Features

You Have a Right to Know!

By Michael Wong posted on September 24, 2007

A recent trend that has developed over the last few years has been an increase in people’s expectations towards getting access to information. With so much information available on the Internet, people are developing an attitude that they have a “right to know.” John Willinsky and Brian Lamb discussed opportunities and initiatives resulting from the emergence of open source, open access, and open educational resources that are readily available today.
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Voice it out with Wimba

By Zack Lee posted on August 14, 2007

Proper pronunciation, intonations, and stresses are integral parts of learning a language. Sunah Cho, a sessional instructor for the Asian Studies department, is well aware of the fact. In her Korean 102 class, a 6-credit beginner level class for non-heritage students, she uses the web-based Wimba Voice Tools to assist students in developing their verbal skills in Korean language learning.
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Town Hall 2007 Wrap Up – Pictures, Podcasts, and PowerPoint

By Zack Lee posted on July 9, 2007

The theme this year for Town Hall was “Learning Technologies: Keeping Pace with Students“, and we started the morning off, as always, with a welcome from UBC CIO and AVP-IT Ted Dodds.
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Blogging: Let Me Count the Whys

By Zack Lee posted on June 6, 2007

People blog for different reasons: for some members of the UBC community, blogging is a way to enhance student learning. During last February’s Webloggers Salon held at Telestudios, three prolific UBC bloggers came to discuss how and why they use blogs within the university context.
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Stopping a Shortage Online: UBC's Dental Hygiene Degree Program Through Distance Education

By Zack Lee posted on May 9, 2007

Through UBC’s Dental Hygiene Degree Program, those who want to further their studies in the field are able to do so at their own pace. It is a specially designed program where students can complete their degrees through online courses offered by the Faculty of Dentistry.
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