Entries by Sylvia Riessner

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 […]

Social tech takes more than tidy

The “tidy queen”, Marie Kondo, may offer transformative wisdom for houses and offices, but her methods failed me when I tried to apply them to my unwieldy collection of social media apps and tools. Her method “…encourages tidying by category – not by location” and she exhorts her many Youtube followers to “discard items that no […]