Check out CTL's Pro D Sessions, More information on the series can be found Here!
In particular, Basics of Inclusive Design Online covers course organization, the accessibility of Microsoft Office and PDF documents, making course instruction pages accessible, captioning of videos, making images accessible, and designing for learning differences. We also discuss how inclusive course materials can help all students, including students without disabilities.
Online Events from BCcampus:
In the Kitchen: H5P Chef Svein-Tore Griff With
Joining us in the kitchen is “Top Chef” Svein-Tore Griff With, founder of H5P, who will be here to share and demo the new H5P OER Hub.
[The Hub] will be an integral part of the H5P authoring tool and allow users to easily share their content with every H5P user in the world! Content shared by others will of course be searchable and repurposable.
The H5P Content Hub is the heart of H5P and the soul of our vision of empowering everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content.
If we can fill up the H5P Content Hub quickly with free, open content that everyone can use and repurpose we can make life so much easier and learning so much better for new and existing community members. The H5P Content Hub is the framework for delivering the promise of H5P.
We will learn from Svein-Tore how the H5P content being developed as part of this project can be shared in the Hub. And it will also be an opportunity to learn more about the future direction of H5P.
There is plenty of room in the kitchen! Sign up below to join us.
Fun FLO Friday – Open Tricks & Treats
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Alena Buis for a fun-filled facilitation experience using open practices that can decenter the instructor and bring learners into collaborative practice. We’ll have some fun in Zoom!
Alena Buis is an Instructor and Chair of the Department of Art History and Religious Studies at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College in Vancouver British Columbia. She has an MA in Canadian Art History from Concordia University (Montreal) and a Ph.D. in Visual and Material Culture from Queen’s University (Kingston). Her recent research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning for art history (So-TLAH). As a research fellow with the Open Education Group, she is interested in the impact of open educational resources on the cost of education, student success outcomes, patterns of usage, and perceptions of OER. Buis is one of the founders of Open Art Histories (OAH) a platform for art, art history, visual art, and museum studies teachers and instructors in Canada. Open to anyone who uses visual and material culture in their pedagogical practices, OAH offers a dynamic and collaborative space for Open Education Resources (OERs), and serves as a virtual community and repository for art and art history instructors at all stages of their academic and professional careers.
OE Global 2020: Connecting the global open education community
Nov 16 – Nov 20
The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.
Learn more about OE Global 2020
Studio20: Engaging Learners Online
Nov 17 – Nov 19
Join BCcampus this fall for a new and unique online learning experience – Studio 20: Engaging Learners Online.
A studio is “a workplace for the teaching or practice of an art”. Studio20 will explore the art of engaging learners online and will feature keynotes and facilitators focussing on the themes of vision, voice, and active learning.
3 half-days informed by studio learning approaches offered in a mix of modes:
- Live online sessions and interactive spaces
- Learning activities and application of knowledge
- Places for collaboration and co-creation
You will be provided with opportunities to:
- Play with teaching strategies and approaches
- Connect with fellow educators to share experiences and expertise
- Participate in fun activities for social connection and community
Learn more at Studio20.
Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group exists to enhance our collective capacity to build confidence and fluency with Liberating Structures, and mentor each other, in a trusting, playful, collaborative environment. Learn more about them here.
Studio 20 Nov. 17-19
Studio20 is an exciting new BCcampus-hosted event that is coming this November 17 - 19, 2020. The theme of the event is on the engagement of learners online through vision
and active learning
Prepare yourselves for a three half-day online workshop that is designed to turn teaching online from ‘drab’ to ‘fab’!
Learn More: https://studio20.bccampus.ca/day-1/
FLO MicroCourse – Acknowledging Traditional Indigenous Lands @ Asynchronous
Dec 7 – Dec 13
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.
In this course, we explore the purpose, intent, and ways of acknowledging traditional Indigenous lands. A meaningful acknowledgment involves locating the self in who we are as human beings, i.e. our ethics, values, and beliefs about how we are connected with one another, and the places where we live and work.
This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.