Items filtered by date: January 2016

Ted Talks

Human behaviour and body language expert Mark Bowden examines the importance of how a speaker presents themselves to an audience. He stresses that to get our message across we must fight the internal instincts that make us uncomfortable in front of large audiences. Therefore we must be ‘inauthentic’ and develop presentation skills to help us win over our audiences.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 18:21

Open Educational Resources Video

Open Educational ResourcesOpen Educational Resources (OERs) have already gained significant traction in K-12 education and with the rising cost of textbooks the demand for OER in post secondary is rising. This short video reviews the definitions, challenges and opportunities associated with OERs in higher education.

The Public Domain ReviewLawrence Biemiller fro the Chronicle of Higher Education explores how the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning is using the challenges facing their city (declining population, changing industry, vacant dwellings,etc.) as an educational opportunity for students.

8bit gamification

Gamification is a term that has been creating buzz in education for the past several years. There is a lot of information, literature, and even MOOC’s on the subject. We have discovered that it can offer our students engaging and meaningful learning experiences and increase learner motivation.