Online Teaching with the most basic of tools – email

This blog post was originally written by Dr. Tannis Morgan, Advisor, Teaching and Learning and Researcher, Open Education Practices at BCcampus. We would like to thank Dr. Morgan for allowing us to repost her blog. You can find her other posts and work on her website: Link to original post How to teach online using…

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May 7, 2020 | by


When pandemic planning hit and things shifted online, I started paying attention to words. I have a deep, if narrow interest in historical ontology – the way we generate kinds of people as we devise classifications (Hacking, 1996). For instance, I started my career in remediating students with dyslexia. That term morphed into language-based learning…

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April 9, 2020 | by

UDL and Moving Online

Borders are being closed, people are stocking up and staying at home, and schools are moving classes online. Everyone has questions. Most students and instructors feel a sense of urgency, some a sense of resignation, and some are in a nervous holding pattern. However you slice it, things are changing and whether you feel you…

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March 27, 2020 | by

KPU Instructors Transitioning to Remote Learning: Four Faculty Share Their Stories

Created by Dr. Arley Cruthers, Dr. Gordon Cobb and Gina Buchanan This blog post was originally posted by Dr. Gordon Cobb on his blog found here: Each day, we’ve been providing quick tips for faculty switching to remote instruction. To help you understand how these tips look in practice, this blog post profiles four faculty members who are tackling the challenge of moving to remote…

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March 20, 2020 | by

Microphones for Teaching & Learning

This blog post will be explore how to use audio production effectively in teaching and learning. There are many ways that audio can be incorporated into your teaching practice and classroom activities. Here are some examples: Providing feedback for student assignments Adding commentary or narration to instructional videos Enhancing the audio quality of your online…

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March 13, 2020 | by

Next-Level Smartphone Pedagogy: 8 Great Ways to Enhance and Incorporate your Smartphone within Teaching & Learning

The cell phone is a powerful expression and communication tool that is often overlooked or underrated by teachers and learners alike.  The majority of KPU students own one which, from the point of view of accessibility, makes it an ideal tool to include within your classroom activities.  In this workshop we will explore 8 great ways to…

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March 6, 2020 | by

What is Ed Media? Why should I care?

Written by: Robin Leung The question of the day is this, what is “educational media” or “ed media”? I don’t blame you for not knowing because some days, I’m not so certain myself. Yet, I am supposedly the subject matter expert. Ironic? Not really. Education and media can be broadly defined. If you ask one…

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February 28, 2020 | by

UDL Myths

It’s been ten months since Universal Design for Learning hit the streets at KPU (at least in a formal sense whereby an individual with the requisite skills, knowledge, and experience was hired as an Educational Consultant in UDL in the Teaching and Learning Commons). A lot of solid, interesting work has already been done in…

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February 21, 2020 | by