Stories

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.’

Project identifies teaching practices that promote student wellbeing

Through examining the impact of instructional practices on student mental health and wellbeing, this project is helping create classroom spaces where students can thrive.

Latest round of TLEF projects announced

Fifteen large projects and 49 small projects have been selected in the latest round of funding through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF).

LFS core series builds community engagement

Through working on community projects, students in the Land, Food and Community series are gaining hands-on learning experience and creating a lasting impact in their community.