Jul
29
Thu
Cooking with H5P: The Project Banquet
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cooking with H5P: The Project Banquet

Now is the time to taste all the OER development projects as project teams serve up samples of the H5P practice problems they have added to existing open textbooks.

In our July webinar, representatives of the six projects funded by BCcampus OER development grants for 2021 will serve up slices of their H5P enhanced textbooks. They will share details about how they have made their open textbooks more effective with practice activities integrated into the content. Celebrate as we share the collection of new, reusable H5P practice exercises and what they mean for open homework systems.

Join us Thursday, July 29, 9–10 a.m. PDT, to sample what these project teams have been working on.

  • Technical Writing Essentials: Introduction to Professional Communication in the Technical Field — Deb Neilsen, College of New Caledonia
  • Physical Geology— Karla Panchuk, UBC Okanagan
  • Principles of Social Psychology— Hammond Tarry and Farhad Dastur, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Principles of Marketing— Biggi Weischedel, Thompson Rivers University

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Aug
18
Wed
Accessibility and Universal Design in Open Educational Resources
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Accessibility and Universal Design in Open Educational Resources

This webinar will introduce how to design open educational resources with accessibility and Universal Design for Learning in mind. 

In this webinar, we will talk about how to design open educational resources so they are inclusive and accessible for all students. This will include an overview of the technical considerations of digital accessibility for things like text, videos, and images. We will also look at how Universal Design for Learning can help us create educational materials that are more flexible and useful for students. Students can be very different from each other, and what may work for one student may not work for another. By designing for those differences, we can create educational materials that are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all. 

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Sep
19
Sun
FLO Course: Trauma-Informed Teaching @ Asynchronous
Sep 19 – Oct 1 all-day

Join us for this exciting new FLO online course on trauma-informed teaching for educators. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:  

  • Define trauma and trauma-informed teaching and practice.
  • Understand the six guiding principles of trauma-informed practice.
  • Identify, develop, and practice trauma-informed teaching strategies.
  • Understand the importance of boundaries and self-care.
  • Implement boundaries and self-care strategies.
  • Understand trigger warnings and evaluate their use.

The course will happen mostly asynchronously—you can study at your own pace and at a time that works for you—with two planned 90-minute synchronous sessions on September 20 and October 1 from 12–1:30 p.m. PST. Participants should expect to spend approximately 6 hours per week engaging with the course, including the 90-minutes synchronous session per week. Your co-facilitators for this course are Melinda Warfolk and Deb Nielsen.  

Deb Nielsen is a curriculum developer with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and an instructor in the English program at the College of New Caledonia (CNC). Her academic interests are motherhood and feminist studies, Indigenizing and interculturalizing curricula, student success, and open pedagogy. She holds a master’s degree in library and information Studies from San José State University in California and an MA in English from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is currently working on two open educational resources textbooks, co-writing Getting Ready for Work-Integrated Learning and creating H5P content for Technical Writing Essentials.

Melinda Worfolk (she/her) teaches English in the Academic Upgrading program at  CNC in Prince George, B.C. Since starting at CNC in 2001, she has taught a wide range of students from literacy level to second-year university. Her teaching and research interests include the role of empathy in teaching, Indigenization/decolonization of educational systems, culturally responsive pedagogies, and plain language as an access issue. She has a BA in English literature from the University of British Columbia and an MA in gender studies from the University of Northern British Columbia. Melinda is grateful to live, work, and play on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. 

This is a paid event. There is a one-time registration fee of $25.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Oct
8
Fri
FLO Friday: Ungrading Unpacked!
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Ungrading Unpacked!

Grading, feedback, assessment, and evaluation are all part of the instructional package, yet it appears to be grading that brings out the strongest reaction among instructors and remains a constant concern for students, instructors, and administrators. Are we grading properly? Are we too soft on students with our grading or too rigid? There seems to be very little in the way of a uniform approach when it comes to grading across educational institutes. One response to this dilemma has been a movement towardungrading, a practice that attempts to sidestep the demand to rate students against each other and replace it something more reflective of student learning and achievement. Advocates for ungrading have argued for taking grading out of the discourse of the class environment to focus on the more substantive learning opportunities provided by feedback, reflective practice, and meta-learning. Join your FLO facilitator, Dave Smulders, as he explores this topic! This session highlights his experiences with incorporating ungrading in a third-year university course at the University of British Columbia, with all the joy and disappointment that comes with experimentation on such a contentious subject. Ungrading, in his view, does not mean getting rid of the final letter or number attributed to students at the end of a course but rather de-centering the importance of that final grade in favour of encouraging students to take more responsibility for their learning as well as the learning of their fellow classmates. Come ready to share your ungrading stories or questions! 

Facilitator: 

Dave Smulders (he/him/his) Dave Smulders has been an instructional designer and teacher in a variety of capacities, both in B.C. and abroad, for almost 30 years. He teaches adult education courses in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia and was the recipient of the Faculty of Education Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize in 2016. He is also a program manager of faculty development at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. In both roles, his work involves collaborating with students and faculty to strengthen the connection between teaching and learning.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Oct
18
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Digital Literacy to Fluency @ Asynchronous
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day

Transferring in-class classroom activities that promote learning into FLO-MicroCourseactivities that are effective in the online learning environment is challenging. This demands a high level of digital literacy, or comfort in evaluating, piloting, and adopting new technologies into your toolbox of educational resources. This one-week MicroCourse will demonstrate that technology is something that should be welcomed into the classroom to allow an instructor a growing repertoire of media that stimulates teaching and learning. Incorporating digital tools in the classroom also increases students’ digital literacy while they complete activities and assignments. Your lead FLO facilitator for this MicroCourse is Ken Harmel. Ken Harmel is a family guy working as a senior learning designer at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). He began teaching in the tech sector and then spent 13 years in Japan honing his teaching skills with Japan Airlines Academy. Intrigued by the potential of distance education, he acquired his M.Ed. on that topic and thus began his pursuit of the elusive perfect online course. Ken has been a member of the BCcampus community for years and contributes much of his success at UFV to the professional development that BCcampus offers. 

Please Note: This FLO MicroCourse is an asynchronous one-week course with one synchronous session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.