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Welcome to the Learning Environment Project Page,
the project dedicated to enhancing the online learning and teaching environment at TRU.

Improving the learning and teaching experience includes consistency in the learning environment for our students and staff. Moodle has been determined to be the potential preferred option at this point as it is open source and already used on campus. We are currently in the information gathering stage and are starting from a values perspective and drilling down to required functionality to meet those values. Please add your comments, thoughts, opinions and suggestions to these pages to help us capture all possible requirements. If you want to say something but not in a public forum, please contact Tanya, Brian or Jacquey to have the conversation.

Goals & Objectives

The Goal of this project continues to evolve as we move forward.

To develop a learning environment students and faculty love that is alignment with the TRU Academic Plan and:

  1. Is easy to use appropriate support when required
  2. Supports learning that is:
    1. Engaging and interactive
    2. Supported (technical end user support? or...)
    3. Open
    4. Applied
    5. Flexible
    6. Research and data-driven
  3. Is cost effective, sustainable and supports continuous improvement while encouraging back end efficiencies
  4. Is implemented using a process that supports the needs of staff and faculty through appropriate process development, training and ongoing support

Up Coming Events

In Progress

  • Presentation on Campus Engagement via LMS Planning
  • D'Arcy Norman of the University of Calgary
  • Fishbone Activity
  • SIF Request with IT
  • Schedule Focus Group with Open Learning Faculty Members
  • Initiating Student Focus Groups
  • Voluntary Student Survey (ETA February 6, 2015)
  • Survey Questions

Coming Soon

  • Schedule Information sessions

Discussions & Comments

Please add comments, thoughts and suggestions. The more information we have the better.

Emerging themes...

Select a link from below:

End user Interface

(also known as Developing a system easy for both students and faculty)

Course Development and Delivery Process

(also known as Processes, Information, Rules and People)

Successful Learning

(also known as Research & Data Driven, Supported, Engaged & Interactive, Open, Applied)

Other Considerations

Vs. Themes

Based on the emerging themes there are a couple of debatable topics that appear to have emerged. Hoping you will state your arguments for one or the other and help keep the conversation going via a little healthy debate.

Open vs. Closed

Using familiar tools vs. Learning new (useful) tools

Interaction with others vs. Completely independent

Deadlines vs. No deadlines

Updates and Changes