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Best Practices for Facilitating Online Learning: VIU Community of Practice Recap of Session two

  We hosted our second fully online VIU community of practice session discussing best practices for facilitating online learning on October 21st. This was another great session with a number of faculty returning from the first session as well as some new… Continue Reading →

Best Practices for Facilitating Online Learning: VIU Community of Practice Recap

We hosted our first fully online VIU community of practice discussing best practices for facilitating online learning last Friday over lunch. While the initial group was small the session went very well. We had established some structure to and prompts… Continue Reading →

What is the BSN Partnership for Student Learning Initiative?

The BSN Partnership consists of Bachelor of Science in Nursing faculty members and students who have formed a collaborative team (representing all four years of the program) focused on finding new ways to engage students in thinking critically about nursing… Continue Reading →

VIU Faculty Fast Start Institute

Initial “Launch” Workshop Dates: Tuesday August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (2 days) Time Each Day:  8:30 AM – 3 PM each day (breakfast and lunch will be included) Description The goal of a faculty member is to thrive… 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 →

Appreciative Inquiry, Advocacy, and a bit of Green Day: Reflections of EDC 2014

I recently attended the annual Educational Developers Caucus conference in Calgary, co-hosted by the University of Calgary and Bow Valley College.  For me, being back at the UofC was a nostalgic experience, even though I had to admit much has… Continue Reading →

Learning and Teaching in the Print Shop

by Darlene Goodrick, Supervisor, Printing and Duplicating, VIU In the short time I have been here at VIU I am blown away by what this University has to offer. As a CUPE member, staff can partake in funded learning to… Continue Reading →

Life and Learning

By Deirdre Godwin, Program Assistant, Professional Development and Training, Faculties of Health and Human Services& Trades and Applied Technology, VIU Life is a learning experience. When I was growing up, I always swore that I would never be a teacher…. Continue Reading →

The Journey of Becoming a Teacher

by Greg Klimes, Teaching Faculty Member, Faculty of Science and Technology, VIU I never considered myself a “teacher” nor was it ever a career aspiration of mine to become a teacher. That word implied someone who taught in the K… Continue Reading →

ePortfolio Overview

What is an ePortfolio? One of the most comprehensive definitions of ePortfolios comes from Gabriele Bauer from Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Delaware: The academic ePortfolio is a selective set of online, reflective, integrative, and personal documents that… Continue Reading →

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