Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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Save the Date: Celebrating with Stories

People have an affinity for stories—we learn through stories and we teach with stories! On May 12th and 13th, CIEL is hosting a celebration for VIU teaching faculty where we will explore the diverse contexts for storytelling and storylearning. We… Continue Reading →

OpenEd 2015 Conference

I have just returned from OpenEd 2015 in Vancouver, a conference focused on exploring developments in open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices. I attended this conference when it was last hosted in Vancouver in 2012 and was delighted to… 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 →

Reflections on the Educational Developers Caucus 2014

I recently attended the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) hosted at the University of Calgary.  The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Conceptions of the profession: How institutional directions shape our practice’ (program available here).  The EDC is organized by the… 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 →

Strategies for doing conference reviews and reflections

  Attending a conference is a great opportunity to learn and interact with like minded colleagues from around the world.  Conferences can also be exhausting and overwhelming as the program is often fast and furious and you interact with many… 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 →

World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013

I attended the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia) organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  The conference was held in Victoria from June 24-27 at the Victoria Conference Centre.  This is a… 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 →

ETUG Spring Workshop 2013

This years’ spring Educational Technology User Group (ETUG) conference was held at Simon Fraser University with the theme  “Tell it on the mountain: Teaching, Engaging, Learning and Leading ”.  I came to the ETUG conference for the first time last… Continue Reading →

Adopting Open Textbooks Workshop

On May 27th I attended a workshop organized by BC Campus titled Adopting Open Textbooks held at Camosun College in Victoria.  BC Campus has been running a series of these workshops starting off at Thompson Rivers University, University of Northern… Continue Reading →

British Columbia Desire2Learn Regional User Forum

On Friday, Liesel and I shared Vancouver Island University’s journey this year working with Desire2Learn at the British Columbia Desire2Learn Regional User Forum held at BCIT in Vancouver.  The conference brought together about 60 participants from institutions in BC and as far as Alberta to hear what… Continue Reading →

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