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Typing with Two

By Wendy Simms, Biology Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Vancouver Island University I have a confession to make. I STILL, to this day, do not know how to type properly.  Sure, every once in a while I throw in a… Continue Reading →

The student 3.0 in our classrooms: fiction or reality?

by Olaf Ernst, Visiting Scholar,  NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Visiting Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, VIU) Like with new technical products, which new versions replace the old ones after a while, within educational environments much is said… Continue Reading →

A light-bulb moment 30 years in the making

by Sandra Johnstone, Teaching Faculty, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU Illumination A few weeks ago I had a busy day. I attended a morning meeting to discuss learning outcomes for our programs in the Earth Science department. In the… Continue Reading →

What’s the purpose of higher education?

by Andrea Noble, Online Course Support Assistant, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) 100% Human Connection If the purpose of higher education is to gather information, the Internet would’ve replaced teachers by now. When teachers bring the human… Continue Reading →

Auditory Learners and the Lecture Format

by Doris Carey, Faculty Member, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation, VIU In my decades as an educator, few students have ever claimed that their preferred learning modality is auditory. Not that it matters, since no research evidence exists to… Continue Reading →

Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Lovey

By Carrie Johns, Secretary Registrar and Convocation, Registration Centre, VIU My grandmother had magical hands. Oh, she couldn’t move solid objects with a flick of her wrists but she was exceptionally gifted at transformation.  Flour, sugar, and butter were magically… Continue Reading →

I love it when a plan comes together

by Rob Ferguson, Teaching Faculty Member and Co-Chair, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Faculty of Management, VIU While I refuse to acknowledge that I am well past my youthful prime, I am old enough to remember the popular TV… Continue Reading →

Color vs Colour

by Darlene Goodrick, Supervisor – Printing & Duplicating, Vancouver Island University Have you ever been involved in a debate on how to correctly spell the word ‘colour’?  Ever wonder why British English spells ‘color’ with a ‘u’ and the American… Continue Reading →

Watch and Learn

By Deirdre Godwin, Program Assistant, Professional Development and Training, Faculties of Health and Human Services & Trades and Applied Technology, VIU   Watch, my child, and learn Watch us stay instead of roam Watch a camp become our home Watch… Continue Reading →

History Lessons

By Deirdre Godwin, Program Assistant, Professional Development and Training, Faculties of Health and Human Services & Trades and Applied Technology, VIU Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do learn from it are privileged… Continue Reading →

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