The HUB Blog

Where we discuss current topics in the world of online teaching and learning, and updates on the Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB.

Using a Course Start-Up Message to Improve Student Outcomes

As online educators, it is important to remember that not all of your students may be familiar with the rigors of online learning. Setting clear expectations at the beginning of the course helps them prepare for what lies ahead. In this article: What are your thoughts on creating a “course start-up message” for your students? […]

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High speed Internet to reach 112 rural, remote communites

Internet connectivity has always been one of the issues with delivering just-in-time training and content to Manitoba’s remote communities. Today is a great day for education in rural Manitoba! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/internet-rural-remote-manitoba-communities-1.4478989

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Good-Bye, Dave!

Happy Retirement Dave… The very first e-mail I received (January 8, 2015) from Dave Neale was: “I caught your presentation at the USB colloquium a couple of weeks ago. I’m going to be on campus next Monday afternoon and wonder if you would have some time to meet. I’d like to fill you in on what […]

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Promoting Internationalization in Teaching & Learning

By Yunyi Chen, B.A., M.Ed., CTESL About Yunyi To accommodate the academic needs of the increasing international student population, the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning launched a new position, faculty specialist-internationalization at the University of Manitoba. I am lucky to be hired at the position to promote internationalization in post-secondary education. I […]

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The HUB visits the University College of the North

By Ryan Los, Ph.D. As part of the Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB’s mandate, we ensure that great efforts are put in to making all of our partner institutions, regardless of distance/size are supported equally. While web conferencing to partner intuitions is a fantastic and convenient benefit of technology, meeting face-to-face allows for the opportunity to […]

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