Unless otherwise indicated, sessions occur in the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) Classroom in the Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 128.
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What do blogs*, wikis*, skype*, and podcasts* have to do with good pedagogy?
Thursday, October 5, 2006, HHB 128
11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM [light lunch included]
If you want to explore how some of the latest web-based technologies might work in your teaching, then join Barbara Sawhill, renowned instructional technology educator from Oberlin College, to discuss some of the ways technology can work for you and your students. Barbara will give a workshop on her work with communicative web technologies (blogs, wikis, skype, podcasts, etc).
All definitions adapted from Wikipedia.org
*blog: *Blog* is the contraction for *weblog*. It is a type of website where entries are made, such as a journal or diary, in some type of chronological order.
*wiki: A website or similar online resource which allows users to add and edit content collectively.
*skype: Skype (pronounced to rhyme with ripe) is a type of telephone/videophone system that works across the internet.
*podcast: A method of publishing media files to the internet.
In Our Own Voices: Learning and Teaching Toward Decolonisation ~ Book Launch
Friday, October 13, 2006, HHB 128
1:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM
In Our Own Voices: Learning and Teaching Toward Decolonisation brings together students, teachers, artists and activists across many different disciplines, including Women's Studies, Education, English, Social Work, Indigenous Governance, Fine Arts, and Cultural Studies. Through critical essays, poetry and artwork, contributors discuss what it means to experience classrooms from minority perspectives, as well as strategies for anti-racist and decolonising education and practice. This anthology was edited by Proma Tagore, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, with support from a Learning and Teaching Development Grant. Please join us for the book launch and selected readings.
Instructional Technology Working Group (ITWG) ~ Shareable Online Resources
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, HHB 128
1:30 PM ~ 2:30 PM
Discussion with special guest Scott Leslie, project manager for the BCCampus Shareable Online Learning Resource (SOL*R) project, regarding this new provincial resource for learning and teaching. New members always welcome!
Some useful links:
SOL*R homepage - http://solr.bccampus.ca
Online Program Development Fund - http://bccampus.ca/Page88.aspx
BC Commons License Generator -
New Faculty Lunch ~ Feeling busy?! How can integrating your teaching and research save you time?
Wednesday, October 18, 2006, HHB 128
12:15 PM ~ 1:30 PM [hosted lunch]
With special guest Dr. Gweneth Doane, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, faculty member in Nursing, and 2006 national 3M Teaching Award Winner. Meet your cohort and share ideas.
Grading Issues ~ almost everything you need to know [TA ProD Series]
Any member of campus welcome.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006, HHB 128
6:30 PM ~ 8:00 PM
This workshop will explore the varying issues surrounding grading and provide concrete advice for graders across a variety of disciplines and formats.
Celebrating Successes in Course (Re)Design: Course (Re)Design Workshop Reunion
RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2006, UNIVERSITY CLUB, FIRESIDE LOUNGE
NEW TIME: 4:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM
Facilitated by Dr. Jim Anglin, AVP Academic and Student Affairs (and previous CRW graduate)
Join some of the over 120 UVic faculty members who have participated in either the Course (Re)Design Workshop (CRW) or Course (Re)Design for Internationalization Workshop (CRIW). Learn how participation in the workshop has enabled colleagues to directly enhance student engagement and learning in a wide variety of courses.
Link to UVic Torch Article on the CRIW [PDF]
From Teaching to Learning: Does technology have a role to play in education reform?
Tuesday, October 24, 2006, HHB 128
4:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM [Light refreshments]
Michael Bush, Lansdowne Speaker, Brigham Young University
School reform has been a topic du jour at least since 1657 when Comenius entitled a chapter of The Great Didactic: "It is possible to reform schools". John Tagg updated the theme in his 2003 work, The Learning Paradigm College, insisting that colleges should change their focus from teaching to learning. In the 21st century world in which he writes and where we ship bits rather than atoms, students substitute Wikipedia and the Web for visits to the library, yet CD-ROMs that accompany textbooks go unused. When digital convergence meets education reform, is it possible that technology will replace teachers, or will teachers who use technology replace teachers who don't?
Being and Becoming a Mentor: Fostering Student Scholarship
Wednesday, October 25, 2006, HHB 128
11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM [Light lunch included]
With Dr. Holly Tuokko, Centre on Aging; Dr. Dan Smith, Chair of Geography; and Dr. Patricia MacKenzie, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Good mentoring in all its forms involves treating students respectfully and fairly, providing reliable guidance, and serving as a role model for upholding the highest ethical standards. This workshop will introduce the role of mentoring in an academic environment and highlight how mentoring can provide faculty with opportunities for professional growth and development as well as create a climate to foster student scholarship.
Dr. Holly Tuokko [PPT]
Dr. Patricia MacKenzie [PPT]
Presentation Skills Workshop (PSW)
Participants must attend all three days, HHB 128
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed to facilitate participants in giving an effective presentation in an academic environment. Each participant will give two 10-minute presentations designed for different contexts and will provide constructive feedback for the presentations of others. $25 registration deposit (refundable upon completion of the full program).