Events

The Learning Centre hosts an exciting program of events including academic lectures and seminars, symposiums and conferences, workshops, presentations and much more.

 

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  • IKBLC students. Photo credit: Martin Dee / UBC Communications & Marketing

    May

    5

    Building Digital Literacies: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 1:00 pm

    Wikipedia-based assignments can engage students in an authentic learning experience that involves open collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge building for a global audience. When students write or edit in wikipedia, they are not using the same format or skills that they would in writing a research paper or persuasive essay – they are applying new...

  • May

    5

    Flexible Learning in the Sauder School of Business

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1:00 pm

    In this session we will discuss and explore the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of the Sauder’s Flexible Learning Initiatives. In 2013, UBC launched the Flexible Learning Initiative, which aimed to provide an agile yet deliberate approach to transforming and enhancing student learning experience. The Flex Comm Minor project (7 courses for...

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    May

    5

    Writing Assignment and Assessment Design

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 9:30 am

    This three-hour workshop introduces best practices for designing more effective formal science writing assignments, including the importance of context, active thinking and learning strategies, and assessment (e.g. rubrics). During the workshop, participants will focus on audience, purpose and genre for writing assignments, will have the opportunity to assess the design of their own assignment and...

  • May

    5

    Developing a Course-Level Graduate TA Program

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 9:30 am

    Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) play a pivotal role in undergraduate education; however, they often receive insufficient professional development to prepare them for effective teaching in a university setting. In the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, we have incorporated a course-level GTA development program into a large-enrollment course with 10 GTAs in order that the...

  • May

    3

    The ComPAIR Project: Student Experiences with a New Teaching Technology

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 1:00 pm

    This presentation introduces ComPAIR, an innovative peer-feedback and teaching technology being developed at UBC. Participants will engage with the application hands-on to learn about this new way to integrate comparison and peer feedback into other modes of teaching. We will then review the results of an extended assessment of student experience with ComPAIR through three...

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    May

    3

    Evaluation of Teaching: Integrated Reporting of Summary Statistics

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1:00 pm

    Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) summary statistics are going through a transition and a new Integrated Reporting tool is now implemented. The Reporting Tool will be accessible to department heads and directors. If you are involved in using the results for evaluating instructors in your program, come to this session to learn about the steps...

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    May

    3

    Mapping a Plurality of the Good in Teaching

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 9:30 am

    Why can’t everyone be like me: Mapping a plurality of the good in teaching. Introduction: How might we understand and explain the different approaches to teaching across our campus or within our department? What characterizes effective teaching across those differences? How would you explain your approach to evaluators of your teaching? This session will explore...

  • May

    3

    Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 9:00 am

    Consistent with its recognized commitment to pedagogical innovation, the University of British Columbia is evolving and improving approaches to teaching and learning in science communication. To disseminate recent ideas and advancements in this area, Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) will showcase the work of UBC faculty and students involved in teaching communication in science. This...

 

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