Author Archives: Shawna Williams

Perspectives XII: Living and Learning Online: A Langara Student’s Perspective

By Long Vo (Liam), first-year student in the Supply Chain and Logistics Program Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Now, over one year later, we continue to … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: Multiple Means of Action and Expression

May is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Month at Langara. The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in a variety of ways—big … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: Multiple Means of Representation

The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in a variety of ways — big and small. To get the UDL momentum going … Continue reading

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Perspectives XI: Offering Students Flexible Options

By Alena Buis, Art History & Mirabelle Tinio, Modern Languages Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. One year later, we continue to teach and learn in the … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: Multiple Means of Engagement

May is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Month at Langara. The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in a variety of ways … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: the Plus One Approach

May is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Awareness Month! The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in big ways and small. Each week we will … Continue reading

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TCDC’s Summer Book Club: Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)

The summer semester book club selection, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum, promises to give us much food for thought as we contemplate the idea of ungrading and critique the … Continue reading

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TCDC’s Online Course Design and Delivery Sprint

Last summer, TCDC worked at record speed to design and deliver an intensive workshop, Online Course Design and Delivery, now affectionately known as OCDD. In this workshop (initially three days, now extended to five), participants take on the role of … Continue reading

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Course Check Under the Hood & Course Tune-Up Challenge

Looking ahead to next semester, TCDC and EdTech have two opportunities to “gear up” for the summer semester: Course Check Under the Hood and Course Tune-Up Challenge.

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Perspectives X: Using UDL to Overcome Personal Bias in Curriculum Design

By Emma Courtney, Instructional Assistant, Recreation Studies Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Now, one year later, we continue to teach and learn in the virtual environment, … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE’s Learning Lab | Facilitating Equitable and Inclusive Student Learning Online

EDUCAUSE is offering a unique Learning Lab Experience during the month of April 2021. This four-week course, facilitated by Flower Darby–author of Small Teaching Online–consists of asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities, an application project, and culminates in the awarding of … Continue reading

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Perspectives IX: Living and Learning Online: A Langara Student’s Perspective

By Theint Thinzar Lwin, first year student in the Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing Management Program Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Now, one year later, we continue … Continue reading

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More Options for Pursuing Online Professional Development with Magna

TCDC’s new subscription with Magna Publications gives you four avenues to pursue your professional development online: Magna Monday Morning Mentors – every Monday, a 20-minute seminar is made available online and is accessible on-demand for two weeks. 20-Minute Mentor Commons … Continue reading

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Perspectives VIII: A Zoom with a View

By Dr. Catherine Glass, Instructor, Health Sciences & Biology Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Nearly a year later, we find ourselves preparing for more semesters teaching … Continue reading

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Join us for a TCDC Webinar on Universal Design for Learning with Dr. Tom Tobin

We are very excited to announce and invite faculty to join our webinar with Dr. Thomas J. Tobin on February 5.   Some of you may recognize Dr. Tobin as the author of our fall 2020 book club pick, Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for … Continue reading

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