Milestone: A “1st” for Lahore’s University of Management and Technology

Near the end of May, four people completed the first Instructional Skills Workshop (we know of) in Lahore, Pakistan. Congratulations to: Humera Ashfaq (Principal, The Punjab School) Shabana Aslam (Vice Principal, The Punjab School) Hamid Raza (Assistant Professor, University of Management and Technology) Misbah Najiullah (Trainer @ Training Wizards)   Sadia Asif of the University…

Milestone: Flexible learning–blending online lessons with ISW

It all started at a “Pitchfest” at UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). The idea for developing online lessons to complement Instructional Skills Workshops (ISWs) was pitched to staff and faculty, and selected for further development. Lucas Wright, a co-developer of the Flexible ISW, explained that selected ideas were considered at a “…Hackfest, where…

In Memory of Charles Miller

A dear friend and significant part of the ISW family passed away on September 21, 2015. Many people who knew and loved Charles will miss him. Charles Miller, as a faculty member at Santa Rosa Junior College, was instrumental in the mid-‘80s in bringing the ISW model to the United States. Over the next 20…

In Memory of Brian Thom

It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Brian Thom. As many of you are aware, Brian was diagnosed with stage four cancer in April this year. Despite a hard-fought battle involving chemotherapy and a new immunotherapy drug, Brian passed away on September 26, 2015. Brian was…