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January 8, 2019 | by

Exploring a Digital Literacy Model

I still find myself wondering what digital literacy really means in higher education. Despite presenting a concise explanation of what digital literacy means in my last post, I am still pondering its true meaning! Although unsure, I think the reason for my continued inquiry is associated with the continuing transformation of technology.  As technology evolves…

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October 4, 2019 | by

Informing as A Starter Step in UDL: Lessons From Singapore

How was my summer? My summer was great because I got to travel to and through Singapore. Since I travelled to see and stay with a very best best friend (my heart, walking around outside my body) I got treated to special and secret places. We scooted down fragrant paths in Tiong Bahru, walked over…

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September 27, 2019 | by

Faculty Spotlight: Alena Buis

by: Gina Buchanan I am delighted to feature Alena Buis for our faculty profile series in our monthly newsletter. I had the opportunity to chat with Alena earlier this month and I am excited to share her story with you. “September 4, 2019. I arrived this morning for the first day of classes and parked…

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September 24, 2019 | by

Making a Case for Technology in Education

I have regular conversations with educators about the role of technology in their practice and was encouraged to write a series of blog posts to foster curiosity, provide information and suggest resources to begin dialogue for and with the KPU community. I have been an educator at KPU since 2010 in the Faculty of Health…

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September 20, 2019 | by

Why have students answer questions when they can write them?

This blog post was originally posted by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani on his website blog found here: http://thatpsychprof.com/why-have-students-answer-questions-when-they-can-write-them/ Many thanks to Rajiv for allowing us to share his words! I recently trialled a new assignment in my Social Psychology class: During each of the 10 weeks when there was no scheduled exam I asked my students to write multiple-choice…

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September 13, 2019 | by

Access

The first level of a Universal Design for Learning framework is the access level and that makes sense; learning can’t happen if you can’t see, hear, pay attention to, read, or speak. The roots of UDL trace, in large part, back to neuroscience research (Reid Lyon, 1985; Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, 2014) on students with…

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August 30, 2019 | by

Faculty Spotlight: Arley Cruthers

Teaching & Learning Commons Newsletter | August 2019 by: Gina Buchanan The interview I am delighted to feature Arley Cruthers to debut our new faculty profile series in our monthly newsletter. I had the opportunity to chat with Arley earlier this month and eager to share with you what I learned about Arley and the…

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August 21, 2019 | by

Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 4

In previous posts on Creative Learning, I summarized the spiral process of creative learning and the 4P’s: Projects, Passion, Peers and Play by Mitchel Resnick.  In this post, I would like to contextualize some strategies that you can use to foster creative learning. Don’t forget to check out this open online course: Learning Creative Learning…

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August 16, 2019 | by

Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 3

In the previous post on Creative Learning, I summarized the first two concepts of 4P’s: Projects, Passion, Peers and Play by Mitchel Resnick.  In this post, I would like to introduce the other two concepts: Peers and Play. Don’t forget to check out this open online course: Learning Creative Learning created by Lifelong Kindergarten at…

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August 9, 2019 | by

Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 2

In the previous post on Creative Learning, I introduced the spiral process of creative learning by Mitchel Resnick.   In this post, I will introduce the first two concepts of 4P’s: Projects and Passion. Do not forget to check out this open online course: Learning Creative Learning created by Lifelong Kindergarten at MIT Media Lab.  Projects …

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August 2, 2019 | by