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Engaging students with Open Education at VIULearns 2016

Last week during the VIULearns event on the Nanaimo campus I had a chance to engage students directly with the idea of open education. I positioned our booth to draw students in around all aspects of open education; including open… Continue Reading →

OpenEd 2015 Conference

I have just returned from OpenEd 2015 in Vancouver, a conference focused on exploring developments in open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices. I attended this conference when it was last hosted in Vancouver in 2012 and was delighted to… Continue Reading →

Going Text-less

By Sandra Johnstone, Teaching Faculty Member, Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU A round of applause This semester – Spring 2014 – I experienced a first in my teaching career. While we were reviewing the course outline for… Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on Textbooks, Open Textbooks and Reviewing for BCCampus

by Jessie Key, Teaching Faculty Member, Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU Textbooks are one of the primary resources of instruction for most courses at the university level. They can act as a framework or backbone to the topics… 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 →

Finding openly licensed audio and music

  I was searching for a piece of audio today for a short video that I am putting together. While I can think of a number of popular pieces of music which would suit my need, I would be breaching… Continue Reading →

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