Upcoming Events

October 29, 2014

TA Training Poster Information Session - Drop In

2014 Celebrate Learning Week

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room 302

This session will showcase the different processes departments and faculties use to train their teaching assistants. It is intended to provide information to students who may be interested in becoming TA’s. It will also be an opportunity for faculties to share information with each other about their TA Training.

Debate: Are MOOCs Good for Higher Education?

Open UBC, 2014 Celebrate Learning Week

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are subject to both hype and criticism. In 2012, the New York Times declared it was the year of MOOC, while critics branded 2013 as the year of the anti-MOOC. Today, the debate about the impact that MOOCs are having, and will have, on higher education continues and the topic of MOOCs often dominates conversations and questions about how changes in technologies, pedagogies, learning analytics, economics, student demographics, and open education will impact student learning. Many universities, including UBC, are experimenting with MOOCs in different ways – from trying to understand how to scale learning to how to best use MOOC resources on campus.
This session will explore different types of MOOCs, the possible role for MOOCs in higher education, and their benefits and drawbacks.

Available Spaces: 48 / 50

October 30, 2014

TLEF Proposal Development Support: Weekly Drop-in Sessions

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

CTLT,  Faculty Support Units, and UBC Creative Studio staff are providing feedback and proposal development support for faculty wishing to submit TLEF proposals; support is being offered on topics such as pedagogy, assessment, media, technology integration, interaction, project scope and budget development.

Available Spaces: 11 / 22

Open Badge Implementation – Perspectives from the External Badging Community

Open Learning Technologies

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Library Computer Lab Room 318

Digital badges have become a new area in educational innovation. A digital badge signifies a specific accomplishment, and takes the form of a graphical icon which is stored in a personalized space on the web. Clicking the icon reveals information related to the earning of the badge.

Available Spaces: 16 / 20

WordPress and Wiki Clinic

Teaching and Learning Technologies

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 184

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resoling those questions.

Available Spaces: 12 / 12

Our Truth: UBC’s Engagement with the TRC One Year Later

2014 Celebrate Learning Week

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room 302

In this panel discussion, invited Faculty and Students reflect on their exploration and engagement with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, last year on September 18, 2014, and how they are bringing awareness of Indigenous content into their teaching and learning environments now…one year later. During the session, participants are invited to reflect on their own engagement with the topic, pose questions to panelists, and encouraged to go deeper in their own practice.

Available Spaces: 41 / 55

Celebrate Learning Week (Oct 25 - Nov 1)

2014 Celebrate Learning Week

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Love to learn? We have an event for that! The 7th Annual Celebrate Learning Week is taking place October 25-November 1, 2014 and features a great line-up of events happening both on and off UBC’s Vancouver campus. Most events are free and are open to UBC faculty, staff, students and the community.  Events range from open lecture, information sessions, student activities, poster sessions, workshops and more!

Changing Real World Behaviours Through Instructional Activities

2014 Celebrate Learning Week

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room B (Room 2.22B)

The university is inextricably connected to the world beyond its gates through the influence that the graduating students will exert throughout their professional, personal and civic lives. This connection is recognized in the high-level goals that many universities set in terms of the qualities they seek to produce in their graduates, for example qualities relating to global citizenship. The connection is only realized through the behavioral changes of the students and graduates which arise as a result of their university experiences in the classroom or via the other educational opportunities on offer.

Available Spaces: 44 / 50

October 31, 2014

Celebrate Learning Week (Oct 25 - Nov 1)

2014 Celebrate Learning Week

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Love to learn? We have an event for that! The 7th Annual Celebrate Learning Week is taking place October 25-November 1, 2014 and features a great line-up of events happening both on and off UBC’s Vancouver campus. Most events are free and are open to UBC faculty, staff, students and the community.  Events range from open lecture, information sessions, student activities, poster sessions, workshops and more!