October 06 News Digest

October 06 News Digest

by Elizabeth Wallace -
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You are receiving this digest because you are a member of UCIPD, and we welcome your participation in our SCoPE online community. For information, or to be reminded of your ID and Password, please click on my name in SCoPE to send a message, or use regular email: ewallace@sfu.ca


We're Gathering This Month!

Our Fall Convening for UCIPD will be hosted by Douglas College on Monday, November 27th. Details about the day are posted in SCoPE at: http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=374

To register, or for information, contact Wendy Waidson, 604-527-5411 or waidsonw@douglas.bc.ca.


Call for Examples of Teacher Training for PhD Students

Jeanette McDonald at Wilfrid Laurier University sent the following message to the STLHE/EDO list:

One of our deparments is considering adding a pedagogical stream to its PhD program akin to something like a campus-wide graduate student certificate program like they have at the University of Waterloo (see: http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infotrac/CUT.html). I'm interested to learn if there are other examples of program/department specific initiatives designed to prepare PhD students (and masters) for academia, specifically in the domain of teaching. Your input on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Send information to jmcdonald@wlu.ca , 519 884-0710, ext. 3211


Podcasting Discussion

The most recent scheduled seminar in SCoPE site has been focussing on The Educational Value of Podcasting. Members from all over the world have added their ideas and recommendations in response to questions by facilitator, Richard Smith. Check out the conversation at: http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=344


Discussion on Open Source Educational Software Starts November 6th

If you are involved in the use of Open Source platforms at your institution, or just want to find out what the expert users think, you won’t want to miss the upcoming online seminar on The Use of Open Source and Free Software in Education moderated by Heather Ross. The seminar takes place from Nov 6 – 26 , so make a note to join internation colleagues by reading, contributing, and experiencing the power of our very own Moodle Open Source discussion forum in SCoPE:



ISSOTL Now and Next

The upcoming ISSOTL conference is about to kick off in Washington, DC on November 9 – 12. Information is available at: http://www.issotl.org/conferences.html

And the venue of the 2007 conference has already been announced. It will take place in Sydney, Australia, July 2-5. Thinking of submitting a proposal? Visit http://www.indiana.edu/~issotl07 or email: ISSOTL2007@unsw.edu.au


UCIPD Member News

We are gradually compiling information in SCoPE about who we are and what we do. We have an space for members to introduce themselves and give an overview of their institution at: http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=250

And there’s a space for exchanging details about fall programming at: http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=261

Post news about your institution yourself, or send information to me at ewallace@sfu.ca, and I’ll add the details for you.