October 2013 Newsletter
Dr. Deborah Roberts from the UBCO Faculty of Engineering will share her knowledge regarding this topic. Past attendees have found Dr. Roberts’ insights and suggestions extremely valuable in working with long documents. The workshop will run over two 90 minutes sessions and it is strongly recommended that registrants plan on attending both sessions as the information provided will build from one session to session. Please note this is limited seating (25) for this two part workshop and attending both sessions is recommended as each session will introduce unique concepts. Setup features for advanced academic writing will be discussed. Topics will include: Setting up Word • Using styles • Using captions • Using track change. Register
This workshop explains how I've used Twitter in my classes since the fall of 2012, including best practices, student reactions, and the basics of how to use Twitter. In the workshop, we'll look at the hashtags for my courses (#ANTH474, #ANTH377, #ANTH270, #ANTH473 and #ANTH170) to see how they work and, depending on interest, work on setting up your own Twitter accounts for teaching. Please bring laptops, tablets, smart phones to see the examples in action. Register
You are invited to join our Provost and invited panel consisting of Dr. John Willinsky (Stanford University), Dr. Lawrence Berg (UBC Okanagan Faculty) and Laura Thorne (UBC Okanagan Library) in a lively discussion on the Open Access movement. *light refreshments provided. Register
Do you need to create a survey quickly?
The UBC Survey Tool might be a powerful answer to your needs. This workshop will demonstrate how you can use this tool to create and edit survey questions, publish the survey and invite identified respondents to complete it; analyze the resulting data in a number of ways, and share the results as you wish. UBC hosts the Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) survey solutions. It is Canadian-hosted, complying with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All data is stored and backed up in Canada. Register
This workshop will discuss best practices with using self-assessment with your students as well as peer assessment for team/group work. Register
The use of video as an instructional and assessment tool is becoming wide spread in higher education. In order to meet this demand, UBC has implemented a video streaming solution called Kaltura that is integrated into our Connect learning management system. This new system will provide both faculty and students that ability to upload locally created video as part of the instructional process. Students can also upload video from a range of sources include cell phones and tablets as part of an assignment or class discussion. This workshop will provide an over of Kaltura and how it is integrated into Connect. A hands-on opportunity will be provided in other to allow attendees an opportunity to upload video into courses. An overview of possible uses of this new tool will also be provided. Register
This workshop will examine the process of peer review and be an information session for those needing to be peer reviewed for tenure and promotion, those interested in having a peer review done for formative reasons, and for those who have been given the task of reviewing their peers. Register
You missed #1 - Developing a Research Question, but you still have time to register for #2, #3, #4, and #5 so,
Facilitator: Stephanie McKeown, Planning and Institutional Research
Facilitator: Dr. Rachelle Hole, School of Social Work
Facilitator: Dr. Carolyn Szostak, IKBSAS, Psychology
Facilitators: Kristen Korberg, Research Services Office
and Lainna El Jabi, Research Facilitator
TELL YOUR TEACHING ASSISTANT...what's coming up!