The UBC Okanagan, Centre for Teaching and Learning, operates a number of Communities of Practice from September to March. All faculty are welcome to join. Please contact the appropriate person if you are interested in joining or attending.
Adjunct / Sessional Workshop Bill Latta
Next Meeting: August 28th
9:00am - 11:00am
Heather Hurren, M.Ed Manager, Academic Development
Coleen Stothers Centre for Teaching and Learning Support
Lynne McPherson Communication and Teaching Evaluation Coordinator
John Parry, M.Ed Coordinator, Graduate and Teaching Assistant Programming
Janine Hirtz, M.A.(Education) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Vania Chan, B.Sc., M.A. (Candidate) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bruce Young, M.HK, B.Ed e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed Learning Instructional Support Specialist
The Instructional Skills Seminar (ISS) is a three-session program. Participants review basic ideas about teaching and learning and are encouraged to try new instructional strategies within the safe environment of the group. The ISS is a developmental activity and involves peer and self-evaluation.
During this seminar, you will have the opportunity to work closely with peers to improve each other’s teaching by practicing a variety of instructional techniques. You will practice using learning objectives, plan and conduct short lesson plans, and give and receive constructive feedback.
In the seminar, you will take on the role of both instructor and learner. In the instructor role, you will prepare and conduct two ten minute mini-lessons and when delivering the lesson becomes the instructor. When someone else in the group is the instructor, you will take on the role of learner. Immediately following each of the mini-lesson, learners give the instructor feedback on the effectiveness of the mini-lesson. This feedback takes two forms: written (using forms provided in this seminar) and verbal guided by the seminar facilitator. Mini-lessons are recorded and participants are encouraged to review their recording prior to their next mini-lesson using the reflective guides provided by the facilitator.
In this session we will introduce you to the BlackBoard environment and show you some tips and tricks for navigation. We will also highlight the basics of creating content and using the communication tools. Please bring your laptop or a USB drive with files that you would like to post in your BlackBoard Connect course.
This is an open session for faculty to drop-in with their BlackBoard Connect questions or work on their course with the support of an e-Learning Specialist near by. Feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.
August 20th & August 21st
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: SCI 253
Facilitator: Vania Chan
For faculty who have used i-Clicker in previous years, drop by for assistance with setting up your software for the new semester. Please bring your laptop or USB drive and your blue clicker remote.
Note:Instructors who are new to using clickers are invited to book an appointment with Vania Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-807-9408) for a more in-depth orientation session.
Using Asynchronous Discussion Forums (ADFs) as a Teaching Strategy and Evaluation Tool in Higher Education
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: Lisa Moralejo & Jacqueline Denison
The use of asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) in education has steadily increased over the last decade and a half (Andresen, 2009). Research has shown that online discussion forums positively impact student learning (Palmer, Holt & Bray, 2008). However, there are challenges and limitation to using this tool in education. We will present findings from the literature highlighting benefits and challenges and share our experiences of using ADFs in nursing education
Learn how to use the Mediasite desktop recording technology to create a screencast to deliver effective and comprehensible audiovisual feedback to students on written assignments. Learn how to use the Mediasite desktop recording technology to create a screencast to deliver effective and comprehensible audiovisual feedback to students on written assignments.
9:00am - 11:00am
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: Bill Latta
This orientation is designed to acquaint new and continuing instructors, serving in these roles, with the characteristics and procedures involved with teaching at UBCO. Additional information on instructional questions, campus-specific issues, procedures, and other general information will also be presented.
How to Create Lecture Videos Using Camtasia to Assist Student Learning
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: Yan Cao
Pre-requisites: Laptop with Camtasia installed.
The workshop will introduce: (i) how to record video using Camtasia (or other software); (2) how to do basic editing using Camtasia; (3) how to upload and use YouTube to promote the videos. Please bring your own laptop with Camtasia installed.
Want to quickly and easily manage and adjust all due dates for your BlackBoard course? Try the new Date Management Tool now available. Click here for a video tutorial on how to use it. This is especially helpful for instructors who copy content into their courses from one term to the next!
Want some help with this? Come to the CTL in SCI 200 Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:00pm.