EDUCamp’s second session, the Great Debate, brought together six educators and students to debate the relevancy of social media in higher education. The stage was set for an informative session that featured some humorous takes on the pros and cons of social media.
The 2009 Open Education Conference focused on many topics connected to open education, and all of the presentations and keynotes were streamed live and archived via Ustream. This article contains a few snippets from some of the presentations.
The Digital Tattoo project was designed with the clear goal “to help students become aware of their rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital information in their personal, academic, and professional lives”.
The inaugural LTI EduCamp was held at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on February 18th, 2009. The morning started off with keynote speaker Richard Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at UBC and President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association.
Facebook, the popular social networking website, was the topic of discussion at the first Teaching and Learning with Technology Speaker Series session of 2009. Social software tools such as weblogs and wikis are already being used for educational purposes at UBC, but can Facebook be used in an academic setting?