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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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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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