Educational Governance, Reform and Diversity for a Culturally Inclusive Place Based Doctoral Cohort: A video project


Proposal presented by Michelle Nilson with Ron Johnston, Faculty of Education




The Culturally Inclusive Place-Based (CIPB) Education cohort was developed at SFU to advance community-based and place-based research in education with a direct bearing on institutional structures, policies and practices. This cohort is comprised of ¬†educators in senior roles within schools, colleges, universities, health and community services, Band administrations, and other similar educational settings. Continue reading “Educational Governance, Reform and Diversity for a Culturally Inclusive Place Based Doctoral Cohort: A video project”

Teaching and Learning Development Grant – Infographic Process

Hello everyone! My name is Tara mcFarlane & I am the Administrative Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD). One of the main responsibilities I have is to coordinate and facilitate the Teaching and Learning Development Grants program ( My idea for a project was to come up with an infographic that could be used independently or within a presentation/website to give a quick and clear overview of the Teaching and Learning Development Grant process from the view of a potential grant applicant/recipient. Continue reading “Teaching and Learning Development Grant – Infographic Process”

Some Stuff I Learned Making the IPinCH Video

Who knew?

  • Youtube videos take time and steps and passwords to download
  • Premier Pro is only available for free (as part of Adobe Creative Cloud) if the SFU computer is place-dedicated (to a lab or office)
  • Premier Pro can do pretty much every amazing thing imaginable and can do it about 5 different ways.
  • Once you find the way you like to do things with Premier Pro, practice it several times!
  • If you are doing what I did–editing a bigger video down to manageable teaching size–take the few extra minutes to ‘get micro’ with the frames and sound, cutting and slicing at just the precisely correct moment. I did not always do this and the quality suffered a bit.
  • Adam is an awesome teacher!

You can see my effort at

Interactive documents: using audio + visual together

After producing an audio file/”podcast” on how to read a type of university policy document called an “RRSDA” or records retention schedule, I distributed the audio to various folks and asked for feedback.

One frequent piece of feedback was that, for new users, it was simply too difficult to follow along without looking at a sample document. The audio alone was fine for people who have already seen policy documents of this type, but new folks needed to SEE and HEAR in order to figure out what I was talking about.

This led me to ThingLink, an educational tool that allows you to embed sound, video, and links into a static document to construct an interactive experience for the user. The result is below.

If this document is not interactive (i.e., nothing pops up as you mouse over the doc), access it instead on ThingLink.