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The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

Thursday, June 9 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
How Flexible is Flexible Learning? (11:30 - 12:00) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 80 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Changes in the way students use technology in their daily lives has caused a dramatic shift in how, when and where they learn (Collis and Moonin, 2011). This flexibility offers the potential for educators to explore new ways of reaching students and leveraging valuable experiential learning opportunities (Salmon, 2011).

However, there is a lack of evidence-based research that investigates whether or not students are taking advantage of this flexibility, or if it is benefiting them in the ways educators assume (Edwards and Clark, 2002).

In this session, we will present data from learning analytics, student surveys and tracked IP addresses for twenty-five assignments from three recently-converted ‘flexible’ courses to examine where and when students are learning in this environment. We will then facilitate a brief discussion with participants on their experiences with flexible learning and the impact on student learning.

Presenters
Derek Turner, Teaching and Learning Fellow (Flexible Learning), University of British Columbia
Loch Brown, Instructor, University of British Columbia
Arthur 'Gill' Green, Teaching and Learning Fellow (Flexible Learning), University of British Columbia
Miriam Katz, Student, University of British Columbia

Speakers
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Loch Brown

Instructor, University of British Columbia
I am passionate about pedagogical innovation and how we can leverage existing and emerging technologies to enhance learning in environmental and geographic education. I am also interested in examining, through a more critical lens, the underlying forces driving how and why educational... Read More →
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Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.
MK

Miriam Katz

Student, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Derek Turner

Teaching and Learning Fellow (Flexible Learning), University of British Columbia
UBC


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

Attendees (31)