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

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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.

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

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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 technologies are being deployed within higher education institutions across Canada. I am always interested in speaking with others who share a passion for... Read More →
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Arthur Gill Green

Professor, UBC
I work on property rights, GIScience, and Open Pedagogy. Three very different areas that have come to be symbiotic in my research and work. Would love to talk to fans of QGIS, people working on property rights, or people attempting to integrate open pedagogical practices in their work.

Miriam Katz

Student, University of British Columbia
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Derek Turner

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

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

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