, Anchorage, Alaska Flying into Anchorage, Alaska, hemmed in on either side by views of snow-capped mountains… Continue Reading →

Appreciative Inquiry, Advocacy, and a bit of Green Day: Reflections of EDC 2014

I recently attended the annual Educational Developers Caucus conference in Calgary, co-hosted by the University of Calgary and Bow Valley College.  For me, being back at the UofC was a nostalgic experience, even though I had to admit much has… Continue Reading →

ePortfolio Overview

What is an ePortfolio? One of the most comprehensive definitions of ePortfolios comes from Gabriele Bauer from Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Delaware: The academic ePortfolio is a selective set of online, reflective, integrative, and personal documents that… Continue Reading →

Teaching Faculty Scholars

For the past four months, I have been co-facilitating a full year faculty development program with Liesel Knaack and Michael Paskevicius.  We arrived at the idea of offering this program by acknowledging that while many institutes of higher education design… Continue Reading →

Metacognitive Teaching Strategies: Helping Students Learn how to Learn

Session 3: Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP), Fall, 2013 Perhaps the most popular of the fall CoSTP sessions, Metacognitive Teaching Strategies: Helping Students Learn How to Learn generated two engaging discussions related to topics inherent to helping students learn… Continue Reading →

Reaching All Students: How to design learning for variety of needs and abilities in classroom

Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP): Session 2 (Fall, 2013) Toward the end of October, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) convened for the second time VIU’s Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP).  After an invigorating first… Continue Reading →

Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP): Session 1 (Fall, 2013)

 High Impact Educational Practices On Wednesday October 9th and Thursday, October 10th,  the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) convened its first Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP).  This group was comprised of faculty and staff at VIU… Continue Reading →

Reflections of a Novice: Educational Developers Caucus Institute, October 28-30, 2013

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Institute at the University of British Columbia in sunny Vancouver.  Yes, it was sunny in Vancouver.  The institute was facilitated by Ruth Rodgers and Alice Cassidy, two… Continue Reading →

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 →

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

As an emerging practitioner in higher education faculty development, I’m encouraged to tweet in order to cultivate my digital presence.  This phrase, digital presence, it sounds so sleek, so haute couture, and so very 21st century.  But why do I… Continue Reading →

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