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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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HELP IS AVAILABLE: Student Engagement and the Transition to the Professional Workforce

By Michael Wong posted on November 13, 2007

Gone are the days where one stays with the same company for their whole life, so post-secondary institutions must start preparing students for a life of perpetual change. Post-secondary institutions need to engage students in enriching educational experiences while providing a supportive campus environment where resources can easily be found and where students can learn about making the transition into the professional workforce.
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Help, I'm an Online Learner and Don't Know What to Do!

By Michael Wong posted on October 25, 2007

The four panelists walked through the Orientation to Learning Online website, which has been developed to give students and instructors a valuable resource to learning online. Discussion revolved around the benefits of collaboration and content-sharing in the context of UBC’s Orientation website, and ways in which faculty and students can make use of its content.
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