By Terry Leong on April 9, 2010
EDUCamp’s second session, the Great Debate, brought together six educators and students to debate the relevancy of social media in higher education. The stage was set for an informative session that featured some humorous takes on the pros and cons of social media.
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By Terry Leong on March 31, 2010
Sustainability Education was the theme of EDUCamp 2010 and we were very pleased to have Duane Elverum start things off with an incredible keynote presentation. His presentation touched on the core challenges of universities as they attempt to educate the leaders and workers of the next generation.
By Michael Wong on March 22, 2010
Students will receive a once in a lifetime experience this coming May, with LFS 302A: International Field Studies in Sustainable Agriculture – Cuba. Offered via distance education, students will first take a field trip to Cuba from April 30 – May 22, 2010. Wendy Holm, the instructor for the course, shares some of her insights into the course, and you can view them in the video.
By Kelsey Beninger on March 8, 2010
Karla Sapp started off using distance education as a way to catch up on her university credits and now she is using it to finish her Bachelors of Arts Degree while working full time as a teacher on call for elementary and high school students, grades K-12.
By Kelsey Beninger on February 26, 2010
The 2009-2010 academic year marks the 60th Anniversary of Distance Learning at UBC. In this first installment in a series of three articles, we look at the beginnings of distance learning at UBC and find out how it all began.
By Kelsey Beninger on February 22, 2010
Sherri Morrish has spent the past 16 years in the nursing field and has now set her sights on earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a major in Clinical Education. It seems like a lot to handle, being a wife, mother to two young daughters, and working full time while studying for her degree, but not for Sherri. She has managed to balance it all with distance education.
By Michael Wong on February 9, 2010
Presentation #14 – Live Video Streaming a Conference on a Shoestring Budget – OpenEd ’09 is the winning presentation, as voted on by e-Learning Open House attendees.
By Kelsey Beninger on February 5, 2010
Alec is saving time and receiving a diverse education by employing the flexibility of distance courses. He found himself in Croatia this past summer during the final exam period, and he “elected to take [the exam] at the Canadian embassy in Zagreb.” He was able to experience a new country, work full time and still complete his PHIL 435A course via distance education.
By Michael Wong on February 2, 2010
With colleagues sharing their experiences, exchanging ideas, and finding out what e-learning projects are happening on campus, Open House has clearly become a popular annual event for the UBC e-learning community.
By Lacey Hayes on January 26, 2010
PSYC 302: Infancy teaches students the trajectory and mechanisms of infant development. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to blogs and wikis, use online technology to ‘raise a virtual baby’ through an interactive feature simulating parent decision making, and view short video clips illustrating key concepts in the study of infancy