A 4th year Political Science student, Greg Dunn, began his studies at UBC more than 20 years ago. Recently, he registered for three distance education courses to finish his degree: HIST 432, FREN 348, and FREN 349.
In 2003, UBC launched a campus-wide pilot project that explored the use of e-Portfolios for members of the university community. The project spanned 13 projects at a variety of levels throughout UBC, and included participation from more than 2000 students, instructors, and staff in total. The pilot project ended in 2006 and since then some […]
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.
Interest in the concept of personal learning environments (PLE) began in the late 1990s as new technologies made it easier for learners to take control of and manage their own learning experiences. Although much has been written about PLEs in scholarly journals and professional articles, very little has been heard from students on this topic – until now.
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?