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What went well: A Story-telling Call for VIU Teaching and Learning Moments from 2020-2021

A couple of years ago I started a teaching and learning podcast called The Share Drive. My intention was to share more broadly stories of teaching and learning, and general awesomeness, across our campus. I was also looking for a… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive Episode 14: Mackenzie Sillem and her commitment to Intercultural Studies at VIU

Many listeners will know Mackenzie from her long-term and broad-reaching efforts to support Intercultural learning across VIU, most recently with the development and teaching of Intercultural Studies 100: Exploring and Developing Intercultural Competence. In this podcast, we sit down with… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive Episode 13: Shannon Bence: The Ultimate Online Learning Survival Guide

After witnessing the fear many of her students were experiencing in the transition to online learning, Shannon asked herself the question, “How can I help?” And the answer that came to her was, “I know! I’ll get up before my… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive Episode 12: Aggie Weighill: Innovative Ways to Mobilize Knowledge

After learning the correct pronunciation of Aggie’s last name, we decide Aggie is so well-known and influential, that no last name is even necessary and “Aggie” can stand alone (think Beyonce or Madonna).  When we get down to business, we… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive Episode 11: Evandra Panych: Instructional Design for Dinner

Evandra Panych, an alumni of the CIEL’s course redesign “sailing,” shares her process in designing and teaching an online course in the interior design program. Evandra acknowledges how challenging it was for her to redesign a practical, lab-based course for… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive Episode 10: Imogene Lim: “I’m a noisy descendant.”

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The Share Drive Episode 9: Paige Fisher: “How do we make our time together precious?”

In this podcast, Paige Fisher (Faculty of Education) reflects on her process of transitioning online, paying close attention to the ways in which she and her partner teachers build community for their students.  Paige discusses how she builds a sense… Continue Reading →

The Share Drive Episode 8: Nona Brack: Community, Connection, Capacity and Coaching–Moving nursing courses online

VIU nursing instructor, Nona Brack, discusses her experiences shifting a variety of her courses to an online environment.  Nona’s experiences in pivoting include moving a theory course online with only a few weeks to go, redesigning a 3rd year clinical… Continue Reading →

The Big Pivot: Podcast Bites from VIU Faculty Shifting to Alternate Delivery

In this series of podcasts, I wanted to collect and share stories from VIU faculty who have pivoted, or who are pivoting, to an alternate delivery method. Which is all of us. I wanted to capture at this moment in… Continue Reading →

The Podcast that Wasn’t: Capturing Amber Hieb’s Pivot to Alternate Delivery

As someone who is supporting a small army of faculty transitioning to alternate delivery, I’m a bit shy (mortified?) to share my own cringe worthy tech fail. But I will. In that selfless sort of way that leaves one thinking,… Continue Reading →

Episode 4: Willing Partners: VIU’s Writing Centre and International Academic Support (IAS) on their commitment to student success

“…helping them to perform the best they can.” -John Hill, Coordinator Writing (and Thinking) Centre VIU’s Writing Centre and International Academic Support (IAS) provide essential and valued services to hundreds of VIU students every semester. In this podcast, I sit… Continue Reading →

Pedagogy of the Poinsettia: Teaching and Learning in VIU’s Horticulture Program

In this third episode of the Share Drive, I talk to Jessica Gemella from VIU’s Horticulture Program.  Jessica and I (along with Marilyn Funk and Sally Vinden) have been working on a curriculum enhancement project over the last two years,… Continue Reading →

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