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resource of the month

Managing Technological Change

by A.W. (Tony) Bates

This resource is available for loan from the Centre

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scholarly teaching

Metacognitive Skills Development: A Web-Based Approach in Higher Education

Author(s): Chun-Yi Shen & Hsiu-Chuan Liu

Source: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – April 2011, volume 10 Issue2


Coming in October

Midpoint Feedback Information Sessions
Tuesday, October 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

SoTL Information Sessions
Friday, October 9
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Teaching Assistants

Foundations Credentialing Certification

General Workshop Series Schedule
September 9, 10 & 11 | Series ‘C’
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
September 21, 22 & 23 | Series ‘D’
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More Information

Partners/
External
Events

TILT-SHIFT 2015

New Perspectives on Technology in Learning and Teaching

In photography a tilt-shift lens is used to alter perspective and determine which part of the image appears in sharp focus. This conference intends to apply those concepts to the practical uses of Technology in Learning and Teaching.

2015 Conference datesFriday September 25, 6:30-8:30pm &
Saturday September 26, 8:30am-3:30pm

Location:
Okanagan College KLO Campus, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC Canada

Cost: $50 + GST. Includes beverages and appetizers on Friday night, Continental Breakfast, Coffee and Lunch on Saturday.

More Information


2nd Annual Symposium: Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice

Location: Vancouver, B.C. (venue to be announced)

Save the Date: Nov. 13, 2015

Call for Proposals: Open now until September 20, 2015

Building on the sold-out success of last year’s Symposium, we are reuniting to continue exploring and sharing our adventures in scholarly inquiry into our teaching and learning practice. Please plan to join us for a day of speakers, presentations, discussions and networking with colleagues who share an interest in research-based teaching and learning.

We welcome your proposals!

Registration will open Aug. 31, 2015


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
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

Teaching Online
September 24
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
SCI331
Janine Hirtz

Critical Thinking
September 22
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
SCI331
Janine Hirtz

e-Learning
September 17
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
SCI331
Janine Hirtz

Clickers
Vania Chan

ctl tEAM

Peter Arthur, PhD
Director

Heather Hurren, M.Ed
Manager, Academic Development

Tricia Lalli
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

Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed
Learning Instructional Support Specialist


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Welcome Brian Powell to the Team

 



Getting Started with Connect (BlackBoard)

Tue, September 1,
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: SCI 126
Facilitated by: Vania Chan

This session will introduce you to Connect (BlackBoard), an online environment where instructors can create a course site for their students. Please bring your laptop or a USB drive with files that you would like to post in your Connect course.
Register Now


First Class Success

Tue, September 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: SCI 396
Facilitated by: Peter Arthur

Participants will discuss best practices for creating a successful first class.
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Learning Outcomes and Syllabus Design

Tue, September 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: SCI 396
Facilitated by: Heather Hurren

Participants will examine learning outcomes for their courses and other elements of syllabus creation.
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Technology at
UBC-O

Wed, September 2
9:30 PM - 11:15 PM
Location: SCI 396
Facilitated by: Janine Hirtz

New & Returning Faculty Technological Orientation

UBC Okanagan has many technologies that you will need to use to work efficiently. There are also many technologies available to help with teaching and learning. This session is for new and returning faculty to become oriented to Novell, Blackboard, LOCR, Connect, FSC, and CWL etc. This session will cover important aspects of accessing technology at UBC both on campus and off. Access your Novell account and F-drive space where you can store and back up your important files and documents, library databases, Blackboard Course Management software, Faculty Service Centre, wireless internet, UBC email, booking equipment and so much more.

Experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
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Adjunct Faculty and Sessional Instructor Orientation Session

Thu, September 3
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: SCI 331
Facilitated by: Bill Latta

Adjunct faculty and sessional instructors are invited to participate in this session covering an orientation to the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This session will be relevant to all adjunct faculty and sessionals who have new or continuing appointments during the 2015/16 academic year.

Topics covered in this session will include:
1. UBCO - A teaching overview
2. Your Department and Discipline
3. Establishing a Rapport with your students
4. UBCO Resources
a. Adjunct Faculty Virtual Office
b. Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Register Now


Maximizing Student Success

Fri, September 4
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: TBA
Facilitated by: Peter Arthur

Learning centred environments provide students an opportunity to direct their own learning. This session focuses on strategies instructors may embed in their learning environments to assist students with improving their metacognitive skills.
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Introduction to Connect for Adjuncts and Sessionals

Thu, September 10
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: SCI 331
Facilitated by: Bill Latta

This session will introduce you to the Blackboard environment showing some tips and tricks for navigation. This will include an in-depth look at how to create and add content in Blackboard. Best practice for presenting, organizing and navigating web-based course content and files will be discussed. A brief overview of assignment, assessment tools and the Gradebook will also be included.
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Academic Integrity for Adjuncts and Sessionals

Tue, September 15
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: SCI 331
Facilitated by: Bill Latta, Learning

This session will explore issues related to academic integrity. Participants will also learn how Turnitin can be used to check for the originality of assignments that students will submit to you.
Register Now

 

TECH TIPS

What is it?

Help your students learn with:

webwork

WeBWorK is a free open source Perl-based system for delivering individualized homework problems over the web. It gives students instant feedback as to whether or not their answers are correct. By providing students with immediate feedback as to the correctness of their answers, they are encouraged to make multiple attempts until they succeed. By individualizing problems, cheating is discouraged. By providing instructors with real-time statistics, lesson plans can be customized to better serve students. 

For more information see Wiki Documentation

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