Wednesday, March 21, 2007

LIDC Upcoming Events (March & April 2007)

All registration is done online using the links for each event.

Skills for Teaching
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, April 23, 24, & 25, 2007| 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
Room TBA | Burnaby | $125 for TAs; $200 for sessional/lab instructors & staff; $250 for faculty
Registration deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2007
Widely recognized as a forum for peer-based instructional development, this workshop is designed to strengthen instructors' skills through intensive, yet practical exercises in learning-centred teaching. A unique and rewarding experience, the ISW not only builds skills and confidence, but also enables participants to learn from, and foster partnerships with colleagues from other disciplines. Participants successfully completing the 3-day program will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be applied as credit to the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. The 2-page ISW registration form (printable PDF) is available at

Scholarly & Reflective Practice
Faculty workshop series: Preparing writing-intensive courses
3 Thursdays: March 8, 15, & 22, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
EDB 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
Interested in rethinking your course(s) and adjusting them to meet the W requirements? Do you want to learn more about writing-intensive learning? This workshop series offers an introductory orientation to writing-intensive learning and provides a background for revising an existing course, or creating a new course. Resources include SFU examples and instructional materials from across the disciplines.

Teaching & Learning Readers' Group: Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Thursday, March 29, 2007 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Halpern 114 | Burnaby | No charge
Freire’s seminal work is widely regarded as a classic, particularly for those in the field of adult education. The key message is that education must be linked to social change, and Freire acted this out in his own literacy work with the underprivileged in Brazil. No more copies of the book are available, but you can still register and bring your own copy.

Course design workshop
Monday, April 16 and Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
EDB 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
Acquire an overview of course design, and receive assistance in theory and practical course design. This two-part workshop will define the key components of course design, suggest strategies to incorporate these components, provide frameworks to facilitate design, and present opportunities for participants to practice and receive feedback on their designs.

Educational Technology
SCoPE Seminar: Learning the Art of Online Facilitation
March 1 - 21, 2007 | Online | No charge
How do we learn to facilitate online? During this 3 week seminar participants will be encouraged to bring their own stories about individuals, courses, workshops, communities, resources, (and mistakes!) that have made a difference in their own learning. We also extend a special invitation to individuals who have contributed to advancing our knowledge about online facilitation. We'd like to know about your books, blogs, workshops and whatever else you have to offer!

WebCT drop-in
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
EDB 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
This drop-in session is an opportunity to ask specific questions about your use of WebCT. Some possible questions or topics are: converting PowerPoint and Word files for use in WebCT, using the Gradebook, navigating the Discussions forum, loading files into WebCT, and deciding which WebCT tools to use.

SCoPE Seminar: Serious Games and Virtual Worlds
April 4 - 24, 2007 | Online | No charge
This 3-week seminar will be a combination of exploration and reflection on serious games and virtual worlds. The first week will focus on serious games, and the second on virtual worlds. Our final week will provide an opportunity for further discussion on the themes that emerged. Together we will share resources and experiences, chart the landscape, and explore the educational value of serious games and virtual worlds.

Certificate in Web-Based Instruction
Beginning Monday, April 30, 2007 | Online
The CWI combines the teaching of both conceptual and technical skills. Participants will learn to create their own online courses using a delivery platform of choice after examining various commercial and open source systems. The program uses asynchronous discussion forums, messaging, chat, and webcams, as well as covers current eLearning topics including learning objects and metadata for educational applications. Registration is required.

For more information, please contact any of the LIDC's program coordinators:

Kathy Borneman tel: 604-268-6696; email:
Andrea Hankinson tel: 604-268-6570; email:
Christine Kurbis tel: 604-291-5529; email:

For assistance with registration, please contact the LIDC at 604-291-3910 or email