As the Internet and specialized applications are used more and more for teaching and learning in all modes of education, eLearning is becoming all learning. Face-to-face (F2F), hybrid or blended (seat time replaced by online), fully online courses, or even self-directed and non-traditional learning - nearly all use online and information technology.
The eLearning & Virtual Campus Department at CBC provides support for faculty, students, and staff with the educational technologies used at CBC and eLearning related andragogy (aka pedagogy), as well as providing assistance and advice on new technologies.
We provide assistance and support for course design and use of educational technology tools. We also provide support using Quality Matters for online and hybrid classes.
We provide a variety of support for training and professional development. We are currently offering sessions on various subjects. We are available to work with your department or division on your needs. We also work with you when you need it on a one-on-one basis.
We support a number of technologies that CBC has licensed. Most of these work through Canvas. We also provide support and suggestions for other tools, when possible.
See supported technologies page for more info.
Also see the eLearning & Virtual Campus Resources for Faculty on Canvas.
Teaching, Learning & Related Issues
We can provide help with some issues/initiatives that aren't strictly online/hybrid issues:
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Student textbook costs are burdensome and can be a barrier to achieving their educational goals. Open Educational Resources are texts or other materials that are available at no cost for basic access. Typically, OER are licensed under Creative Commons, which allows authors to offer more fine-tuned permissions for use and reuse of their creations than regular copyright.
Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Accessibility is an important issue in terms of legal obligations, and in making education fairly available to all, which speaks to our mission. As an issue, it applies to all course materials, even for F2F courses, however online and electronic resources provide special challenges. We must provide equivalent access for students with disabilities, including in online classes. This means that documents and multi-media material must be accessible to students with particular disabilities. Interestingly, the same techniques used to make course materials accessible also are a subset of UDL, as they can help students who do not have official or documented disabilities. An example is closed captioning a video may assist a student
Additional resources for faculty (not eLearning specific)
OER Logo image: By Markus Büsges (leomaria design) für Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. (Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Accessibility word cloud image: Jil Wright CC BY 2.0 modified from callout to oval by Jerry Lewis. Via Flickr
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