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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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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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Universal Design for Learning

What is UDL? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework that enhances learning opportunities for all learners by implementing practices that address barriers and the diverse learning needs of students. The fundamental idea that underpins UDL is to … 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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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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