Jessie Key from Chemistry discusses his use of video tutorials for lectures and labs.
Eric Demers and students from Biology discuss their experiences learning to bird band at VIU.
Louis Mattar from Sport, Health & Physical Education shares his strategies for getting to know students, gathering feedback and flipping the classroom.
On January 15th Clint Lalonde from BC Campus visited VIU to talk about the BCcampus Open Textbook Project. Clint Lalonde manages the Open Education department at BCcampus and is an extremely experienced educational technologist in all aspects of teaching and learning…. Continue Reading →
We launched WordPress.viu.ca as a blogging/website service for faculty at Vancouver Island University in early 2012. The site is set up as a WordPress multisite network, so we maintain one version of the software/code and faculty can login and create… Continue Reading →
Last week I attended the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Online Spring Focus Session on Faculty Engagement and Development: Effective & Innovative Practice. The session ran over three days from 9am-1pm online in Adobe Connect, an asynchronous collaborative meeting room very… Continue Reading →
Since September 2013, it has been my privilege to participate with the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) team in the initial stages of a project investigating the characteristics of excellence in teaching practice valued by VIU faculty… Continue Reading →
I recently attended the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) hosted at the University of Calgary. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Conceptions of the profession: How institutional directions shape our practice’ (program available here). The EDC is organized by the… Continue Reading →
During International Week at VIU we attended a panel discussion of international students reflecting on the process of their learning organized by The Faculty of International Education and the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL). The students provided such… Continue Reading →
A couple of us attended the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference held this year in Anaheim, California from October 15-18. The conference program is derived from member-driven content organized across six overarching IT domains including: Data/Information Access and Management; Enterprise and Infrastructure;… Continue Reading →
Attending a conference is a great opportunity to learn and interact with like minded colleagues from around the world. Conferences can also be exhausting and overwhelming as the program is often fast and furious and you interact with many… Continue Reading →