WorksafeBC is seeking Instructional Designers for their Learning & Development Services department. Click here for information!
Simon Fraser University’s two year Master of Education cohort programs are available in a variety of themes. Students attend classes every second or third weekend on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Click here for more information: http://www.educ.sfu.ca/gs/cgp.html If you have any questions, please contact the MEd Program Assistant: Linda Milum firstname.lastname@example.org 778.782.5951 Application Deadline: APRIL 30, [...]
Please mark this on your calendar. All PIDP graduates who completed their Capstone Project between OCTOBER 1, 2012 to APRIL 30, 2013 will be invited!
You can now register for courses scheduled from April 1 – August 31, 2013. Register early to secure your seat! Click here for a link to the course schedules.
Student tax forms (T2202A forms) are now available online. Click here for further details!
ACCESS is looking for an Employment & Essential Skills Facilitator. Click here for information!
Invitations are in the mail! The Fall convocation ceremonies will be taking place on November 23, 2012 at 6pm. Click here for more information!
Click here for a summary of key points from The Learner-Centered Curriculum: Design and Implementation Cullen, R., Harris, M. & Hill, R.R. (2012)
We are moving our Facebook group to a page. We want to build a community of educators to share ideas and information. We look forward to you posts and comments! Click here and LIKE US!
Click here for a summary of key points from The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out by C. M. Christensen & Eyring, H. J. (2011)
Celebrating blogging and social media in education The Edublog Awards promote and demonstrate the educational values of social media. The best aspects include that it creates a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners. Take a look at the [...]
Curriculum & Instruction: Post-Secondary (Vancouver) MEd Information Sessions: February 1 at 5pm in Room 1227 Building B VCC Broadway Campus (1155 East Broadway) February 15 at 5pm in Room 112 VCC Downtown Campus (250 East Pender) This program starts September 2012. Application deadline is March 15, 2012. Review the application information. This program will be [...]
The PIDP curriculum has undergone changes over the past number of years; however, the changes that will ‘roll out’ in April will be some of the most significant that we have seen in the past ten years. CLICK HERE for detailed information!
Celebrating blogging and social media in education The Edublog Awards promote and demonstrate the educational values of social media. The best aspects include that it creates a fabulous resource for educators to use for ideas on how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners. http://edublogawards.com/
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. theRSA.org The Empathic Civilisation
This is an article about George Washington University and a study they did before they decided to renew their iTunes U contract. Do Podcasts Help Students Learn?
This is a media remix of the Did You Know?/Shift Happens presentation by Karl Fisch “I put together a PowerPoint presentation with some (hopefully) thought-provoking ideas. I was hoping by telling some of these “stories” to our faculty, I could get them thinking about – and discussing with each other – the world our students [...]
ProDAIT (Professional Development for Academics Involved in Teaching) promotes and supports sustainable continuing professional development (CPD) for academic and academic-related staff whose job includes teaching and the support of learning. Fostering excellence in learning and teaching, by enhancing the learning experiences and achievements of our students and increasing our creative satisfaction as teachers. What’s on [...]
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. www.theRSA.org Changing Paradigms
This is a quick YouTube video which will have you reflecting on your role as an instructor. Do you Teach or Do you Educate
With middle age come a thousand losses. The keys, how could they have vanished? Reading glasses? Where did I park the damned car? The name of the actor in that movie . . . oh, never mind. The mental deterioration of middle age is real, though for most people it’s minor. People in their 40s, [...]
One problem with the “plagiarism is stealing” line is that it rings hollow, and rightly so. Normally when people steal things, they deprive the owner of the things they steal. If you steal my car, I don’t have my car anymore. But every undergraduate senses that if they copy text from Wikipedia and paste it [...]
This is a graphic recording of a lecture by Professor Philip Zimbardo on time. It illustrates the various perceptions of time and how it has changed over the years. The Secret Powers of Time
At a time when public school teachers are being blamed for everything from poor test scores to budget crises, Facebook is one place where they are receiving adulation, albeit delayed. The site has drawn more attention as a platform for adolescent meanness and bullying, and as a vehicle for high school and college students to [...]
ARIS (Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling) is a new software uses iphones or ipads interactively as a learning tool. At the University of New Mexico, some students in second-year Spanish classes become detectives. It’s a fictional murder mystery, and instead of guns and badges, the students are armed with iPod Touches, provided by the university. [...]