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This is the main support site for my students taking courses at UBC.
Most of the narrative about the course content is given during the lecture and lab sessions. If you want to be a part of that, then you'll have to come to a course.
You will find information that may not be in your printed materials. You will find illustrations and notes about things that came up during our sessions together, and links to related resources.
For announcements please check the links to Twitter and Courses Coming Soon at the right side of this page.

What you will find here:
  • Your online notes about the courses.
    This is a wiki. In some courses you will be able to add and edit content, but you must register and log in to do that. (See the link at the top right corner of this page). In some courses you will be graded on your wiki contributions.
  • My online notes about the courses. I may add new material as we progress through a course and when I do, I will add notes here.

I have taught a variety of courses for over 30 years for adult learners and university students at every level. Although my main focus has been in the Technology, Media and Professional Programs I have also worked in staff and faculty development.

I am also been a regular participant and frequent contributor to UBC Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology.

In 2010 I was honoured with the UBC Continuing Studies Excellence in Teaching Award

I am a twelve-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award.

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Courses Coming

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Receiving Course Grades

A general student may request a Letter of Attendance (which identifies the course taken and grade received) by completing the form at the website

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Downloads and Resources

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Getting Value From Your Course

Top Ten Hints for Getting Value from Your Course

Not long ago I was asked to give a presentation to prospective participants in our Certificate programs. The talk was to include hints on how to get the most out of a course. While these ideas may not apply to all courses, they do apply to mine. Take a minute to consider the following points. Then, if you are still up for a course, then make a decision to be there.
  1. Being There
  2. What's the Course About?
  3. What Should I Already Know?
  4. What Should I Already Have?
  5. Arrive Early?
  6. Why Ask Questions?
  7. What are the Time Commitments?
  8. How do I Prepare? (Research / Background Material)
  9. What About Assignments?
  10. Why Have Assignments?

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Learning Resources

5 Tips to Organize Your Mind

Daniel Levitin


TEDxWilliamsport - Dr. Derek Cabrera - How Thinking Works

Study Tips

How to Get the Most Out of Studying: Metacognition — Samford University Dr. Steven Chew

Thought Provoking Ideas in Cartoon

Sidney Harris Science Cartoons




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