Features

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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Instructors Share Their Teaching Experience at the Distance Education Course Showcase

By Michael Wong posted on October 15, 2008

On September 30, 2008, the Office of Learning Technology hosted a Distance Education Course Showcase, which celebrated distance education at UBC. The Course Showcase was put on as part of Celebrate Learning Week, and sought to highlight some of the challenges and rewards of teaching and learning in a digital learning environment.
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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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