POSTPONED: Contract Faculty: Colloquium and Publication of Papers – March 24th 2020


Event Date & Time

  • March 24, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Event Description

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current public health situation, Community of Practice sessions have been cancelled and the March 24th Colloquium has been postponed** Link to the 2020 Program To Register Contact: faculty.association@ubc.ca   The UBC Faculty Association Contract Faculty Committee, in partnership with UBC Library, will be holding the next Contract Faculty Colloquium and (more…)

CANCELED Contract Faculty: The Dynamics of Influence in Online Discussion Forums – March 17th 2020


Event Date & Time

  • March 17, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been canceled Identifying the attributes and characteristics of influential posts in the online discussion forum With the increased number of blended and online courses in higher education, it is important to understand true dynamics of influence in fully online discussion forums due to the fact that learning happens through interactive discussion, reflection, (more…)

Open Education: Transforming Practice through Innovative Classroom Projects

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • March 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Click Here to Register   On March 3rd, please join us for a joint Open Education Week event showcasing the impact of open educational resources, tools and practices on teaching and learning in some of BC’s post-secondary institutions. This event will feature a series of brief talks by practitioners about innovative and open projects underway (more…)

2020 Spring Learning Analytics Hackathon – Cancelled


Event Date & Time

  • Design Thinking Workshop
    March 13, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Hackathon
    March 14, 2020
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Event Description

Please note the Hackathon has been cancelled. Join us for the 2020 Spring Learning Analytics Hackathon! Did you know that Canvas includes an API for accessing and modifying your learning data in your own programs and scripts? Have you ever wanted to build a web application using Canvas data to improve your learning and the (more…)

ComPAIR Working Group Bi-Monthly Meeting


Event Date & Time

  • March 10, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

ComPAIR is UBC’s homegrown learning technology for student peer assessment. As an in-house project, the ComPAIR development team meets every other month with people actively using the tool at UBC. Our purpose is to: 1) talk about use cases, development, and research and 2) continue evolving ComPAIR’s features and implementation based on student and instructor experiences. Everyone is welcome (more…)

How to Create Inclusive and Accessible OER

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • March 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Register Here In this workshop, we will talk about how to design OER so they are more inclusive and accessible for all students. This will include an overview of the technical considerations of digital accessibility. For example, what are the minimum technical requirements that ensure students with print disabilities can access and navigate through the (more…)

Opening Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • March 4, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Click Here to Register Open education encompasses a set of practices that make the processes and products of education more transparent, inclusive, and available to all people. While many assignments given in postsecondary institutions are what David Wiley calls “disposable” -– read only by a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of — open (more…)

Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • March 2, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Click Here to Register In December 2015 Daniel Heath Justice (author of “Why Indigenous Literature Matters”) began a Twitter campaign to share the names of Indigenous writers. The reason for his efforts was to “…push back against the frequent assumptions that our literary history is any less complex, robust, or diverse than that of other (more…)

Pixelating Showcase: UnRoman Romans OER

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • March 3, 2020
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Click Here to Register Siobhán McElduff is an associate professor in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies. She likes OER because she too was a poor student who once co-owned a volume on Roman history with two other students. Her OER projects (readers on ancient spectacles, and stigma and difference in the (more…)

CANCELED: OLAF Drop-In Consultation Session – March 18th, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • March 18, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been canceled. We invite you to contact us at olaf.admin@ubc.ca to schedule a one-on-one online meeting with specialists from Extended Learning (ExL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) for help with your OLAF letter of intent. On March 18th, UBC Extended Learning, in collaboration with CTLT, is hosting an (more…)