Stories

ePortfolios elevate student voice and work

The Faculty of Arts wants each of their students to cross the graduation stage with confidence—confidence in their skills, their future and the potential of their degree. But in a faculty with more than 12,000 students across 25 programs, this is no easy feat.

TLEF snapshot: Bringing design-making and building tools to architecture students

A TLEF project helps School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture students build and use 3-D printing, laser cutting and robotic milling.

Checkpoints help PharmD students self-assess learning

Weekly quizzes are helping students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences test their understanding of course material.

TLEF awards $2.25 million to enhance student learning

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has awarded $2.25 million in funding to 63 projects to enhance teaching and learning at UBC for the 2018-19 academic year.

TLEF snapshot: First-year Arts students learn with legal nonprofit

Heather Latimer discusses how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project is integrating community-based experiential learning into a first-year Arts program.

TLEF snapshot: Helping to teach academic integrity

Laurie McNeill talks about how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project is helping to teach students about ethical research and academic integrity.

Open UBC snapshot: Use of open resources continues to increase

The adoption and use of open resources at UBC continues to increase, with student savings in academic year 2017 estimated at $1.4 to $2.2 million.

TLEF snapshot: UBC Himalaya Program integrates language learning and community engaged learning

Sara Shneiderman talks about how her Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project will help develop the UBC Himalaya Program.

Open Dialogues: How to use open tools and resources for problem sets

For a long time engineering instructors have had homework problems for students in UBC’s Learning Management System (LMS). That is, until recently, when they found that students preferred the WeBWorK problems they were getting in their math courses.

New course tackles ‘wicked problems’ with strategic design methodology

Starting in January 2018, undergraduate students will have the chance to participate in the pilot of an experiential learning course focused on ‘wicked problems.’