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Best Practices for Facilitating Online Learning: VIU Community of Practice Recap of Session two

  We hosted our second fully online VIU community of practice session discussing best practices for facilitating online learning on October 21st. This was another great session with a number of faculty returning from the first session as well as some new… Continue Reading →

Best Practices for Facilitating Online Learning: VIU Community of Practice Recap

We hosted our first fully online VIU community of practice discussing best practices for facilitating online learning last Friday over lunch. While the initial group was small the session went very well. We had established some structure to and prompts… Continue Reading →

What is the BSN Partnership for Student Learning Initiative?

The BSN Partnership consists of Bachelor of Science in Nursing faculty members and students who have formed a collaborative team (representing all four years of the program) focused on finding new ways to engage students in thinking critically about nursing… Continue Reading →

VIU Faculty Fast Start Institute

Initial “Launch” Workshop Dates: Tuesday August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (2 days) Time Each Day:  8:30 AM – 3 PM each day (breakfast and lunch will be included) Description The goal of a faculty member is to thrive… Continue Reading →

Educause Learning Initiative Online Spring Focus Session on Faculty Engagement and Development: Effective & Innovative Practice

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 →

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 →

Thoughts of a Beginning Teacher

By Teacher In Training, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) As teachers we are looked at as role models and hopefully as someone who… Continue Reading →

“To Blog or not to Blog?” That is the Question

By First Time Blogger, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) To blog or not to blog? This has been one of my most challenging… Continue Reading →

In Learning You Will Teach, and In Teaching You Will Learn

By Tonia Larson-Gagne, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) While coming to the final stretch of my Bachelor of Education, I find myself reflecting… Continue Reading →

Training to Become a Teacher

By Taryn M., Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) Being in my fifth and final year of the Bachelor of Education program, I am… Continue Reading →

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