Expand Your Repertoire of Questioning Techniques to Improve Student Learning


Event Date & Time

  • October 22, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Effective question strategies can promote students’ comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and enliven discussion. They can foster student involvement and facilitate a positive, active learning environment. Despite being a common communication strategy, using questions in teaching and learning is not a given and, as instructors, we may default to the use of “Any questions?” more than (more…)

Can We Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 22, 2019
    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this question alongside participants through the lens of decolonization. The conversation will continue with local panelists (more…)

Instructional Design Community of Practice – October 30, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 30, 2019
    1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Event Description

The ID CoP is a place where like-minded practitioners can come to connect with other Instructional/Learning/Course Designers at UBC, share ideas about integrating technology into learning environments, discuss hot topics and research, explore different platforms and trade examples such as problem-based learning, active learning, open education, UDL, peer assessments and other learning modalities. Facilitators:  Afsaneh (more…)

2019 Open Scholarship in Practice


Event Date & Time

  • October 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared. Join us for a full day of hands-on workshops exploring the practice of open scholarship from new tools that can increase the reproducibility (more…)

DIY Media: Scripting and Storyboarding – October 21, 2019


Event Date & Time

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

Event Description

What is a script? What is a storyboard? Do you need them? How do you build them? This workshop for UBC Instructors and Staff will explore the fundamentals of DIY media scripting and storyboarding. We’ll look at examples of the wide range of approaches that can be taken, and give tips and tricks on how (more…)

A Speech-Based PDF Annotation Tool For Language Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 23, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This workshop introduces a new UBC-grown voice-based PDF annotation tool, RichReview.net, specifically designed to support foreign language classrooms. Using RichReview.net, instructors and students can record their speech directly on a PDF document shared online, as a means to do  take-home oral assignments and give speech-based feedback. In this workshop, three UBC instructors will present their (more…)

DIY Media: Post Production Part 2 – October 31, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Interested in taking your post-production skills to the next level? In Part 2 of this series, we’ll take a deeper dive into post-production: we’ll look at advanced editing concepts such as titling, audio and colour correction tools within Premiere, integration with other Adobe editing programs (After Effects, Audition, Encoder), and address your burning questions from (more…)

DIY Media: Post Production Part 1 – October 29, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 29, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Post-production can seem daunting, but it really doesn’t have to be. Let’s make you an editor! In Part 1 of this series, we’ll give you an overview of the post-production process: from offloading & organizing your camera footage to exporting your final masterpiece with the correct settings. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, we’ll walk you through (more…)

DIY Media: Creative Brief – October 17, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 17, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Planning a media project can be overwhelming. Where to begin? This workshop for UBC Instructors and Staff will provide guidance from media professionals on the many things to consider when planning a media project, whether your project is simple or complex. Minimize your suffering; plan effectively! It doesn’t have to hurt! Presented by the UBC (more…)

DIY Media: Production – October 24, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

How do they get such great footage? Are you a UBC Instructor or Staff, and planning on filming your own video content? This hands on workshop will provide advice for DIY camera, lighting and audio. Media professionals will share tips, tricks, and best practices, and you’ll have an opportunity to try things out for yourself (more…)