I am quite excited about the upcoming release of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous communication tool that has been available at VIU for some time now. It is most similar to familiar programs such as Skype, which… Continue Reading →
Jessie Key from Chemistry discusses his use of video tutorials for lectures and labs.
Louis Mattar from Sport, Health & Physical Education shares his strategies for getting to know students, gathering feedback and flipping the classroom.
by Jessie Key, Faculty, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Vancouver Island University I have been making video demonstrations and tutorials to augment the learning experience in both the lecture and lab for the courses that I teach. I… Continue Reading →
A couple of us attended the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference held this year in Anaheim, California from October 15-18. The conference program is derived from member-driven content organized across six overarching IT domains including: Data/Information Access and Management; Enterprise and Infrastructure;… Continue Reading →
At the recent Kaltura Connect conference Wendy Collins, VP, Digital Strategy for Infobase Learning presented on Taking Online Video to the Next Level: 10 Tips for a More Engaging and Effective Video Experience. This presentation was filled with ten great… Continue Reading →
I was fortunately able to attend the annual Kaltura Connect conference this year held in New York City at Chelsea Piers, September 30th to October 1st, 2013. Connect brings together thought leaders and technologists for two days to talk about… Continue Reading →
I presented at the ETUG conference this year about our experience deploying Kaltura on campus over the past year. There was lots of interest from the community about Kaltura with the shared service being hosted by UBC coming early next… Continue Reading →
In this TED Talk Microsoft founder Bill Gates proposes a method for getting teachers real feedback on their practice. A recent initiative from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Measures Of Effective Teaching Project which aims to close the gap between… Continue Reading →
The flipped classroom method has students watch short videos of concepts at home and come to class the next day prepared with questions, and sometimes having completed a post-video quiz. This method can grab students’ attention and give class time… Continue Reading →