Teaching Fellows. The Teaching Fellows have just started. Details about their directions to come mid-January. To contact them for consultations or department-specific sessions/workshops on Open Education, Learning Outcomes and Experiential Learning, please see "About Us".
We continue to plan Teaching & Learning Professional Development activities for coming months and Reading Week. Hold the dates: February 16 and 17, for activities which are being planned for Richmond and Surrey campuses. Additionally, we are looking at the beginning of June for a KPU Teaching & Learning Symposium whereby faculty, instructors and students can showcase their efforts and share lessons learned in teaching and learning. Also under development: A Facilitating Learning Online program (based on the provincial FLO course offered through VCC).
HRMT faculty member and ePortfolio champion, Lesley McCannell, has be working with us to support faculty members interested in exploring ePortfolio learning. She has been delivering workshops and coaching sessions and facilitates an ePortfolio resource site and community of practice: http://bit.ly/KPUeport (click the Guest Access button if you don't have a Moodle account).
To see Mahara in action, visit our KPU Eportfolio Case Studies page. History: On April 25, 2016, we upgraded to a new version of Mahara (15.10) providing students and faculty with a new responsive theme and improved usability. The Mahara eportfolio platform was officially implemented in the summer of 2015 and is now a fully supported service with single-sign on from our main Moodle site.
The digital badge for the Plagiarism Awareness Tutorial was implemented in Fall 2015. As of May 2016, over 3,700 students have earned a digital badge for completing the tutorials. A digital badge is issued to those students who enroll in the "I Cite My Sources" Moodle course and successfully complete the tutorials and quizzes. The badge appears in the students' Moodle profile and students can send a link to their badge to other instructors as proof of completion as an alternative to the current paper certificates. We are getting feedback from instructors and students and will work with the Library to make a decision on whether to fully implement open badges for these tutorials for the Fall 2015 semester.
For an overview of Open Badges and how they are being implemented elsewhere, see the slides from Don Presant's March 5, KPU presentation: http://bit.ly/1B1QtXW or visit Don's eportfolio page on open badges
The Learning Technology team will be upgrading KPU's Moodle instance in April 2017. More information to come or contact Meg Goodine.
In 2017, a Richmond classroom will be updated to support active and collaborative learning. Working with faculty members and instructors, we'll determine the equipment, furniture and set up together and test it out to inform future classroom designs. An existing room that was reconfigured in 2015 is FIR 136. If you are using this room and are interested in providing feedback and looking at its potential impact on students' learning, please contact email@example.com.