Learning Resources

2022 GPE Virtual Orientation

It was a pleasure meeting so many students at our 2022 virtual orientation. If you were unable to attend, all recordings are available below. 

Upcoming sessions will be posted here. 

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2022 Orientation Sessions

View recordings from our GPE Virtual Welcome Orientation for new students. For best viewing please use Chrome browser for recordings.

Hosted by: Shelley Enderton, Graduate Program Administrator, GPE

Learn more about getting started as a graduate student at the University of Calgary with this session on registration. Find out what you need to do and where to find the information you need to enroll in your classes.

Key Links: FGS Registration Guides, Academic Schedule, GPE Program Pages

Hosted by: Sylvia Parks, Graduate Program Administrator, GPE

Learn more about getting started as a graduate student at the University of Calgary with this session on registration. Find out what you need to do and where to find the information you need to enroll in your classes.

Key Links: FGS Registration Guides, Academic Schedule, GPE Program Pages

Hosted by: Stacy Gooliaff, Graduate Program Administrator, Team Lead, GPE

The UCalgary website is an important resource as a new student. This session covers the webpages you will visit most often as a graduate student in the Werklund School of Education.

Key Links: Graduate Programs in Education, Office of the Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, IT

Hosted by: Elise Buzzell, Timetabling and Distance Programs Coordinator, GPE

This session provides an overview of some of the resources on campus and how they can help you throughout your studies.   

Key Links: Student Service Guide

Hosted by: Dr. Jim Field, Graduate Program Director

Learn more about what it means to be a graduate student. Explore what it means to become a scholar and how you can make a smooth transition into life as a graduate student.

Hosted by: Elise Buzzell, Timetabling and Distance Programs Coordinator, GPE

Learn more about studying online at the graduate level. This session covers information about technology requirements, recommendations, and tips for being successful in your online courses.

Key Links: Download Office 365, E-Learn

Hosted by: GPESA

Graduate Programs in Education Students' Association is a student run, volunteer organization that strives to represent and be the voice for graduate students. Meet your Co-Presidents and the VP of Student Life!

Key Links: Webpage

Hosted by: Kendell Heydon, Writing Support Services

Join a representative from the Student Success Centre to learn more about academic writing and the supports available to you at the UCalgary campus. 

Key Links: Webpage

Hosted by: Stacy Gooliaff, Graduate Program Administrator, Team Lead, GPE

As an extension of the Resources on Campus presentation, this session focuses on International Student Services and what they can support you with.

Key Links: International Student Services

Hosted by: Dr. Jim Field, Graduate Program Director

Learn what to expect and how to plan for the key stages of Candidacy.  

Hosted by: Dr. Man-Wai Chu, Graduate Program Director

This session focuses on PhD funding and scholarships. Learn about where to go with questions and how to maximize your funding.  

Hosted by: Dr. Ronna Mosher, Director, Graduate Professional Programs in Education

In this session, learn more about how the MEd Interdisciplinary program works.  For topic specific information it is recommended that you visit the topic webpage and connect with your GPA or Academic Coordinator. 

Hosted by: Lisa Llewellyn, Manager, Graduate Programs in Education

In this session, learn more about how the MEd Specialist programs work.  For specialization specific information it is recommended that you connect with your GPA or Academic Coordinator. 

Hosted by: Bart Lenart

Learning more about graduate level research, tips, tricks and tools from an expert!

Key Links: PowerPoint slides

2021 Orientation Sessions

View recordings from our 2021 GPE Virtual Welcome Orientation for new students. For best viewing please use Chrome browser for recordings.

Hosted by: Dr. T.A. Pattinson, Writing Support Services, Student Success Centre

This session will focus on how to help you organize and complete a literature review, and assist you in understanding how this enhances your research.

The Student Success Centre offers one-on-one online writing support meetings for graduate students. Visit their website to learn more about their services, and to book a consultation.

View the PowerPoint Presentation Slides

View the Supplementary Documents from the presentation

Library Research

Hosted by: Dr. Bart Lenart, Doucette Library

Learn more about graduate level library research, and pick up tips and tricks to overcome some of the “troublesome” areas that many graduate students encounter at the beginning of their program. The session will cover accessing online resources such as known articles, books, research articles, and distance education services. Learn more about the citation (or bibliographic) management software. Specific to grad students in Graduate Programs in Education.

View the PowerPoint Presentation slides

Getting Started with Research in Education: an introduction on compiling a search strategy and selecting databases 

Databases for Your Research in Education: an introduction to some of the features of the EBSCO interface 

Effective Searching for Your Research in Education: a conceptual introduction to research in education to learn about some useful tools for conducting research 

APA Session for Graduate Programs in Education Students - July 21, 2021: video recording of session. Hosted by: Dr. Bart Lenart, Doucette Library
View the PowerPoint Presentation slides

Citing Your Research in Education: a video overview of APA7 and the APA LibGuide 

Introduction to APA 7: a recorded APA 7 session that includes (a) an outline of some of the major changes between APA6 and APA7, (b) an overview of the contents of the actual guide, and (c) an overview of the resources found on the APA website 

Links to APA sessions produced and delivered by the Association of College & Research Libraries as well as the American Psychological Association (the creators of the APA guide): 

A Step By Step Guide for APA Style Student Papers 

Citing Works in Text Using Seventh Edition APA Style 

Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style 

Computer Configuration

As most online courses are accessed via the Internet, it is important that graduate students have an appropriate computer configuration. On this page you will find information about technology requirements, delivery tools, and technology support.

A video conferencing technology Zoom is a web-based virtual classroom system, which allows participants to interact synchronously with full two-way audio and the opportunity to use video cameras, instant messaging and a shared, interactive whiteboard. The sessions can also be recorded for listening and viewing at a later time.

Class sessions in Zoom are accessed via the appropriate course in the Online Rooms page of Desire2Learn.

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a robust learning management system, produced by a Canadian company. It is designed to work on any web browser, on any computer operating system. The interface is also optimized for use on mobile devices, and several dedicated applications are available for iOS. Access your D2L through your Student Centre.

D2L

University of Calgary Information Technology (IT) provides support for D2L & Zoom users. Email the IT Support Centre at itsupport@ucalgary.ca or call 403.220.5555, Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MST.

Online Learning Resources

This session covered online learning strategies (e.g. time management, expectations, etc.) and provided students with an introduction to conducting online research using the university library.

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