Peer Feedback on Writing: How Much is Enough?

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How well does student writing improve through giving (and getting) peer feedback? Is the learning maintained in future writing? Dr. Christina Hendricks, PhD, Sr. Instructor of Philosophy and ArtsONE at UBC, is a proponent of Open Education and an educator with an enquiring mind. While teaching the writing-intensive ArtsONE program to first year students she became curious about the value of their peer feedback process…. Read more »


SFU developing research support to guide faculty in designing SoTL inquiry projects

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Simon Fraser University Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) is developing a framework and guide to support faculty in choosing and implementing appropriate research designs for their SoTL projects. Greg Hum and Jack Davis, a pair of PhD candidates from Simon Fraser University, presented a workshop at the 2014 Symposium on Teaching and Learning. The workshop’s focus was to generate… Read more »


Building better curriculum through Universal Design for Learning

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In the recent Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a case study that explored the application of Universal Design for Learning on a technology-enhanced health sciences program During the recent Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a recently published paper, co-authored with Kari Kumar of the University of Manitoba, that focused… Read more »


Cultivating a culture of experimentation through ‘Tech Buddies’

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The sold-out Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice in November proved to be an excellent opportunity to experiment with alternative attendance options, bringing remote participants into the conversation by remotely-piggybacking a physical attendee. At the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice this past November, demand quickly outpaced availability and the event sold out quickly. The conference organizers were happy… Read more »


Summary: 2014 Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice

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  On Nov. 14, 2014 BCcampus was pleased to host our first Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice. With a strong turnout (approximately 130 participants and 35 presenters from 21 post-secondary institutions in BC!), this sold-out conference offered dozens of opportunities for post-secondary educators to learn more about best practices.  The day was sponsored and hosted by BCcampus and planned by a… Read more »


B.C. post-secondary educators meet in two conferences to discuss best practices in ed tech and teaching research

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Christina Hendricks

“Push yourself beyond your little confirmation network,” said Gary Poole at the end of the BCcampus symposium on teaching and learning scholarship last Friday, November 14. “Seek out people who will challenge you sometimes.” Hundreds of B.C. post-secondary educators were there to do just that, and so it was a fitting end to two days of conferences hosted by BCcampus last week. ETUG “Unconference” First,… Read more »


Studying the teaching and learning process makes every institution its own learning lab

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“Imagine someone who decides that they are interested enough in how their students are learning that, besides research in their own discipline [whether it’s law, chemistry, sociology or microbiology], they do research into the topic of teaching and learning. What sort of support do they need to do this kind of research? How do they make it second nature as part of their day to… Read more »


Wanted: Tech Buddies

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Are you attending the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice in person on Nov. 14? If so, we are looking for volunteers for the Tech Buddy Program. By pairing people “on the ground” with people online, we will ensure greater access to this event for colleagues who can’t attend in person. Want more information?  Read about it here or email tracy@bccampus.ca