I have been reading the work of David A. Kolb a seminal writer on the topic of experiential learning. Kolb is well known for his Experiential Learning Cycle which draws upon the works of John Dewey and Kurt Lewin. Essentially the model proposes a theory of learning in which personal development occurs when a persons’ experience in the world is … Continue reading “Some ideas for reflection on experiential learning from the literature”
On the morning of Thursday February 4, 2016 all faculty, staff and students were alerted to an emergency situation on Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. The alerts came through our desktop alerts system which provided information on the situation on
We had a great first meeting with a group of educators interested in supporting open reflective writing projects. Participants left with the task of considering how they might enact a pilot of this approach within their contexts. The slide deck from the session is available below. Conversations in the Cloud: Strategies for Implementing Open Reflective Writing Experiences from Michael … Continue reading “First session of Conversations in the Cloud”
I have just returned from OpenEd 2015 in Vancouver, a conference focused on exploring developments in open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices. I attended this conference when it was last hosted in Vancouver in 2012 and was delighted to… Read more ›
I am quite excited about the upcoming release of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous communication tool that has been available at VIU for some time now. It is most similar to familiar programs such as Skype, which… Read more ›
Marilyn Funk from the Department of Resource Management and Protection discusses her community-based project which students participate in on Newcastle Island.
Bernie Krynowsky from Education discusses how wisdom, passion, and caring shape his approach to teaching. Bernie discusses his strategies for keeping students engaged in the classroom through a variety of means and techniques. Bernie discusses his philosophy on being a… Read more ›
Gail Krivel-Zacks from Education talks about using concept mapping to help students organize information with complex relationships and to help students demonstrate learning over time. Gail discusses a process by which she had students create relevant case studies for other… Read more ›
Heather Pastro from Education discusses her methods for working with students who are at very different levels in the subject matter. Heather discusses the methods she uses to build trust with her students so that they can excel in class.… Read more ›
Alan Gilchrist from Geography shares his strategies for organizing successful group work.
In this video Alan shares his strategies for implementing problem-based learning