You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes, you might find you get what you need: Reflections on the PebblePad Rollin’ Stones Tour

Start us up! if you start us up, we’ll never stop! start us up, start us up, we’ll never stop! start us up! yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahhhhhhh! start us up! we are Rock Stars on PebblePad making things easy,  for KPU Faculty yeah, were making things easy, community! that’s what we be! ways of learning like you never, never, dreamed! start us up!  The crowd sings and dances along as the lyrics flash across the screen, synchronized…

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January 15, 2021 | by

The silver linings in the COVID pandemic? Two educators’ musings

Laurel Tien, PhD (c), Teaching & Learning Commons Educational Consultant Leeann Waddington, EdD (c), Manager of Learning Technology and Acting Senior Manager of Education Development As we collectively slow down and enter into the next phase of the COVID pandemic, our attention is drawn to discussions of the impact on our individual and collective psyches—and…

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December 4, 2020 | by

Building an openly-licensed “course in a box” in a month

A group of KPU’s Applied Communications & Public Relations (ACPR) instructors and Dr. Seanna Takacs, Educational Consultant for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in KPU’s Teaching & Learning Commons and Accessibility Services, teamed up this summer to respond to a unique Call for Proposals issued by BCcampus: to develop an open online course (OOC) within four…

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October 9, 2020 | 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: 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