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Facebook and Education: The Pros and Cons

By Michael Wong posted on January 30, 2009

Facebook, the popular social networking website, was the topic of discussion at the first Teaching and Learning with Technology Speaker Series session of 2009. Social software tools such as weblogs and wikis are already being used for educational purposes at UBC, but can Facebook be used in an academic setting?
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WikiEducator: A Return to Academic Tradition

By Anya Volgina posted on January 23, 2009

Given that we commonly perceive technology to be synonymous with change and innovation, it can seem contradictory to view it as facilitating a return to tradition. Wayne Mackintosh, Education Specialist at the Commonwealth of Learning, sees exactly this potential in the WikiEducator project he established.
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What Do Emerging Technologies Mean to You?

By Tracy Lau posted on November 27, 2008

In an informative Learning Technology Institute (LTI) workshop, Emerging Technologies: Learn, Connect, Share, the Office of Learning Technology’s Emily Renoe and Joe Zerdin introduced a suite of technologies that can support learning and teaching activities.
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Both Sides Now: In Person and on the Web; Slow Learning Communities for Fast Times

By Tracy Lau posted on November 17, 2008

On October 1, we had gathered to what we thought would be a lecture, but Barbara had managed to pull the rug from under us, and made us question our own perceptions of what a lecture or classroom setting would look like.
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Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices

By Michael Wong posted on October 24, 2008

Online learning environments hold great promise for expanding access to education for students with time and geographic challenges. Providing a supportive learning environment involves considering the needs of a wide range of learners and instructors, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities or technical limitations.
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