Resources

Guided by the BCIT Learning and Teaching Framework, here is the step-by-step support for:

Designing a Course

Start with this Course Development Guide (including Online Development)
Conduct a learner and context scan
Write Course Learning Outcomes
Identify Potential Assessment (Carnegie Mellon University)
Assessment Basics (Carnegie Mellon University)
Authentic Assessment (Indiana University Bloomington)
Developing Checklist and Rating Scales
Creating a Rubric
Developing Written Tests
Using Peer Assessment (McGill University)
Sample rubrics/scales/checklist (University of West Florida)
Use a Course Plan template for designing a course
Prepare Lesson Plans
Identify Appropriate Instructional Strategies (Carnegie Mellon University)
Increasing Student Motivation
Strategies to Engage Your Students in Learning (McGill University)
Active Learning (University of Michigan)
Moving from Novice to Expertise and Its Implication for Instruction (Persky & Robinson, 2017)
Strategies to Enhance the Transfer of Learning in Transfer of Learning: Planning Effective Workplace Educational Program (National Literacy Secretariat, Canada)
Lectures (Carnegie Mellon University)
Making Large Lectures Interactive
Discussions (Carnegie Mellon University)
Case Studies (Carnegie Mellon University)
Writing (Carnegie Mellon University)
Labs/Studios (Carnegie Mellon University)
Group Projects (Carnegie Mellon University)
Effective Use of Group Work
Problem Based Learning (University of Illinois, University of Delaware)
Experiential Learning (Carlton University)
Independent Student Projects (or Self-directed Studies, Carnegie Mellon University)
Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions - Curriculum Developers
Universal Design for Learning at a Glance

Develop Learning Materials

Designing and Using Visuals
Preparing and Using Student Handouts
Open Resource (BC Campus)

More about Learning and Teaching

Constructivist e-Learning Methodologies: A Module Development Guide
Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions - Professional Learning Series 
BCIT On Point for more BCIT examples

Teaching a Course

Starting off on the Right Foot
Implement Effective Instructional Strategies (see more details in the Designing a Course section above)
Integrate Classroom Assessment Techniques
Use Questions Effectively
Teaching Students with Diverse Background
Teaching Multilingual Students
Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions - Teachers and Instructors
Manage Student Behavior
Minimizing Plagiarism and Cheating (University of Tasmania, reference only - needs to align with BCIT policies)
Direct Students to Support Services
Accessibility Services
Counselling and Student Development
Get Feedback to Improve Learning
Assessing Your Teaching Effectiveness
Collecting Student Feedback from SGIF
Setting up Classroom Observations and One-on-one consultations - Contact an Instructional Development Consultant
More About Learning and Teaching
TEACH 100 - Top Educational Blogs
BCIT On Point for more BCIT examples

Transforming Learning with Technologies

Select Technologies for Learning (University of New South Wales, reference only)
Selecting Educational Technologies: a Checklist (University of North Texas)
Develop and manage online courses in BCIT Learning Hub
BCIT Learning and Teaching Help Centre
Faculty Training Videos (University of New Brunswick, D2L Brightspace version 10)
Adopt the Flipped Classroom Approach (University of Queensland)
Teach in a Flexible Learning Space: Active Learning Classroom (McGill University)
Building Online Learning activities outside of the Learning Management System (Michael Paskevicius, 2018)
Concept Map Tools (University of Waterloo)
Data Visualization Tools (University of Waterloo)
Gamification and Game-Based Learning (University of Waterloo)
ePortfolios Explained: Theory and Practice (University of Waterloo)
Use Classroom Response Systems (clickers) (Vanderbilt University)
Teaching in Synchronous online Classes:10 tips for Engaging Students (Faculty Focus)
Modelling, Simulations and Virtual Environments (University of Sydney)
Top Tools for Learning (2017)
Recommend Your Favorite Educational Technology

Methods, Job aids and Toolkits for:

Program Development, Curriculum Maintenance and Program Review

All new programs and major curriculum changes at BCIT require development and approval prior to implementation. Please call your School Liaison to be linked with an IDC who will help you and support your project.

Program Development and Change: Templates and Guiding Documents
Program Review: Template and Guiding Documents

Development Report Templates
Development Report Template for Notices of Intent and Proposals [Word Document]
Development Report Template for Major Curriculum Changes [Word Document]
How to develop your new program
Getting Started
Form a School Working Group
Develop a Notice of Intent
Conduct a Needs Assessment
Map the Curriculum
Prepare a BCIT Course Outline
Write Proposals for Critical Peer Review
Curriculum Development Toolkits
Assessment Sprints
Curriculum Mapping (University of Guelph)
Examples: Curriculum Mapping
DACUM
Example: Workshop Slides
Example: DACUM Research chart
Focus group
Liberating Structures
SOAR Analysis (University of Guelph)
SWOT/SWOC Analysis
SWOC Analysis (University of Guelph)
Example: SWOT Analysis for Cyclical Program Review (The Ontario College of Art and Design University)
Word Café

Grants for Teaching Innovations

Grants are a key part of our support for ongoing professional development of BCIT employees.

LTC supports the application of the following grants:
Learning and Teaching Framework Grant
Instructional Enhancement Grants
Special Interest Grants
TREK
Contact LTC Faculty Development Coordinator, Cathy Griffin for more information about the application processes (604 432-8525).

Other grants available are:

Professional Development Leave clause (Super PD, Page 60 in FSA Collective Agreement)
Institute Research Fund
International mobility fund
School PD (Page 60 in FSA Collective Agreement)

Other Resources

Writing Tips
VCC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP)
BCIT Educational Policies
BCIT Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
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