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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 →

Fostering Greater Student Independence: VIU’s August Team-Based Learning Course Redesign

On August 20-23, the Centre launched its 6th cohort of Team-Based-Learning Course Re-Designers Michaelsen’s Team-Based Learning Model is a method that fosters greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. The key is a simple, coherent set of instructional protocols… Continue Reading →

5 Key Changes in BC’s New K-12 Curriculum: What are the Implications for Post-Secondary?

By Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University PDF of Blog Post (1.5 MB) British Columbia’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system is being updated and enhanced. New mandated curriculum for Kindergarten (K) to… Continue Reading →

VIU’s Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence: Takes on Institutional Challenges

VIU’s Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence is Taking on Institutional Challenges: Seeking New Members for 2017-2018! Handout (PDF): Summary Handout For the 2017-2018 year, faculty members will explore solutions, resources and activities to support these two institutional challenges. Identified… Continue Reading →

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Marilyn Funk discusses her community-based project on Newcastle Island

Marilyn Funk from the Department of Resource Management and Protection discusses her community-based project which students participate in on Newcastle Island.

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Alan Gilchrist on coordinating group work and using problem based learning

Alan Gilchrist from Geography shares his strategies for organizing successful group work. In this video Alan shares his strategies for implementing problem-based learning

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Eric Demers on hands on experience, conservation research and student skills development

Eric Demers and students from Biology discuss their experiences learning to bird band at VIU.

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 →

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