The discussion will take the form of an open meeting hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Naomi McPherson will provide her insights into teaching excellence followed by an open discussion. We encourage you to participate in this important topic.
Topic: Does Chalk and Talk lend itself
to Passive (or no) Learning!
Technology in the classroom has become de rigueur; a kind of blackboard bling intended to enhance learning by presenting material in a form familiar to the student, such as web pages, sound bites, colour, changing images, YouTube clips. Are we really catering to a viable learning process, or succumbing to the marketing hype and contributing to short attention spans, lack of ability to focus, and information as a substitute for knowledge.
Please be aware that students will be completing the Teacher Evaluations Questionnaires online. Look for an email in your mailbox on Monday, November 5th to verify your courses for evaluation. Should you have any questions, please contact Lynne McPherson.
Faculty Survey for Input on the Centre for Teaching and Learning Programming, please take a few minutes to give us feedback and suggestions about future programming. Your assistance will help us plan for another successful year. The survey covers general use of CTL workshops, Mid-Winter Break planning and annual Learning Conference planning.
CTL Programming Survey or drop into the CTL office in SCI 200 and fill one out.
Helping students develop as professionals; some evidence from students and educators.
Join Leah Sanford and Kamilla Bahbahani along with other UBCO faculty in a discussions about inclusive classrooms..
Don’t have time to commit to the four day Course (Re)Design Seminar? Come for one day and learn about constructive alignment of learning outcomes, content choices, instructional strategies and assessment. This will assist in planning your courses for fall. For more information contact Heather Hurren, Manager, Academic Development.
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 session will explore 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 and images into a course will also be examined.
This session will provide a baseline overview to help you get started with BlackBoard Connect, focusing on navigation, adding content, and communication tools. Great for instructors who are just starting to use BlackBoard Connect or who are preparing for next semester.
How can you use the goals and objectives of the course to provide useful written feedback to students. This workshop will provide an opportunity to consider the elements of constructive feedback as well as what data should inform it.
Blackboard Connect Drop-In
Connect Support for Students
Do your students need help with the transition to Connect? Are they uncertain of where to log in or how to access course materials? Students at Okanagan campus have three avenues for support:
Online resources at connect.ubc.ca. over the phone at 250-807-9611, or in person between 8:00am - 9:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am - 4:30pm Friday.
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.
The learning outcomes of the course and the assessments planned to measure the achievement of those outcomes; including:
- Articulation of learning objectives
- Appreciation of who your students are
- Identification of assessment strategies
- Planning of Instructional Strategies
- Planning of content
Teaching Assistant - Blackboard Connect Drop-In Times