Mobile app of Soil Elevation from Soil Sciences, UBC
Mobile app of Soil Elevations from Soil Sciences, UBC

Are you interested in (or have been forced into) teaching forestry or related areas online?

If so, the The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation, is sponsoring an open virtual conference series on online teaching and learning to support the transition of face-to-face teaching to online learning through the auspices of the Asia Pacific Forest Education Coordination Mechanism Executive Office headquartered in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.

Content experts in online teaching and learning will share their experiences with faculty members and students throughout the Asia Pacific region.

1. September 15: (already done – sorry!):

Online Teaching Design, Development and Deliver: A case study from UBC, by Chris Crowley and Hailan Chen form UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

2. Tuesday, September 22nd/Wednesday September 23,

High-tech Application in the Online Course Development, by Nicholas Coops, UBC Faculty of Forestry

Tuesday, September 22, at 5:00-6:00 pm Vancouver time; Wednesday, September 23rd2020, at 8:00-9:00 am Beijing Time

3. Thursday, October 1/Friday, October 2

Leveraging Online Learning Not Only to Increase Access but Also to Develop New Skills, by Tony Bates (yes, that’s me).

Thursday, October 1st2020, at 5:00-6:00 pm Vancouver time; Friday, October 2nd 2020, at 8:00-9:00 am Beijing Time

4. Tuesday, October 13/Wednesday, October 14

Blend but Don’t Break: Introducing the TEC-VARIETY and R2D2 Models for Online Motivation and Engagement, by Curtis Bonk, Indiana University

Tuesday, October 13th2020, at 5:00-6:00 pm Vancouver time; Wednesday, October 14th2020, at 8:00-9:00 am Beijing Time.

5. Tuesday, October 20/Wednesday, October 21

Applying Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Online Learning, by Jiyou Jia, Peking University

Tuesday, October 20th2020, at 5:00-6:00 pm Vancouver time; Wednesday, October 21st 2020, at 8:00-9:00 am Beijing Time

6. Tuesday, October 27/Wednesday, October 28

Hybrid Teaching and Learning Mode During the Post-Pandemic, Yong Liu, Beijing Forestry University

Tuesday, October 27th2020, at 5:00-6:00 pm Vancouver time (Wednesday, October 28th 2020, at 8:00-9:00 am Beijing Time)

7. Tuesday, November 3/Wednesday, November 4

How to formally develop skills like critical and creative thought (and interpersonal communication) via online learning, by Steve Joordens, University of Toronto Scarborough

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020, at 5:00-6:00 pm Vancouver time (Wednesday, November 4th 2020, at 8:00-9:00 am Beijing Time)

For details on how to enrol, go to the Lecture Series web site:



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