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
Greg Bush from Music discusses his LITE Grant project in which he invited a composer to his Jazz Ensemble class to create custom-designed music written just for them.
Jessie Key from Chemistry discusses his use of video tutorials for lectures and labs.
Eric Demers and students from Biology discuss their experiences learning to bird band at VIU.