Facilitating Creative Learning Series – Part 1

Nine months ago, one of my mentors suggested that I should check out Learning Creative Learning created by Lifelong Kindergarten at MIT Media Lab.  I hesitated for a moment because I was not sure if I would be able to complete this open online course. After all, the average completion rate of MOOC courses is…

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July 26, 2019 | by

Circles

“We were never meant to be squares. We are circles and circles with Creation.” It was a member of the audience who, with soft urgency, reminded everyone in the room whose heads had swiveled. I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2019 conference for CACUSS (Canadian Association for College and University Student Services) in…

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July 19, 2019 | by

Small Shifts in the Intercultural Classroom

“I just realized that everything I’ve learned in this project is actually preparing me to be better in the workplace”. This is what a 4th year practicum student said to me today in one of our final meetings. The student has been working diligently over the last 3 months preparing a program to help new…

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July 12, 2019 | by

Three UDL Starters

by: Dr. Seanna Takacs Let us say that you have heard of UDL and have an interest in making some modifications to your curriculum. You may have students whose learning needs have confounded you. They may be language learners or may have accommodation plans that you struggle to implement. You might have had a class…

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July 5, 2019 | by

UDL From Where I Sit

by: Dr. Seanna Takacs When I begin to explain Universal Design for Learning to any audience, it is often received as paradigms and theories are: with quiet reservation until the audience can see where the rubber hits the road. What does this mean for my teaching? What does this mean for my time? How will…

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June 28, 2019 | by

Ed Tech Toolkit: Tech Tools for the Classroom

by: Dr. Gordon Cobb Greetings KPU Faculty and thanks for checking out this blog post.  As part of KPU’s VISION 2023 we want to expand on innovation in teaching, learning and curriculum.  We also want to enhance the experiences of our students (and ourselves), and incorporating Ed Tech into the classroom is one way to…

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June 21, 2019 | by

Developing Wisdom: Reflection Journaling

This article is reposted from Dr. Brad Anderson’s blog. Dr. Anderson is based in Vancouver and teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  You can find his original post HERE. Many thanks to him for allowing us to share his work! Are we a wise civilization? Can we grow wiser? Being cynical about these questions is easy.…

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June 14, 2019 | by

What is Digital Literacy in Education?

Do you ever feel like your students have a better handle on technology than you? Have you ever stood in front of your class and had to use the ominous phrase, I’m having some technical difficulties? Whether you identify with the above scenario completely or perhaps feel confident in your ability to navigate various technologies…

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April 19, 2019 | by

Decolonization – First Steps in a Learning Journey

Over the last several years, along with many of my colleagues in post-secondary education, I have begun to learn about the significance of decolonization. At this point, I feel as though I am only on the very first steps of a journey that will extend much deeper. I first learned about residential schools in 2013,…

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March 15, 2019 | by

Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions

I recently began my workshop, Assessments 101: More Than Multiple Choice, with the caveat that  I don’t hate multiple choice questions (MCQ). For exams I still regularly use MCQ in addition to a variety of other formats. I think MCQs get a bad rap. They’re a tool, and like all tools there is a skill…

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