The Learning Hub: Issue 34

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

PRAXIS Awarded $50K Research Infrastructure Grant

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is the recipient of a $50,000 research infrastructure grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

The grant is one of 79 awarded for projects from 52 post-secondary institutions across Canada totalling almost $28 million from the CFI’s Exceptional Opportunities Fund (EOF) earmarked for equipment and infrastructure for ongoing research related to COVID-19. Read More

Cross Canada Pockets of Innovation

From Contact North |

The Cross Canada Pockets of Innovation showcases a broad range of examples of best practices in online learning from faculty and instructors in post-secondary education from across Canada, outside of Ontario. These descriptions highlight models and resources that can be adapted in many educational settings to improve student success in online, blended and technology-enhanced learning. Read More

Photo by jarmoluk from Pixabay

JIBC Library

In recognition of Nov 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women spend some time looking through the JIBC Library collections:

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Come meet us in Collaborate! Bring your Blackboard, Collaborate, Kaltura or other teaching & learning questions!

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds


BCcampus Upcoming Events

Trades and Vocational Education Summit Series
This summit series is designed to provide vocational education faculty opportunities to explore different avenues for their course design and delivery.

Session topics will include the following:

  • Design Thinking for TVET
  • Backwards Design Your Next Course
  • Authentic Assessments for TVET
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching in TVET.

November 23, 2020 – 1:00pm – 3:30 | Register here

Sampling the Projects in the H5P and Pressbooks Kitchen
It’s time to sample what has been cooking in the H5P/Pressbooks Kitchen.

In our November webinar, representatives of the five funded projects of BCcampus OER Development Grants will serve up slices of their H5P enhanced textbooks. They will share how they have made their open textbooks more effective with the practice activities integrated into the content. Celebrate as we share the cumulative collection of new, reusable H5P practice exercises and what it means for Open Homework Systems.
Nov 26, 2020 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Register here

ACE-WIL Townhall: B.C. WIL COVID-19 Survey Results
Join us on December 1, when Julie Walchli and Camilo Peña from the UBC Planning and Institutional Research Office will share early results of the B.C. WIL Council Employer/Community Partner Survey that was distributed in September. With over 1,500 responses, this survey will shed light on COVID-19 impacts.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

December 1, 2020 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Register here

Thriving Beyond Campuses: Roundtable Discussions: Promising Learning Environment Practices that Enhance Student Well-Being

Are you a faculty member or instructor interested in exploring ways to enhance student well-being in your learning environments? Join us for these interactive roundtable sessions showcasing practical ideas for creating conditions for well-being. Faculty and staff champions at SFU and UBC will share promising practices that enhance student well-being in their pedagogy, curriculum, and programs. Through themed virtual sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their current approaches, as well as gain insight on how to embed practices that promote student well-being in their teaching and learning.
December 3, 2020 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Register here

FLO MicroCourse – Acknowledging Traditional Indigenous Lands
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

In this course, we explore the purpose, intent, and ways of acknowledging traditional Indigenous lands. A meaningful acknowledgment involves locating the self in who we are as human beings, i.e. our ethics, values, and beliefs about how we are connected with one another, and the places where we live and work.
December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020 | 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