Professional Development

UBC provides numerous professional development opportunities designed for learning more about integrating technology into your teaching practice, including hands-on workshops, speaker sessions, and online resources. These are a few of the options you may want to explore. See the events calendar for upcoming dates.


Quoted text Twice a year, these 3-day intensive workshops are held for instructors who have a course they want to design (or re-design), regardless of classroom delivery: face-to-face, online, or blended. As part of the process, you'll consider the available learning technologies and how you might apply them successfully in your course.

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CTLT Institute

Speaker Workshop

Quoted text The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year—in spring, summer, and winter—and features interactive workshops where participants can network, gain practical ideas, and share best practices with their colleagues and other UBC community members, including how to effectively incorporate technology into the classroom.

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Quoted text Faculty ISWs are 3-day workshops for instructors interested in enhancing their teaching with peers in a cooperative environment. Participants sharpen existing skills, experiment with new approaches to teaching—including testing out new-to-them learning technologies—and receive feedback from peers.

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Quoted text The LTI features regular online and face-to-face sessions hosted by knowledgeable members of the UBC community on learning technology topics such as Connect, emerging web-based technologies, and merging pedagogy with technology.

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Lynda.com

Resource

Quoted text Lynda.com helps anyone learn or expand software, technology, creative, and workplace business skills online. With the UBC subscription, all staff and faculty receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality and engaging video tutorials.

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Tech Express

Speaker Workshop

Quoted text Tech Express is a series of lunchtime, informal sessions on learning technologies and related themes. Sessions may be experiential (hands-on) or discussion-based and are designed to help anyone who wants to try out the different learning technologies supported by UBC and explore related issues.

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Quoted text The Teaching and Learning Portal is compilation of UBC Wiki pages for self-guided exploration that contains overviews and bibliographies on a diverse range of teaching and learning topics, strategies, issues, and tools.

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Quoted text T-BLE is a short, immersive course aimed at instructors who want guidance in smoothly moving to a blended classroom environment. The course runs for six weeks and itself is delivered in a blended format—a combination of online and face-to-face sessions.

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