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This page provides further learning opportunities internal and external to KPU.

Internal Learning Opportunities

External Learning Opportunities

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  • Online Learning Consortium

    Free webinars available.

  • ICDE Resources

    Links to resources from online learning partner organizations

  • 10 Resources to Assist Faculty with Teaching Online

    By Contact Nord (Ontario's Distance learning and training network)

  • COVID-19 Critical Response Discussion Series

    Offered by Academic Impressions

    Includes webcast such as:

    • Inclusive Pedagogy Online
    • Supporting First Generation Students Amid COVID-19
    • Strategies to Effectively Engage Students in Online Learning: A Discussion of Best Practices

     

  • BCcampus Research Fellows 2021 - 2023

    We invite research proposals from B.C. post-secondary students who are committed to exploring and improving student learning and eager to conduct and share research with others. 

    For this call, only projects with student lead researchers will be considered. 

  • FLO Course: Trauma-Informed Teaching

    September 19. Join us for this exciting new FLO online course on trauma-informed teaching for educators. Your co-facilitators for this course are Melinda Warfolk and Deb Nielsen. 

  • Expression of Interest: Development of Open Courses

    Our goal is to provide flexible and affordable access to post-secondary learning resources in B.C. by making open educational resources (OER) available and supporting open practices.

  • Scholarship Opportunity to Participate in the Regional Leaders of Open Education Network

    BCcampus is offering five scholarships ($200 value) to five faculty or staff to participate in the Regional Leaders of Open Education (RLOE) Network. The RLOE Leadership Program supports leaders to build individualized strategic plans for open education that align with existing campus goals to support underserved and underrepresented students.

  • EdTech@Langara Fall Book Club: The Manifesto for Teaching

    In the spirit of openness and collaboration we are inviting people external to Langara who are interested in participating in EdTech’s Fall Book Club to sign up. You will be able to attend the weekly sessions remotely and the Zoom link will be sent out before the start of the first session scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 21st 4.30-5.30 p.m. The book we are reading is The Manifesto for Teaching Online by Siân Bayne, Peter Evans, Rory Ewins, Jeremy Knox, James Lamb, Hamish Macleod, Clara O’Shea, Jen Ross, Philippa Sheail and Christine Sinclair. 

  • BCcampus Book Hub

    "Book hub,” a supported learning experience (I would call it a course) to help folks in PSIs prepare to facilitate local book clubs on the book, How To Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram Kendi. Over several weeks, future book club leaders will explore key concepts, experience different learning activities, and consider how to apply the concepts to self, schools and society. The developer and facilitator for this is a new-ish member to the BCcampus team, a great facilitator and also associate faculty member at Royal Roads – Olaolu Adeleye.

    We hope and believe this is a great learning opportunity for folks already doing or wanting to begin anti-racist work on your campuses. That may or may not be in your units, please pass on to anyone you think might be interested. Registration is limited to keep the learning group small and accessible.

    If you have any specific questions, feel free to reach out to the team: bookclub@bccampus.ca

  • PebblePad Coast to Coast Weekly Webinars Fall 2021

    Dear PebblePad community, 

    We are looking forward to coming together again for our brief weekly gatherings with our fall coast to coast webinar series. These seminars will begin next week on Wednesday, October 13th. They will occur at 9 am PST and Noon EST. 

    October 13, Don't forget about the properties panel
    October 20, Best practices for onboarding students
    October 27, Introducing our newest members of the PP family
    November 3, Platform literacy - Andrew Lawrence, Office of Academic Innovation at PSU
    November 10, Capabilities at MML
    November 17, Peer to peer engagement

  • Open Access Week

    UBC Vancouver Library Public Events - Open Access Week

    - Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

    - Open and Equitable Publishing: Get to Know ICER Press

    - Open 101 Workshop

    - OA Myth Busting Workshop

    - UBCO OER Grant Project Showcase

    - Creative Commons and Open Licensing In Practice

  • Open Scholarship in Practice Week

    UBC Vancouver Library Public Events - Open Scholarship in Practice Week

    - Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools

    - Publishing In the Open: A Discussion On Open Access in Canada

    - Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls

    - Open Scholarship in Practice - Faculty Lightning Talks

    - An Introduction to OSF

    - Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation In Open Access with Leslie Chan

    - Preparing and Preserving Your Research

  • FLO MicroCourse: Digital Literacy to Fluency

    October 18 – October 22, 2021
    Transferring in-class classroom activities that promote learning into FLO-MicroCourse activities that are effective in the online learning environment is challenging. This demands a high level of digital literacy, or comfort in evaluating, piloting, and adopting new technologies into your toolbox of educational resources. This one-week micro-course will demonstrate that technology is something that should be welcomed into the classroom to allow an instructor a growing repertoire of media that stimulates teaching and learning. Incorporating digital tools in the classroom also increases students’ digital literacy while they complete activities and assignments.

  • Lunchable Learning Live Radio Show on ds106 radio

    October 18, 2021 @ 12 pm (every Monday until Dec 6)
    The goal of “Lunchable Learning” is to provide post-secondary educators with professional learning in a new and fun format that explores and models digital literacy and a curious, experimental mindset.

     

  • Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop

    October 22, 2021 @ 2 – 3 pm
    This two-part workshop is designed to support B.C. post-secondary institutions with the delivery of the recently released Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Training and Facilitation Guide for preventing and responding to sexual violence.