Entries by Sylvia Riessner

Found: RRU’s Teamswork

While I was poking around my list of BC’s Teaching and Learning Centres, I came across Royal Roads University’s TEAMSWORK site – what a helpful collection of ideas and resources to explore! Teamwork, or collaborative / cooperative learning, are part of most learning and work experiences these days. In the past, students have complained about […]

New Centre at SFU launched!

I tripped over news of an exciting change happening at Simon Fraser University in an email I received through the ISW network. On July 15, 2019 SFU launched the Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) under the direction of Elizabeth Elle, Vice-Provost and Associate VP, Learning and Teaching. This is a major change in the structure […]

Found: KPU’s helpful experiential learning advice

I took another look around BC’s teaching and learning sites and discovered a wealth of materials, tips and suggestions for experiential learning through KPU’s Teaching & Learning Commons. This agglomeration of resources could be enormously helpful to any instructor debating how, when and where (and why) to implement different types of experiential learning. KPU’s Experiential […]

Found: A map of engagement

During my random treasure hunt through compilation of BC’s teaching and learning websites, I noticed an interesting subsection in UVic’s Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation site (what a mouthful that must be to share when you meet others at a conference!) – the subsection is called Community-engaged Learning. I was curious partly because I’ve […]

BC Teaching & Learning Centres

BC’s Teaching & Learning Centres Have you ever gone looking for inspiring ideas or examples of teaching (and learning) and come up empty? Or wondered about what educators at other institutions were thinking about, working on, or practising that might be useful in your teaching context? As an educational developer and facilitator I’m often curious […]