We invite educators to share best practices and disseminate their research in sessions that will explore student learning, using inquiry in the undergraduate classroom, flexible learning environments and optimum first year experiences.
Deadline for proposal submission is February 15, 2013.
Submit proposal online
Access to responses by the faculty member is controlled by the administrator. Survey results are not released until after grades are submitted (normally three weeks following the last day of exams).
Reasons that courses may not appear include: Course enrolment is less than 6 or the number of completed course evaluations is 5 or less.
To access the secure website for results, you will need to sign in with your CWL
The Centre is offering an exciting new series of workshops beginning in January entitled “Teaching with Technology”. Each workshop or presentation will be specifically targeted to one technology related skill. Lasting less than an hour, the session will equip participants with information and strategies to enhance their teaching.
The advent of social media tools has provided educators the opportunity to encourage student interaction and collaboration. Connect provides access to a variety of social media tools including blogs, wikis, journals and podcasting tools. This presentation will provide an overview of these tools as well as examine the new mashup tool available in Connect. The ability to use embed code to pull in content such as maps, images and Twitter feeds into a Connect course will also be examined. Register
The premise behind Dropbox is it gives you access to your files no matter what computer or device you have at hand. Dropbox stores files with strong encryption on multiple servers and lets you get at your files quickly, easily from virtually any Internet-enabled device including your phone. Therefore use it as an automatic backup system for your files. Use your UBC email and qualify for 25g free. Other storage services will be presented including ICloud and bookmark cloud apps. Register
Evernote and OneNote are easy-to-use apps that help you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas, and improve productivity. Evernote is free and lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. OneNote is a part of the Microsoft suite that serves essentially the same purposes. Register
This presentation examines Microsoft Word’s more advanced options. How should you set up the program for advanced academic writing? (Setting up Word, Using styles, Using captions, Using track changes). Register
Amendments set out in Bill C-11 the Copyright Modernization Bill are now in effect to update the Canadian Copyright Act. Find out how additional educational exceptions and changes to fair dealing will affect you at UBC. Register
- Feb StartThis is an 8-part series of Assessment Workshops all directed to various aspects of assessing student learning in higher education.
- Developing an Assessment PhilosophyRegister
- Connecting Assessment to Learning OutcomesRegister
- Communicating Your Assessment PlansRegister
- Using RubricsRegister
Assessment Workshop Series - Scheduled for Fall 2013
#6 - Assessing Team Work
#7 - Self and Peer Assessment
#8 - Assessment in Large Classes
Faculty are invited to present in two areas:
1. Examples of undergraduate research opportunities that exist in your courses
2.Your own research into teaching and learning (SoTL)
The Centre for Teaching and Learning will host presentations on:
Contact Heather Hurren if you are interested in presenting at this year’s event.
UBC Okanagan Instructional Skills Seminar (ISS) is a 12 hour program. Each ISS ideally is comprised of 4-6 participants. 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 the ISS, students have an opportunity to work closely with peers to improve each other’s teaching and practice a variety of instructional techniques. They will practice using learning objectives, plan and conduct short lesson plans, and give and receive constructive feedback.
In the ISS, each participant takes on the roles of both instructor and learner. Each participant prepares and conducts 2 ten minute mini-lessons and when delivering the lesson becomes the instructor. When someone else in the group is the instructor, the other participants are the learners. Immediately following each mini-lesson, learners give the instructor feedback on the effectiveness of the mini-lesson. This feedback takes 2 forms: written feedback (using sheets provided in this resource package) and verbal feedback guided by the facilitator. Mini-lessons are recorded and participants are encouraged to review their recording prior to their next mini-lesson.
The workshops may be chosen from the following: Using Technology, Active Learning, Helping Students Learn, Ethics, and Giving Students Feedback.
An exploration of the current technology that may be used in university teaching. This course will be designed based upon the needs of the enrolled group but will also cover new technology used.
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"I seek a method by which teachers teach less and learners learn more." Johann Comenicus. "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand." Confucius.
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