Category Archives: TCDC General

Perspectives VI: Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom through Brightspace Discussions

By Branca Mirnic, Instructor, LEAP Program Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. A whole semester and half later, we have found ourselves preparing for more semesters teaching … Continue reading

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Why I Love Virtual Office Hours

By Frances Wintjes Clarke, MA, LSSC Instructor As the instructor for the asynchronous Langara Student Success Course (LSSC), I have grappled a lot with how to best connect to and engage with the approximately 3000 first year students who are … Continue reading

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Perspectives V: Maintaining Academic Integrity Online through Fostering a Culture of Academic and Educational Integrity

By Jessica Kalra, Instructor, Health Sciences and Biology  Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. A whole semester and half later, we have found ourselves preparing for more … Continue reading

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Free Online PD for Langara Faculty & Staff with Go2Knowledge

With Langara’s membership with Go2Knowledge, you have incredible access to online professional development at your fingertips. What is Go2Knowledge? The Go2Knowledge website offers online professional development to staff and faculty in post-secondary institutions. They offer both live webinars and an on-demand digital library of over 300 webinars, categorized into six topics of relevance … Continue reading

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Developing an Anti-Racist Organization:  A Model

      JOIN US IN WELCOMING DR. TRAORE BACK TO LANGARA!                              This session, Dr. Traore will discuss:  Developing an             … Continue reading

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Perspectives IV: How Online Classes Made Me a Better Teacher

By Lucinda Atwood, Instructor, Langara School of Management Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. A whole semester later, we have found ourselves preparing for at least two … Continue reading

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Perspectives III: I don’t know how to teach online… yet.

Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Four months on, we have found ourselves finishing one semester remotely, delivering another fully online, and preparing for at least two … Continue reading

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The Virtual Watercooler

Looking for a place to talk to peers about topics related to teaching and learning online? We are here to help! TCDC  invites you to a discussion series starting July 28th. Join us in this informal online space to share with colleagues … Continue reading

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Perspectives II: Online Assessments Benefit Biology Students that Performed Poorly in Face-to-Face Assessments

Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Four months on, we have found ourselves finishing one semester remotely,  delivering another fully online, and preparing for at least two … Continue reading

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Perspectives I: Student perspectives on a sudden transition to online learning

Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Four months on, we have found ourselves finishing one semester remotely, delivering another fully online, and preparing for at least two … Continue reading

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We’re Here to Help

TCDC and Ed Tech have created resources to help you teach remotely and we continue to host several online support sessions and webinars to address instructor questions. We’re Here to Help (on MyLangara Employees) TCDC and EdTech Calendar of Events or … Continue reading

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Professional Development Opportunities for Teaching Online 

Many instructional faculty and staff are looking for summer PD opportunities to learn about effective online teaching practices, and TCDC is here to help. TCDC is offering a 3-day workshop Online Course Design and Delivery at Langara. In this 3-day course, you will learn how to design … Continue reading

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Asynchronous Teaching: Helpful Tips

Asynchronous teaching, as we wrote about in our companion post The Case for Going Asynchronous  is a useful approach that mitigates many barriers faced by both students and faculty in a remote learning environment. That said, asynchronous teaching is not … Continue reading

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The Case for Going Asynchronous

In late April, the colleges sent out the following message. You may have seen it: “To support a positive learning experience for students, the college would like to remind you to use asynchronous curriculum delivery where appropriate, and to limit … Continue reading

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Discover Unlimited Access to Live Webinars and Digital Library

Langara faculty and staff can access free live and recorded webinars by Innovative Educators in six diverse categories including teaching and learning, student success and institutional effectiveness.        

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