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HELP IS AVAILABLE: Student Engagement and the Transition to the Professional Workforce

By Michael Wong posted on November 13, 2007

Gone are the days where one stays with the same company for their whole life, so post-secondary institutions must start preparing students for a life of perpetual change. Post-secondary institutions need to engage students in enriching educational experiences while providing a supportive campus environment where resources can easily be found and where students can learn about making the transition into the professional workforce.
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Help, I'm an Online Learner and Don't Know What to Do!

By Michael Wong posted on October 25, 2007

The four panelists walked through the Orientation to Learning Online website, which has been developed to give students and instructors a valuable resource to learning online. Discussion revolved around the benefits of collaboration and content-sharing in the context of UBC’s Orientation website, and ways in which faculty and students can make use of its content.
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Q&A – LCIN Listens, and Shares

By Ted Schellenberg posted on October 2, 2007

The LCIN stands for “Leading Campuses International Network”. The LCIN (“listen”) part is kind of meant to be fun…this is a group that has some good ideas to share and wants to hear more from other practitioners. When we thought about the name, we wanted to capture the qualities of the institutions represented in the program.
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You Have a Right to Know!

By Michael Wong posted on September 24, 2007

A recent trend that has developed over the last few years has been an increase in people’s expectations towards getting access to information. With so much information available on the Internet, people are developing an attitude that they have a “right to know.” John Willinsky and Brian Lamb discussed opportunities and initiatives resulting from the emergence of open source, open access, and open educational resources that are readily available today.
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Voice it out with Wimba

By Zack Lee posted on August 14, 2007

Proper pronunciation, intonations, and stresses are integral parts of learning a language. Sunah Cho, a sessional instructor for the Asian Studies department, is well aware of the fact. In her Korean 102 class, a 6-credit beginner level class for non-heritage students, she uses the web-based Wimba Voice Tools to assist students in developing their verbal skills in Korean language learning.
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