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 - 12:00pm
Educational Technology Maker Faire (9 -12) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 60 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

A Maker Faire session is a time where a variety of technologies and expertise exist to help you create something to take back to your classroom. You may drop by to learn more about them or sit down to build a project. The Maker Faire happens again on Thursday with new table topics and areas to explore. Feel free to drop in at any time in this time period of 9-12. 

Table 1: Audio Recording Basics: Bring your audio related questions. We will cover generic recording equipment for instructional applications. You will walk away with knowledge of beginner's basics of audio and microphone setup principles. For example: How to insert audio file into Powerpoint, learn about mic positioning during setup, how to prepare audio for use as a podcast, etc. (Gee Lam and Adam Thomas)

Table 2: Presentation Planning and Speaking with Slides: How to plan, design and present digital slide presentations. Bring a topic and take your presentation through the EdMedia visual presentataion best practice templates (John Born)

Table 3: Design/Typography Clinic: Graphic design suggestions to improve your printed and digital materials. Bring your current or past projects to see what can be down to improve it. Bring your own laptop with your files. (Gabe Wong)

Table 4: Getting Started with Grav CMS: Bring your Mac or Windows laptop and take the modern flat-file (no database) CMS Grav for a quick spin, editing your Grav site with the text editor of your choice! Cloud-only option is available for the brave with only a tablet or Chromebook. Makes for a great preparation for the 'Moving Beyond the LMS with Grav' studio Thursday (June 9th) from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. (Paul Hibbitts)

Table 5: Open Source Apps that Can Aid Your Teaching: Want to try out some new open source apps that aid your teaching, learning and administrative activities? Want the functionality of Google drive or Dropbox with audio and video streaming capabilities, or a survey tool, or a chat service that are easy to set up, FIPPA compliant and offered by a trusted BC source? Bring your laptop and get going with apps in the Sandstorm framework. (Troy Welch)

Carson Au, Learning Technology Specialist, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Gee Lam, Learning Technology Specialist, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 
Gabe Wong, Media Designer, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 
John Born, Manager, Educational Media, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 
Adam Thomas, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 
Paul Hibbitts, Educator and Interaction Designer, Hibbitts Design / Simon Fraser University
Troy Welch, Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University 

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John Born

Manager, Educational Technology, SFU
John Born - Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE)Simon Fraser University 
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Paul Hibbitts

Educator, Interaction Designer and Open Source Developer, Hibbitts Design / Simon Fraser University
For over 20 years Paul has delivered design solutions, customized training and practical strategies for organizations such as SAP BusinessObjects, The Canadian Real Estate Association and The University of British Columbia. Combining his professional user experience design skill set... Read More →
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Gee Lam

Learning Technology Specialist, Teaching and Learning Centre, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Talk to me about: flexible open learning design, instructional design, Canvas LMS support, researching new learning technologies, designing Camtasia screencasts, OER, business process mapping, change management, research and development of learning objects, digital storytelling... Read More →
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Troy Welch

Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University

Gabe Wong

Designer, SFU TLC Ed Media

Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)