TRU-OL Instructional Design Group

Basic Online Accessibility: A Quick Guide

(Teaching Practices Colloquium 2020 Speed Presentation) Accessibility is the way of the future. TRU prides itself as being an open university, yet if students or potential students cannot easily navigate and read our websites and online documents, we are creating… Continue Reading →

Elements of Indigenous Style: Presentation

Dr. Gregory Younging, Professor of Indigenous Studies at UBC-Okanagan and Managing Editor, Theytus Books, the first Aboriginal-owned publishing house in Canada visited TRU to speak about his new book Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous… Continue Reading →

Designing Accessible Open Educational Resources: A Hands-on Workshop

Amanda Coolidge and Josie Gray from BCcampus gave an engaging workshop about creating accessible educational resources, and applying inclusive design. They were knowledgeable, informative, and thought-provoking. If you missed this session, here are a few pointers you can use to… Continue Reading →

ICDE 2017 conference notes

ICDE 2017 In the end more than 1400 delegates gathered to discuss distance education topics at this conference. In one way I found the amount of information overwhelming, but in another it meant a great opportunity to share information and… Continue Reading →

CNIE 2017 – Reflections on Open

The CNIE conference this year took place in beautiful Banff, BC. It was an intimate conference, with colleagues from across Canada sharing practice, research and ideas. Lori Wallace a long-time member and this year’s leadership recipient summed it up nicely… Continue Reading →

What makes a good screencast: The KSV method

Perhaps the largest repository of screencast lectures is found at the Khan Academy. The library of topics covered seems to be growing exponentially. What started as a site to teach mathematics has grown to something that provides insight into sociology,… Continue Reading →

Screencast resources galore

Bernie Warren identified Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything site in his TPC discussion. It is a comprehensive site with tremendous information in a wide variety of topics. As far as screencasting goes, there’s something on it to meet the needs of everyone from beginner… Continue Reading →

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