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A Great β€˜08 Open House!

By Dianne Mackay posted on March 31, 2008

With 20 presenters and over 200 visitors, the 5th Annual e-Learning Open House at Sage Bistro on March 13th was a wine & cheesey event with poster displays on everything from online teaching to dental hygiene!
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A Certain Chemistry – The Abacus Project and WebCT

By Michael Wong and Stefanie Wudel posted on March 3, 2008

For students to appreciate the complexity of real world research they must be exposed to authentic learning experiences and able to use the same tools that modern researchers deploy. The Abacus Project, provides an environment to connect students to research-grade software like never before.
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Connexions: A New Way to Share Ideas and Resources

By Stefanie Wudel posted on January 28, 2008

Richard Baraniuk wanted to reach the world through a connected, up-to-date community of open education. Through his project, Connexions, he is changing the way authors, educators, and learners share resources, and is transforming the world of textbooks.
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Transitioning from Print to Online: English 301 and 303

By Michael Wong posted on December 3, 2007

When English instructors Judy Brown, Roberta Birks, and Emily Wall set out with Writing Centre Director Ramona Montagnes and OLT course developer Jeff Miller to redesign English 301: Technical Writing and English 303: Intermediate Composition in 2005, they knew that they wanted to create dynamic online courses that would provide distance learners with an engaging and enriching learning experience.
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Building an Online Community: Using Student Online Behaviour to Guide Teaching Practice

By Michael Wong posted on November 19, 2007

As an instructor, have you ever created an online discussion area, encouraged discussion amongst the class, yet find that almost no one participates? Whether it’s a distance education or an on-campus course, more and more instructors at UBC are using online components like WebCT CE and WebCT Vista to supplement their teaching.
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