Wednesday & Thursday, May 1st & 2nd
Educators will 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.
Complete program available soon
Register online at: www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/conference/register
1. Experiences with Undergraduate Research
2. Measuring Innovations in the Classroom
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Blogs have a variety of uses in higher education. This presentation will provide an overview of these uses as well as the blogging tools available to UBC faculty members. A faculty member will also provide an overview of how they successfully used blogs to support the instructional process in the their class.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Barbara Rutherford (Psychology)
In this workshop, we will take a closer look at the statistical reports generated from marking multiple choice (bubble sheet) exams. This workshop will address frequently asked questions such as:
- What is represented by the mean, standard deviation, percentile, median?
- Why would they be meaningful when marking an exam?
- What is the point biserial?
- How do you determine if an exam question was "good"?
Feel free to bring along the stats reports you have saved from past bubble sheet exams.
This workshop will examine various communication avenues used to inform students about assessment practices. The goal is for transparency and consistency in communicating expectations.
Stephanie McKeown, Director, Campus Research & Analysis.
Topic: Measuring quality in higher education...does it add up?
Stephanie will share her current research project as well as resources faculty could be using for statistical analysis.
Prerequisites: Basic PowerPoint skills, PC or Mac Laptop with PowerPoint
This session will allow participants a hands-on opportunity to examine some advanced features in Microsoft PowerPoint including the use of master slides, animations and action buttons. The ability to create media rich presentations that include video, audio clips as well as narrations will be explored.
Designed for instructors who are not currently using clickers but thinking about using them in the fall, this session will offer a demonstration of the clicker system and a discussion about different instructional uses of clickers.
This workshop will examine best practices when utilizing rubrics as part of your student assessment package. We will look at using rubics within Blackboard Connect also.
Blackboard Collaborate is web conferencing that is available in all Connect courses. It gives provides access to tools that support two-way audio, video, online interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing session recording. The session will provide an overview of how faculty can use Collaborate to engage with students and colleagues as if they were in a traditional classroom even though participants are not in the same physical location.
Guest: Christopher Schneider Assistant Professor
The discussion will take the form of an open meeting hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
This workshop will examine best practices for communicating feedback to students in paper-based and online formats.
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