Vision 2030: Redesigning Education for the future, by Stephen Downes. Stephen Downes is a well-known Canadian researcher and is considered one of the most prominent educational gurus in the fields of eLearning, technologies, Design and many more. This is the synopsis for Downes presentation at the Asbar World Forum “Vision 2030” in Saudi Arabia.
http://www.cjsotl-rcacea.ca/ Dear colleagues: We are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 9 Issue 2 of The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL)/La revue canadienne sur l’avancement des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage (RCACEA), an official, trans-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, electronic publication of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
A Guide for Providing Evidence of Teaching: University of Calgary Dear Colleagues, Over the past two months, we have engaged in a cross-campus conversation with teaching and learning leaders from across six faculties and units at the University of Calgary to create a document that would guide instructors in identifying and providing evidence of their
https://tophat.com/blog/gamification-education-class/ What is gamification? Gamification is the use of game design and mechanics to enhance non-game contexts by increasing participation, engagement, loyalty and competition. These methods can include points, leaderboards, direct competitions and stickers or badges, and can be found in industries as varied as personal healthcare, retail—and, of course, education. We’ve seen gamification already in
Memorizing or Understanding: Are We Teaching the Right Thing? by Dr. Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Dr. Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University, addresses the pedagogical issue of promoting understanding as opposed to memorization. During the EduLearn conference in Barcelona in 2014, he delivered a talk, “Memorizing or Understanding: Are We Teaching the Right Thing?” Dr. Mazur argues that education is more than just transfer of information,
Respondus & StudyMate are two pieces of software centrally supported by IST, available for all instructors and staff at the University of Alberta via Google Drive. The campus version of Respondus has been customized to facilitate the link between Respondus and eClass. These two apps, Respondus and StudyMate, only run on Windows; however, both are
Detecting Plagiarism by Mauricio Rivera-Quijano SciLIFT The accessibility of the sources of information, through the internet, created a humongous resource for those trying to cheat the system. The variety of documents, articles, research, and books published on specific topics available now provide a real temptation for students that feel overwhelmed by the amount of work
Coursera Partners Conference: Listening to Learners Trading Edmonton for Arizona Last month, SciLIFT team members Gavin Bradley and Christopher Djuric were lucky enough to swap the snowy streets of Edmonton for the sunny sidewalks of Tempe, Arizona, and represent the University of Alberta at the Coursera Partners Conference. The University of Alberta has 18 Massive Open
Active Body, Active Mind? When was the last time you sat and listened to music? There was a time when music was stationary. Listening to music involved spinning vinyl on a turntable. My family’s hi-fi system was in the living room, so there wasn’t much else to do when listening but sit. Today, music is