The Learning Hub: Issue 42

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

Infographic: Supporting the Pivot to Online Teaching

Post by BCcampus’ editorial team | bccampus.ca

Last spring, we conducted a survey with faculty and educators in B.C. to better understand how the urgent pivot to online was affecting them. This fall, we reached out to teaching and learning support staff with the same curiosity: what has been the impact of the pandemic on those who work in support of those educators in teaching and learning centres around B.C.? Read More

Re-envisioning Online Course Revision

The events of 2020 have highlighted the benefits of change-adept teaching in higher education, particularly online. Change-adept teaching involves skill in changing one’s approach to meet students’ needs and flexibility in responding to changing circumstances. Faculty can become change-adept by engaging in an iterative cycle of preparing, creating, and revising their online courses, which we call the Change-adept Course Creation Process (Barber et al., 2020). Although it can be tempting to avoid or postpone thinking about revision until after an online course has been taught, we encourage instructors to resist this temptation by re-envisioning course revision as an essential, ongoing aspect of their online teaching. Read More

JIBC Library

Collaboration is alive and well at JIBC!  Thanks to funding from the Office of Indigenization, the Library has purchased and catalogued nearly 50 titles for the collection!

This week we are highlighting six of the titles that fit with the Moose Hide Campaign (as selected by Jason and Heather, OI).

Selection of Moose Hide Campaign Titles

Borrow via curbside pick-up or free mailing service – your choice!  library@jibc.ca or 604.528.5599

More titles will be highlighted in the weeks to come – stay tuned!

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.

Resources

Interesting Finds

Blackboard Workshop – Grade Center Part 1 & 2

If you missed the workshops (Part 1 & 2) on how to set up your blackboard courses’ grades centres you can watch the recordings here:

More Workshops:

Conferences

  • Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021  – Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021 is an event offered by BCcampus; California State University, Long Beach; Open Oregon Educational Resources; and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.This free digital conference explores innovation, research, and best practices in open education around the theme of “Regional influence. Global impact.” We are featuring a keynote speaker from each of our four represented regions to celebrate the achievements in open education made here on the West Coast. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect virtually with new and old colleagues, watch live and pre-recorded presentations, and learn about homegrown open education projects that could go on to change the world.
  • VCC Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium – February 25 & 26, 2021
    The first combined Teaching & Learning Symposium and Research Day event will explore the following theme:
    “Change Is the Only Constant: Sharing Experiences of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Times of Disruption.”
  • The BC Black Awareness society is hosting a great month (February) with five online events to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of historical and contemporary people of African descent. Event details and registration can be found here: https://bcblackhistory.ca/events/
  • Black History Month Panel Conversation – Lessons for February
    Join human rights nonprofit FAST, and an esteemed panel to discuss ways to honour Black history and culture – in preparation for February: Black History Month with opening remarks from BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commisioner. link to register for the: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-history-month-panel-conversation-lessons-for-february-tickets-136368015405

BCcampus Upcoming Events

FLO Friday – Giving Meaningful Feedback with Monica Morris
“What is feedback? How do we give meaningful feedback? How can we apply current research on giving feedback to our interactions with learners and others?” Get ready to be interactive with your questions, thoughts, and insight!
February 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

We Belong to Each Other: Cultivating Campuses Communities for Well-Being
BCcampus proudly supports Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses and their upcoming well-being summit. We encourage you to join us as we learn how to come together to build and strengthen our campus communities.
Join us from February 22-25

FLO MicroCourse: Micro-Credentials in the B.C. Context
Whether you work in post-secondary education or industry or are a student, join us to learn more about micro-credentials. In this course, we will discuss the basics, best practices from other regions, and more!
March 1, 2021 – March 12, 2021 | Register Here

 

For more information, visit the BCcampus Research Fellows 2021–2022 page.

 

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