Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience, May 6 & 7

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11th Annual Learning Conference
University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus

The conference theme “Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience” invites faculty to explore questions such as:

  • How can research inform my teaching and enhance the student learning experience?
  • How do students learn best?
  • What does the research say about approaches to teaching and learning that are most effective?
  • Which innovations are working well?

The conference will explore the areas of experiential learning, scholarship of teaching and learning, flexible learning, metacognition, technology use in the classroom, internationalizing curriculum, interdisciplinary learning experiences, assessment in higher education or any general teaching and learning innovation.

The conference will open with a keynote by Dr. Alec Couros, Associate Professor of Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Regina. Alec is an scholar and advocate of openness in distributed learning environments. He has facilitated hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally.

Cost to faculty and registrants from external institutions is $100. Register Online

Keynote Speaker


Alec Couros is a Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity.

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Please contact Peter Arthur or Vania Chan if you require additional information about the conference.

Peter Arthur

Vania Chan

University of British Columbia
Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Tel 250 807 8000

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