The Learning Hub: Issue 29

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In this week’s issue…

Not Taking Bad Advice: a Pedagogical Model

From Jesse Stommel Blog |

I’ve never created a model for online, digital, or hybrid pedagogies. As long as I’ve been teaching, and as long as I’ve been teaching teachers, I’ve encountered, been flummoxed by, or have cast off models. I have yet to see a single pedagogical model worth its salt. And yet I watch how quickly models spread. Read More

Arizona State Partnership to Embed VR into Intro Biology Courses

By Dian Schaffhauser from Campus Technology |

As early as next year, students at Arizona State University could be able to don a headset, sensors and a light knapsack and immerse themselves in a theme-park-like visit to an alien zoo. The university has struck an agreement with Dreamscape Immersive to bring the latter’s virtual reality technology to campus. Read More

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Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Come meet us in Collaborate! Bring your questions!

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm

We’ll be running a drop-in session each week, on Thursdays, between 12pm – 1pm.

Register for your session here.


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BCcampus Upcoming Events

TESS Online 2020: Humanizing Learning
Recognizing diversity, inclusion, and equity, TESS Online 2020 will examine the conference theme from the student perspective. Catch BCcampus’ Mary Burgess in an interview with Lana Hall on how BCcampus has supported faculty throughout the pivot to online learning.
October 20, 8:45 am PT | Access here

Open Access in Action: Tales from Five Institutions
Join us for a quick review of five different Open Access initiatives at five different institutions. Presenters will offer a quick overview of their projects and answer questions. Make a warm mug of tea or coffee and come join us!
October 21, 2020 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Register here

Adapting to COVID-19: Continuing the Discussion on Teaching and Practice Adaptations to Support Student Mental Health and Well-Being
Let’s continue the conversation on how we can best support the mental wellness of students during this unprecedented time and the new learning spaces we find ourselves in.
October 22, 2020 – 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Register here

Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group is excited to launch a monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice starting this fall, in collaboration with Fernando and Caroline from and
October 22, 2020 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm | Register here

Adapting to COVID-19: Fun Friday with Gurdeep Pandher
Have you met Gurdeep Pander? You’ve probably seen his infectious smile and dancing going viral earlier this year. As a way to spread joy during the pandemic, Gurdeep wanted to spread happiness through dance – and it worked! You’re invited to an at-home dance party with Gurdeep as he teaches us Bhangra.
October 23, 2020 – 1:30pm – 2:00pm | Register here

FLO MicroCourse: Micro-Certifications in the B.C. Context
In this one-week FLO MicroCourse, we will refine the definition of micro-certifications with a from a local perspective, examine best practices from other regions, and identify at least one feasible application of micro-certifications to our province.
October 26 – November 1, 2020 | Register here

In the Kitchen: H5P Chef Svein-Tore Griff With
Joining us in the kitchen is “Top Chef” Svein-Tore Griff With, founder of H5P, who will be here to share and demo the new H5P OER Hub. We will learn how the H5P content being developed as part of this project can be shared in the Hub and about the future direction of H5P.
October 29, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:00am | Register here

COVID and Beyond: What’s Your Metaphor?
Save the date! The ETUG community will get together to share stories, developments and practices that have met current challenges and that will serve us well into the future. Call for proposals are open until October 12.
November 6, 2020 | Register here

Studio20: Engaging Learners Online
BCcampus is proud to present Studio20: Engaging Learners Online. Prepare yourselves for a three half-day online workshop that will explore the art of engaging learners online and will feature keynotes and facilitators focusing on the themes of vision, voice, and active learning.
November 17-19, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm | Register here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus

We’re still in the early days for pivoting learning online –
it’s best to practice simplicity, empathy, and compassion. #AskBCcampus

~ BCcampus