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.

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Wednesday, June 8 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Shift & Share: Mini-sessions - Part 1 (9:00 - 10:30) LIMITED

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This learning experience will feature "mini-sessions" or posters. Participants will engage in lively conversations and sharing with facilitators located at various stations. When a bell rings it's time to shift to another station! There will be several rounds to allow for as many intereactions as possible. Come join what will be a fun, informative morning with engaging facilitators and sessions we promise will offer variety and high energy!

Andy Beadon, Crofton House: "3D Printing in the Classroom"
A look at the many different ways Andy has helped teachers incorporate and use a 3D printer in the classroom. This "mini-session" will highlight the many different subject areas that have used Crofton House's 3D printer.

Andrew Hawryshkewich, SFU: "Parti in the Classroom"
Parti is an in-class image participation system designed to facilitate discussion on images submitted live in-lecture. Designed initially for a first-year design class of two-hundred, Parti allowed students to snap photos of their sketches and submit them through Canvas (a LMS). The instructor could then immediately pull up anonymous submissions for discussion and drawing on, facilitating discussion without the stresses of having a student name on the big screen. Parti was built as a faculty and IT Services collaboration at SFU. Come chat about and try it out yourself as either a student or instructor during the poster session.

Bonnie Johnston, BCIT: "Dog wags tail: Curriculum leads the use of the technology for BCIT's Carpentry program"
The BCIT Carpentry program used the opportunity of participating in a competency-based, technology-supported gap-training project for pre-arrival new immigrants to shake up how they approached their curriculum. Rather than let the technology drive and entrench the same old ways of doing things, they decided to re-imagine how they organize their curriculum and got the technology and the rest of the team to follow. Come and hear more about the project, decisions and the results.

Ulrike Kestler, KPU: "Badge It! The evolution of an online plagiarism tutorial"
The KPU online plagiarism tutorial provided a great opportunity for the Learning Technology team to prototype, test, and pilot Moodle’s badging capability and to lay the groundwork for extending badges to other areas and programs. Hear more about how this was done!

Chad Leaman, Neil Squire Society: "Makers of Access: Disabling Digital Divide"
For people with high level physical disabilities, there are a variety of assistive devices that enable to use them a computer. But for someone that can not use their hands, there is not compatible solutions for mobile devices. We have a prototype solution, the Lipsync, that could be mounted to a wheelchair, enabling someone that can't use their hands to be able to have full access to their device through a mouth controlled input. We are redesigning the solution and planning to openly distribute the solution, so that people with high level physical disabilities anywhere can have an access solution that enables them to use and access a smartphone, just like the rest of the population.

Kar-on Lee, SFU: "Blended & Online Environments for All: Universal Design in Higher Ed"
Learners in higher ed are becoming diverse and there is a need for awareness and application of universal design in the educational environment to promote inclusive educational experiences for a wide range of learners. Many educators are not aware of the opportunities that UD can create for learners. Find out what the basic universal design (UD) guiding principles are and discuss ways to promote and support Universal Design in both online and blended environments Di.

Lisa Read, School District 79: "Secret Codes, Hidden Dragon"
A reflective look back at how codes and language have always informed the message-- whether written, spoken or electronic. Coding is emerging as a necessary form of communication for all learners, not just the Tech Club Kids. Join Lisa in a sharing session that will take a deeper dive into what's going on in the transforming curriculum of the K-12 system to prepare learners for Post Secondary. What can you learn and share about the past, present and future of coding, coding language, and how we communicate on the internet.


Andy Beadon

Coordinator of ICT Integration/ICT Department Head, Crofton House School
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Andrew Hawryshkewich

Lecturer, Simon Fraser University
I (Andrew) am a constantly aspiring multimedia designer and frequent lecturer who teaches predominantly design related topics at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) in Vancouver, Canada. Feel free to track me down to talk about design, teaching... Read More →
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Bonnie Johnston

Instructional Development Consultant, British Columbia Institute of Technology
I am an Instructional Development Consultant in the Learning and Teaching Centre at the BC Institute of Technology.
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Ulrike Kestler

Academic Integrity Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Chad Leaman

Director of Innovation, Neil Squire Society

Kar On Lee

Instructional Designer, Simon Fraser University

Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)