Category Archives: Inspiring Success

A place for success stories, ideas, and inspiration from outside Langara.

More Complicated than Theft: Current Trends in Plagiarism Prevention Education

The Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs Annual Report from 2017 marked an astounding increase in the number of reported cases of plagiarism at Langara College, up to 495 total incidents (up from 286 in 2016) (Ross, 2018). Since 2013, the … Continue reading

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Using the Library makes a difference

Two research studies are featured in new publicity posters that describe impact on students: their use of library resources correlated to student retention and academic success assessment of library instruction impact on academic success. The studies show statistically significant improvement … Continue reading

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TED2014 Live Stream—all Langara students and employees welcome!

Couldn’t get tickets to the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver?  Don’t worry—Langara Library is streaming the entire conference, live and as it happens! TED 2014 Live StreamMarch 17-21stRoom L216 Full schedule of speakers available online:  http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/schedule.php The TED live stream is open … Continue reading

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A City Classroom

How to make the city a classroom and free the students Duane Elverum and Janet Moore,  The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014, 7:00 AM EST Elverum and Moore discuss CityStudio, their new school that works with City Hall … Continue reading

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Education is an investment

B.C. better with post-secondary education investment By Scott McAlpine, Special to The Vancouver Sun, February 26, 2013 Scott McAlpine, President of Douglas College comments on British Columbia’s post-secondary education … best in the world because it is indeed a system … Continue reading

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Libraries a value proposition

What Libraries Should Be: A Values Proposition by Barbara Fister in Inside Higher Ed, Library Babel Fish September 19, 2012 Worth reading the whole post. Though it is in the classroom and while completing assignments that most students gain experience … Continue reading

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Future of Higher Education-Pew report

Another thought provoking report… The Future of Higher Education, Part of the Future of the Internet series, released on July 27, 2012. by Janna Anderson, Jan Lauren Boyles, Lee Rainie “Imagine where we might be in 2020. The Pew Research … Continue reading

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Game Changers

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies A new book from EDUCAUSE available full text online (free) “It explores the tools and processes that can improve the quality, flexibility, and scalability of post secondary education. The book takes a hard look … Continue reading

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Bullying in the workplace

I am hoping you have never encountered this here and that we never will in the future. And in that spirit, I would like to sensitize us to the issue. Bullying: Personal, Professional and Workplace Over the years I’ve been … Continue reading

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Eisenberg-Jan 2011

On January 20, 2011, Michael Eisenberg from The Information School at the University of Washington talked about How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age. Eisenberg was a dynamic speaker. While he presented findings from his research surveying over … Continue reading

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