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Horses and Motorcycles

by Darlene Goodrick, Supervisor – Printing & Duplicating, Vancouver Island University How does this topic apply to learning and teaching at VIU?  Maybe it doesn’t but being mother to twins involved much learning and teaching and helped make me the… Continue Reading →

Facilitating Inquiry-based Learning: Reflections of a Rookie

by Sandra Johnstone, Teaching Faculty, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU My inspiration This semester is the first time that I have designed and facilitated a course that centres on a semester-long collaborative research project. The course was a third-year… Continue Reading →

Learning and Nanaimo Bars

by Greg Klimes, Teaching Faculty, RMOT, Faculty of Science and Technology, Vancouver Island University In my program I delve into the basic principles of law enforcement, as it relates to the protection of our natural resources. In any successful program… Continue Reading →

VIU looked at with Dutch glasses

by Olaf Ernst, Visiting Scholar,  NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Visiting Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, VIU) As you probably remember I am not a regular VIU faculty member, but a long-resident visiting scholar from a country on… Continue Reading →

What Successful Teachers Do

by Doris Carey, Faculty Member, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation, VIU I recently read an article with an intriguing title: The Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People (Jacqueline Smith, Business Insider, March 19, 2014). I immediately thought of what… Continue Reading →

W is for Wrinkly Brain

By Carrie Johns, Secretary Registrar and Convocation, Registration Centre, VIU My son is two years old, four months, and 26 days old, and he is a genius. No, really.  He read his first story book to me and my husband… Continue Reading →

I am a bad teacher . . . (?)

by Anna Atkinson, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Vancouver Island University At this time of year—actually, at this time of term, no matter which term it is—the question of whether I’m actually a terrible teacher looms large…. Continue Reading →

WHAT?? Four Crazy Student Incidents From My Teaching Days —

by Melissa Robertson, Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, VIU I was taking a walk down memory, thinking about my teaching days, when I realized there were many situations I was prepared for and a… Continue Reading →

Chilly Learning: The Sequel

by Greg Klimes, Teaching Faculty, RMOT, Faculty of Science and Technology, Vancouver Island University A couple of blogs ago I wrote about our upcoming overnight field camp in the forests of Vancouver Island and only 30 minutes west of VIU…. Continue Reading →

I have to get an A on this!

by Rob Ferguson, Teaching Faculty Member and Co-Chair, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Faculty of Management, VIU Our current higher education system has created a culture where the almighty ‘A’ has somehow lost some of its sheen. I’m confident… Continue Reading →

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