Learning and Applied Research


Remote Delivery Workshop Schedule
March 30 – April 3, 2020


Workshop Topics

Respondus Monitor & Lockdown

Uses a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams.

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 9:00am
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 1:00pm

Respondus 4.0 Online Assessments

Respondus 4.0 is a tool for converting and importing exams from Microsoft Word directly to Moodle.

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 1:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00am

Blackboard Collaborate

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 10:00am


  • Tuesday and Thursday – 10:00am

Alternative Assessment Strategies

  • Thursday – 1:00pm (or by appointment)


Daily Drop-in Support – Join via Collaborate

  • Staff -- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Students -- 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    and 3:00 – 4:00pm

How do I access an online workshop?

Please register by emailing Learning & Applied Research.
You will receive instructions on how to attend the sessions remotely.




Upcoming Events​                         


Professional Development Workshops

  • In-person workshops are postponed until further notice. 
    Check back soon for remote workshop offerings.

Register for workshops at:



Research Innovation Partnerships Expo

*Postponed to Fall 2020




Learning Week

May 11 - 15, 2020


 Schedule coming soon...


  • On February 18, 2020, builders and educators came together for a workshop that highlighted collaboration opportunities in green construction titled Building net Zero: Constructing Affordable STEP Code Buildings in the Okanagan.
  • On November 1 & 2, 2019, the Let Them Eat Dirt Outdoor Play Conference explored the benefits of nature-based play for children. The event featured keynote speaker Dr. Brett Finlay, author of "Let Them Eat Dirt".
  •  On June 13, 2019, NSERC announced funding for 17 new technology access centres across Canada, including $1.75 M for the BC Beverage Technology Access Centre (BCBTAC) headquartered at Okanagan College's Penticton campus. 

Read more about the The Centre and how it support British Columbia's beer, wine, cider and spirits industries here.
Click here to read the Okanagan College media release.

Applied Research

Upcoming NSERC Funding Opportunities

  • Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants
    Value: $15,000 - 350,000 (depending on phase and maturity of pre-competitive development)
  • The I2I grant is designed to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology transfer opportunities between the college or university sector and a new or established Canadian company.
  • Expressions of interest due in Learning & Applied Research:
    • April 22, 2020 (June 2020 competition)

Ongoing NSERC Funding Opportunities

  • Engage Grants for colleges
    Value: up to $25,000
  • Applications deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
  • Notification of decision: 4 to 6 weeks from application date

Please contact Learning & Applied Research with your project idea to indicate your interest in applying for either of these funding opportunities. Support is available to assist you in preparing your funding application.

Learning & Teaching



Contact Us

Dr. Beverlie Dietze
Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4528
Email: bdietze@okanagan.bc.ca

Colette Martin
Assistant to Director,
Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4736
Email: cmartin@okanagan.bc.ca

Chantale Hutchinson
Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4979
Email: chutchinson@okanagan.bc.ca

Kristen Wiebe
Research Project Coordinator
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4630
Email: kwiebe@okanagan.bc.ca



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Office B120 (Business Building)
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1000 K.L.O Road
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 4X8

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