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Local Grade 8 Students to Share Learning at VIU

How Does Where We Live Impact How We Live? Join us for a Gallery Walk to find out! The Dover Bay Learns team is once again bringing all 253 of their grade 8’s to VIU’s Nanaimo campus to share their… Continue Reading →

Welcome Meara!

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is excited to welcome Meara Kimball to our team in the role of Learning Technology Support Specialist. Meara earned her BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics at UVic after beginning her educational… Continue Reading →

VIU Students Saved $483,000 in Textbook Costs Since 2015

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 →

University Faculty Members Visit Grade 8-12 Classes: Building Connections

In an effort to promote a stronger connection between local high schools and Vancouver Island University, a Grade 8-12 Classroom Visit Initiative was created and piloted in October and November 2018. The idea arose out of conversations with university faculty… Continue Reading →

Creating a More Seamless Transition for High School Students Entering Higher Education

Breaking Ground: Connecting Learning Experiences from K-12 to Post-Secondary On October 19, 2018 nearly 90 educators from eight K-12 school districts, North Island College and Vancouver Island University (VIU) came together to engage in collaborative dialogue about the student learning… Continue Reading →

Holding space: How VIU students are shaping the dialogue around Indigenous perspectives

by Kathleen Bortolin I step off the elevator onto the fifth floor of the library, hot coffee and security fob in hand. It’s June and quiet on campus, students and faculty retreating to other pursuits now that classes have ended…. Continue Reading →

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Belinda Williams, Carla Tilley, and Marilyn Funk, recipients of the Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning! This year marked the inaugural round of applications to the program, which is an opportunity for faculty at VIU to reflect on… Continue Reading →

The 2018-19 Teaching and Learning Leadership Council

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Council is a body of teaching faculty members chosen by their Faculties to lead institutional initiatives on teaching and learning. Now entering its 5th year, the Council is deepening work begun last year on embedding… Continue Reading →

Tao of Marking: Caring For Students through Unmarking Your Courses

Photo by David Emrich on Unsplash The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University is putting on a series of activities this year about marking and grading. We are asking faculty to examine their marking and grading practices, and… Continue Reading →

Introducing VIU’s Open Education Working Group

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash The VIU Open Education Working Group (VIU-OEWG) brings together key stakeholders from across the institution to provide advice and support for VIU’s open education initiatives, which include the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources while… Continue Reading →

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