A challenge for educators: delve deeper into teaching and learning inquiry

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What does it look like when educators ask deeper questions about teaching and learning practice in higher education? How does one go about stepping back from the everyday, and investigate the fundamental building blocks of academic instruction? BCcampus is hosting a symposium in November to answer those questions: the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice.  “The catalyst for this conference is –… Read more »



5 Questions with Sybil Harrison on the changing role of teaching and learning centres

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For this week’s blog post, BCcampus caught up with Sybil Harrison, the Director of Learning Services at Camosun’s College Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL). According to the college’s website, CETL “aims to inspire and promote innovation and excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning.” And, we were curious to find out how. 1. Can you tell us more about your role… Read more »


5 Questions with Brian Lamb about technology, student engagement and blended learning

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Brian Lamb is the Director, Innovation Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University. He shares his experiences working at the intersection of teaching and learning support and student engagement and retention.  Can you give us a snapshot of Thompson Rivers University’s Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation? One thing that is unique about TRU’s Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation is suggested by its… Read more »


5 questions with Vivian Forssman on the changing nature of teaching and learning centres

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Vivian Forssman is Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies at Royal Roads University. She shares her insights about the CTET and how her team is helping to shape the social and experiential learning of the university. 1. Can you give us a snapshot of the Centre? Our goal in the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) is to empower and enable faculty to… Read more »


Taking the T&L centre to the frontlines: SFU’s Stephanie Chu tells us how

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If you build it, they may not come. Therefore, a secret to success for a Teaching and Learning, Centre, says Stephanie Chu, is to embed its work within multiple areas of a post-secondary institution, to be proactive and develop relationships, and provide complementary expertise. Chu is the Director of Simon Fraser University’s Teaching and Learning Centre, which falls directly under the purview of the vice-president,… Read more »


5 Questions with Novak Rogic on the impact of open publishing platforms and flexible learning

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Novak Rogic is the Web Strategy Manager at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). He is responsible for university’s open publishing platforms. He is interested in supporting students move from being passive learners to active producers through sustainable technological platforms and flexible educational frameworks. 1. Can you give us a snapshot of the Centre? The Centre focuses on integration… Read more »


Spotlight on SFU: EdMedia Protégé Program

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Beginning April 1 right through the beginning of June, the EdMedia team at Simon Fraser University’s Teaching and Learning Centre will get a whole lot busier. That’s when a new cohort of SFU faculty members, who are interested in being better media creators, will immerse themselves in the 10-week blended delivery program. The Teaching and Learning Centre EdMedia team launched the program last year. And,… Read more »