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- ItemOpen AccessExamining the impact of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on minimizing academic accommodations in post-secondary: A Literature Review(2021-05-07) Gidden, Emily; Jones, Donna
- ItemOpen AccessFresh Perspectives(Bow Valley College, 2021-05) Bow Valley CollegeApplied research informs our practice, develops and pilots innovation in teaching, learning, curriculum development, and College processes and products that keep our learners at the center of everything we do. The researchers profiled in this booklet represent almost every department at BVC, partnerships with other postsecondary institutions, communities, and government.
- ItemOpen AccessCultivating Sustainability Literacy in the Classroom: Literature Review(Bow Valley College, 2021-05-21) Spark, Amy; McIvor, Trevor
- ItemOpen AccessSupporting Continuous Professional Development of Early Childhood Educators: Comparing and Contrasting Jamaican and Canadian Experiences(Bow Valley College, 2020-04-01) Clarke, Velrose Spence; DeHaan, RhoenaContinued Professional Development (PD) for Early Childhood Educators (ECE) is of the utmost importance mainly because of its impact on education and the potential of the dynamic universal changes that is sometimes latent in its manifestation. This research project compares PD experiences and needs in Calgary (Canada) and Jamaica, assists in bridging the existing gap between theory and practice, and promotes partnerships. The project design includes two phases: During the first phase, surveys and interviews were conducted to identify the PD needs and experiences, and in the second phase we addressed the gaps and needs through workshop implementation in Jamaica. The research confirms and substantiates our beliefs that meaningful PD positively influences professional growth and best practices which occur when participants are given the opportunity to provide input in the decision making processes with ongoing support from owners, administrators and governments. Additionally, our project recommends that PD can be sustained through established learning communities and partnerships amongst colleagues in Calgary and Jamaica.
- ItemOpen AccessVivid Voices: A Narrative Anthology(2021-08-10) Agang, Agang; Albarchini, Mira; Al Haj Hamoud, Nadia; Alhourani, Anas; Atik, Mahmoud; Badi, Hawa; de Barros, Alessandro; Demissie, Tikeher; Dias, Shaun; Hum, Ethan; Lumley, Joevan; Malik, Hiba; Mahmood, Ayat; Mohammed, Nada; Piercey, Richard; Rahimi, Shila; Rasulova, Raf; States, Serena; Teka, Selam; Karki, Pramila Thapa; Toama, Abdellatif; Weldemichael, Zerait; Woldetensay, Helen; Sun, Hai Xiang; Yaul, Marta; Tzanakos, Jenny
- ItemOpen AccessSocial innovation on the ground: Accessible and evidence-based tools for social innovators(2021-09-14) Bow Valley CollegeIn keeping with the findings and recommendations of the research study, Social Innovation on the Ground: Accessible and Evidence-Based Tools for Social Innovators—in particular the awareness of the challenges and needs of people working on the front lines of social innovation—this resource was developed to help with the planning and development of social innovation. A learning module comprised of three units was created. The units are intended as appropriate for part of a college curriculum, as a continuing education course, as a professional development opportunity for innovation staff, or simply for individuals who are interested in learning the “how to” of social innovation. The three units are entitled: I. Building Effective Social Innovation Ideas II. Project Planning III. Successfully Communicating and Building Relationships. The contents of the units build upon findings from the research and seek to address its conclusions. Units were designed by members of the research team along with curriculum development experts from Bow Valley College’s Teaching & Learning Enhancement unit.
- ItemOpen AccessExperiences in a Culturally Responsive Student Affairs: An Indigenization Journey(CACUSS, 2019-01) Ngwudike, Ifeoma; Alcock, ArlaynaWe have heard discussions about indigenization and decolonization in our educational institutions with a lot of work being done on implementing the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. What exactly is indigenization and how do I apply it in my work with students? In this article, we will share some of the small and practical ways we are incorporating the holistic ways of being from indigenous philosophy to our student development/leadership and transition programming.
- ItemOpen AccessIn the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook Instructor Guide(Bow Valley College, 2017) Bow Valley College
- ItemOpen AccessIn the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook Instructor Guide(NorQuest College, 2016-01) NorQuest College
- ItemOpen AccessUnderstanding Student Experiences with Commercial Contract Cheating and Other Outsourcing Behaviours(2022-09) Ferguson, Corrine; Toye, Margaret; Carver, Christina; Pictin, Tonisha; Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Boisvert, SherylPurpose: The primary goal of the project was to better understand post-secondary student experiences of contract cheating and the stress students encounter while completing their programs. Methods: Survey research methodology, using well-established measures from contract cheating research and research on the stress process were used to collect closed and open ended responses from career program learners in a community college in Alberta. Responses were collected in Survey Monkey, an online survey tool, from 916 participants in October 2021. Results: Survey results overall indicated student involvement in contract cheating. Differences between commercial contract cheating and sharing behaviour were revealed. High levels of stress were reported, and type of stress varied across contract cheating behaviour. Implications: The results of this study add to the continually growing body of knowledge of academic integrity in Canada. They will also expand on knowledge of the stress students experience and the personal and social resources they have access to while completing their programs and how this may relate to contract cheating.
- ItemOpen AccessSuccess in Apprenticeship (www.successinapprenticeship.ca)(2022) Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley College, in partnership with stakeholders from across Canada, and through funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), led a five-year project between 2017-2022 to validate the importance of foundational skills (essential skills) training within technical training. The Success in Apprenticeship trades-focused learning materials and resources are the result of this national piloting project. Use this site to access trades-focused materials and resources to build or refresh the skills that support success in apprenticeship.
- ItemOpen AccessRéussite dans l'apprentissage (www.reussitedanslapprentissage.ca)(2022-01) Bow Valley CollegeLe Bow Valley College, en partenariat avec des intervenants de partout au Canada, et grâce à un financement d’Emploi et Développement Social Canada (EDSC), a mené un projet de cinq ans entre 2017 et 2022 pour valider l’importance de la formation en compétences de base (compétences essentielles) au sein de la formation technique. Le matériel et les ressources d’apprentissage axés sur les métiers de Réussite dans l’apprentissage sont le résultat de ce projet pilote mené à l’échelle nationale. Utilisez ce site web pour accéder à du matériel et à des ressources axés sur les métiers afin d’acquérir ou de rafraîchir les compétences nécessaires à la réussite dans l’apprentissage.
- ItemOpen AccessRGO Library & Learning Commons Usability Testing October 2022: Findings and Recommendations(2023-01-13) Allard, Ethan; Mucz, DaveIn October 2022, the RGO Library & Learning Commons conducted usability testing focusing on the functionality and ease of use of the website and online catalog. Recruitment for testing was done via advertising on Bow Valley College TV, campus bulletin boards, and in the student newsletter. Students, staff, and faculty members were invited to participate in testing; eight students expressed interest. Feedback from the participants was largely positive, and most tasks were completed successfully by all learners. Issues were mostly relating to visibility of certain options and redundancy on the main library page. Quick fixes that could be made to the library homepage were identified and implemented. The next step will be to monitor the effects of the changes already made and to plan more significant changes.
- ItemOpen AccessDoes Stress Matter? Findings from a Self-Report Survey of Contract Cheating Behaviours of Canadian College Students(2023-03-08) Ferguson, Corrine D.; Toye, Margaret; Eaton, Sarah ElainePresentation for the International Centre of Academic Integrity Annual Conference, March 2023.