Strategy 11 – Education Renewal

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Edubytes, the monthly newsletter published by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), recently explored the concept of “Ungrading” in their March 2022 edition. Ungrading is an approach that seeks to direct academic focus away from competitive grading and engages with students through feedback-oriented learning, where students are inspired to explore and take ownership […]

H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through interactivity

H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through interactivity

Technology in the classroom has often been used to present knowledge in many different ways. From videos to slide decks to learning management systems, it has expanded how we interact with the content of a course, albeit typically in a somewhat passive way. This landscape is evolving thanks in part to H5P (an abbreviation for […]

Incoming students gain skills and confidence through Academic Essentials

Incoming students gain skills and confidence through Academic Essentials

Launched in the summer of 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academic Essentials program was designed to prepare students for the unique experience of attending classes remotely. The program has been a valuable asset for newly enrolled students at UBC for the past couple of years, providing a solid foundation in academics during the summer […]

Students as Partners fund applications open until Feb. 1 2022

Students as Partners fund applications open until Feb. 1 2022

Faculty and students are invited to submit applications for Students as Partners in Course Design grants, encouraging faculty-student partnerships at UBC Vancouver to redesign undergraduate courses. Apply by February 1, 2022.  Read more on the Student as Partners website.

Connecting the UBC Teaching and Learning Community Remotely at a Global Scale

Connecting the UBC Teaching and Learning Community Remotely at a Global Scale

One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic was ensuring the continuation of UBC’s teaching and learning whilst maintaining pre-pandemic benchmarks of excellence. UBC IT responded nimbly, providing convenient access to a wide range of tools and services to students, faculties, researchers and staff to enable them to stay connected, and continue to […]

Call for proposals: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed program

Call for proposals: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed program

About the SoTL Seed program  The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Program pairs graduate research assistants (SoTL Specialists) with instructors and professors who are interested in exploring and understanding the impact of their pedagogical choices. Priority is given to faculty members who teach at the undergraduate level, and who have not had an active Seed project in the last 12 months.  […]

Call for proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Innovation projects

Call for proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Innovation projects

Faculty, students and staff at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Innovation projects. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. About Small TLEF Innovation projects Small TLEF Innovation grants are intended to support experimentation with pedagogical approaches that have strong potential to enhance learning […]

Call for proposals to the ALT-2040 Fund Program

Call for proposals to the ALT-2040 Fund Program

The Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund supports program development, curriculum transformations, student experience enhancement and educational resource development that accelerates the curricular vision expressed in Outlook 2040. Faculty members are invited to submit proposals to three streams: 1. Open Educational Resources (OER) focus stream. Proposals due November 22, 2021, 3:00pm 2. Program and learning experience enhancement stream. Proposals […]

Call for letters of intent for Large TLEF Transformation projects

Call for letters of intent for Large TLEF Transformation projects

Faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit letters of intent for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation projects. The deadline is 3pm on Thursday, July 15, 2021. About large TLEF transformation projects Large TLEF Transformation projects are multi-year projects that are intended to advance UBC’s strategic goals relating to transformative learning. Projects […]

Reflecting on a year of remote teaching and learning

Reflecting on a year of remote teaching and learning

One year after the pandemic shuttered many in-person classes and workplaces, we take a look back at how UBC made the rapid pivot to remote instruction. Over this year, the vast majority of courses at UBC were delivered entirely remotely, requiring them to be redesigned, rebuilt and re-taught in wholly different ways. It has been […]