Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Are you ready to UN-Teach?

(This project fulfills the course requirement—“Roles and Responsibilities” –- for the VIU Recognition of Achievement for Student Engagement.) Successful teachers are agents of deep change. They can be singlehandedly responsible for altering permanently the way students think, act, and view… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive: A Teaching and Learning Podcast for Vancouver Island University

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) is collecting, recording and sharing stories of teaching and learning from across our campus. Acknowledging how fortunate we at the CIEL are to hear so many inspiring, interesting, and cool stories… Continue Reading →

August 2019 VIU New Faculty Orientation to Teaching

On August 27th, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence offered its bi-annual New Faculty Orientation to Teaching (NFOT) to 30 new faculty at VIU.  This day-long session is offered to “new and kind of new” faculty within their first two… Continue Reading →

Starting the semester off right: Tips and strategies for a great first day

by Kathleen Bortolin In my earlier days of teaching, I dreaded the first class of the semester.  At the beginning of term there was so much nervous energy—mostly mine.  These nerves always threw me, so I did what made the… Continue Reading →

Three Exciting New VIUTube and VIULearn Features!

There have been some exciting updates to our learning technologies this summer. Keep reading to learn about three new tools available right now.

Learning in the Open

I had the privilege of attending the Digital Pedagogy Lab in Toronto last month along with seven VIU faculty members and a couple of our colleagues from North Island College (check out their great posts about the experience here). Of… Continue Reading →

New Capture Tool for VIUTube Coming June 30

There is a new capture tool coming this summer to VIUTube. This new tool will replace CaptureSpace which has been available to faculty, staff, and students since the summer of 2017. Why Is the Tool Changing? The new tool, Personal… Continue Reading →

Changes Coming to VIUBlogs – May 6!

On May 6, 2019 VIUBlogs will be updated to include a new block based content creation experience for all users. This new content builder makes it easier to create beautiful pages and posts incorporating media, widgets, and a variety of content styles across your VIUBlogs site.

Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute (August 14-16, 2019)

**Information for Non-VIU Guest Registrants**  August 14-16, 2019 | Vancouver Island University | Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada    Tine Reimers and Bill Roberson of Vancouver Island University, and Jim Sibley of University of British Columbia will be your facilitators for the Institute. As users of Team-Based Learning (TBL) and… Continue Reading →

August 2019 VIU Team-Based Learning Course (Re)Design Program

Deeper Engagement and More Fun with Team-Based Learning **August 2019 Course Re(Design) Program for Vancouver Island University Faculty Members** Workshop (Team-Based Learning Institute) August 14-16, 2019; followed by Implementation of newly designed course in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. To participate in… Continue Reading →

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