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 →
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 →
There have been some exciting updates to our learning technologies this summer. Keep reading to learn about three new tools available right now.
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.
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 →
Open Textbooks Remove Some Barriers for Students to Learn Over half of B.C. students do not buy the required textbooks for a course, and over a quarter of potential learners choose not to register for a class due to excessive… Continue Reading →