Grants

Granting Agency Title $ Per Year Year Principal Investigator and
Co-Investigator(s)
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Augmented Reality for Library Literacy $18,006

2017/
2018

PI: Wendy Traas Co-investigators:
Alex Kuskowski. Library
Jo-Anne Naslund, Library
Eric Meyers, SLAIS
Yvonne Dawydiak, PDCE
Natasha Boskic, ETS
Marianne McTavish,, LLED
Allan Cho, IKBLC
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Enhancing Teacher Candidates’ Digital Competencies $84,315

2016/
2017

PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Elizabeth Jordan, ECPS
Kedrick James, LLED
Marina Milner-Bolotin, EDCP
Wendy Carr, TEO
Mark Edwards, PDCE
Yvonne Dawydiak, TEO
Jo-Anne Naslund, Library
Vice President Students: Informal Learning Spaces Scarfe Informal Learning Space

$50,000

+ FoE matching $50,000

2011/
2012

PI: Natasha Boskic
Online Program Development Fund, BCcampus Using Mobile Devices for Alternative Models of Course Delivery and Engaging in Experiential Learning $43,500

2011/
2012

PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Rob Bowled, JIBC
Mark R. T. Dale, University of Northern BC
Laura Cooper, College of the Rockies,
Langara College
Partnership for Tomorrow Program Phase II eLearning Professional Development Program $8,850 2008 PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Jeff Miller, CTLT
Novak Rogic, CTLT
Danijela Scepanovic, Ministry of Education, Belgrade, Serbia
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Alternative Service Delivery Models for Aboriginal Education

Year 2

$23,140

2008/
2009

 

PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Tim Wang, Arts ISIT
Jo-ann Archibald, NITEP
Jan Hare, LLED
Mark Edwards, EPLT
Equity Enhancement Fund Web Accessibility (workshops and brochure publishing),

$5,000

 

2008 PI: Natasha Boskic
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Alternative Service Delivery Models for Aboriginal Education

Year 1

$43,073

2007/
2008

PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Tim Wang, Arts ISIT
Jo-ann Archibald, NITEP
Jan Hare, LLED
Mark Edwards, EPLT
Online Program Development Fund, BCcampus Accessible Media $77,500

2006/
2007

PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
John Nesbit, (SFU)
Mike Bartlett, (SET-BC)
Karen Belfer, BCIT
Partnership for Tomorrow Program Phase II eLearning Centre formation in Serbia. Belgrade $9,450 2006 PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Jim Gaskell, EPLT
Jeff Miller, OLT,
Vladen Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Online Learning Development Fund, BCcampus Web Content Accessibility $69,000

2005/
2006

PI: Natasha BoskicCo-
investigators:
John Nesbit, (SFU)
Mike Bartlett, (SET-BC)
Partnership for Tomorrow Program Phase II Online Course Development, visit from Serbia $3,250 2004 PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Vladen Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Partnership for Tomorrow Program Phase II Online Learning Workshops. Belgrade, Serbia $3,150 2004 PI: Natasha Boskic
Co-investigators:
Vladen Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Innovation for Education and Livelihood: Panel Discussion. Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO, Paris, France, March 20-24, 2017 with . Chrystina Russell, Southern New Hampshire University, Emily Antze, York University, David Hollow, Jigsaw Consult and Timothy Read, National University of Distance Education (UNED).

Technology in the classroom. Presentation to Teacher Candidates from SW University, China, with S. Hu. 2017.

Gamification. Presentation to Teacher Candidates from SW University, China, with S. Hu, 2017.

Technology in the classroom. Presentation to Teacher Candidates from East China Normal University, with S. Hu, 2017.

Gamification. Presentation to Teacher Candidates from East China Normal University, with S. Hu, 2017.

Other presentations

Sork, T., & Boskic, N. (2017).  Technology, terrorism and teacher education: Lessons from the delivery of higher education to Somali refugee teachers in Dadaab, Kenya. INTED 2017 conference, Valencia, Spain, March 6-8, 2017.

Boskic, N., & Hu, S. (2015). Gamification in higher education: How we changed roles. 9th European Conference on Game-Based Learning (ECGBL), Steinkjer, Norway, October 8-9, 2015.

Boskic, N. (2013). Changing landscape of learning environments: Examining our practices, India-Canada International Conference on Open and Flexible Distance Learning, Mumbai, India, March 2013. Hu, S. & Boskic, N. (2012). Evolution of the blended learning environments at the University of British Columbia. Cohere conference, Calgary, October 18-19, 2012.

Boskic, N. (2012) What is on the Horizon: Emerging Directions in Teaching & Learning. CTLT Institute, UBC. May 2012

Boskic, N. (2012). The Future of Mobile Technology at UBC. April 16, 2012.

Boskic, N. (2012). Narrative Practices in Immersive Gameworlds: Personal Growth and Social Change – Ethics. AERA conference. April 12-16, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.

Boskic, N. (2011). Play to Become a Leader and a Citizen of the World: ARGs as Teaching Spaces for Personal and Social Change. 5th European Conference for Game-Based Learning (ECGBL). October 20-21, 2011, Athens, Greece.

Boskic, N. (2011). Ethical Behaviour, Personal Growth and Becoming a Citizen of The World: The Power of Online Games. Internet Research 12: Performance and Participation conference. October 10-13, 2011, Seattle, US.

Boskic, N. (2011). Virtual Ethnography: Difficulties and Affordances of the Web to Conduct Research Online. CSSE conference. May 29-June 1, 2011, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Boskic, N. (2011). Critical Literacy and Moral Self. Canadian Game Studies Association conference at CSSE, May 29-June 1, 2011, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Boskic, N. (2011). The Right to Say and the Right to Understand: Democracy in Gameworlds. LLED Graduate Student Conference. May 14, 2011, UBC, Vancouver.

Boskic, N. (2011). All is Fair in Web and Play: Building Ethical Self in Gameworlds through the Word of Other. Explorations & Education. April 1, 2011, UBC, Vancouver.

Boskic, N. (2010).  ARG Plays a Role in Enabling Personal, Social and National Development. Online Educa Berlin: 16th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training. December 1-3, 2010. Berlin, Germany.

Boskic, N.,  (2010). Blended learning: reaching aboriginal students in remote locations. Edge 2010 Conference: eLearning: Horizon and Beyond. October 12-15, 2010, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Boskic, N., Hu, S.  (2010). Playing with media: Diversity of learning potentials. Edge 2010 Conference: eLearning: Horizon and Beyond. October 12-15, 2010, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Boskic, N. (2010). Immersive Gameworlds for World-Wide Change. Presentation of the chapter from Education for Digital World. Elluminate live, April 15, 2010.

Boskic, N., & Hu, S. (2010).   And We’re Rolling! Ways of Using Audio and Video in the Context of Learning and Teaching. Poster presentation. E-Learning Open House, UBC, January 28, 2010.

Exploring serious games. LLED 481: Digital Media in English Language Arts Education: Elementary. Vancouver, UBC, November 2009.

Boskic, N. (2009). Complexity and dynamics of gameworlds: Autopoiesis of possibilities. 3rd European Conference on Games Based Learning. October 12-13, Graz, Austria.

Boskic, N., Rusnak, P., & Gutica, M. (2009). Games for e-Learning: Are we ready for what’s to come? 7th Annual Canadian e-Learning Conference, June 17-19 2009, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Boskic, N. (2009). Strategies for ‘New reading’: Narrative, gameplay and immersive experience. Interacting with Immersive Worlds. June 15-16 2009, Brock University, St. Catharines

Boskic, N. (2009). Virtual worlds: Spaces for immediate coping and opportunities for empathy. Symposium “The Social Future of Knowledge Negotiation” with T. Dobson and J. Miller. CSSE XXXVII Annual Conference 23 May – 26 May 2009 Carleton University, Ottawa.

Boskic, N. (2009). Make up your mind: Is it a game or a narrative? 7th LLED Graduate Student Conference, May 1st, 2009, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Boskic, N., Dobson, T., & Rusnak, P. (2008). Play it seriously; Juxtaposing AR and RW crisis. 2nd European Conference on Games Based Learning. Barcelona, Spain, October 16-17.

Boskic, N. (2008). Now It’s Easy! Accessibility for All. Poster session presented at the NMC conference. Princeton, New Jersey. – Judges Choice Award

Boskic, N. (2008). Accommodating diversity: A power of written word vs. a power of voice. Interactive session at NMC conference, Princeton, New Jersey.

Boskic, N., De Picciotto, R. (2008). Alternative service delivery models for Aboriginal education. Poster session presented at the 5th annual UBC eLearning Open House. Vancouver: The University of British Columbia.

Boskic, N. (2008). Narratives in immersive gameworlds. UVic Language and Literacy Conference: M-bracing 21st Century Multiliteracies (M21CM), Victoria, B.C. March 1-2.

More presentations (before 2008)

Conference Organization

  • European Conference on Game-based Learning (ECGBL) – Committee member 2013- ongoing
  • Investigating Our Practices (IOP) conference – Committee member 2005-2013
  • New Media Constortium (NMC) conference – Committee member 2004