Thank you to those who dropped by our Open House on January 29, 2020. TCDC and Ed Tech are sharing C-Building 2nd floor (updated TCDC contacts). We received a steady stream of faculty and staff interested in our new space. Thank you to Facilities and IT for their work and attention to detail. The end […]
From June 1-15, 2018, a cross-Canada mini-MOOC (massive open online course) called Making Sense of Open Education will take place through the OpenLearn UK Moodle platform. The course will consist of short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. The purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of open educational resources […]
Keeping up with higher education can be a challenge in this rapidly changing world. Langara subscribes to the Chronicle of Higher Education with a site license so you can access premium full text from off campus access). Register to also receive alerts on new items. Other newsletters that may help keep you up to date […]
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) website, Campus Sustainability Hub is one way to access toolkits and resource collections about all aspects of sustainability in higher education.
Building Capacity to Measure Essential Employability Skills: A Focus on Critical Thinking Gary Kapelus, Nancy Miyagi, and Valerie Scovill, George Brown College A recently completed study follows a three-year exploration of critical thinking skills seeking to address the question of how we measure student learning of critical thinking, an essential employability skill. The authors learned […]
The My Student Success Course session held during the 2017 APAG mini-conference was eye-opening and interactive. Daryl Smith and Sarah Bowers provided an update on the pilots held since fall 2016 and highlighted how they have been working to make this course timely, relevant, and engaging for students.
Collaboration helps to develop many of the key “soft skills” that students require for their future success. As Lynne N. Kennette and Wes Hanzuk note in this Faculty Focus article, these skills can be developed by students engaging in group work and other forms of collaboration.
Scholarship Café attendees enjoyed seeing all the faculty and students’ work represented — very impressive! This year’s venue of the T-Gallery with professionally printed posters (thank you C&M) provided a polished and dynamic event. Read about the My Student Success Course, Opening up Teaching and Learning, and Langara Makerspace.
As subscribers to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Langara employees have access to premium content including the 2017 Trends Report. This report “outlines 10 key shifts in higher education, including the movement to protect undocumented students and the cultural divide seen as separating academe from rural America. Case studies, commentary, and more resources will help […]