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 »

CNIE 2014 Keynote Speaker Preview: Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation at Thompson Rivers University

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The 2014 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference takes places on May 13 – 16 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. The theme for this year’s conference: Confluences –  Spaces, Place and Cultures for Innovative Learning. There’s still time to register! And, to whet your appetite BCcampus will be featuring some of the keynote speakers for this event, beginning with today’s blog post… Read more »

The CNIE and Thompson Rivers University need your best thinking by Feb 14

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The theme for this year’s Canadian Network Innovation in Education conference at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops is: Confluences: Spaces, Places & Cultures for Innovative Learning The call for proposals is open until February 14 and the conference organizers encourage any  interesting proposals that highlight innovative learning. CNIE is looking for proposals directly connected to this year’s theme along with those that have currency and… Read more »

SOILx adds “virtual” layers to our understanding of soil

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Maja Krzic

When soil scientists at UBC, TRU, UNBC, U Saskatchewan and U of T-Mississauga wanted to engage a broader audience in contributing to and expanding knowledge about soil, they combined open source and mobile technologies, collaboration, and augmented reality to create SOILx. Dr. Maja Krzic SOILx – which stands for Searchable, Open, Innovative, Location-based, is an innovative project that provides rich, geo-located information about different soil… Read more »

Building for the Future: Remote Web-Based Science Labs and NANSLO

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This week finds the BCcampus team immersed in the world of Remote Web-based Science Laboratory (RWSL) learning with two back-to-back meetings with key thought-leaders from across the province and the United States. The BC RWSL meeting brings together the top innovators from North Island College and Thompson Rivers University to share their thinking, research and understanding of how to make science more accessible to learners… Read more »