The Learning Hub: Issue 37

©Dennis Yip

This is our last issue of 2020. We will take a break and see you in 2021.

In this week’s issue…

Dr. Tony Bates – The Future of Teaching and Learning Post-pandemic

If you missed this interesting session presented by Dr. Tony Bates you can watch it here.

Watch the recording

The silver linings in the COVID pandemic? Two educators’ musings

KPU Teaching and Learnign

As we collectively slow down and enter into the next phase of the COVID pandemic, our attention is drawn to discussions of the impact on our individual and collective psyches—and how the experiences we have had can support best practices in higher education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Read More

The Landscape of Merging Modalities

EDUCAUSEreview – by Valerie Irvine |

On today’s higher education campus, there are likely a dozen new terms being used to describe different configurations around the modality of courses. Modality typically refers to the location and timing of interactions. What used to be a simple binary of face-to-face or online has now become so extremely complex that our ability to understand each other is impaired. Read More

JIBC Library

Close: Dec 24 at noon
Re-open:  Jan 4 at 8:30 am

Plan for January
Hard to believe, but it is time to organize for the Winter 2021 term! To schedule Library sessions for students, faculty and staff email:

JIBC Library & Writing Centre are offering noon-hour APA sessions for Winter 2021! Dates and link here:


Those of you who attended the JIBC Student Applied Research day expressed interest in research done by Keynote Speaker, Laura Huey. Here is a selection of her articles and eBooks

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

Our last drop-in for 2020 will be on December 17th and we’ll be returning for the new year on January 14th. Happy Holidays!”

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds

Low Cost Educational Technologies

  • Raspberry Pi 400 –  is your complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard.
  • MoodleBox – is a standalone small and cheap mobile device working without Internet. It combines a wireless access point with a full featured Moodle server.
  • KIWIX – is a free software that brings knowledge to millions around the world, even in remote places.


BCcampus Upcoming Events

FLO Bootcamp
Due to popular demand, FLO Bootcamp is back! Are you a B.C. post-secondary educator teaching a course online this fall? Did you have a rough “pivot” to online and want to fix up only the most important stuff before it runs online again? Or maybe you missed the pivot (lucky!), but still, have a course you want to optimize for online delivery? Join us for a four-day crash course on only the MOST important stuff: scanning and planning, lecture alternatives, assessment, and student and community engagement!
December 14, 2020 – December 18, 2020 | Register here

FLO Zoom Sandbox Sessions
Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about using Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!
January 8, 2021 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Register here

FUN FLO Friday: Create a Digital Escape Room as a Learning Activity
Join us for this fun hour with Jamie Billingham, as she demonstrates how to create your own escape room activity to engage or encage your learners!
January 15, 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register here

FLO Friday: Ideas and Inspirations to Break Out of the Online Discussion Forum Rut
The goal is to create discussions that are challenging, elicit participation, encourage exchange, and avoid repetition.
January 22, 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register here

FLO MicroCourse – Open Options to Enrich your Career
Are you looking for ways to improve your teaching practices or develop your digital literacies? We will explore the amazing diversity of open or free options to enhance your career and broaden your perspectives.
January 25, 2021 – January 31, 2021| 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