Updates

Student Enrollment Pathways in a Non-Linear University Program

January 20, 2016

A summary of our current work on how and why students take particular pathways through UBC's Environment and Sustainability program. We are using network analysis and event sequencing software to look at what the most common pathways are through this program in order to help vertically integrate curriculum and plan course re-designs.

Accessible Field Trips

January 11, 2016

Using rapidly evolving 360 degree filming and photography technologies, instructors, TAs, and students have created virtual reality and augmented reality fieldtrips and tours that examine a variety of topics from natural hazards throughout the region to the historical geography of downtown Vancouver.

Using backchannel technology to enhance large lectures

November 14, 2015

  Presentation Given At: 2015 Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education   Presenters: Dr. Derek Turner, Dr. Arthur “Gill” Green, Dr. Loch Brown   Date Presented: November 13, 2015   Link: http://2015symposiumonscholarlyinquiryi.sched.org/event/31st/research-bites   Abstract: Despite the revolution in teaching practices in higher education over the past few decades, courses with large lectures remain […]

“Flexible” field trips: Exploring best practices in emerging student-led technology-assisted field trips

  Presentation Given At: 2015 Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education   Presenters: Dr. Loch Brown, Dr. Arthur “Gill” Green, Dr. Derek Turner   Date Presented: November 13, 2015   Link: http://2015symposiumonscholarlyinquiryi.sched.org/event/31st/research-bites   Abstract: Experiential learning gained through field trips has long been recognized as an effective way for students from a […]

Where in the World is Flexible Learning? An examination of the spaces and places of learning

  Presentation Given At: 2015 Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education   Presenters: Dr. Arthur “Gill” Green, Dr. Derek Turner, Dr. Loch Brown   Date Presented: November 13, 2015   Link: http://2015symposiumonscholarlyinquiryi.sched.org/event/31st/research-bites   Abstract: This research examines where and how learners interact with Flexible Learning (FL) technologies. FL is defined as a learner-centered […]

Supporting Authentic Learning

November 11, 2015

We are committed to principles of Open Pedagogy - creating effective learning experiences that rely on and result in openly-licensed educational resources. As a result, many of our students generate public scholarship that we are able to share. Please explore student generated work at http://environment.geog.ubc.ca/.

Flexible Learning Project: Guiding Principles

November 2, 2015

The guiding principles of the Flexible Learning Project in the Department of Geography, UBC