In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes.

In “Explorations in Culture and Diversity,” eight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by using the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing to the public good, and making a change in the world.  This year’s PSI themes include education, environment, culture, social justice, and health.

This event happened on Thursday, March 23, 2017.


Speakers

Ashli Akins (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Eury Chang (Theatre)

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Anthroplogy)

Claire Fogal (Theatre)

Gregory Gan (Anthropology)

Lily Ivanova (Sociology)

Stephanie Nakagawa (Opera)

Teilhard Paradela (History)


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Chang, E. C. (01/01/2015). Theatre research in canada: Towards reconciliation: Immigration in marty chan’s the forbidden phoenix and david yee’s lady in the red dress Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. [Link]

Cullis-Suzuki, S. (2007). Notes from canada’s young activists : A generation stands up for change Greystone Books. [Link]

Gan, G. (2015). Soaring to dizzying heights: Christ the saviour cathedral as a historical arena for the persecution of pussy riot. Critique of Anthropology, 35(2), 166-186. doi:10.1177/0308275X15569852 [Link]

Ivanova, L. (2014). The cultural transmission of morals : A case study of western visitors to cambodia’s genocide museums [Link]


UBC Library Research Guides

Anthropology

Education

Sociology

Theatre

John Cooper Robinson was an Anglican missionary who lived and worked in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era.

The exhibition, Double Exposure Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan, on display at Rare Books and Special Collections was curated by Professor Allen Hockley and Naoko Kato, Japanese Language Librarian. The exhibit highlights four major themes: Robinson and the Economies of Japanese Photography, Robinson and the M.S.C.C. Mission in Japan, Robinson and Japanese Religions, and Robinson’s Photographic Practices. This exhibit features original photographs as well as glass lantern slides and glass negatives that were used by Robinson.

In addition, the Asian Center at UBC features a selection from The Making of History and Artifacts (1888-1926): The Photographs of John Cooper Robinson from Meiji-Taisho Japan exhibit, curated by Robert Bean with an introduction by Bill Sewell.

Check out the John Cooper Robinson Collection Finding Aid to learn more about this extensive photo collection.

Double Exposure Japan-Canada is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on the first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from March 13–May 31, 2017, and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. until April 8. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Naoko Kato at naoko.kato@ubc.ca.

UPDATE: Access has been restored to both databases!

WenziBase databases, 中国方志库 Erudition and Complete Siku (Erudition) 全四庫, are both down.

From WenziBase:

“We suffered an outage due to technical issues beyond our control that caused data loss, and we are trying to restore service as quickly as possible, but unfortunately it will likely take a few days.  We will send another update when we have a better estimate on when the service will be restored.  We apologize for this interruption.”

Stay tuned for updates.

We are in the middle of Open Education Week, which lasts from March 27th to 31st this year. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about sources, uses and benefits of open education. We conducted some research to find open resources that will be helpful for a small business owner.

Although many websites offer free courses aimed at small business owners, it can be difficult to determine their quality. We decided only to look at recognized high quality platforms that offer free courses.

Coursera

Coursera collaborates with 150 institutes across the globe to put together online courses open to all. Here you will find a wide variety of business related courses ranging from entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and business strategy. You have the option of taking a course, completing a specialization or even finding a degree. There are various affordable options for anyone on a budget.

EdX

Started by Harvard University and MIT in Cambridge, USA, this platform hosts an impressive array of courses and programs. You can find a wealth of options on business related topic here. “People Management for Entrepreneurs”, “Family Business Strategy Essentials” and “Entrepreneurship 102: Do you have a product?” are just a few that seem really interesting!

Udacity

This platform offers courses for the tech savvy. Marketed as “online university by Silicon Valley,” Udacity offers courses that would help web and app developers or anyone interested in learning the basics (or advancing their knowledge) on programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc.

Other platforms of interest are:

There are other sources of learning as well. We often feature helpful articles with tips on our Twitter account. You can also learn from good content marketing sections on company websites such as on Hubspot. Last but not least, don’t forget yours truly: the Small Business Accelerator! Check out our E-Tools and Industry Guides for free resources to fast-track your small business.

Bonus Tip: If you are looking for open-source pictures for your website, check this out!

 

 

We are in the middle of Open Education Week, which lasts from March 27th to 31st this year. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about sources, uses and benefits of open education. We conducted some research to find open resources that will be helpful for a small business owner.

Although many websites offer free courses aimed at small business owners, it can be difficult to determine their quality. We decided only to look at recognized high quality platforms that offer free courses.

Coursera

Coursera collaborates with 150 institutes across the globe to put together online courses open to all. Here you will find a wide variety of business related courses ranging from entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and business strategy. You have the option of taking a course, completing a specialization or even finding a degree. There are various affordable options for anyone on a budget.

EdX

Started by Harvard University and MIT in Cambridge, USA, this platform hosts an impressive array of courses and programs. You can find a wealth of options on business related topic here. “People Management for Entrepreneurs”, “Family Business Strategy Essentials” and “Entrepreneurship 102: Do you have a product?” are just a few that seem really interesting!

Udacity

This platform offers courses for the tech savvy. Marketed as “online university by Silicon Valley,” Udacity offers courses that would help web and app developers or anyone interested in learning the basics (or advancing their knowledge) on programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc.

Other platforms of interest are:

There are other sources of learning as well. We often feature helpful articles with tips on our Twitter account. You can also learn from good content marketing sections on company websites such as on Hubspot. Last but not least, don’t forget yours truly: the Small Business Accelerator! Check out our E-Tools and Industry Guides for free resources to fast-track your small business.

Bonus Tip: If you are looking for open-source pictures for your website, check this out!

 

 

The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) is excited to host Professor Dragan Gasevic, Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics from University of Edinburgh, to talk about State and Directions of Learning Analytics Adoption.  The analysis of data collected from user interactions with educational and information technology has attracted much attention as a promising approach for advancing our understanding of the learning process.  This promise motivated the emergence of the new field of learning analytics and mobilized the education sector to embrace the use of data for decision-making. This talk will first introduce the field of learning analytics and touch on lessons learned from well-known case studies. The talk will then identify critical challenges that require immediate attention in order for learning analytics to make a sustainable impact on learning, teaching, and decision making. The talk will conclude by discussing a set of milestones selected as critical for the maturation of the field of learning analytics.

The most important take away from the talk will be that:

  • systemic approaches to the development and adoption of learning analytics are critical,
  • multidisciplinary teams are necessary to unlock a full potential of learning analytics, and
  • capacity development at institutional levels through the inclusion of diverse stakeholders is essential for full learning analytics adoption.

 


Event Details

Date: March 21, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Where: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B)

Registration Required: At this time we require everyone – UBC affiliated or otherwise – to register for the CTLT events system. If you already have a CWL please sign in. However, if you do not have a campus-wide login, then please register for a BASIC cwl account (you will see basic as the bottom option on the 3rd screen).


Speaker Biography

Dragan Gasevic is a Professor and the Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. As the President (2015-2017) and a co-founder of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), he has had the pleasure to serve as a founding program co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) in 2011 and 2012, general chair of LAK in 16, founding program co-chair of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) in 2013 and 2014, and a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics. Computer scientist by formal education, Dragan considers himself a learning analyst whose research centers on learning analytics, self-regulated and social learning, higher education policy, and data mining. The award-winning work of his team on the LOCO-Analytics software is considered one of the pioneering contributions in the growing area of learning analytics. Recently, he has founded ProSolo Technologies Inc. that developed a software solution for tracking, evaluating, and recognizing competencies gained through self-directed learning and social interactions. He is a frequent keynote speaker and a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books.

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