The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalised Learning

Good Riddance Paper Textbook!

I’m thinking about doing away with a $70.00 textbook that is used every year in one of my classes and replacing it with an open source, on line, textbook:  https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?uuid=0c9b47a1-9309-470c-b83c-ed55f5e2a9ea&contributor=&keyword=&subject= If I were to adopt this textbook I’d like the students… Continue Reading →

Open Pedagogy…You Can’t Do That in a STEM course!

Karen Cangialosi argues for open pedagogies in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, addressing the beliefs that these approaches may not be appropriate for the hard sciences. When I was a biology undergraduate years ago, nearly all of… Continue Reading →

Why Stop at an Assignment? Engaging Students with Collaboratively Creating an Open Online Textbook

Louis Mattar from Sport, Health & Physical Education department shares his non-disposable course design. Louis tasked his students with collaboratively creating an online and openly accessible human anatomy textbook. You can access the textbook on the BCcampus pressbooks website: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/advancedanatomy1sted/  

The Soul Project: Developing Research in the Open

Micki McCartney from the Centre for Experiential Learning explains how she changed her practice after participating in last year’s non-disposable assignment redesign.

Invitation to Participate –The Soul Project: Evoking an Ensouled Life

It is with great pleasure on the eve of my grandson’s fifth birthday, to invite you to participate in The Soul Project: Evoking an Ensouled Life. One of the requirements in the Ed.D Leadership and Social Transformation Doctorate with Meridian University,… Continue Reading →

The Non-Disposable Saga Continues

Hello, colleagues in the Non-Disposable course. It seems aeons since we were in our last class together so thought I’d post a brief update on my progress. Yesterday I met with Michael, and we talked possibility. Great conversation and as… Continue Reading →

The Aah’s Were Flowing Today!

Today’s Non-Disposable class was inspirational, and I for one had several Aah moments. One of those arose from a discussion around the number of folks in this learning session; there are four of us. The inspiration came to me as… Continue Reading →

The value of the Design Checklist

NON-DISPOSABLE ASSIGNMENT DESIGN CHECKLIST After the last session, I was quite motivated to go and do some planning around my potential non-disposable assignment…. Which I only plan to utilize in the fall of 2018. I was struck by the importance… Continue Reading →

Resources and Feedback from our Second Session

At the end or our previous session of The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalised Learning course redesign workshop, we asked participants to return with some ideas about what assignment they had identified for redesigning in their course. Before we started I… Continue Reading →

Lets Build a Textbook!!

I had a thought as I was falling asleep last night. Why not make a textbook! Blogs, Wiki’s and other sites are useful, but why not make a textbook that students can take with them? I have a Pressbooks account… Continue Reading →

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