By Zack Lee on June 6, 2007
People blog for different reasons: for some members of the UBC community, blogging is a way to enhance student learning. During last February’s Webloggers Salon held at Telestudios, three prolific UBC bloggers came to discuss how and why they use blogs within the university context.
By Zack Lee on May 9, 2007
Through UBC’s Dental Hygiene Degree Program, those who want to further their studies in the field are able to do so at their own pace. It is a specially designed program where students can complete their degrees through online courses offered by the Faculty of Dentistry.
By Zack Lee on March 12, 2007
What do electric mice dream of at night? UBC Open House, of course! If you weren’t there you missed a great event. The 4th Annual e-Learning Open House was the best attended ever – we ran out of nametags and programs, but not enthusiasm!
By Zack Lee on February 12, 2007
For those who have yet to experience the power of The Moose, the event is probably unlike any conference you have ever attended. True to the do-it-yourself, community-oriented ethos of weblogging, Northern Voice fosters an atmosphere that allows participants to steal the show, with special emphasis on providing a worthwhile experience to as diverse a range of attendees as possible.
By Zack Lee on January 30, 2007
Right now on the web the most rapid growth, the most innovation, and the most buzz concerns the emergence of three-dimensional immersive environments for online activity.
Tag This! How UBC Researchers are Merging Blogs, Bookmarking, and More for Learning and Community Building
By Krista Charbonneau on October 30, 2006
Blogs, tagging, online identities, social bookmarking – these social software practices are hot technology trends with millions of people flocking to web sites like myspace.com, flickr.com and del.icio.us. Now UBC researchers David Vogt and Lee Iverson are looking at ways to bring these types of software together under one umbrella.
Powered by Students: How a Student-Led Pilot Project Re-Creates Ancient Worlds with Modern Technology
By Krista Charbonneau on August 2, 2005
UBC students led a pilot project that used virtual models of Ancient Greek architecture to show what life might have been like in Athens in fifth century B.C. They re-created their own 3-D models of buildings in the Acropolis and the Agora based on their own research, using the same kind of technology used to create popular 3-D video games.
By Krista Charbonneau on June 21, 2005
Blogs can be used in a range of ways, from a tool to manage course information, demonstrating professional tools and increasing student ownership in the classroom, to meeting learning objectives, Simon Neame, an adjunct instructor with UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) has discovered.
How Can Smaller Faculties Use Video-Conferencing to Increase Teaching and Learning Opportunities for Students and Faculty?
By Krista Charbonneau on March 14, 2005
Sandra Schinnerl, Associate Director at UBC’s Faculty of Forestry and her team faced 2 key challenges when they decided to use video-conferencing as a means of increasing course offerings and learning opportunities for graduate students. Find out about their approach, advice, and tips and resources on video-conferencing.
By Krista Charbonneau on February 18, 2005
Jim Berger redesigned Biology 200 to use a combination of in-person class time and an online component. The in-person time divided into two parts: Jim lectures fifty per cent of the time and the other half is workshop time, where students work together in groups on problem solving.