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Visualize Learning: Exploring Discussion Forums in WebCT Vista

By Anya Volgina and Michael Wong posted on October 9, 2008

The Social Network Analysis Tool gives instructors a visual representation of the discussion forum activity within WebCT Vista. For the instructor, this tool is valuable because he or she can draw conclusions about whether the intended pedagogy is reflected in the online discussion.
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Bridging the Distance for Far Away Students

By Michael Wong posted on September 16, 2008

“Bridging the Distance,” promises students that education is possible regardless of where you are or what your schedule is. As we move more and more into the digital age, a lot of students are becoming more comfortable with online communication. A digital classroom is no longer foreign.
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What They Saw at Town Hall 2008 – Two UBC Students Share Their Experiences

By Anya Volgina and Tracy Lau posted on August 29, 2008

At Town Hall in June, four staff members from the Office of Learning Technology got together to talk about using new technologies in the classroom. In a presentation entitled “Emerging Technologies that Enhance Learning and Teaching”, four tools were highlighted.
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Making Wikipedia Work in the Classroom

By Anya Volgina posted on

The common perception is that Wikipedia makes professors shudder; it is supposedly not a credible source, and its use in education is limited. While there is a need to be cautious when using any type of technology, some instructors are out to change Wikipedia’s negative image.
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How Distance Education Has Helped an Arts Student Finish Her Degree

By Michael Wong posted on July 24, 2008

Kathryn Blair, a fourth year Arts Co-op student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, has really benefited from the flexibility that distance education affords her. “I'm a pretty busy person, so any flexibility I can work into my schedule is great."
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