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Blended Learning

What is blended learning? How can you design an effective blended learning experience? Blended Learning: A Definition Blended learning is described in various ways, but fundamentally, it is an educational approach that combines the advantages of in-person and online learning… Continue Reading →

Digital Citizenship

How can we open up the conversation about digital literacy for learning? How do you create a culture of trust in your learning communities? This week in the Digital Toolshed the conversation is about digital citizenship. Digital citizenship refers to… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the digital tool shop

What is a digital tool shop? A digital tool shop is a collection of digital tools or software applications available for various tasks or projects. These tools can range from basic software like word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software, to… Continue Reading →

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Think back to when you were a student. What specific challenges or barriers have you faced in your learning experiences, and how would you like to have seen those addressed? What would your ideal experience look like? What is UDL?… Continue Reading →

IDEAS Symposium: Feb 9 – 10, 2023, Vancouver Island University

Innovate, Design, Engage and Applied Solution When Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enters the world of Interdisciplinary Applied Research, great things happen… This event aims to inspire you to explore the how, what, why, when, and where of interdisciplinary… Continue Reading →

Program Advisory Committees

Building an Effective Program Advisory Committee Why do Advisory Committees Matter? Program Advisory Committees (PACs) are essential for dialogue between education programs, industry, and community partners to ensure that programs are current, relevant, competitive, and forward-looking (Vancouver Community College, 2016)…. Continue Reading →

TAT Faculty Retreat 2022: Health, Wellness, & Lots of Laughs

Health, Wellness, Socialization, and Celebration These are the themes that capture the focus of the TAT Faculty Retreat day held at the Nanaimo Campus on May Friday 13th, 2022. This is the first time since March 2020 that all faculty… Continue Reading →

Applied Research Project: Culinary Arts Teams Up with Industry and Centre for Seafood Innovation

About the Project VIU is always looking for ways to partner with industry and other institutions to create research opportunities.  Trades and Applied Technology has begun to explore this arena as well and a prime example of this is the… Continue Reading →

How to set up an Asynchronous Module Design in VIULearn

In this short video tutorial, Rita Gower, Professional Bake Instructor at VIU, provides an overview of how she designed an Asynchronous Learning Module in a way that provides students with an easy to follow learning journey. Let’s Get Started with… Continue Reading →

30 Creative Ways to use Padlet for Teachers and Students

What is Padlet? Padlet can be used by students and by teachers. With padlet you can create an online post-it board that you can share with any student or teacher you want. Just give them the unique Padlet link. Padlet… Continue Reading →

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