Creating Emotional Connections with Technology


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The key element in student engagement is the affective connection with learning elements and materials. The lightboard is ideally suited for creating this connection, a consequence of the eye contact of the presenter with the viewer. Examples of lightboard presentation techniques will demonstrate this strong connection and how the lightboard can be used as the ideal (more…)

Building Digital Literacies: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Event Date & Time

  • May 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Wikipedia-based assignments can engage students in an authentic learning experience that involves open collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge building for a global audience. When students write or edit in wikipedia, they are not using the same format or skills that they would in writing a research paper or persuasive essay – they are applying new (more…)

Developing a Course-Level Graduate TA Program


Event Date & Time

  • May 5, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Development of a Course-Level Graduate Teaching Assistant Program Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) play a pivotal role in undergraduate education; however, they often receive insufficient professional development to prepare them for effective teaching in a university setting. In the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, we have incorporated a course-level GTA development program into a large-enrollment (more…)

UBC Studio Open House


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff. The Open House will begin with a short presentation / Q&A session. Our staff will then guide you through a hands-on tour of the services at the Studio: Video Production Graphics and (more…)

Flexible Learning in the Sauder School of Business


Event Date & Time

  • May 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Flexible Learning Initiatives in the Sauder School of Business In this session we will discuss and explore the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of the Sauder’s Flexible Learning Initiatives. In 2013, UBC launched the Flexible Learning Initiative, which aimed to provide an agile yet deliberate approach to transforming and enhancing student learning (more…)

Writing Assignment and Assessment Design


Event Date & Time

  • May 5, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

This three-hour workshop introduces best practices for designing more effective formal science writing assignments, including the importance of context, active thinking and learning strategies, and assessment (e.g. rubrics). During the workshop, participants will focus on audience, purpose and genre for writing assignments, will have the opportunity to assess the design of their own assignment and (more…)

Evaluation of Teaching: Integrated Reporting of Summary Statistics


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) summary statistics are going through a transition and a new Integrated Reporting tool is now implemented. The Reporting Tool will be accessible to department heads and directors. If you are involved in using the results for evaluating instructors in your program, come to this session to learn about the steps (more…)

The ComPAIR Project: Student Experiences with a New Teaching Technology


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Studying the student experience as part of the development of a new teaching technology: The ComPAIR project at UBC This presentation introduces ComPAIR, an innovative peer-feedback and teaching technology being developed at UBC. Participants will engage with the application hands-on to learn about this new way to integrate comparison and peer feedback into other modes (more…)

Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Best practices in teaching science communication in the disciplines – An interactive symposium Consistent with its recognized commitment to pedagogical innovation, the University of British Columbia is evolving and improving approaches to teaching and learning in science communication. To disseminate recent ideas and advancements in this area, Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) will showcase the (more…)

Mapping a Plurality of the Good in Teaching


Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Why can’t everyone be like me: Mapping a plurality of the good in teaching. Introduction: How might we understand and explain the different approaches to teaching across our campus or within our department? What characterizes effective teaching across those differences? How would you explain your approach to evaluators of your teaching? This session will explore (more…)