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Lessons from the Technology and High School Success initiative Among other innovative strategies, using technology to help engage learners and provide them with educational opportunities that meet their needs can help bolster student success. Ef (More)
Helping teachers design appropriate and engaging technological experiences Young children are growing up in technology-rich environments, and come to school with different experiences using technology. As a result, teachers need to be prepared t (More)
Institution-Wide Assessment Culture Shift “The way that culture changes is through conversations at every level” –Dr. Leslie Reid Dr. Leslie Reid has a rich background as a Teaching and Learning advocate and leader at the University of Calga (More)
Providing Feedback Opportunities “If [students] want to be taken seriously as musicians, they need to have a solid understanding of the foundations” – Dr. Joelle Welling Background Dr. Joelle Welling is a Senior Instructor in the Department (More)
Student Choice in Assessment “I am asking [the students] to join me in learning together” – Sharaz Khan Background Every student learns differently. Certain methods of assessment work well for some students, but not for others. Allowing stud (More)
Discipline Specific Assessment Methods "Students get so much out of this experience. They tell me 'This class is resume gold.' " -Dr. Denis Onen Background ENEL 400: Electrical Engineering Design and Technical Communications is a design course for (More)
Authentic Learning Experiences Background Consumer Psychology (PSYC 495) is a course that Dr. Melissa Boyce introduced to the University of Calgary a few years ago. It explores different aspects of consumerism and how buying and purchasing products (More)
Culture Shift in Assessment “It’s a really powerful assessment tool because they’re doing a lot of learning from the assessment.” - Dr. Kyla Flanagan Background How do you make second year university students excited about BioStatistics? T (More)
Connecting undergraduate students with community-based, professional learning Service-learning is being increasingly recognized as an effective pedagogical tool in teacher education. The opportunity to connect pre-service, undergraduate students wit (More)
The potential of ‘Let’s Play’ videos as sites of new literacies A hybrid of game play and video production, Let’s Play videos (LPs) are made by gamers using video and screenshots to document their play.  Posted on sites like YouTube, Stea (More)
Understanding the factors influencing student engagement as they transition between grades Students’ engagement in their learning has an important influence on academic achievement and school completion. For students at the onset of puberty, navig (More)
Improving student engagement through the arts and social enterprise Ongoing concerns over student engagement has sparked an interest in alternative learning strategies in schools nationwide. Addressing student engagement through arts-based pedagog (More)