North Island College recognized as global leader in online innovation

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The Wharton School of Business Reimagine Education Awards recognized North Island College with a pair of awards for their innovative remote laboratory and ability to provide real-time access to distance learners A project created by a local institution to provide students with an Internet connection real-time access to hands-on lab experiments has been recently recognized as one of the top online innovations in the world…. Read more »

eCampusAlberta’s eLearning rubric helps instructors create better online courses

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BCcampus’ Alberta counterpart is sharing a fresh approach to online curriculum development that you can use and adapt for free. It’s eCampusAlberta’s updated eLearning rubric website. When it comes to employing rubrics, many post-secondary instructors use them to assess student learning (e.g. grade papers). However, eCampusAlberta’s eLearning rubric is a bit different. Rather than using it to measure your students’ work, you can evaluate your courses…. Read more »

Study Uncovers Broad Range of B.C. Post-Sec Teaching and Learning Enhancements

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Within the British Columbia higher education system is an array of effective teaching methods, and a new study means the most innovative and successful ones can be shared more widely. Nancy Randall Researcher Nancy Randall is particularly interested in educational development, faculty development and professional learning: post-secondary campus-based activities aimed at enhancing the way teachers teach and learners learn. Four years ago, Randall and a… Read more »

Co-op student experience surpasses expectations

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In Spring 2011, I was hired at BCcampus as a Professional Learning and Communications Assistant through the Simon Fraser University’s Co-op program. I applied for the position to enhance my writing skills and continue to explore my creative marketing side. My experience at this office has far exceeded my expectations. There is no set schedule each day as the tasks change every week and it’s… Read more »

Predictions and hopes for elearning in 2011

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Our colleagues at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) have just put up a new blog post that lists 22 predictions and 14 hopes for elearning in 2011. The predictions and hopes are based upon a challenge that was sent out through the WCET network earlier this week. To quote Russell Poulin, Deputy Director, Research and Analysis at WCET: “I thought it might be… Read more »