CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  The Spring, Summer & Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC Community.  Both Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC). For more information on the CTLT Institute please click here.

Exploring inclusive and equitable teaching practices: using a new set of UBC-based case studies

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Pillar: People and Places, Transformative Learning Teaching students with diverse identities and life experiences can challenge you with a wide range of perspectives and needs that you may never have thought about. How can you shift challenging moments in your teaching into transformative learning experiences not only for students but also for you as an (more…)

Teaching and Learning with Technology Panel


Event Date & Time

  • May 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Pillar: People and Places, Transformative Learning This panel session provides a unique opportunity for faculty to become acquainted with the latest learning technology innovations available to the UBC community. Join our five panelists on how they integrate aspects of UBC’s learning technology ecosystem into their teaching practice and the impact these technologies have on their (more…)

OnTask: A Learning Analytics tool to provide personalized feedback to every student

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 21, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Giving timely, relevant feedback to students is a critical aspect of good teaching and supporting student success. With increasing class size and student diversity in many higher education institutions, personalized feedback to students can be difficult to provide due to limited time and resources available to instructors. Based on nudge theory, where (more…)

Exploring the Wellbeing Landscape in Teaching & Learning at UBC: Ideas to Action

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: People and Places, Transformative Learning UBC’s Strategic Plan highlights wellbeing as an area of significance, with a goal to “Lead globally and locally in sustainability and wellbeing across our campuses and communities” (2018, p. 13). The Plan also highlights “renewal and innovation of learning environments” as a key pathway to advancing wellbeing (p. 42), (more…)

Student Peer Assessment to reinforce community and the role of audience

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning In this session on student peer assessment (SPA), we’ll look at the first iteration of a course that included a series of group assignments incorporating SPA, including instructional support, assignment specifications and rubrics shared with students. Stepping back from this specific example, I’ll share not only my rationale for including SPA in a (more…)

Concretizing the Abstract: “Poetic Challenges” As Practical Application in the Blended Classroom

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Please note: Experience teaching in a blended learning environment is not required. Poetic Challenges are appropriate for all levels and learning modes. UBC Creative Writing’s Minor program offers a selection of large lecture courses across a broad range of genres at the 200 –level, with student enrollment varying between 100 – 400 students. (more…)

Dissemination of Undergraduate Research: A Best Practices Roundtable Symposium Hosted by Writing Across the Curriculum

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Growing interest and demand for authentic undergraduate research experiences has created a need for opportunities that facilitate the development of communications skills. To quote Sir Mark Walport, the UK’s Chief Scientist (2013 – 2017), “Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a (more…)

Designing for Gamification: First Steps in Transforming an Existing Course

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Gamification has emerged as an attractive approach to enhancing students’ engagement with course content and facilitating learning in various disciplines. In this interactive workshop, we will use a design-based approach to help you familiarize yourself with the concept of gamification, identify ways to integrate it in your courses, and outline a plan for (more…)

Human Library: Enhancing Students Learning and Experiences

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Borrow a human and discover fabulous resources at UBC! The Human Library invites you to borrow a Living Book from a curated collection of services at UBC. It’s a candid 20-minute one-on-one conversation that will open your eyes to how you may leverage these resources to enhance student learning and experiences at UBC. (more…)

What is on the Horizon at UBC? Creating a UBC Specific Horizon Report

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 22, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning The Horizon Report is an annual report that has served to identify key technologies, practices and trends likely to influence higher education with horizons of under one year, two to three years and five years out. Until recently The Horizon Report – Higher Education has been published annually by Educause and the New (more…)