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Blackboard Collaborate Modernization: The Ultra Experience

I am quite excited about the upcoming release of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous communication tool that has been available at VIU for some time now.  It is most similar to familiar programs such as Skype, which… Continue Reading →

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Jessie Key on creating video lab tutorials

Jessie Key from Chemistry discusses his use of video tutorials for lectures and labs.

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Louis Mattar on getting to know students, gathering feedback and flipping the classroom

Louis Mattar from Sport, Health & Physical Education shares his strategies for getting to know students, gathering feedback and flipping the classroom.

Creating a Good How-To Video

by Melissa Robertson, Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, VIU The past few weeks at work I have been working on making videos and it hasn’t been an easy road. I have learned many things… Continue Reading →

Creating Lab Video Demonstrations and Tutorials

by Jessie Key, Faculty, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Vancouver Island University I have been making video demonstrations and tutorials to augment the learning experience in both the lecture and lab for the courses that I teach. I… Continue Reading →

EDUCAUSE 2013 Conference

  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 →

Ten Tips for Producing Online Educational Videos

At the recent Kaltura Connect conference Wendy Collins, VP, Digital Strategy for Infobase Learning presented on Taking Online Video to the Next Level: 10 Tips for a More Engaging and Effective Video Experience.  This presentation was filled with ten great… Continue Reading →

Kaltura Connect 2013: The Video Experience Conference

I was fortunately able to attend the annual Kaltura Connect conference this year held in New York City at Chelsea Piers, September 30th to October 1st, 2013.  Connect brings together thought leaders and technologists for two days to talk about… Continue Reading →

Deploying Kaltura at VIU – ETUG 2013 Presentation

I presented at the ETUG conference this year about our experience deploying Kaltura on campus over the past year.  There was lots of interest from the community about Kaltura with the shared service being hosted by UBC coming early next… Continue Reading →

Guide on the Side: Flipping the Classroom

A teacher’s value is not in the information stored in their head, but rather their ability to pull together the best learning resources to produce a desired outcome.  The modern teacher is (or should be) more an aggregator of resources… Continue Reading →

Bill Gates on giving Instructors Real Feedback

In this TED Talk Microsoft founder Bill Gates proposes a method for getting teachers real feedback on their practice.  A recent initiative from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Measures Of Effective Teaching Project which aims to close the gap between… Continue Reading →

How educators are using free videos to flip their classroom

The flipped classroom method has students watch short videos of concepts at home and come to class the next day prepared with questions, and sometimes having completed a post-video quiz. This method can grab students’ attention and give class time… Continue Reading →

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