Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MicroSCoPE September 2013

MicroSCoPE: A closer look at what's happening in SCoPE

September Activities

Seminar: OERu - Developing an Agenda Together
18 September - 2 October, 2013
Facilitators: Wayne Mackintosh, Irwin Devries, Brian Lamb
During this two-week seminar we will review progress of the OERu implementation and discuss the development of the agenda for the next meeting of OERu anchor partners. To experience the full conversation across our social learning space, follow the #OERu aggregated feed.

Workshop: Adopting Open Textbooks
23 September - 18 October, 2013
Facilitators: Mary Burgess, Clint Lalonde, Sylvia Currie
Are you interested in providing students quality resources to support their learning? Are you curious about what is involved in adopting open textbooks? Do you have expertise to share? If you answer is yes or maybe to any of these questions then you should participate in this free workshop!

October Activities
Instructional Skills Workshop Online
7 October - 8 November, 2013
Facilitators: Tracy Kelly and B.J. Eib
This 5-week online workshop helps instructors develop the skills to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. We've reached our enrolment limit of 15 participants from the British Columbia post-secondary system for this offering, but more workshops are planned for the future.

Supporting Others While Supporting Ourselves
16-19 October, 2013
Facilitators: Brenda Kaulback, Lisa Levinson, Doris Reeves-Lipscomb
With the new learning designs’ emphasis on self-directed learning, facilitators and learners alike often grapple with navigating the new terrain. In what ways can we as learning professionals in various settings support the new learner? Plan to join the discussion! This event takes place at CPsquare. Details will be posted there soon.

New Groups
Campus-Based Educational Development and Professional Learning
Facilitators: Nancy Randall, Diane Morrison, Penny Heaslip
The dialogue continues! This report summarizes the purposes and outcomes of campus-based educational development and professional learning in British Columbia. We invite feedback and ideas on future directions and dilemmas.

Footprints of Emergence
Facilitators: Jenny Mackness, Roy Williams
As part of their ongoing research, and a follow-on to an ALT-C workshop called "Learning in the Open" held earlier this month, Jenny and Roy invite you to continue to explore the question: How can we describe, design, research, and reflect upon the dynamics of how people are learning in new open networks?

Virtual Communities of Practice: A Netnographic Study of Peer-to-Peer Networking Support Among Doctoral Students
Facilitator: Ila Allen
Are you a doctoral student (or recent grad)? Ila Allen invites you to participate in her study to explore why doctoral students seek support outside of their home institution via online communities. Completion of a questionnaire and one-on-one interview is all it takes!

Visual Facilitation Workshop
Facilitators: Michelle Laurie and Nancy White
This is a 2-day event organized in collaboration with University of British Columbia, takes place 26-27 September. The workshop is full but you may be intersted in watching the SCoPE group space for some interesting harvests!


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About SCoPE
SCoPE brings together individuals who share an interest in educational research and practice, and offers opportunities for dialogue across disciplines, geographical borders, professions, levels of expertise, and education sectors. Our activities are facilitated by volunteers in the community, and membership is free and open to everyone.

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We welcome requests to host or promote professional development activities and projects related to teaching and learning. SCoPE is supported by BCcampus. Contact: Sylvia Currie (

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