In September 2017 I was the lead facilitator of a three-part assignment redesign program to support open educational practices at Vancouver Island University. The goal of the program was to support faculty in redesigning a current or creating a new
This year the Educational Developers Conference was held at the University of Victoria, hosting nearly 200 educational developers from across the country. I have been to this conference once before and found it to be an excellent professional development opportunity.
Our teaching and learning centre offers both a Spring and Fall faculty orientation to teaching which is pitched at faculty new to Vancouver Island University (VIU). The purpose of this event is to introduce faculty to teaching and learning resources
I believe so on all accounts! We are privy to and support incremental innovations happening across the campus on an ongoing basis. We offer tool sets and processes which support innovative practices, but the real innovation happens when the faculty change their practice
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.