Our centre promotes excellence in teaching, supports educators' training needs, and bolsters relations with local and international experts from various industries to foster an academic community. 

OUR ROLES

  • To provide support and training in teaching and pedagogy for UBD’s academic staff, particularly the young academics.
  • To organise seminars and workshops in collaboration with faculties, centres and institutes at UBD and beyond.
  • To nurture the development of teaching strategies for effective and efficient learning at UBD. The themes include technology-enhanced teaching, non-traditional teaching approaches such as problem-based learning (PBL) and team-based learning (TBL), curriculum development, online assessment and e-learning, and other relevant topics.
  • To offer a mentorship scheme that allows young academics to learn and grow with a seasoned lecturer to expand their teaching and research areas.
  • To implement and monitor the academic skills upgrading point (SUP) system for UBD academic staff to enhance quality assurance in teaching for the university by developing competencies among academics in diverse areas of teaching and learning.
  • To connect with experts in teaching and pedagogy for higher learning via ‘Global Speakers Outreach’ programme
  • To support other activities:
    • Academic operations
    • Administer learning management system (CANVAS) for educational courses, training and programmes at UBD
    • Internal and external meetings
    • Teaching Excellence Awards
    • Induction courses for new UBD Lecturers (e.g., canvas, Turnitin)
    • Administration of teaching and learning software in collaboration with UBD ICTC (Qualtrics, Turnitin and evaluation kit)
    • UBD Blended Learning Initiatives

TEACHING AND LEARNING COURSES FOR EDUCATORS

The Virtual Classroom: Methods for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

1.1) Individual package virtual classroom registration fee (6 courses): $500
1.2) Institution package virtual classroom registration fee (10 participants): $4,000


Overview:

  • The courses offer educators foundations to rethink and reshape their practice for online and blended environments.
  • Each workshop provides educators with the essential knowledge and skills to enhance their virtual teaching, learning, and leadership through research-based frameworks, practical strategies, and a dynamic peer-learning community.
  • The six series of workshops consist of: is online learning useful? (1), online learning pedagogies (2), how to design blended learning courses and a lesson plan? (3), online assessment strategies (4), collaborative global classroom (5) and virtual mobility in higher education (6).

Description: Understand the current educational landscape and way forward for online learning.

What you will learn:

  1. Concepts and common types of online learning
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of online teaching and learning.
  3. Identify essential issues to consider when transitioning from traditional to online learning.Format: 1hour online session using video appraisal, discussion and quiz

Date: 17 February 2021 (Time: 14:30)
Instructor: Dr Nik A.A. Tuah
Fee: None
Register: office.tlc@ubd.edu.bn

Description: Introduce practical strategies and pedagogies for online teaching and learning in higher education.

What you will learn:

  1. Overview of blended and online teaching methods.
  2. Identify teaching and facilitation skills for online learning environments. 
  3. Introduce to freely available technology for online teaching and learning.

Format: 2 hours online session using video appraisal, demonstration and quiz
Date: 24 February 2021 (Time: 14:30)
Instructor: Dr Nik A.A. Tuah
Fees: $100/participant
Register with online payment: www.ubd.edu.bn/onlinepayment/tlc-virtual-classroom-course.html

Description: Exploration and integration of blended learning method in developing courses and a lesson plan.

What you will learn:

  1. Design  blended learning courses with appropriate teaching strategies and assessment.
  2. Design blended learning lesson plan tailored to your unique environment.
  3. Recognise practical strategies in developing  a sense of community in your virtual classroom

Format: 4 hours online session using video appraisal, discussion, demonstration and practical exercise.
Date: 23 & 30 June 2021 (Time: 14:30)
Instructor: Dr Nik A.A. Tuah
Fees: $200/participant
Register with online payment: www.ubd.edu.bn/onlinepayment/tlc-virtual-classroom-course.html

Description: Discuss formative and summative assessment to improve students' learning outcomes in virtual environments.

What you will learn:

  1. Formative and summative assessment for online learning
  2. Understand the principles of using quiz and assignment for online assessment.
  3. Recognise issues and challenges of online assessment in higher learning.

Format: 2 hours online session using demonstration, quiz and discussion.
Date: July - September 2021 (Time: 14:30)
Instructor: Dr Nik A.A. Tuah
Fees: $100/participant
Register with online payment: www.ubd.edu.bn/onlinepayment/tlc-virtual-classroom-course.html

Description: Explore the global classroom using a collaborative approach in online learning.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the principles of the collaborative global classroom in higher learning.
  • Identify the processes of designing global classroom using collaborative teaching method.

Format: 2 hours session using short presentation, demonstration and discussion
Date: July - September 2021 (Time: 14:30)
Instructor: Dr Nik A.A. Tuah
Fees: $100/participant
Register with online payment: www.ubd.edu.bn/onlinepayment/tlc-virtual-classroom-course.html

Description: Discuss virtual or distance learning methods for intercultural learning and improve students' learning outcomes in an international environment.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the notions of virtual mobility in higher learning.
  • Identify the processes of designing virtual mobility using online learning strategies.
  • Recognise issues and challenges when transitioning from traditional learning to online learning.

Format: 2 hours online session using video appraisal, demonstration and discussion
Date: July - September 2021 (Time: 14:30)
Instructor: Dr Nik A.A. Tuah
Fees: $100 /participant
Register with online payment: www.ubd.edu.bn/onlinepayment/tlc-virtual-classroom-course.html


 

SELECTIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

Workshop 1: Turnitin for newly hired academic staff 
Workshop 2: ZipGrade
Workshop 3: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Facilitation
Workshop 4: Introduction to Application R and R studio Software in Teaching Statistics
Workshop 5: Interactive Teaching & Learning Using CANVAS (Online)
Workshop 6: CANVAS Assessment for Quizzes (Online)
Workshop 7: Flipped Classroom (Online)
Workshop 8: The motivation for Blended Learning Beyond Technicalities
Workshop 9: Planning Online Activities Strategies on /giving Online Lectures (Online)
Workshop 10: Webinar on Microsoft 365
Workshop 11: Student-Centered & Structured Blended Learning
Workshop 12: Using MS Teams for Blended Learning
Workshop 13: How To Use Kahoot!
Workshop 14: Student Engagement Tools for Online Learning


OUR TEAM

ACTING HEAD:
Dr Nik Ani Afiqah Haji Mohamad Tuah, Senior Assistant Professor

HEAD (ON-LEAVE):
Dr Hjh Salwa Binti Dato Hj Mahalle, Senior Assistant Professor

RESEARCH OFFICER:
Hj Awg Md Fikri bin Hj Awg Metussin

CLERK
Dyg Zariana Binti Zaini

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