By Tina Sha on September 1, 2010
Jacquie Sarna, a Public Health professional, is an Access Studies student at UBC and is currently completing the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Certificate program.
By Kelsey Beninger on August 19, 2010
Jennifer Nielsen is a full time UBC employee and has “found the option of taking distance education classes to be essential to finishing and upgrading [her] Bachelor of Arts degree.”
By Tina Sha on August 12, 2010
Recently, we sat down with Ramona Montagnes, Director of the UBC Writing Centre and the instructor of Report and Business Writing, to discuss the use e-Portfolios and the level of effectiveness it has contributed to her class.
By Michael Wong on August 4, 2010
The Metro newspaper recently did a series on continuing education in Canada. The series includes three articles which feature distance learning at UBC.
By Terry Leong on July 27, 2010
A 4th year Political Science student, Greg Dunn, began his studies at UBC more than 20 years ago. Recently, he registered for three distance education courses to finish his degree: HIST 432, FREN 348, and FREN 349.
By Tina Sha on July 16, 2010
In 2003, UBC launched a campus-wide pilot project that explored the use of e-Portfolios for members of the university community. The project spanned 13 projects at a variety of levels throughout UBC, and included participation from more than 2000 students, instructors, and staff in total. The pilot project ended in 2006 and since then some [...]
By Michael Wong on June 28, 2010
Dr. Patti Janssen, a 2009/2010 Killam Teaching Prize recipient, shares her experience working with CTLT to develop a distributed learning format in the Master of Public Health program. She also discusses her teaching experience, and how she was able to use an online component to enhance the accessibility of the MPH to working health professionals.
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By Kelsey Beninger on June 17, 2010
Jonathan Lopez is a second year student in the Integrated Sciences Program, specializing in Environmental Microbiology. One of his program requirements is the completion of BIOL 200: Cell Biology I: Structural Basis and he “chose to do it through distance education because it best fit [his] schedule.”
By Kelsey Beninger on June 11, 2010
Kathleen Reid is a 3rd year Political Science Major and Sociology Minor. When she needed to fulfill one of her science credits she opted to take FNH 200: Exploring Our Food via distance education after she “heard from friends that [this] was a good course and the format was easy to understand.”
By Kelsey Beninger on June 4, 2010
As an upper level Biology Major and peer tutor for first year biology courses, Jessica Lu faces a demanding schedule. Because of these demands Jessica “didn’t have any time to commit to another course with fully scheduled lectures.” In order to add more flexibility to her schedule, Jessica took two distance education courses: EOSC 114 and EOSC 116.