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teaching and Learning in action


communities of practice

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

Course (Re) Design
Heather Hurren

Problem Based Learning
Heather Hurren

Team Based Learning
Heather Hurren

Teaching Large Classes
Heather Hurren

Teaching First Years
Peter Arthur

Critical Thinking
Janine Hirtz

Janine Hirtz

Vania Chan

resource of the month
monthly scholarly Article

Each month we will post a journal article about research into teaching and learning. Please take time to read and reflect on the articles as they may impact your teaching and learning situation.

Instructional Design and Assessment

Blackboard connect and copyright drop-in

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: SCI 200


August 5 Course (Re)Design Seminar
August 19 Getting Started with BlackBoard Connect
August 19 BlackBoard Connect Drop-in
August 20 & 21 Clickers Drop-in
August 25 & 26 Teaching & Learning Intensive
August 28 Lecturer, Adjunct, Instructor Orientation
August 28 How to Create Lecture Videos Using Camtasia to Assist Student Learning
August 29 Teaching Portfolios


Okanagan Workshop on Innovation in Language Teaching (OWILT) 2014We are pleased to announce the first Okanagan workshop on Innovation in Language Teaching to be held on August 16th, 2014.

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ISSOTL 2014 Conference

Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning
October 22 - 25, 2014
Quebec City, Canada

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CTL Team

Peter Arthur, PhD

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

Twitter @UBCOCTL

CTL Blog

Course (Re)Design Seminar

Full 4 day Seminar
August 5th, 6th, 7th &8th
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm daily
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: CTL Team

Faculty are invited to participate in the course (re)design process to refresh a course they currently teach or create a new course.

Deadline to Submit Application: July 25, 2014

Apply Now


Course Construction Bootcamp

Tuesday, July 29th
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: Heather Hurren

This three hour session will offer participants a starting point for re-vamping a course or getting ready to teach a course for the first time. Topics examined will include: Learning Outcomes Alignment, Assessment of Student Learning, and Syllabus Creation.

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SAVE THE DATE: August Teaching Expo

DATE: August 5-29th

Take a look at the tentative schedule of offerings.

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Faculty can now access the lynda.com online learning library, using their UBC Campus Wide Login (CWL).

Some of the benefits of using lynda.com are:
• Keep your skills current as technology changes
• Learn essential business skills and software skills to enhance your work performance and career development.
• Expand your capacity to incorporate technology into the classroom, transform a course, or prepare a proposal for Flexible Learning initiatives.

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Have a suggestion for Connect improvements or enhancements? UBC wants to hear from you!

Submit your ideas here


Free Music

Anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short can now access over 150 free audio clips created by the artist Moby. Please be sure to honor the terms of use or copyright policy of the site if resources from any of the clips from the site are used..

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Centre for Teaching and Learning
SCI 200 - 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada
Tel: (250) 807-9293