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Monday, June 6
 

7:30am

Open Education Networking Lounge (7:30 - 8:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

Space set aside for those interested in meeting, hanging out or networking about open education.

7:30am

Breakfast (7:30 - 9:00) - All sessions start at 9:00 am, clear out by 8:45 am
Breakfast will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat inside those Grand Villa 3 or Grand Villa 1 Ballrooms where tables and chairs are set up.

The Ballrooms will be cleared out at 8:45 am to allow for presenters to set up and participants for that session to enter and take a seat. 

9:00am

Supporting Students with Disabilities in BC Postsecondary (9:00 - 9:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

The project consists of two parts: 1) an open resource website adapted, with permission, from University of New Brunswick where it includes BC-specific resources on supporting students with disabilities in the classroom and on campus. 2) an open education online course that’s designed to suit multiple modes of delivery, from online self-guided, to face-to-face facilitated, to blended (a combination of face-to-face and online). Both the resource and the course site are intended for, but not limited to, faculty and staff at postsecondary institutions in BC with a trades school context.


Presenters
Helen Lee, Program Manager, Instructional Design at Justice Institute of British Columbia

Speakers
avatar for Helen Lee

Helen Lee

Sr. Instructional Designer, JIBC
JIBC


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Engaging Technology Learners Through Gamification: Making Learning Stick! (9:00- 9:50 Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3B)

In today’s intensive technical programs, learning is more than ‘remembering’ and ‘recalling’ facts and processes, but generating collaborative approaches within team settings to assimilate knowledge and infer solution to problems.

The Biomedical Engineering Technology program at BCIT is a two-year intensive journey in the life of young men and women aspiring to take charge of one of the most critical functions: making sure that medical equipments are fully operational at all times. 

In an attempt to support student learning through better engagement in of one of our courses (BMET 2200) with considerable technical content, the ‘Pass the Problem’ game was employed during the very first session.

Based on this experience and feedback gathered from students, our session will address the pros and cons of using gamification to assist students develop thinking skills around technical topics. Participants will also practice the ‘Pass the Problem’ game themselves to evaluate its impact on learning.

Presenters
Edmond Zahedi, Faculty Member, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Cathy Griffin, Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Speakers
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Cathy Griffin

Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
avatar for Edmond Zahedi

Edmond Zahedi

Faculty Member, British Columbia Institute of Technology
I am passionate about finding the most efficient ways of conveying technical information. Through the 25+ years of teaching at various academic levels, I have experienced different methods, and still enjoy adapting myself to the challenges of higher education.


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

Reflections on the Applied Teaching Workshop: An ISW adaptation for Chinese Vocational Education Administrators (9:00 - 9:50 - Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3A)

In autumn of 2015, 16 senior administrators from China with responsibility for vocational education visited BCIT to learn more about the teaching of applied skills in Canada. Three BCIT Instructional Development Consultants (Loretta Teng, Youdan Zhang and Mary Wilson) designed and co-facilitated a four-day Applied Teaching Workshop for them. As experienced Instructional Skills Workshop facilitators, we designed a single-mini-lesson version of the ISW, with an expanded focus on the principles of learner-centred instruction and educational philosophy.

We think this Applied Teaching Workshop format could be effective for administrators (deans, directors, etc.) in post-secondary education and for Human Resources personnel who provide feedback to staff or trainees. We would like to engage those attending our session in a round-table discussion exploring ideas for adapting the ISW for educational administrators (from Canada or elsewhere) and for other educational/learning situations.


Presenters
Mary Wilson, Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Youdan Zhang, Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

Instructional Development Consultant, BCIT
I'm currently a half-time Instructional Development Consultant (IDC) at BCIT, mostly working with instructors as they prepare courses for online delivery. I'm also an Open Learning Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University. I teach in the graduate certificate program, Online Teaching and Learning. I do a lot of contract work, developing online and face-to-face courses and workshops. | The prompt says "What should people talk to you about... Read More →
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Youdan Zhang

Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

A Million Eyes are Watching You….tube: The Explosion of Video in Higher Education (9:00 -10:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Video is exploding in higher education.

How is the new media space transforming learning interactions and student engagement?

We will dive into frightening examples and statistics which show just how rapidly video is taking over as the dominant form of educational content and learning experiences.

What is driving this, who is driving it and was can we do to better understand it?

In this session learn how institutions are struggling with questions about how to deal with the huge increase in faculty and student generated video for instruction.

We will dive into data to look at where it’s growing, discuss trends like in video quizzing and share stories on what institutions are doing to turn this sea of change into an opportunity for engagement.


Presenter
Phil Chatteron, Regional Director, Kaltura Education 

Speakers

Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

Out of the File-drawer and into the World: Start your Students Writing for Wikipedia (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)


Wikipedia is the world’s biggest open education resource, and one that we all rely on.  The best way to teach your students to use it wisely is to have them help contribute to articles related to subject matters explored in your courses. In doing so they’ll learn to evaluate evidence, to write without bias,to credit their sources, all while completing work that they’ll be proud to show their friends.  The Wiki Education Foundation provides a wealth of resources for all educators (those wanting to try something small to those ready to revamp the whole course).  

This panel will introduce you to these and to other instructors who have incorporated Wikipedia work into their courses.  Bring your laptop, because we’ll also be editing some Wikipedia pages on (what else?) open education.


Facilitators
Rosie Redfield, Associate Professor,  University of British Columbia
Judy Chan, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
Jami Mathewson, Educational Parterships Manager, Wiki Education Foundation
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus 

Speakers
avatar for Judy Chan

Judy Chan

Education Consultant, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at BCcampus.
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Rosie Redfield

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
UBC


9:00am

Open Education Lounge (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Limited Capacity seats available

Room open for anyone to drop by after 2:30 to hang out and peruse Open Education displays such as:
  • Accessibility Station
  • BC Open Textbook Display
including a lounge area to network and chat 

 

Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Workshop - FULL: "Indigenizing Curriculum": Exploring Factors in Course Design (9:00 - 3:30)
Limited Capacity full

(FULL LATE APRIL) Pre-Registration Required: 20 Participants Maximum

A pressing question in teaching and learning and higher education today surrounds Indigenizing curriculum and Indigenizing the academy, but what does it mean for educators in practice, and what are some of the critical considerations around these issues?

This is not a “how-to” session, but an exploratory workshop that focuses on a few key factors to consider when integrating Indigenous content and perspectives into post-secondary courses:
  • how do we bridge the knowledge gaps that students and instructors bring to learning about Indigenous issues?
  • what is the significance of examining the social location of instructors and students within larger contexts of classroom and campus climate in planning our courses with Indigenous content?
  • what is the value of acknowledging the specific geographies and histories of the places where our teaching and learning is grounded, especially when we introduce Indigenous content across diverse disciplines?

In this session, we will initiate discussion, and share questions, experiences, ideas, and resources to enhance course design (and hence the student experience) with Aboriginal perspectives and content in mind. This is a collaborative session where facilitators will share resources, and participants will be invited to envision what course design might look like when we meaningfully integrate Indigenous content.

Presenters
Heather Hurren, Manager of Academic Development, Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBC Okanagan Campus
Janey Lew, Educational Developer, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC Point Grey Campus
Amy Perreault, Strategist, Aboriginal Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC Point Grey Campus
Hanae Tsukada, Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC Point Grey Campus 

Speakers
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Heather Hurren

Manager of Academic Development, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia Okanagan
UBCO
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Janey Lew

Educational Developer, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus
UBC
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Amy Perreault

Strategist, Aboriginal Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus
UBC
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Hanae Tsukada

Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus
UBC



Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 3:30pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

9:00am

Workshop: Build Your Institution's Program Renewal Plan (9:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pre-Registration Required: 45 Participants Maximum 

In this one-day workshop you or your curriculum team from your institution will work to build a “system” or strengthen your current process of program renewal. If your institution is new to program renewal or is looking to improve its process, this workshop will give you the opportunity to see different models and determine which set of tools would work best for your school.

Your team will review and/or develop your program renewal process based on the 5 stage approach for curriculum development.

We will assess a variety of techniques at each stage to create an implementation plan that works for your institution.

Presenters
Maureen Wideman, Director of Teaching and Learning, University of the Fraser Valley
Teresa Dawson, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Victoria
Theresa Southam, Co-ordinator, Teaching and Learning Institute, Selkirk College

Speakers
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Teresa Dawson

Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Victoria
UVIC
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Theresa Southam

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Institute, Selkirk College
Selkirk College
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Maureen Wideman

Director of Teaching and Learning, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Maureen Wideman is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. She has applied her knowledge and expertise in a number of areas including faculty development, curriculum design, learning with technology and inclusive learning environments. She has taught postsecondary courses in traditional, hybrid and online formats, and has previously managed a service department supporting student... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:45am

Back to the Features: Questioning the Impact of Ancillary Resources on Open Textbook Adoption (9:45 - 10:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In this session, we present several case studies of ancillary resource development for open textbooks in British Columbia. Through these case studies we explore an emerging framework for best practices and the often unrecognized challenges that ancillary resource development poses for open educational resources (OER).

There is increasing evidence that lack of ancillary resources impact OER adoption. Over 40% of the respondents to a 2016 survey of 2,902 faculty members at 29 higher education institutions ranked instructor supplements and student supplements (ancillary resources) as important or very important factors in textbook adoption (Green 2016).

Indeed, the lack of ancillary resources for open textbooks negatively impacts faculty perceptions and adoption rates (Jhangiani et al. 2016). While ancillary resources are often expected by overworked instructors in need of teaching aids, the development of ancillary resources for open textbooks poses several challenges that can be both logistic and fundamental to open education.

For example, ancillary resources may not be shared in the same locations as the associated open textbook, may not be adequately updated with new textbook versions, may not be openly licensed, and may actually undermine the opportunity that open textbooks provide to improve pedagogical approaches.

Moreover, the types of ancillary resources required and the way ancillary resources are developed in different disciplinary settings may require different strategic approaches. In this presentation, we overview these challenges, introduce some applied examples of ancillary resource development, and provide the first steps towards best practices for ancillary resource development.


Presenters
Arthur Gill Green,Teaching and Learning Fellow, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow University of British Columbia and College Professor, Okanagan College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Rod Lidstone, Instructor, Plumbing, Pipe and Refridgeration Trades, Camosun College

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Gill Green

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.
avatar for Jennifer Kirkey

Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey has been teaching physics and astronomy at Douglas College for 25 years. She has been active with Science World's Scientist in the School programs which involves running hands on workshops in elementary school classrooms. She has been an active member of the local Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
avatar for Rod Lidstone

Rod Lidstone

Instructor, Plumbing, Pipe and Refridgeration Trades,, Camosun College
I have been a Trades instructor at Camosun College for over 20 years. I was recently involved with the BCcampus Trades Access Common Core Project as the lead writer and reviewer. I am a strong advocate of Open Educational Resources and one of my primary goals for the coming year is to assist my colleagues and peers throughout the province with the implementation of these resources into their trades training programs.



Monday June 6, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

10:00am

The Effect of Using Mobile Classroom Response System on Students’ Engagement and Performance (10:00 - 10:30 Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3A)

Classroom response systems promote learning in small and large classes and in both lecture and lab settings. In the last decade, the rapid proliferation of smart devices has presented an opportunity to develop new interactive mobile classroom response systems (MCRSs) which have the potential to enhance students’ learning experience.

This talk will summarise an on-going research conducted at Kwantlen Polytechnic University aiming to assess the impacts of using an MCRS on students’ engagement and performance in lab science classes.

Preliminary findings are suggesting that the use of an MCRS makes classes more engaging, improves the amount of interaction between instructor and students, improves student’s understanding of how well s/he comprehends the lecture content, enhances students’ learning, creates a better learning experience, and does not distract students from focusing on class concepts.  


Presenter
Khaled Hamdan, Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
 

Speakers
avatar for Khaled Hamden

Khaled Hamden

Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools!


Monday June 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:00am

Using a Classroom-based Research Project to Engage Students in an Introductory Ecology Course (10:00 -10:30 Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3B)

Introductory ecology students at the University of the Fraser Valley have been engaging in a long-term field study on the decomposition of leaf litter packs in streams to gain an appreciation of ecological principles and methods of ecological research.  Throughout a semester, students study the decomposition of leaves, measure water quality, and collect aquatic macroinvertebrates at an assigned stream site. Students are then provided with the opportunity to test hypotheses using data collected by the class.  The impact of the stream study on student engagement and learning of ecological principles was assessed in the fall of 2015 using a Student Assessment of Learning Gains survey instrument (SALG) and a subset of questions from the Questions for Biology (Q4B).  The results of the assessment of student learning and the utility of the assessment procedures will be examined.  

Presenters
Alida Janmaat, Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley

Speakers
AJ

Alida Janmaat

Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
UFV


Monday June 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:30am

Break (10:30- 11:00) - NB: Many Sessions Start at 10:45 am
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 11:00 but MANY sessions start at 10:45. Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session. 

Monday June 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

10:50am

Development of a Student Governance Toolkit for OER (10:50 - 11:20)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session will outline the process in developing a Student Governance Toolkig for OER Advocacy. We will walk participants through the toolkit and ask for suggestions and comments for improvement.


Presenters
Jenna Omassi, Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia 
Daniel Munro,  Associate Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia

Speakers
DM

Daniel Munro

Associate Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia
UBC
JO

Jenna Omassi

VP Academic & University Affairs, Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver
Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia


Monday June 6, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

11:00am

Improving Learning Outcomes in Remote Learning Communities (11:00 - 11:50 Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at the same time but at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3B)


Mary-Anne Neal is working closely with the Sahtu Dene communities of Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake to reimagine the education system in an effort to improve learning outcomes, raise academic standards, build leadership capacity and promote lifelong learning. 

Her recent visit to the Northwest Territories marks the first step in a long-term initiative that will engage learners of all ages in personal and community improvement projects. 

Barriers to success faced by Canada’s aboriginal population are already well documented. In this presentation, Mary-Anne will share the ways by which incorporating the principles of 21st Century Learning will support achievement of the goals set by the Dene people.


Presenter 
Mary-Anne Neal, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University 

Speakers
avatar for Mary-Anne Neal

Mary-Anne Neal

Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
I hope to improve educational outcomes for learners of aboriginal descent who live in remote northern communities. | My specialization is experiential learning and I want to learn more about incorporating activities into online instruction.



Monday June 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

11:00am

Using Muddiest Point Formative Feedback to Encourage Reflective Teaching and Improve Student Learning (11:00 - 11:50)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Teachers may frequently ask: How do I quickly capture what students know and what they don’t? This presentation introduces a formative feedback method, the muddiest point survey, used in engineering classes to facilitate reflective teaching. For instructors, the muddiest point survey helps them gain valuable insights into students’ learning and think deeply about their teaching; whereas for students, it encourages learning reflection on a regular basis. This method also creates a more consistent means for students to communicate their learning needs with instructors. Because the muddiest point data collection is done automatically through Blackboard, this process saves instructor’s time and makes the implementation of this method feasible for both large and small classes. This presentation will demonstrate how the muddiest point survey has both changed instructors’ perception towards more student-centered teaching, and improved overall student learning.

Presenter
Claire Yan, Senior Instructor, University of British Columbia

Speakers
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Claire Yan

Senior Instructor, University of British Columbia
UBC


Monday June 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

11:00am

Using Smart Devices as Mobile Classroom Response Systems (11:00 - 11:50 Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3A)

In the last decade, the rapid proliferation of smart devices has presented an opportunity to develop new interactive mobile classroom response systems (MCRSs) which have the potential to enhance students’ learning experience. This session begins with presenting Kwantlen Polytechnic University student perceptions about using MCRSs.

It follows with a technical explanation and hands-on demonstration on how to use Reef Polling application to turn students’ smart devices into MCRSs for the purpose of creating an interactive learning environment.

Please prepare to participate in this session by downloading the free REEF Polling by i>clicker application from Apple Store (for iphones and ipads) or Play Store (Android devices). If you do not have a smart device then you can still participate using a PC browser. You need to bring a PC to download the instructor’s software and to set up a polling session for one of your classes.   


Presenter
Khaled Hamdan, Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
avatar for Khaled Hamden

Khaled Hamden

Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools!


Monday June 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

11:30am

Building an Institutional Culture of Open: Strategies, Insights, and Lessons from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (11:30 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a regional undergraduate teaching university that serves a diverse student body across its four campuses. In recent years KPU has led BC post-secondary institutions through its embrace of open educational practices. This includes more than 100 course adoptions of open textbooks, faculty-led OER and ancillary resource development projects across a range of disciplines, institutional OERu membership and course development projects, events during open access and open education weeks, internal funding of OER-related projects, and language affirming open practices within the university strategic planning documents.

This practical session brings together administrators, faculty, librarians, and staff from KPU’s institutional Open Studies working group to share strategies, insights, and lessons that will prove useful to other institutions seeking to build a culture of Open.


Presenters
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Farhad Dastur, Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Sal Ferreras, Provost and VP Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Meg Goodine, Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Caroline Daniels, Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Todd Mundle, University Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Diane Purvey, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Daniels

Caroline Daniels

Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, KPU
Ask me about how Librarian's can be part of the OER movement.
avatar for Farhad Dastur

Farhad Dastur

Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I believe that open education is one of the most important and exciting developments in higher education. I have taught using open textbooks; I have consulted on a Research Methods course using an open development platform (WikiEducator); I am co-creating an Intro Psychology course for OERu; I have conducted research on the efficacy of open textbooks; and I am writing an open textbook on Critical Thinking.
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Sal Ferreras

Provost and VP Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
avatar for Meg Goodine

Meg Goodine

Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
avatar for Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I am the Open Studies Teaching Fellow and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network. I have revised two open textbooks—for... Read More →
avatar for Todd Mundle

Todd Mundle

University Librarian, KPU
KPU


Monday June 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

12:00pm

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00)
Lunch will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat. Obtain food and then find tables and chairs inside Grand Villa 3 Ballroom.

12:00pm

BCOER Librarians: Lunch Meeting (12:00 - 1:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a meeting time for the BCOER Librarians. Please grab your lunch downstairs and bring it on up to this room for a 12:00 -1:00 pm meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
BCcampus
avatar for Leva Lee

Leva Lee

Manager, BCcampus
I am a member of the BCcampus Professional Learning team! Come say hello at the Registration Desk. | | I'll be helping with the Wednesday Shift and Share minin sessions/unconference and co-facilitating 2 sessions on creativity and brain science with Gina Bennett, CoTR.


1:00pm

"I'd like to make an Open Textbook. Now what?" (1:00 - 1:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

If a faculty member says: "I'd like to make an Open Textbook, what do I do?" ... how do we answer? Right now, it's not clear there is a solid answer. There are resources, tools, and some programs out there, but the distance between "I'd like to make an Open Textbook" and "publishing an Open Textbook" is far. What, even, does "Publishing an Open Textbook" mean exactly? Making a PDF available on the web for download? Or something more? With a new initiative, Reb.us, we're trying to build out a sensible answer to the question, and make it easy for any educational institution to support Open Textbook creation (without reinventing the wheel), and easy for any faculty member wishing to create an Open Textbook to do so.


Presenter
Hugh McGuire, Founder at Pressbooks, Montreal

Speakers
HM

Hugh McGuire

Founder, Pressbooks / LibriVox
technology guy


Monday June 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Walking in the Past: Active Learning in Introductory Canadian History Classes (1:00 - 1:50 Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with one other session at the other end happening at the same time. (Area 3B)

The subject of history is one that continues to fascinate even in the 21st century, as the popularity of Youtube videos like “100 Years of Beauty” can attest. So why does history in university continue to be seen as dry and boring? Historians have been slow to adopt active learning techniques. Part of the problem lies in the lack of information available about the practicalities of developing and implementing these activities. My paper addresses the use of active learning in universities, with special attention to the subject of Canadian history. Using my experiences and research, I take participants through the development of one such activity – a digital walking tour – how I located primary sources, how I structured the activity around specific learning goals, and how I ran the activity in my classroom. I argue that these activities are effective tools for increasing student engagement with history at the university level. 

Presenter
Andrea Eidinger, Limited Term Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

Speakers
AE

Andrea Eidinger

Limited Term Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Monday June 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

What is Persuasive Evidence of Program Impact for Different Stakeholders? (1:00 - 1:50 Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with one other session at the other end happening at the same time. (Area 3A)

Since 2014, we have conducted an ongoing formal evaluation of a small grants program to support faculty teaching inquiry using multiple types of data (surveys, interviews, documents). Over 159 grants have been awarded, 112 are complete with final reports. Evaluation findings are used for different purposes including, to provide evidence of program impact and to continually improve the program. We have learned a lot about what types of information or data are interesting and persuasive to different stakeholders (e.g., central administration, Deans, faculty members) and how to most effectively present this information. We will share our strategies and provide examples of reports and presentations to different stakeholders. We will engage the audience in a conversation about this topic and entertain examples of other approaches.


Presenters
Cheryl Amundsen, Professor, Faculty of Education; Director of the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University
Laura D'Amico, Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University
Tara McFarlane, Administrative Co-ordinator, Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University 

Speakers
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Cheryl Amundsen

Professor, Faculty of Education; Director of the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University
Ask me about scholarship of teaching and learning.
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Laura D'Amico

Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University
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Tara McFarlane

Administrative Co-ordinator, Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Monday June 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Teaching and Learning in a Biosphere: Curriculum Connections, Research and Student Engagement (1:00 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Established in 2014 at Vancouver Island University, the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) is the engine behind the (Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve) MABR’s research and educational programs. MABRRI’s mission is to advance a program of inquiry that involves regional stakeholders in meaningful explorations of issues of local relevance.

By harnessing the knowledge of the MABR community and the interdisciplinary strengths of students and faculty at Vancouver Island University, MABRRI is a centre for collaborative research, innovation, and knowledge sharing that elevates the relationship between people and nature in the biosphere region. The focus is on practical, applied research that benefits local communities and provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in research and dissemination.

MABRRI's research coordinator, VIU students, and faculty associates work with community partners to create and conduct research projects that advance our understanding of people and nature--and the interaction between these--within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. 

This session will highlight our current research program and activities, including our first-ever BioBlitz, Digital Storytelling Project, Interpretive Signage and Sense of Place Directed Study, Community Build-outs, the installation of a weather station and snow pillow on Mount Arrowsmith, and our lake and eelgrass monitoring program.  The session will also invite participants to identify opportunities at their own institutions, encouraging sharing on best practices and lessons learned.  


Presenters
Pam Shaw, Director, Master of Community Planning Program, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vancouver Island University and Research Director of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI)

Sarah Lumley, BA Research Coordinator at the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) and soon to be attending graduate school at Queens University. 


Speakers

Monday June 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Open Education Working Groups on Campus: Getting Traction (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Join us on for a panel discussion highlighting open education working groups, projects and initiatives from a variety of campuses across BC.

Lighting Talks: Each speaker will present for 5 minutes each and respond to questions for 2 minutes. This will be followed by a broad panel discussion about strategies to foster the engagement of faculty and staff with open education resources and practices and a snapshot of current activities and startups of open education working groups.

Moderator
Rosario Passos, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus

Panelists
Lin Brander, Liaison Librarian & Collections Coordinator, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Serhat Beyenir, Instructor, Power Engineering, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Simon Fraser University
Lynda Williams, Manager Learning Technology, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Brenda Smith, Distance and Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Colin Madland, Coordinator for Educational Technologies, Thompson Rivers University and OER Fellow 
Debra Flewelling, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor, Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College and BC OT Faculty Fellow


Speakers
avatar for Serhat Beyenir

Serhat Beyenir

Instructor, Power Engineering, BCIT
I am an instructor at the Power Engineering Group of BCIT where I maintain web-based online courses and tutor distance education learners. I also teach in the Power and Process Engineering program. I am an open source software (OSS) advocate and open textbook proponent: I began to use OSS in 2001. Since then I have promoted Linux-variant operating systems, built content and learning management systems using Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and Moodle... Read More →
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Lin Brander

Liaison Librarian & Collections Coordinator, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
avatar for Debra Flewelling

Debra Flewelling

Emerging Technologies Librarian, Douglas College
Douglas College
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Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey has been teaching physics and astronomy at Douglas College for 25 years. She has been active with Science World's Scientist in the School programs which involves running hands on workshops in elementary school classrooms. She has been an active member of the local Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
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Colin Madland

Director, Online Shenanigans, Trinity Western University
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Hope Power

Teaching & Learning Librarian, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Brenda Smith

Distance & Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
TRU
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Lynda Williams

Learning Technology Analyst & Manager, Teaching & Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU


1:45pm

Big Data, Privacy Awareness & The Future of the Internet: A Potential Core Element of OER – a Conversation (1:45 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

What is Big Data? Why should I care? How, if at all, can I use Big Data to good effect? Learn the terminology, background, and potential future directions of Big Data (also known as Analytics), the trend now underlying much of modern business.  Risk, liability and privacy concerns are also introduced. This presentation is founded in a draft paper. Specifically, but primarily as an example of the spectrum of issues emerging now, this paper is focused on the most basic element of growing online (TME) applications – to wit, youth-adolescent-student effectiveness combined with an enhanced understanding and awareness of the need for safety.

As Big Data-Analytics emerges as a tool for business, making the internet increasingly ubiquitous, the demonstrable need to balance expertise in application with this understanding and safety awareness also increases.  Families (i.e., parents, grandparents, even older siblings) and educators for appropriate age cohorts (i.e., teachers of K-12 learners) are too rarely providing necessary frameworks for the youth and adolescents in their orbits. These prospective mentors, seldom truly active in the process of implementing TMEs to date, are increasingly disenfranchised and distanced from the process at a time when their general experience is more necessary and applicable than ever.

This paper elaborates on work, over several years, in the area of instilling an increased understanding of the concepts of Web Presence-Digital Footprint amongst youth and adolescents. The results of this work suggest strongly that as creators of knowledge, facilitators of the creation of knowledge and managers of knowledge it behooves us to strongly recommend that more research be conducted in order to begin to establish a consistent recognizable research literature base to (1) nurture the learners of this youngest cohort of learners effectively, and (2) ease the transition of the system of education from ‘traditional’ to the most effective TME-related models possible.

This presentation will detail the core contents of the paper in question in the form of a conversation and that presenter will seek active dialogue to enhance the effectiveness of the paper when published.


Participants 
Rob Thompson, Royal Roads University
 

Speakers
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Rob Thompson

Faculty, Royal Roads University
Robert Thompson, EdD. in Online and Distance Education, is a lifelong K-12 and post-secondary educator/storyteller who also provides organizational and individual training, mentoring and presentations. He has a background in tourism leadership and management, business, operations and implementing technology in educational and training environments. A MALT graduate, he joined RRU in 2003 as Associate Faculty. Now Adjunct Professor in the School... Read More →



Monday June 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:45pm

How to Use Pressbooks (1:45 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Adapting or modifying educational resources is what gives open the competitive advantage over its commercial counterparts, and means that an instructor can change content to best suit the learning outcomes of their course. This presentation will walk you through the steps of how to use Pressbooks to achieve this goal. Participants will be shown how to use this publishing platform to perform some very simple modifications to an open textbook as part of an adaptation. 


Presenter
Lauri, Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 

Speakers
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Lauri Aesoph

Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
I support the development and sharing of open educational resources in British Columbia. I have project managed and led workshops and webinars on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. I also provide technical and instructional design support for the B.C. Open Textbook Project as a Manager of Open Education, as well, blog about and create support guides and other materials for faculty and staff working in this area... Read More →



Monday June 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:00pm

Lessons Learned: Using Project Based Learning Pedagogy in a Multi-Access Course (BUSN-3110) (2:00 - 2:30 Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session happens in a large ballroom with two sessions at opposite ends of the room (Area 3A)

Research supports the value of interdisciplinary programs, however, there are relatively few interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate level at the JIBC. The purpose of this study is to share successes and challenges from applying project based learning (PBL) in a multi-access inter-disciplinary course.

PBL is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning that is designed to engage students in the investigation of authentic problems. Learning experiences are designed to enable students reach higher cognitive levels of problem solving and evaluation, while at the same time improving professional skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

Multi-access learning is “…a framework for enabling students in both face-to-face and online contexts to personalize learning experiences while engaging as a part of the same course.” (Irvine, Code, & Richards 2013).

The goals of this study are to:
  • Improve students’ learning by incorporating feedback provided by students, faculty and sponsors (community partners)
  • Document lessons learned for future adaptation by other faculty

Presenter
Florence Daddey, Program Manager, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Speakers
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Florence Daddey

Program Manager, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Florence is a Program Manager and Instructor and works for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) at the Justice Institute of BC. In her role as an instructional designer she collaborates with program areas and divisions as they develop and redesign their courses and programs. She also works with faculty and staff in advancing and fostering professional growth in teaching and learning excellence and assist in promoting... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:00pm

The Canada-Ghana Global Community Service Learning Project: Teaching and Learning through Sharing and Praxis (2:00 - 2:30 Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3B)

Through a slideshow, I intend to show how I endeavor to inculcate in my students the culture of global citizenship by training them to become future leaders and citizens who think and act as global citizens and who are equipped with the requisite skillset, mindset, heartset, and values of global citizenship and committed to stewarding our planet responsibly to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising those of future ones. I do this through by engaging my students in research activities and pedagogy, including my research projects, the Classroom without Walls Web-conferencing Course on Globalization and Global Justice, the Aklowa (Village) Solar Lanterns, the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series and the Ghana Field School.


Presenters
Charles Quist-Adade, Faculty Member, Sociology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Nicholas Naresh, Student, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
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Nicholas Naresh

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
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Charles Quist-Adade

Faculty Member, Sociology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Monday June 6, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:30pm

Break (2:30 - 3:00) - NB: Some Sessions Start at 2:45
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 3:00 but there are a few sessions starting at 2:45. Check the schedule.

Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session. 
 

2:30pm

Open Education Lounge (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Limited Capacity seats available

Room open for anyone to drop by after 2:30 to hang out and peruse Open Education displays such as:
  • Accessibility Station
  • BC Open Textbook Display
including a lounge area to network and chat 

Monday June 6, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:45pm

An Expansive View of Open Practice in Inter-professional Health Education (2:45 - 3:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Open educational resources and open textbooks have been a focus of many conversations in the open community for the past few years, but the opportunity is much broader, as well all know.

At BCIT we are thinking about how to embed open practices along with open resources at the core of our health education programs. One approach we are pursuing is the use of an open educational clinical information system (EdCIS) That would be connected to our courses, to our simulations and labs, and would be available to students throughout their health science programs at BCIT.

The adaptation of an existing open source EdCIS provides a unique opportunity for BCIT to build capacity and to develop an open practice model that will enable inter-professional collaboration. Student learning will be enhanced through longitudinal interactions, inter-professional collaborations and a constructivist paradigm.

Using open source EdCIS technology would also allow us to build a larger case-study network and datasets with colleagues across Canada, as well as provide an open source EdCIS for use by a global community of practice.


Presenters
David Porter, Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Glynda Doyle, Educator, Informatics Lead, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Connie Evans, Simulation Co-ordinator, Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Rob Kruger, Faculty, Critical Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Janet Morrison, Program Head, Occupational Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Speakers
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Glynda Doyle

Educator, Informatics Lead, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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Connie Evans

Simulation Co-ordinator, Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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Rob Kruger

Faculty, Critical Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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Janet Morrison

Program Head, Occupational Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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David Porter

Associate Vice-President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT


Monday June 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:45pm

Assessing Team Process in Student Learning Teams: Recent Research from Royal Roads University (2:45 - 4:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Through literature, Royal Roads University (RRU) has identified “a positive link between team learning and team performance” (Royal Roads University, 2013a, p. 24). Employers globally seek individuals who have demonstrated skills in collaboration, team facilitation, project management, conflict management, and relationship building to navigate the culturally diverse and complex world we live in.

Committed to building these competencies in students, team-based learning has been established as an educational pillar in our Learning and Teaching Model. RRU recently opened the Counselling and Coaching Center (CCC) to provide guidance, facilitation, instructor and instructional design collaboration around team assignments, investigation of effective teamwork assessment tools, and support to students learning teams. 

Join Trish Dyck and Sarah Chettleburgh, Team Coaches at the CCC at RRU and current Co-researchers as they share recent findings on research around best practices for team process assessment, guide you through a team based assessment activity used with RRU student learning teams, and participate in a facilitated dialogue to capture the collective wisdom of workshop participants regarding student learning teams.


Presenters 
Trish Dyck, Team Coach, Royal Roads University
Sarah Chettleburgh, Manager of Coaching Center, Royal Roads University 

Speakers
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Sarah Chettleburgh

Manager of Coaching Center, Royal Roads University
RRU
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Trish Dyck

Team Coach, Royal Roads University
RRU


Monday June 6, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Applying Inquiry-Based Learning in Your Classroom (3:00 - 3:50)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at the same time but at opposite ends of the room.

To prepare students for a world that is full of ill-defined dilemmas it is important to teach the tools and skills to think beyond the classroom. To help our students think critically it has been said we need to promote critical thinking, yet how is this done? What strategies are available for instructors to use? 

Promoting critical thinking is not just explaining to students how to ask better questions, or become better problem solvers. Critical thinking requires presenting material by looking at the merits and shortcomings of an issue to arrive at a reasoned judgment. In order for instructors to facilitate critical thinking they must also approach their teaching practice differently.

In this presentation a specific delivery approach which is drawn from the Critical Thinking Consortium C2T2.

Presenter
Cathy Griffin, Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Speakers
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Cathy Griffin

Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT


Monday June 6, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Open Policy Guide for Higher Education (3:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session will walk participants through the recently published "OER Policy Guide for Higher Education" that was co-written by Amanda Coolidge (BCcampus) and Daniel DeMarte (Tidewater Community College). The session will include a hands on activity where participants will start developing their own institutional OER policy, as well as provide an opportunity to review barriers and challenges that may exist in the development of an OER policy.


Presenter
Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 

Speakers
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Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
BCcampus



3:30pm

Experiences, Perceptions, and Outcomes of Using Open Textbooks: Research from the BC OER Research Fellows (3:30 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session includes the presentation of results from three separate surveys of open textbooks users:

1. A survey of students in a very large introductory physics course at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver that started using an open textbook during the 2015-2016 academic year. This survey asks about students’ use of textbooks generally, their perceptions of the open textbook in their physics course, and the educational impact of traditional textbook costs. A comparison of student outcomes in the course during terms in which a traditional textbook was used and those in which the open textbook was used will also be reported. This study was conducted by Dr. Christina Hendricks (Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia-Vancouver).  

2. A survey of students across BC post-secondary institutions enrolled in courses with open textbooks. The survey assessed the experiences and perceptions of students using open textbooks, the economic and educational impact of traditional textbook costs, as well as how these outcomes are relate students’ educational background, study habits, personality characteristics, and instructor ratings. This study was conducted by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Department of Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

3. A survey of students, administrators, faculty, and instructional designers at Thompson Rivers University during the 2015-2016 academic year. The study assessed respondents’ experiences and perceptions of using BCcampus Open Textbooks in campus-based and online courses in relation to the cost savings of open textbooks, the influence of open textbooks on the attainment of learning outcomes, and how open resources are used differently from traditional textbooks. This study was conducted by Colin Madland (Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University).


Presenters 
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Colin Madland, eLearning Facilitator - ‎Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia 

Speakers
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Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching, University of British Columbia-Vancouver
UBC, Philosophy, WordPress, OER
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I am the Open Studies Teaching Fellow and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network. I have revised two open textbooks—for... Read More →
avatar for Colin Madland

Colin Madland

Director, Online Shenanigans, Trinity Western University



Monday June 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

4:00pm

International Students - Meeting the Challenge (4:00 - 4:50)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at the same time but at opposite ends of the room.

As post-secondary institutions accept greater numbers of international students, instructors are faced with myriad concomitant challenges. Now Mary-Anne Neal shares strategies for engaging international learners and maximizing their contribution to the classroom and online learning environments. In Canada, Mary-Anne has taught undergraduate learners from 17 countries; in China, she has taught courses for the B.A. in Tourism and the M.A. in Educational Leadership. Her approach incorporates core components of RRU's Learning and Teaching Model, with a focus on collaborative, experiential and authentic learning.  Participants will leave with practical strategies for student engagement that can be applied for online and face-to-face teaching.

Presenter
Mary-Anne Neal, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University 

Speakers
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Mary-Anne Neal

Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
I hope to improve educational outcomes for learners of aboriginal descent who live in remote northern communities. | My specialization is experiential learning and I want to learn more about incorporating activities into online instruction.



Monday June 6, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

4:15pm

Textbook No Longer Required (4:15 - 4:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In the Fall of 2012 our Instructional Team launched a newly developed version of EDU 210: Introduction to Educational Technologies. The goal of the redevelopment was to make the course more relevant, engaging and current in the large scale lecture component of this course. As part of this process we replaced the textbook with openly available resources and switched to using only free technology tools.

The result has been that students save money, we are able to be more flexible in our course design and we have created open resources to share back to the community. In this session we will share some of our experiences in adopting, adapting and creating Open Educational Resources.

Presenters
Sherri Fricker, Learning Design Consultant, University of Alberta
Anwen Burk, ‎Instructional Designer & Educational Technology Consultant, University of Alberta
Janet Welch, ‎Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education; Director, Technologies in Education; Assistant Professor, Ed Psych, University of Alberta

Speakers
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Anwen Burk

‎Instructional Designer & Educational Technology Consultant, University of Alberta
University of Alberta
SF

Sherri Fricker

Learning Design Consultant, University of Alberta
University of Alberta
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Janet Welch

Assistant Dean / Executive Director - Technologies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
University of Alberta


Monday June 6, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

5:00pm

British Columbia Teaching and Learning Network - Networking Meeting (5:00 - 7:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

The BC Teaching and Learning Network (BC-TLN) is a community of individuals working to support teaching and learning in post secondary environments in British Columbia.

We are a grassroots network comprised of people, from across BC, with varied roles.

We will be structuring the networking meeting primarily around a round robin format allowing all participants an opportunity to share on any of the following, as it relates to enhancing teaching and the student learning experience:
(1) a new and interesting initiative you (or your institution) is working on
(2) a challenge you are facing
(3) an issue about which you seek your colleagues’ input and/or perspectives.

We welcome all interested individuals to join us for all or part of our spring networking meeting and round robin. 

Facilitators
BC-TLN Executive 

Monday June 6, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

5:00pm

Dinner Out (on own)
Try one of the 7 restaurants/eating places on site (in hotel and casino) or take the free shuttle to Metrotown Mall for more options.

Sign up sheets will be available so you can join groups or meet up with colleagues. 

Monday June 6, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Restaurants (Hotel, Casino or Metropolis at Metrotown)
 
Tuesday, June 7
 

7:30am

7:30am

Breakfast (7:30 - 9:00) - All sessions start at 9:00 am, clear out by 8:45 am
Breakfast will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat inside those Grand Villa 3 or Grand Villa 1 Ballrooms where tables and chairs are set up.

The Ballrooms will be cleared out at 8:45 am to allow for presenters to set up and participants for that session to enter and take a seat. 

7:30am

9:00am

How to Open a Psychology Department: What We Have Learned Two Years Into Our Journey (9:00 - 9:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Sessioin Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Two years ago, the Psychology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University was neither a leader nor even a follower in the open education movement. Today, we lead our institution in terms of number of sections taught with open textbooks. We have conducted research into the efficacy of open vs. traditional textbooks.

We have created an Open Education Resources committee that has authored a Moodle-based OER. We have participated in the creation of open educational resources including test banks, textbooks, wikis, and courses.

How did we do this? Learn from the faculty that made it happen in this informative panel discussion that will share with you strategies, lessons learned, and practical advice for opening your department.

Presenters
Farhad Dastur, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
David Froc, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Richard Le Grand, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Kurt Penner, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
avatar for Farhad Dastur

Farhad Dastur

Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I believe that open education is one of the most important and exciting developments in higher education. I have taught using open textbooks; I have consulted on a Research Methods course using an open development platform (WikiEducator); I am co-creating an Intro Psychology course for OERu; I have conducted research on the efficacy of open textbooks; and I am writing an open textbook on Critical Thinking.
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David Froc

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
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Richard Le Grand

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I am the Open Studies Teaching Fellow and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network. I have revised two open textbooks—for... Read More →
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Kurt Penner

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Plastic Pedagogies: Design Thinking and Prototyping as Classroom Practice (9:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

We all know hands-on learning is a great way to teach, but where do we start making smart use of emerging technology? We’re going to show you how to get students thinking about concepts in more complicated ways than a five-paragraph essay allows and encourage you to reflect on how you teach and how students learn.

Desktop fabrication and participatory web culture offer different models for exploring and understanding how we teach. Thinking about the methodologies of design thinking-- iteration, prototyping, modeling--this session will explore how classrooms can be re- envisioned as a space for both creative and intellectual application.

Exploring several venues for creating innovative classroom learning modules, from websites, to fabrication, to fast prototyping, we’ll look at how we might expand our approach to teaching critical thinking skills (in the humanities). For instance, we’ll explore how objects can enliven discussions about themes and theoretical concepts such as narrative, frustration, and access. At the same time, we’ll look at how making objects using the emerging fabrication technologies encourages a reflective practice that enlightens our understanding of both teaching and the experience of our students.

Some of the “why didn’t I think of that?!” ideas we’ll cover in this session include:

  • Break a text or assignment or intentionally distort it
  • Build a website / facebook profile for a character in a novel
  • Fabricate an object that represents a concept
  • Design a board game that reflects the plot of a novel or the experience of learning
  • Draw a comic that represents different disciplinary analytical practices
  • Make animated gifs or gif posts to use as course evaluations or journals

Presenters

David N. Wright, Coordinator, Research & Innovation, Douglas College
Brenna Clark, Faculty Member, Douglas College 

Speakers
BC

Brenna Clarke Gray

Faculty Member, Douglas College
Douglas
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David N. Wright

Coordinator, Research & Innovation, Douglas College


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

WordPress: Four Learning Experiences to Ponder (9:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Four unique perspectives of delivering WordPress course elements will be revealed by our presenters:

  • Consider UBCs showcase of WordPress sites, enhancing student learning and instructor delivery of better/more agile content (Barish Golland)
  • Cogitate on JIBC's use of WordPress as a platform for small/short open courses, resources, and community sites (Tannis Morgan)
  • Check out a TRU conference follow-up site and learn how a novice developer stumbled into several common WordPress traps and dug himself out of them (Troy Welch)
  • Reflect on JIBC's experiences (the good and the bad) of managing WordPress sites through LearnDash (an LMS plugin) (Melanie Meyers)

Presenters
Barish Golland, Manager, Learning Eco-systems Support and Solutions, University of British Columbia
Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Melanie Meyers, Senior Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of British Columbia 
Troy Welch, Learning Innovations Developer, Thompson Rivers University

Moderators
Hope Miller, Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas College
Keith Webster, Instructional Designer, Royal Roads University

Moderators
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Hope Miller

Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas College
Blended/hybrid teaching and learning, Blackboard, 5 moments of need
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Keith Webster

Instructional Designer, Royal Roads University
I've been an educator for several decades, including as a staff instructor in the CF, a stint as a high school teacher, teaching educational technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria and teaching in the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning at Thompson Rivers University. I was an instructional designer and educational technologist at the University of Victoria for a decade before coming to Royal Roads.

Speakers
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Barish Golland

Manager, Learning Eco-systems Support and Solutions, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
I'm interested in constantly improving the student learning experience and empowering instructors to use technology effectively for that purpose. At Sauder I manage logistics for Online BYOD In-class summative exams and have pioneered widespread use of the WordPress/Blackboard Learn LMS integration. Other interests include learning analytics, learning ecosystem integrations, jazz improvisation and Slack.
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Melanie Meyers

Senior Instructional Designer, JIBC
Senior Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
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Tannis Morgan

Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC
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Troy Welch

Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

Liberating Structures for Beginners 1 (9:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This 90-minute session is about jumping in and getting familiar with basic Liberating Structures you can easily pick up and start using in your work.  

Particpants will experience 3-4 different Liberating Structures activities in this session.

Your team of Liberating Micro-Structuralists & Facilitators includes:

Maureen Mackey - Douglas College
kele fleming - 
UBC
BJ Eib - 
Royal Roads University
Tami Saj - 
Royal Roads University
Michelle Glubke - 
BCcampus
Tracy Kelly - 
BCcampus

Speakers
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Michelle Glubke

Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects, BCcampus
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Tracy Kelly

Senior Manager, Professional Learning, BCcampus
Tracy helps develop and deliver projects and learning opportunities related to teaching, learning, and educational technology for B.C. public post-secondary faculty and staff.
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Tami Saj

Faculty Support, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

Open Pedagogy Maker Event (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In this workshop we will ask you to consider a definition of open pedagogy and discuss possibilities for open practice in your context, reflect on examples of open practice, and experiment with open teaching challenges.


Presenters
Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Open Education, Bccampus 

Speakers
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Mary Burgess

Executive Director, BCcampus
Open Education, Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

9:00am

Workshop FULL: For New Educational Developers (and others who support teaching and learning in higher education) (9:00 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

(FULL as of early May) Pre-Registration Required: 20 Participants Maximum
email festival@bccampus.ca if you wish to be put on waitlist

Educational development is broadly defined as the profession dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in post-secondary environments. As such our work is diverse and complex and requires us to draw on many skills and abilities.

In this session, participants will engage in discussions and small group activities to better understand what educational developers do, how we do our work, and the values that underpin our work.

Participants will explore the foundational practices and competencies needed and, in doing so, will develop a network of colleagues.

Whether your official title is ‘educational developer’ or not, all are welcome to this session!

Presenters
Isabeau Iqbal, Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC, Chair, BC Teaching and Learning Network
Jennifer Jasper, Program Manager, Centre for Leadership, JIBC, Chair-Elect, BC Teaching and Learning Network
Eric Kristensen, Educational Developer 

Speakers
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Isabeau Iqbal

Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
UBC
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Jennifer Jasper

Program Manager, Centre for Leadership, Justice Institute of British Columbia
JIBC
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Eric Kristensen

Educational Developer
Retired educational developer with over 30 years experience in the field working in large research universities in Canada in the U.S., small arts institutions in the U.S. as well as new universities here in BC. I worked my way up from a work-study position videotaping classes for observation and review to becoming director of a centre in two very different institutions. I'm happy to share my broad knowledge of the field and, in particular... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

9:00am

Workshop: Designing a Scholarly Inquiry Project (9:00 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pre-Registration Required: 20 Participants Maximum (but drop-ins welcome as session is not full)


Workshop Overview
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 Scholarly inquiry into student learning involves a systematic set of inquiry processes into student learning. Normally conducted within one’s own class, it is evidence-based, peer reviewed and publicly shared. Through structured facilitation and peer discussion, you will learn about finding appropriate literature, writing a researchable question, strategies for data collection and analysis, ethical requirements, and ways to disseminate your inquiry results.

This full day workshop is geared to help you design a scholarly inquiry/resarch project into teaching and learning. The workshop is hands-on and will assist you in transforming an idea for a project into a study that you can conduct at your institution. A systems overview of the elements of a scholarly inquiry project will begin the workshop. We will then identify where the common challenges are in progressing through the phases of conducting a scholarly inquiry project.

Prior research experience is not a prerequisite, nor is any experience with educational or pedagogical investigation. This workshop is designed to help faculty build new expertise, making use of their own background and experience brought from the classroom.

Presenters
Gary Hunt, Co-ordinator Teaching and Learning, Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University
Ido Roll, Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Peter Arthur, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia Okanagan 


Speakers
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Peter Arthur

Senior Instructor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia Okanagan
UBCO
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Gary Hunt

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Support, Thompson Rivers University
TRU
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Ido Roll

Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, University of British Columbia
Technology can | Help folks be eager learners | Fruitful in context


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

9:45am

Lessons Learned on a Provincially Funded Project (9:45 - 10:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

The Alberta OER project has been active for the last two years. With a $2million grant to disburse across the province we aimed to build on the excellent progress made by BC Campus. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned as we navigated the OER waters with institutions from across the province.


Presenters

Janet Welch, ‎Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education; Director, Technologies in Education; Assistant Professor, Ed Psych, University of Alberta

Speakers
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Janet Welch

Assistant Dean / Executive Director - Technologies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
University of Alberta


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

10:30am

Break (10:30- 11:00) - NB: Many Sessions Start at 10:45 am
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 11:00 but MANY sessions start at 10:45. Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session.  

Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

10:45am

Canadian and Tanzanian Youth use Virtual Reality to Exchange Life stories and Learn Technology (10:45 - 11:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Strathcona Elementary, a school on the downtown eastside of Vancouver Canada, and Iyoli Primary, a remote village school in Tanzania, are schools committed to learning about each other using art, story and technology.

Please see:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Iyoli-Water-Project-767771733336984/

Watch our first video in a series of six where kids from an inner city school in Canada and a remote village school in Tanzania share how they make friends, one of the many questions they asked each other. The videos will be released as part of our #H2Ope campaign to help Iyoli school build a well. It's a pioneering approach to fostering global citizenship through eduction.

Strathcona students worked on four different projects for 6 months: a book of stories, a video, a song and a virtual reality tour of their school. In March 2016 Lara Kroeker, director of the Iyoli Water Project, went to Iyoli Village Primary School with a few google cardboards, a projector and generator to show kids in the Iyoli storytelling club the Strathcona creations. Iyoli responded by creating their own stories, photos, videos and virtual reality water walk. Kids get excited using new technologies. We provided the Canadian and the Tanzanian kids the opportunity to tell their stories in a variety of media: virtual reality (using the theta and Bubl camera), book software (to make a beautiful hardcover book), photography and video (using high end Canon cameras and lens). Our goal was to get kids excited about sharing stories using technology that was exciting and as a result created compassion and awareness about global water issues.

Please join me and one of the students from Strathcona to talk about this project. We will bring a few google cardboards so you can look at the virtual reality content that Strathcona and Iyoli created to share with each other. We also plan to bring our theta and bulb cameras to film the event in virtual reality.  We can't wait to see you there.

Presenter
Lara Kroeker 


Speakers
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Lara Kroeker

Iyoli Water Project
The Iyoli Water Project and innovation: africa have teamed up to dig a well in the small village of Iyoli, Tanzania. Strathcona Elementary, an inner city school in Vancouver Canada, and Iyoli Primary, a remote village school in Tanzania, are sister schools committed to learning about each other using art, story and technology. It's a pioneering approach to fostering global citizenship through eduction.



Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:45am

Competency Assessment/Gap Training: Facilitating Access to Skilled Trades in BC for Pre-Arrival Immigrants (10:45 - 11:30) (Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3B)

The Facilitating Access to Skilled Trades in BC pilot project is a collaborative partnership between the Immigrant Employment Council of BC and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

The goal is to provide an innovative and on-line approach to pre-arrival credential evaluation, competency-based assessment, gap/bridging training, workplace culture and essential skills training, e-mentoring and job matching support for qualified immigrants to Canada in three areas:

  1. Automotive Service Technician, 
  2. Carpenter and 
  3. Power Engineer 
This session will provide an overview of the project, the development and implementation of the competency framework approach, and demonstrate educational technologies used in the project to achieve the deliverables. 

Presenters
Lawrence Parisotto, Director, Education Projects, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Sangeeta Subramanian, Senior Manager, Workplace Development, Immigrant Employment Council of BC 
Sanja Boscovic, Chief Instructor, Power Engineering Group, British Columbia Institute of Technology 

Speakers
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Sanja Boscovic

Chief Instructor, Power Engineering Group, BCIT, BCIT
Sanja Boskovic is Chief Instructor and teaches Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer courses in the full-time Power and Process Engineering program. Sanja also teaches the virtual Thermodynamics and Applied Mechanics classroom for BCIT’s Power Engineering innovative distance education methodologies.  She is a member of IPE and ASME, and also served as a chair at IPEEC First class curriculum committees and co-chair at... Read More →
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Lawrence Parisotto

Senior Project Manager, FAST BC Project, BCIT
Lawrence is currently on secondment to the British Columbia Institute of Technology for the FAST BC project. BCcampus collaborates with and offers consultation services to post-secondary institutions and stakeholders in B.C. to develop innovative solutions to institutional and systemic needs. A recent focus on education projects is on research, implementation and piloting of new technologies and learning system design for competency-based... Read More →
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Sangeeta Subramanian

Senior Manager, Workplace Development, IEC-BC
Sangeeta is the Senior Manager, Workplace Development at IEC-BC and brings to her role 20 years of professional experience in the not-for-profit sector in Canada as well as Asia. This encompasses strategic planning, facilitation, cultural intelligence training, policy development, partnership development, program design and coordination, mentoring, leadership development and civic engagement. She has held Project Manager and Coordinator roles... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:45am

What's Going on with K-12? (10:45 - 11:30) (Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3A)

An overview of current trends and how the transformed curriculum in K-12 in BC is supporting the driving of technology integration into practice.

My role is to help teachers embed educational technology into their core practice, with the principles of the SAMR model as a guiding framework.

Our goal is a seamless integration of tools in the learning environment, including strong support for BYOD, private cloud services and a suite of mobile and desktop devices to meet the demands of our learners.

I have two over-arching mottos: "Content creation over App Mastery", and "If Pedagogy is the driver, then Technology is the accelerator".


Presenter

Lisa Read, District Instructional Technology Coordinator, SD79 - Cowichan Valley School District


Speakers
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Lisa Read

Information Technology Coordinator; Associate Faculty (RRU), SD79(Cowichan Valley); Royal Roads University
The Information Technology Coordinator for SD79 (Cowichan Valley), Lisa brings 20+ years of K-12 classroom experience to her role in helping teachers integrate technology into their practice. She is also a member of BCERAC's Professional Learning Team, as well as Associate Faculty at Royal Roads, in the MALAT program.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:45am

Liberating Structures for Beginners 2 (10:45 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Building on (but not repeating) the previous session, this 75-minute session will offer participants a few more Liberating Structures that can be easily picked up and used in classrooms, meetings, or any place where you want to make progress on work with others.

Facilitators

Maureen Mackey - Douglas College
kele fleming -
UBC
Samantha Aro - SFU
BJ Eib -
Royal Roads University
Tami Saj - 
Royal Roads University
Michelle Glubke -
BCcampus
Tracy Kelly - 
BCcampus

Speakers
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Samantha Aro

Student Development Educator, Simon Fraser University
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Tracy Kelly

Senior Manager, Professional Learning, BCcampus
Tracy helps develop and deliver projects and learning opportunities related to teaching, learning, and educational technology for B.C. public post-secondary faculty and staff.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:50am

Plant It! Grow It! (10:50 - 11:20)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Debra will discuss how to plant an OER working group that draws from a broad spectrum of participants from your institution, including defeating inertia, where to begin, and hosting events for librarians and faculty as a means of raising awareness about the new possibilities and benefits of OER.

Jennifer, who successfully uses open textbooks in teaching Physics, will discuss how to subversively agitate from within the College to grow support among faculty in the use of open textbooks Jennifer will also counter some of the common misconception about quality and the pedagogical value of OER.


Presenters 
Debra Flewelling, ‎Emerging Technologies Librarian, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College 

Speakers
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Debra Flewelling

Emerging Technologies Librarian, Douglas College
Douglas College
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Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey has been teaching physics and astronomy at Douglas College for 25 years. She has been active with Science World's Scientist in the School programs which involves running hands on workshops in elementary school classrooms. She has been an active member of the local Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

11:30am

Creating an OER Unit: Lessons and Successes over the First Two Years (11:30 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Open Oregon State is part of the Division of Outreach and Engagement. It falls under the umbrella of Extended Campus, which also houses Ecampus and Summer Session. Open Oregon State works in collaboration with OSU's world-class faculty and OSU Extension professionals to develop online educational resources.

Through an innovative partnership with OSU Press and OSU Libraries, the Open Textbook initiative reduces the cost for course materials while also ensuring that the materials created are peer reviewed and undergo a rigorous editing process.

Open Oregon State also partners with the Beaverstore (campus bookstore) to bring down the cost of other course materials for students. In its second year, Open Oregon State has over 40 modules completed (some translated to Spanish and Chinese).

Two textbooks have been completed and four additional textbooks are in development. Additionally, there are over 20 open courses available and more in development. One Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been offered and another MOOC is in development. 


Presenters
Dianna Fisher, Director, Open Oregon State at Oregon State University
 

Speakers
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Dianna Fisher

Director Open Oregon State, Oregon State University
Oregon State University


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

12:00pm

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00)
Lunch will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat. Obtain food and then find tables and chairs inside Grand Villa 3 Ballroom.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

1:00pm

Bound to Unbound (1:00 - 1:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Studios, Sprints, Hubs, cMOOCs: these are just a few of the evolving approaches to engaging and supporting faculty, using learning technology.

How are we adapting our professional development as the technology ecosystem and the institutional landscape shifts?

This shifting context in teaching and learning at the can best be considered along a continuum of change.

At one end of the UBC continuum, we have a time-bound environment encompassing institutionally driven approaches, including content-based, and tool specific approaches and practices.

At the other end is an unbounded approach that is agile, needs driven, flexible, and open.

This hands- on workshop explores our collective shifting professional development approaches and will engage participants in reflecting on and sharing changing practices to professional development through interactive activities.

* Mapping Activity using a Padlet. (Creation of a group map showing professional development along a continuum.)

Presenters
Emily Renoe, Educational Consultant; Learning Technologies, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Cindy Underhill, Strategist, Learning Resources Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Lucas Wright, Educational Consultant: Learning Technologies, University of British Columbia


Speakers
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Emily Renoe

Learning Technologies Consultant, University of British Columbia
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Cindy Underhill

Learning Resource Designer/Strategist, University of B.C.
UBC
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Lucas Wright

Open Strategist (Leave Appointment), CTLT
UBC


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Educational Technology: BCNET or BCcampus? (1:00 - 1:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Dean Crawford and Denise Goudy will review the process for piloting and on- boarding education technology through BCcampus and BCNET.

This session will be interactive and provide a venue for participants to get answers to their questions about the roles of BCcampus and BCNET when it comes to educational technology. We will walk through the process and get feedback on pain points, opportunities and what is next.

This is your chance to dig deeper into the pathways that reach both BCNET and BCcampus!

Presenters
Denise Goudy, Director, Education Projects, BCcampus
Dean Crawford, Manager, Shared Systems and Technology, BCNET 


Speakers
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Dean Crawford

Manager, Shared Systems and Technology, BCNET
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Denise Goudy

Director, BCcampus, BCcampus
With over 20 years experience in BC's post-secondary system, I have been involved in policy, process, and practice as it pertains to delivery of academic education. I am passionate about access, quality experiences and the value of open in both teaching and learning.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Liberating Structures for Strategy, Planning & Team Work (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This 90 minute session focusses on Liberating Structures that help teams move forward together.

We will run through activities designed to help teams analyze their portfolio of activities and relationships, stop counter-productive behaviours to make way for innovation, and plan initiatives that have shared ownership and resiliency.

Particpants will experience 3-4 different Liberating Structures activities in this session.

Your team of Liberating Structures micro-structuralists & facilitators includes:

Maureen Mackey - Douglas College
kele fleming - 
UBC
Tami Saj - Royal Roads University
Doug Hamilton - 
Royal Roads University
Tracy Kelly - 
BCcampus
 

Speakers
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Tracy Kelly

Senior Manager, Professional Learning, BCcampus
Tracy helps develop and deliver projects and learning opportunities related to teaching, learning, and educational technology for B.C. public post-secondary faculty and staff.
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Tami Saj

Faculty Support, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

How to Adapt OER and Open Textbooks (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Join us for this 1.5 hour workshop and learn how to adapt OER and Open Textbooks. This will be a hands on workshop, please bring your laptop. The workshop will walk participants through the ways in which one can adapt Open Textbooks from our BC Open Textbook Collection. We will show participants how to adapt using three methods of adaptation and provide opportunity for discussion on challenges, benefits, and lessons learned.

Presenter
Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 
Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 

Speakers
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Lauri Aesoph

Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
I support the development and sharing of open educational resources in British Columbia. I have project managed and led workshops and webinars on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. I also provide technical and instructional design support for the B.C. Open Textbook Project as a Manager of Open Education, as well, blog about and create support guides and other materials for faculty and staff working in this area... Read More →
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Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
BCcampus



1:45pm

Help. I Want to be Open. (1:45 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Open Textbooks, Open Education, Open Access, Open Pedagogy, Open Data, Open Research - Open is a hot topic in Universities currently. But how can librarians participate in the movement? Or better yet, how can they drive it?

Find out what is happening at trendsetting institutions and their libraries within the Open movement - locally and internationally. Librarians often get mentioned in the same breath as the open education movement, yet some might not know where they actually fit in.

Learn some quick methods you can start using almost immediately after the session. Come away with open strategies that you can use to kick start the movement at your institution, or to enhance the open movement that is already growing in your workplace!

Presenters 
Caroline Daniels, Systems,Web & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Brenda Smith, Distance and Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian and Flexible Learning Coordinator Humanities & Social Sciences Division, University of British Columbia

Speakers
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Caroline Daniels

Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, KPU
Ask me about how Librarian's can be part of the OER movement.
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Erin Fields

Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Brenda Smith

Distance & Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
TRU


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:55pm

Expanding the classroom: The Why, When and How of using Virtual Reality in Education (1:55 - 2:40) (Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3A)

Having students visualize spaces and places outside of the classroom has always been a central part of education. Traditionally, this has been done using stories, images, videos and field trips. However, these are limited either in how immersive they are, or in the logistical and budgetary constraints of bringing students out of the classroom.

An exciting alternative is to leverage recent technological advances in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to let students virtual explore different places or experiences. For example, imagine the benefit to medical students to be able to virtually sit in on a surgery, or to bringing architecture students on a virtual tour of Paris. There are more abstract applications as well, such as having students visualize a graph or piece of art in 3D.

Like most tools however, there are best practices for use in education that are only now being developed. Coupled with this are the rapidly changing technologies that can produce a steep learning curve for educators. In this studio session, the presenters will share their own experiences and uses for the technology, and help guide participants through the hands-on process of designing, developing and testing their own VR product.

Participants will leave with an appreciation for the different possible applications of VR technology in their own field, while gaining practical skills in making the first steps toward building their own. 360-degree cameras and sample 360-degree footage will be available for participants to experiment with.

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

Student, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Yuqing "Kimi" Shen

Kimi is a 4th year electrical engineering student at UBC. He is currently a Research Assistant in the Department of Geography, working on building a WordPress plugin called “FieldPress” to help faculty organize and build flexible field trips without advanced technical expertise.
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Derek Turner

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


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:55pm - 2:40pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:55pm

Expanding the Effective use of Video at BC Institutions with Kaltura (1:55 - 2:40)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

While video has been used in education for decades, technological developments that make it easier than ever to create and distribute video has changed the way it is used.

In this session, members of the Kaltura Shared Service will talk about how video is being used as a teaching & learning tool within their own institutions.

We will also demonstrate some of the new features of the latest Kaltura release (called Kajam) that are focused on the creation and effective use of video in teaching and learning, including the new interactive video quizzing tool and deep integration with learning management systems.

Presenters
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Julian Prior, Educational Technology Advisor (Multimedia Specialist) Langara College
Heidi Mede, Instructional Assistant, Educational Technology, Lanaga College
Gina Bennett, Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research, College of the Rockies
Gordon Jang, Educational Technologist, University of Fraser Valley 
Natasha Boskic, Senior Manager, Learning Design, University of British Columbia 


Speakers
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Gina Bennett

Academic Innovation, College of the Rockies
Talk to me about academic innovation in all its guises. About Open: Open Texts, Open Data, Open Science, Open source code, Open pedagogy (even though I'm still not quite sure what that is). About developing curriculum & learning experiences for unique groups of people in strange places, especially internationally. About keeping one hand in the business even after retirement.
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Natasha Boskic

Senior Manager, Learning Design and Sessional Instructor, University of British Columbia
My main areas of engagement are technology-enhanced learning, instructional design, and professional development. My specific areas of focus are online collaboration and communication strategies, student engagement, different delivery models and culturally-responsive instruction.
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Gordon Jang

UFV Online Team Lead, Educational Tech, University of the Fraser Valley - Educational Technology
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Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at BCcampus.
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Heidi Mede

Langara College
Langara
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Julian Prior

Educational Technology Advisor, Langara College (Vancouver, BC)
I work as an Educational Technology Advisor with a specialism in multimedia at Langara College in Vancouver. My work involves supporting instructors in the use of video, screencasting and podcasting in teaching and learning. I am an advocate for open educational practices.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:55pm - 2:40pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:55pm

Supporting Team Learning with Technology: An RRU Research Program (1:55 - 2:40) VENEZIA
Limited Capacity seats available

LOCATION CHANGE!!!! Open Session Limited to 25 participants. First-come, First-Seated.

Royal Roads University is in the midst of TeamsWork, a year-long initiative exploring the role of team-based learning as part of our teaching and learning model.

To support a deeper understanding of the role technology can play in team-based learning, a dozen Teaching with Technology Grants were awarded to research teams made up of faculty and instructional designers.

This presentation will outline the context and goals of this research program as well as the individual projects underway.

Presenter
Keith Webster, Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University


Speakers
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Keith Webster

Instructional Designer, Royal Roads University
I've been an educator for several decades, including as a staff instructor in the CF, a stint as a high school teacher, teaching educational technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria and teaching in the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning at Thompson Rivers University. I was an instructional designer and educational technologist at the University of Victoria for a decade before coming to Royal Roads.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:55pm - 2:40pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:30pm

Break (2:30 - 3:00) - NB: Some Sessions Start at 2:45
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 3:00 but there are a few sessions starting at 2:45. Check the schedule.

Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session. 
 
 

2:45pm

Roadblock Removal: Training Program for OER Grantees (2:45 - 3:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In March, 2016, Open Oregon Educational Resources awarded $200,000 (USD) in grants to fund 35 OER projects in Oregon's community colleges. The projects range from redesigning courses around existing OERs, to revising/remixing OERs for specific course outcomes, to creating new materials where there is a demonstrated need for open content.

With almost 90 faculty participating from 15 institutions, the current grant cohort represents a range of familiarity with open materials, platforms, and licensing - from novice to expert.

Yet everyone needs to move beyond "Great idea!" to understanding the nuts and bolts of implementation. Open Oregon offered grantees training sessions on platforms, open licensing (including combining materials with different licenses), accessibility, and assessment.

This presentation will cover Open Oregon's approach to faculty training and share the materials that we used. It will be useful for those with programs where faculty are ready to move beyond searching for and finding OERs, but may need some roadblocks removed when it comes to implementation.


Presenter 
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education  Library Services, Open Oregon, Linn-Benton Community College

Speakers
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Amy Hofer

Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Serv, Open Oregon Educational Resources


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Community of Inquiry Approach to Faculty Development: A Case Study (3:00 - 3:45 )
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In this session, we will present a case study of a 1 year faculty development project centred around learning about, implementing, and evaluating the use of new technologies in a variety of instructional contexts at KPU. We will describe our underlying community of inquiry approach to the design of the three phases of the project and engage participants in critiquing the design and predicting the outcomes. After describing the outcomes of the project, we will engage participants in a case study analysis of what did and didn't work well (and why) and what lessons can be learned from the project.

Presenters
Meg Goodine, Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Esther Tiessen 

Speakers
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Meg Goodine

Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Design for Inclusion (3:00 - 3:45) (Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3B)

This interactive session will explore how education professionals can begin to create and sustain a teaching and learning environment that allows learners of different backgrounds, abilities, economic levels, values and beliefs to flourish and contribute in technologically integrated environments.

Objectives: Participants will be able to brainstorm strategies to increase the circle of inclusivity for their educational sphere of influence (Stated as a Community of Inquiry question: “How can we embrace diversity and increase our circle of inclusivity?”)

The session will include a short presentation, a 3 minute video on universal design, and two breakout (small group) sessions- each facilitated by one of the three facilitators.

Presenters
Stephen Bishop, Online Learning Design Specialist, Douglas College
Hope Miller, Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas Collegee
Mikki Herbold, Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas College 

Speakers
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Steven Bishop

Online Learning Design Specialist, Douglas College
teaching and learning environments; experiential learning; curriculum design
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Mikki Herbold

Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas College
Douglas
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Hope Miller

Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas College
Blended/hybrid teaching and learning, Blackboard, 5 moments of need



Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Meet Me at the Table: The Lived Experience of Weekly Virtual Seminars in a Blended Nursing Program (3:00 - 3:45) VENEZIA ROOM
Limited Capacity seats available

LOCATION CHANGE: Open Session Limited to 25 Participants (First-Come, First-In) in VENEZIA ROOM 

 

Starting with an outline of the BSN-PB blended nursing program at KPU, we discuss our journey in engaged and dynamic learning in a program that draws from both online and f2f learning activities.  We will share our experiences as students and faculty in the process of piloting weekly synchronous virtual praxis seminars, drawing from stories of strengths and challenges of this learning approach. We invite you to share your experiences as we discuss best practice in blended learning. 

The BSN PB program is an alternative to the traditional four-year entry level nursing program. It serves a distinct group of mature, successful learners and recognizes their prior learning. Students who qualify for this program have already completed an undergraduate baccalaureate degree and then finish the nursing portion of their education in 27 months. Students will complete their nursing education and be in the nursing workforce 18 months earlier than graduates from the traditional BSN program. The BSN PB program is designed to provide highly effective, efficient, and meaningful learning experiences for students. Program learning experiences satisfy the requirements of academic rigour, meet divergent learner needs, capitalize on the skills and abilities of this specific group of learners, and promote nursing practice relevance. Program courses are offered in a hybrid format through two residencies at Kwantlen, practice within health care agencies and communities, combined with online learning formats. The majority of theory and praxis courses are taught online, providing learning experiences that reflect inventive ways to engage learners in web-based learning.

Using computer-based and mobile technologies, instructors use the hybrid model to redesign most classroom and laboratory content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, selftesting exercises, ePortfolios, simulations, creative and project work, and online group collaborations

Presenters
Laurel Tien, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Speakers
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Laurel Tien

Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Laurel has been working in the areas of health, education and community development for over fifteen years, alongside her faculty position at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her teaching passions include transformative, arts-informed and technology-enhanced learning. She is in the second year of her second Masters degree, through SelfDesign Graduate Institute, where she is inquiring into student engagement using daily writes and field notes to... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Liberating Structures in the (F2F & Online) Classroom OR LS Design Studio (3:00 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This 90 minute session is about liberating classrooms - both online and face-to-face. Participants will experience a number of Liberating Structures activities and discuss how to accomplish the activity online - what design modifications and what tools will help.

OR...if you have been with us for the first 3 Liberating Structures Workshops and are itching to get DESIGNING, there will be an option for you to be supported to do design work.

Facilitators
Doug Hamilton - Royal Roads University
Maureen Mackey 
- Douglas College
kele fleming - 
UBC
BJ Eib - 
Royal Roads University
Michelle Glubke - BCcampus
Tracy Kelly - 
BCcampus

Speakers
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Tracy Kelly

Senior Manager, Professional Learning, BCcampus
Tracy helps develop and deliver projects and learning opportunities related to teaching, learning, and educational technology for B.C. public post-secondary faculty and staff.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Open Educational Resources for GIScience: a workshop on QGIS (3:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Free and open source software for geospatial analysis provide an opportunity to learn Geographic Information Science (GIScience) while using open Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages.

Yet, despite the growing availability and complexity of such software, most open textbooks for learning GIScience do not provide ancillary resources that use open software. While some conventional textbooks use open source software, the majority of GIScience labs and applied GIS training in higher education rely on proprietary software packages. In early 2016, we began to develop a series of modules for learning GIScience through an open source GIS program called QGIS (www.qgis.org).

These modules use open data specific to British Columbia and were collaboratively edited with student research assistants and students from the Advanced GIScience course at UBC. The final set of modules are provided under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license on a public website so that the instructors and the general public can access, adopt, and adapt the modules as needed.

Our modules were inspired by, remixed, and added to the original QGIS training manual which uses data from Swellendam, South Africa. For teaching and learning, we envision three versions of our work (1) student modules with assessments, (2) instructor resources, and (3) public modules with no assessments included.

While the original manual website is open on GitHub, we needed to account for these differing deliverables when remixing, adding to, and delivering our new content. Indeed, in developing these ancillary resources, we now feel the need to author a new open textbook on GIScience that adequately integrates the modules.

This workshop will outline the process we undertook to create the modules, our hopes for further development, and an invitation for others to be involved in collaboration. We also want to offer hands-on experiences to participants by walking them through one of our modules and potential open textbook.

Participants in this workshop will understand the perspectives of an open educational resources (OER) developer, perspectives of OER end-users, will learn the basics of QGIS, and will get hands on experience with an OER.


Presenters
Arthur Gill Green, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia and College Professor, Okanagan College
Elissa Liu, Student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Speakers
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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.
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Elissa Liu

Research Assistant, UBC Geography (Vancouver)
UBC


3:30pm

Hanging With a Pack - the Power of the Group in Creating Community (or getting stuff done) (3:30 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

What can a Librarian, a Philosopher, 2 students and 2 ed-tech/learning designer types do together?  Lots!  Here’s a sample:
  • Develop resources for faculty and students to learn about open - open.ubc.ca (coming soon)
  • Open challenge bank to support faculty development
  • Video interviews to share stories of open practice on campus
  • Open Case Studies on Sustainability (project in process)
  • Teaching with WordPress (experimental cMOOC for faculty development)
Let’s talk about the benefits of serial collaboration and “pack work” - trust, shortcuts, deep conversations (and not-so-deep), online collaboration, etc. - oh yeah, and show some examples of works in progress.


Presenters
Lucas Wright, Educational Consultant, Learning Technologies, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Cindy Underhill, Strategist, Learning Resource Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology,  University of British Columbia
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia
Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian and Flexible Learning Coordinator
Humanities & Social Sciences Division, University of British Columbia

 

Speakers
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Erin Fields

Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching, University of British Columbia-Vancouver
UBC, Philosophy, WordPress, OER
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Cindy Underhill

Learning Resource Designer/Strategist, University of B.C.
UBC
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Lucas Wright

Open Strategist (Leave Appointment), CTLT
UBC


Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

4:00pm

Ethics and Educational Development in the Canadian Post-Secondary Context (4:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1 Hour Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Ethical guidelines provide a foundation for professional practice and a means to navigate complex ethical issues.

As the educational development profession becomes more politicized and changing institutional contexts seek to influence practice, discussions about how we conduct our work becomes increasingly important.

In this session participants will consider ethical issues and dilemmas, as well as expectations, responsibilities, and principles related to educational development.

Findings from this session will also contribute descriptive data to a larger, ongoing EDC (Educational Developers Caucus) project.

Presenter
Michael Lockett, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
 

Speakers
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Michael Lockett

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

4:15pm

Developing an OER Campus Action Plan (4:15 - 4:45) TIME CHANGE
Limited Capacity seats available

TIME CHANGE!!!! (moved by 45 minutes later) Open Session Limited to 25 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Whether you are a seasoned open education advocate or a newcomer to the movement, planning successful a campus-wide initiative to expand OER adoption can be challenging.

This session will provide a crash course on advocacy campaign planning to develop and strengthen campus-based OER initiatives, drawing on the experience of successful case studies and the expertise of a veteran grassroots organizer leading the session.

Topics will include stakeholder engagement, strategy development, messaging and communication, and awareness raising, with emphasis on the important role that students play in leading the charge. During the session, participants will start working on their own action plans, and walk away with a template to bring back to campus. 

Presenter
Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC, Washington, DC 


Speakers
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Nicole Allen

Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

, SPARC
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Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

4:15pm

The Classroom as Open Textbook and Ancillary OER Makerspace (4:15 - 4:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session will explore how coursework can be leveraged to create open sources for textbooks, support materials, and lesson plans. The workshop takes as its central premise the idea that students should have a stake in developing open educational resources for their peers as part of their educational experience.

By looking at how an introductory English / Academic Writing / Composition course can be structured around students writing, developing, assessing, and synthesizing the very resources students need, we'll think about the classroom as a space for building open educational resources (such as a course textbook).

We'll discuss assignments that ask students to argue for a consistent and relevant course policies, allow students to assess the relevance of and select textbook materials--building an open textbook as they work through the course; and that encourage students to set legacy guidelines for best practices, workarounds, and workflows that will help their peers taking the course in the future.

This workshop will outline all the parameters for making a course into a semester-long endeavour to create an open textbook, create ancillary materials relevant to the textbook, and create tertiary materials to help their peers be successful.

We'll look at how the classroom, while keeping traditional components of curriculum--grades, argumentation, essay writing, summary, discussion--in play, can become a space for developing open education resources as part of the process toward deploying useful assignments, open access, and shared knowledge. 

Presenters
 
David N. Wright, Faculty Member, Coordinator, Research and Innovation, Director of the Digital Culture Lab and The Douglas College Maker Lab, Douglas College 

Speakers
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David N. Wright

Coordinator, Research & Innovation, Douglas College


Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

5:00pm

Pub Night
Personas Restaurant/Bar is closing down for Festival of Learning Attendees. Maximum capacity 130. Includes inside and outside seating. Those who indicate they are attending Pub Night on registration will be sent the special menu options and will pay on their own.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 5:00pm - Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00pm
Personas (Restaurant/Bar on far side of Casino - on site)
 
Wednesday, June 8
 

7:30am

Breakfast (7:30 - 9:00) - All sessions start at 9:00 am, clear out by 8:45 am
Breakfast will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat inside those Grand Villa 3 or Grand Villa 1 Ballrooms where tables and chairs are set up.

The Ballrooms will be cleared out at 8:45 am to allow for presenters to set up and participants for that session to enter and take a seat. 

Wednesday June 8, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

9:00am

Shift & Share: Mini-sessions - Part 1 (9:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
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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 or unicorns.
BJ

Bonnie Johnston

Instructional Development Consultant, Learning & Teaching Centre, BC Institute of Technology
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Ulrike Kestler

Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Chad Leaman

Director of Development and Moodler at Large, Neil Squire Society
I'm passionate about how technology can be used for social change. I work for a non-profit organization, the Neil Squire Society, where we use technology and skills development to empower people with physical disabilities. I am Vice Chair of the BC Technology for Learning Society, which provides over 8,000 computers a year to schools, nonprofits and low income learners. I also volunteer with NetSquared Vancouver, where we host free monthly... Read More →
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Lisa Read

Information Technology Coordinator; Associate Faculty (RRU), SD79(Cowichan Valley); Royal Roads University
The Information Technology Coordinator for SD79 (Cowichan Valley), Lisa brings 20+ years of K-12 classroom experience to her role in helping teachers integrate technology into their practice. She is also a member of BCERAC's Professional Learning Team, as well as Associate Faculty at Royal Roads, in the MALAT program.


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

9:00am

"Sometimes-faculty": Supporting the New World of Adjuncts, Sessionals and Associate Faculty (9:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

No matter what you call them, they make up a HUGE proportion of the teaching community of many of our universities and colleges - the "sometimes-faculty" community. 

Some teach several courses each year; some teach for more than one institution. Others may teach an occasional course every couple of years. Sometimes they teach just once. 

During the last few years there has been public press and conversations about the increasing numbers of contract faculty.  Some analysts estimate they teach approximately 50% of courses in Canadian universities. You’ve read about their poor pay and lack of benefits. What have you read about support for improving their teaching and course design?

How do we support these "sometimes-faculty" who teach so many of our students? 

Royal Roads University has struggled with this question over the years and we have just launched a new resource for orienting new associate faculty. 

In this session, we will share challenges, the ways RRU is addressing the challenges, and our hopes for the future.  We’ll share our recently launched Orientation to Teaching and Course Design resource, inviting comment and feedback. 

This session will engage session participants in discussions and activities to facilitate information and resource exchange related to this topic.


Presenters

B.J. Eib, Faculty Development Liaison, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University
Vivian Forssman, Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University 

Speakers
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Vivian Forssman

Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

9:00am

Educational Technology Maker Faire (9 -12)
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. 

Topics 
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)

Facilitators
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 

Speakers
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John Born

Manager, Educational Media, Simon Fraser University, TLC
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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 with his extensive instructional background, Paul thrives on the challenges of design for learning and experience in our multi-device connected world. He recently... 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, workshop facilitation, knowledge management, digital image editing, and radio broadcasting.
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Troy Welch

Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University
GW

Gabe Wong

Designer, SFU TLC Ed Media
SFU


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

9:00am

An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility Practices (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 3 Hour Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This three-hour workshop is an introductory workshop to the concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility Practices.

In addition to introducing the three main principles, this session offers participants concrete examples about incorporating UDL into their teaching and design practices, as well as “take away” promising practices and additional resources for further exploration.

We will use a set of activities/questions to engage the participants to ask and answer questions around their institutional and departmental priorities, individual goals in the path of universal design and accessibility in their course design, teaching, technology integration, optimizing student engagement.

The activities are designed to promote critical thinking on the key questions on the what, how and why of UDL and Accessibility.

Presenters
Afsaneh Sharif, Senior Instructional Designer/Project Manager, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Marie Krbavac, Instructional Designer/Project Manager, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
Sue Doner, Instructional Designer, eLearning Development and Support, Camosun College
Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian, CAPER-BC at Langara College

Speakers
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Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
BCcampus
SD

Sue Doner

Faculty, Instructional Designer, Camosun College
Camosun
MK

Marie Krbavac

Instructional Designer/Project Manager, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Tara Robertson

Accessibility Librarian, CAPER-BC
I’m a librarian who doesn’t work in a library. | | I like figuring out how things work, why they break, and how to make them work better. I’m passionate about universal design, access to information, open source software, intellectual freedom, feminism and Fluevog shoes.
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Afsaneh Sharif

Senior Instructional Designer/Project Manager, University of British Columbia
UBC


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

Facilitating Learning Online (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity filling up

3 Hour Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

The 5-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop enables participants to learn and practice facilitation skills to effectively support learning online.

This session introduces the FLO model and offers you opportunities to examine and share the challenges and strategies involved in online facilitation.

As well, you will explore various design approaches to creating engaging online learning activities to be used in FLO, and in your own practice.

Expect to leave with a bag full of activity ideas and new energy to design more!

Presenters
Leonne Beebe, Associate Professor, University of Fraser Valley
Sylvia Currie, Professional Learning, Bccampus
Sylvia Riessner, Consultant, Educomm

Speakers
LB

Leonne Beebe

Associate Professor, University of Fraser Valley
UFV
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Sylvia Currie

Professional Learning, BCcampus
I'm part of the professional learning team at BCcampus. Talk to me about facilitating online learning, social learning, learning communities, facilitating in the open, communities of practice, and dogs :)
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Sylvia Riessner

Consultant, independent
I'm a facilitator (online and face-to-face), an instructor (writing and communications), a learning designer, a curator of online teaching and learning resources, an open learning/education enthusiast, a lover of coffee, chocolate and being outside!


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Social Media Profiles Best Practices for Mastering Your Digital Footprint: Web Visibility Matters (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 3 Hour Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

While some have embraced social media as an extension of their professional practice, others remain unsure about how it can or should play a role. Welcome to your primer for web visibility: a two-part interactive demonstration that will create meaningful connections between your teaching, research, and service activities and your “followers.”

Engaging with these like-minded individuals who exist beyond your office, department, classroom or institution has the potential to expand your reach as a professional. The process of discoverability will demystify several popular social media sites for the post-secondary professional and acquaint you with their basic set-up and functionality.

You will learn how to take a controlling interest in your web real estate, which will prevent random sites and aggregators from constructing your professional identity for you.

Please bring a laptop with your social media accounts bookmarked (if applicable).
Note that you will be live-tweeting with the #socialmediaBCTLC hashtag throughout the morning, which can be a stand-alone session or the prerequisite for the afternoon session.
By the end of Part I of the workshop, you will have accomplished the following:
  • Identified the social media options best suited to your work (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, ResearchGate, ORCID, Google Scholar, Academia.edu); 
  •  Separated your professional profile(s) from your personal one(s) or unified them with a clear intention; 
  • Populated professional profiles on a targeted selection of social media sites, linked them together as a block, and acquired a following; and 
  • Created a customized strategy for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). 

Please note that this session is the prerequisite for the optional session this afternoon, 'Website Authorship Incubator,' which requires registration and is limited to 20 participants.

Those attending 'Web Visibility Matters' should have an existing Twitter account or have signed up for one prior to the morning's activities."


Presenter

Greg Chan,
Instructor, Department of English, Editor-in-Chief, Mise-en-scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Faculty of Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
avatar for Greg Chan

Greg Chan

English Faculty + Editor-in-Chief of Mise-en-scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
digital humanities | film studies | service learning


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Workshop: How can we Affect Change at the Institutional Level: A Workshop for Experienced Educational Developers (9:00 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pre-Registration Required: 30 Participants Maximum

Educational developers work in various places within postsecondary institutions, some within teaching centres, others within academic departments. What many of us seem to have in common is a very thorough insight into the needs and problems of instructors and institutions, but little power to affect change on a large scale.

The purpose of this session is to analyze the current situation in our various institutions, and to develop realistic ideas for improvement within and across our institutions.
 
We will use a method called “Zukunftswerkstatt”, invented by Robert Jungk et al. in the 1980s to stimulate creativity for the solution of social/political problems. It consists of three phases:

Phase 1: Assessment and critique of the current situation. What works, what doesn’t, what are the problems. Important: No analysis at this stage.

Phase 2: Utopia. What would the situation ideally be like? Important: Focus on the ideal situation, ignoring any concerns about whether and how the ideas can be realized.

Phase 3: Praxis. What can be realized, and how? Develop a strategy based on the ideas from phase 2 that will address the issues brought up in phase 1.

We will start the workshop with a  "practice-run" of  this method to specify the ideas for change we will then use in the main part of the session.
 
Presenter
Daria Ahrensmeier, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
DA

Daria Ahrensmeier

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

9:00am

Workshop: Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education: Inviting and Leveraging Change (9:00 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pre-Registration Required: 20 Participants Maximum

There’s increasing belief that higher education has a responsibility to prepare graduates to live and lead sustainably. This workshop focuses on ways to create change in higher education to align more closely with sustainability goals.

In this workshop, Vivian and Janet will juxtapose two ways of thinking about sustainability to stimulate dialogue and reflection.

Workshop participants will:
  • Review visions of sustainability and models of education for sustainable development;
  • Explore the ways that these visions and models are reflected in real world initiatives and programs; and
  • Apply these ideas to your own institutional contexts and roles.

Participants will come away with a blueprint for embodying sustainability through teaching practice and course design, and for making change at their institution.

Presenters
Vivian Neal, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Janet Pivnick, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Neal

Vivian Neal

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
Education for Sustainability
JP

Janet Pivnick

Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

10:30am

Break (10:30- 11:00) - NB: Many Sessions Start at 10:45 am
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 11:00 but MANY sessions start at 10:45. Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session.  

Wednesday June 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

10:45am

Team and Community Building Online: Using Technologies from Industry to Enhance the Student Experience (10:45 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity full

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Whether it is through policy and new curriculum in K-12 (BC Plan), or by revisiting the role and purpose of higher education at the post-secondary level (NMC Horizon Report, 2015), the current K-20 education environment in British Columbia is moving towards personalization, flexibility and mobility at a rapid rate.

The need for access to courses and programs that reflect the competencies valued the digital age and model inquiry based, experiential and authentic learning is central to the Royal Roads University Learning and Teaching model (Royal Roads University, 2013). 

As with other programs at Royal Roads University, in each of the courses in the MA Learning and Technology program, students are working in teams on a variety of authentic activities. Program assessment tasks are focused on process rather than content and active student engagement in these teams is essential to the learning process.

Taking a mixed-method approach, we explored the experiences of Masters-level students in a community building/onboarding module. Using the student experience as a foundation for the discussion, this interactive presentation will highlight preliminary findings of the role of online collaborative tools in fostering engagement in team activities and showcase the analysis of collaborative tools used in this research.

After taking part in this session, it expected that the audience will be better able to: understand the experiences of students who have taken part in online teamwork; appreciate how to select appropriate tools for students working in virtual teams; reflect more fully on the impact of online tools in team-based environments.


Presenters
Jo Axe, Director, School of Education & Technology, Royal Roads University
Elizabeth Childs, Associate Professor and Program Head, MALAT, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Darrell Pettyjohn, Manager, Learning Technologies, Centre for teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University  


Speakers
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Jo Axe

Associate Professor, Director School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University
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Elizabeth Childs

Associate Professor and Program Head MA Learning and Technology, Royal Roads University
designing a Masters program with openness, networked learning and digital mindset as core design principles.
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Darrell Pettyjohn

Manager, Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University


Wednesday June 8, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

10:45am

Shift & Share: Mini-sessions - Part 2 (10:45 - 11:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

ETUG unconference sessions - suggest a topic. Program will be determined for this time period by submissions from participants. See submission form at Registration Desk.

Wednesday June 8, 2016 10:45am - 11:30pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

12:00pm

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00)
Lunch will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat. Obtain food and then find tables and chairs inside Grand Villa 3 Ballroom.

Wednesday June 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

1:00pm

Part 1: Creativity, Brain Science and You! Culturing Creativity in your Practice (no matter what your practice is!) (1:00 - 1:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 60 Participants (First-Come, First-In)
What does it take to be creative? Why is creativity considered one of the most important skills for the 21st century? How can you foster creativity in your practice as an educator (& in your life-writ-large)? Join us for a lively introduction to the brain science behind creativity, a discussion of the many faces of creativity in educators' practice, some surprising research about creativity, & collegial sharing of creativity practices & tools.

Presenters
Leva Lee, Manager, Professional Learning and Open Education Resources, BCcampus
Gina Bennett, Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research, College of the Rockies

Speakers
avatar for Gina Bennett

Gina Bennett

Academic Innovation, College of the Rockies
Talk to me about academic innovation in all its guises. About Open: Open Texts, Open Data, Open Science, Open source code, Open pedagogy (even though I'm still not quite sure what that is). About developing curriculum & learning experiences for unique groups of people in strange places, especially internationally. About keeping one hand in the business even after retirement.
avatar for Leva Lee

Leva Lee

Manager, BCcampus
I am a member of the BCcampus Professional Learning team! Come say hello at the Registration Desk. | | I'll be helping with the Wednesday Shift and Share minin sessions/unconference and co-facilitating 2 sessions on creativity and brain science with Gina Bennett, CoTR.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Effective Learning Spaces: Design for Learning and Experience - Part 1 (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1.5 Hour Session Limited to 60 Participants (First-Come, First-In). 

Space has a significant impact on learning and experience. Learning spaces have been an emerging topic in post-secondary education in recent years.

With the changing student population, technological advancement, and new understandings of learning, conventional assumptions, beliefs, and practices of learning spaces have been challenged.

What makes spaces succeed or fail, for whom, and in which ways? How do faculty and students experience learning spaces? What are the essential elements of effective learning spaces? What are the principles behind the design of effective learning spaces?

Engaging with participants’ past experience and connecting to current research, this session challenges participants to look at learning spaces in new ways and invites them to reimagine the design and use of spaces for effective learning and meaningful experience.

Part 1 of this session (1:00 - 2:30 pm) focuses on formal learning spaces and Part 2 (2:45 - 4:30 pm) on informal and mixed-use learning spaces. 

Presenter

Cindy Xin, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
CX

Cindy Xin

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Indigenous Teaching and Learning: Using a Principled Approach to Weave New Ways of Learning Across Classrooms (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In) 

This session is a collection of stories, experiences and insights into how Vancouver Island University is using a principled-approach to work with faculty members to understand, apply and learn new ways of integrating Indigenous perspectives into their classrooms. We are approaching the work around teaching and learning and Indigenous ways of knowing in a way that starts from where people are at and gradually build confidence and new knowledge. We employ the principle of ensuring all learning experiences have at least one (and often 3 or more) Aboriginal perspectives in the circle - rooted in authenticity and ensuring we have the voices of those we are discussing present.

This session will follow a similar format we used in building an Indigenous Learning Circle to share learning, ask questions and explore new principles of practice. An Elder-in-Residence and two faculty members who have made changes to their classes will be part of the circle, along with Directors of Aboriginal Education and the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning.

Participants will leave with insights and ideas as to next steps for looking at how they can learn and incorporate their learnings into the classroom.


Presenter
Sharon Hobenshield, Director, Aboriginal Education, Vancouver Island University 
Sylvia Scow, Aboriginal Projects Coordinator and Elder Support, Vancouver Island University
Gary Manson, Elder-in-Residence, Office of Aboriginal Education, Vancouver Island University
Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University 
Marilyn Funk, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
Deborah Torkko, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Funk

Marilyn Funk

Professor, Resource Management and Protection Program, Vancouver Island University
VIU
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Sharon Hobenshield

Director, Aboriginal Education and Engagement, Vancouver Island University
VIU
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Liesel Knaack

Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
VIU
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Xulsimalt - Gary Manson

Elder-in-Residence, Vancouver Island University
avatar for Sylvia Scow

Sylvia Scow

Aboriginal Projects Co-ordinator and Elder Support, Vancouver Island University
VIU
avatar for Deborah Torkko

Deborah Torkko

Professor, English Department, Vancouver Island University
VIU



Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Reframing the Narrative of Supporting Students' English Language Development Across the Disciplines (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session will explain an institutional strategy developed to address the multilingual learning environment that is common in many BC post-secondary institutions given trends in the internationalization of education.  The Centre for English Language Learning Teaching and Research (CELLTR) was developed to address student and faculty needs in teaching and learning within this diverse linguistic landscape, and to reframe the narrative of students who have English as an additional language from a 'deficit' model to a resource model that supports their ongoing development of English.  

To implement this institutional strategy, we share how CELLTR faculty and staff from the Faculty of Education work collaboratively with faculty and academic leaders across the disciplines, as well as with staff from the various support units to coordinate, support, and conduct research on language in higher education.  Using an interdisciplinary ‘Community of Practice’ approach, we aim to develop a culture of dialogue and shared responsibility across the disciplines for the inclusion and success of our multilingual learners. 

To that end, we will share the emerging stories and lessons-learned of co-constructing existing and new courses to help develop students’ academic language and disciplinary literacy in English, while celebrating and using their home languages and cultures as resources for learning.  We will also discuss the importance of using collaborative inquiry and professional development activities to engage faculty in research-based best practices in teaching students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.  

The session will encourage dialogue, a sharing of stories and questions, and lessons-learned in language-related issues in higher education from the participants.

Presenters 
Valia Spiliotopoulos, Director, CELLTR and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Faculty of Education, SFU
Saskia Stille, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
Joel Heng Hartse, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, SFU

Speakers
JH

Joel Heng Hartse

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
SFU
VS

Valia Spiliotopoulos

Director, CELLTR and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
SFU
SS

Saskia Stille

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

1:00pm

FULL Workshop: Social Media Profiles: Best Practices for Mastering Your Digital Footprint - Web Authorship Incubator (1:00 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity filling up

Pre-Registration Required: 20 Participants Maximum

Pre-Requisite:
Attend General Teaching and Learning Session (Open) on Wednesday, June 8 (9 am - 12 pm) Social Media Profiles: Best Practices for Mastering Your Digital Footprint - Web Visibility Matters Session + Bring Own Computer

Now that you have learned the fundamentals of web visibility and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it is time to master your digital footprint by piloting a landing page: a website dedicated to your professional practice. All of the social media profiles you populated in the morning session will be linked to this “mothership,” if you will.

You will be introduced to several platforms for your site, from which you will choose one to host your definitive web profile. Working in clusters, you will design a homepage, create your shell site’s pages, and familiarize yourself with set-up basics; you will also have one-on-one time with the facilitator in this web authorship incubator.

A laptop is required for this session, as web construction activities will be the focus of the afternoon.

By the end of this workshop, you will have secured the following:
  • The early development of a landing site (via WordPress, Weebly, A Small Orange or Squarespace) as the capstone to your social media profiles;
  • A dedicated domain name where followers can visit you; and
  • An advanced level of SEO.

Background Readings 
(all links open in a new window)
  • Boldt, "How to Build a Website in 5 Steps" - Web Link 
  • Fitzpatrick, "Establish and Maintain Your Online Identity" Web Link
  • Lupton, "Academics' Use of Social Media"; ProfHacker Web Link
  • "Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics" Web Link

Presenter

Greg Chan, Instructor, Department of English, Editor-in-Chief, Mise-en-scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Faculty of Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Website: http://www.greg-chan.com/workshops/ 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Chan

Greg Chan

English Faculty + Editor-in-Chief of Mise-en-scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
digital humanities | film studies | service learning


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:45pm

Part 2: Creativity, Brain Science and You: Exercising Your Creativity with Technology Tools (1:45 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Why is creativity becoming an even more essential skill for those of us involved in any educational role? How can we tap into & exercise our own creativity? Join us for a hands-on, fun exploration of how easy technology tools can be used to foster your 'maker fluency’.

Note: We have designed Part 2 in conjunction with Part 1: Creativity, Brain Science and You: Culturing Creativity in your Practice (no matter what your practice is!). Each session may be taken on its own or sequentially.

Participants should bring their own laptops for this hands-on session.

Presenters
Leva Lee,
 Manager, Professional Learning and Open Education Resources, BCcampus
Gina Bennett, Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research, College of the Rockies

Speakers
avatar for Gina Bennett

Gina Bennett

Academic Innovation, College of the Rockies
Talk to me about academic innovation in all its guises. About Open: Open Texts, Open Data, Open Science, Open source code, Open pedagogy (even though I'm still not quite sure what that is). About developing curriculum & learning experiences for unique groups of people in strange places, especially internationally. About keeping one hand in the business even after retirement.
avatar for Leva Lee

Leva Lee

Manager, BCcampus
I am a member of the BCcampus Professional Learning team! Come say hello at the Registration Desk. | | I'll be helping with the Wednesday Shift and Share minin sessions/unconference and co-facilitating 2 sessions on creativity and brain science with Gina Bennett, CoTR.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:30pm

Break (2:30 - 3:00) - NB: Some Sessions Start at 2:45
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 3:00 but there are a few sessions starting at 2:45. Check the schedule.

Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session. 
 
 

Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

2:45pm

Metacognitive Teaching Strategies for Student Success (2:45 - 4:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 80 Participants (First-Come, First-In). 
 
Developing self-regulated post-secondary learners is our ultimate goal as educators. A hallmark of a self-regulated, self-directed learner is someone who can engage in thinking about thinking or learning about learning - in other words - having good metacognition. Students who know what strategies work for them, how to modify and make corrections and are aware of when they are not fully learning have a high degree of metacognition.

As educators, we can assist students in having good metacognition. We often can do this with short and easy-to-implement strategies, activities and engagement exercises.

This  session will share at least 10 metacognitive teaching strategies that can assist your students in being more successful in learning about learning - what works and what doesn't work. You'll try a few of these strategies and leave with a handout of a few more to try with your students.

Presenter
Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University  

Speakers
avatar for Liesel Knaack

Liesel Knaack

Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
VIU



Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:50pm

Pioneers of Openness: Digital Stories of, About, and for the Early Visionaries of Open Education (2:50 - 3:35)
Limited Capacity full

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In open education, there is a distortion of events in history and social media has allowed the amplification of certain voices over those who may not have been engaged in social sharing of their open practices. In our project, we hope to rectify that to some extent and to curate diverse voices of open education through video interviews that capture the stories from pioneers from the early days of open and online learning. We will share excerpts from these videos and how to get involved.


Presenters
Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, University of Victoria

 

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Irvine

Valerie Irvine

Co-Director, TIE Research Lab, University of Victoria
UVic


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

3:00pm

Effective Learning Spaces: Design for Learning and Experience - Part 2 (3:00 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1.5 Hour Session Limited to 60 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Space has a significant impact on learning and experience. Learning spaces have been an emerging topic in post-secondary education in recent years.

With the changing student population, technological advancement, and new understandings of learning, conventional assumptions, beliefs, and practices of learning spaces have been challenged.

What makes spaces succeed or fail, for whom, and in which ways? How do faculty and students experience learning spaces? What are the essential elements of effective learning spaces? What are the principles behind the design of effective learning spaces?

Engaging with participants’ past experience and connecting to current research, this session challenges participants to look at learning spaces in new ways and invites them to reimagine the design and use of spaces for effective learning and meaningful experience.

Part 1 of this session (1:00 - 2:30 pm) focuses on formal learning spaces and Part 2 (3:00 - 4:30 pm) on informal and mixed-use learning spaces. 

Presenter

Cindy Xin, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
CX

Cindy Xin

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Engaging Learners: Collective Experiences (3:00 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Attendees at the Festival have a wealth of experience as teachers and/or learners. At this active session, you will have the opportunity to share and learn about strategies (and pitfalls) for engaging learners. Specific topics will be determined by attendees.

Come and extend your network and gain a resource document of our collective knowledge.

Facilitator
Stephanie Chu, Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Chu

Stephanie Chu

Director, Teaching & Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Passionate about advancing teaching and learning and related University community and culture. Imagine what we can do together! Future contact: Bittersweet departure from SFU and all the wonderful people there, and excited to meet and join new colleagues and collaborators as Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) as of July 25, 2016.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

3:45pm

Beyond Clickers: Exploring the Capabilities of Next-Generation Classroom Response Systems (3:45 - 4:30)
Limited Capacity full

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

NOTE: Participants are expected to bring their own devices (e.g., cell phones, laptops & tablets) to engage in this session.

Classroom response systems (such as clickers) are frequently used in large and small classes to facilitate interactive learning and student engagement. Initial technologies relied on system-specific handheld remotes, and questions were restricted to multiple choice format. However, with the advent of mobile-based technologies and more open question formats which support student creativity, there are a number of competitive platforms, each with advantages and disadvantages.

In this workshop, we will compare several of these new systems, and review their pros and cons. We will then do an interactive demonstration of one of the new systems, providing a ‘student’ experience with this platform.

Finally, participants will have the opportunity to craft a question for their own course, and a plan for classroom choreography using this question format. Participants are encouraged to bring smartphones, cell phones which can send text messages, tablets, or laptops to this session.

In this hands-on, collaborative session, participants will:
1) Describe several classroom response systems, and discuss their relative merits.
2) Experience one new system from a student perspective, including multiple different question formats.
3) Draft a question for their own course, and consider how they can most effectively use class time when working with these different question formats.


Presenters
Nienke Van Houten, Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Megan Barker, Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University 

Speakers
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Megan Barker

Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Formerly a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at UBC; recently started with the fantastic Biology department at Simon Fraser University! I'm interested in intro biology, large-class teaching, departmental characterization and curricula; and the language we use to teach biology. Come talk to me about pedagogy, education research, and any other interesting ideas you've got! I'm also on twitter... Read More →
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Nienke Van Houten

Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

4:00pm

Ethics and Educational Development in the Canadian Post-Secondary Context (4:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1 Hour Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Ethical guidelines provide a foundation for professional practice and a means to navigate complex ethical issues.

As the educational development profession becomes more politicized and changing institutional contexts seek to influence practice, discussions about how we conduct our work becomes increasingly important.

In this session participants will consider ethical issues and dilemmas, as well as expectations, responsibilities, and principles related to educational development.

Findings from this session will also contribute descriptive data to a larger, ongoing EDC (Educational Developers Caucus) project.

Presenter
Michael Lockett, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
 

Speakers
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Michael Lockett

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

5:00pm

Night Carnival
The Carnival kicks off Wednesday, June 8 at 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm in the Grand Villa Ballroom at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre.

Your ticket purchase includes a complementary drink ticket, appetizers and a night of music, midway games and prizes. Cash bar will be available.

Purchase your Night Carnival tickets ($60 each) when you register for the Festival of Learning.

Thanks to Festival Platinum sponsor KPU for their generous contributions to the Night Carnival excitement, including games, lounge, photo booth, treats, and more…!

(Note: minors not allowed in some parts of the hotel, including bars and Casino).

Wednesday June 8, 2016 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)
 
Thursday, June 9
 

7:30am

Breakfast (7:30 - 9:00) - All sessions start at 9:00 am, clear out by 8:45 am
Breakfast will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat inside those Grand Villa 3 or Grand Villa 1 Ballrooms where tables and chairs are set up.

The Ballrooms will be cleared out at 8:45 am to allow for presenters to set up and participants for that session to enter and take a seat. 

 

Thursday June 9, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

9:00am

Degrees of Well-being: Research and Practice in Learning Environments at SFU (9:00 - 9:50)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

 Positive well-being is a key predictor for learning, yet this is rarely addressed in learning environments in higher education. Health Promotion and the Teaching and Learning Centre at SFU have developed an innovative project to work with faculty members in creating conditions for well-being within the learning environment.  These include flexibility, inclusivity and real-life learning as well as an overall positive classroom culture, among others.  

This session will increase understanding about how the post-secondary learning environment impacts well-being as demonstrated in SFU’s participatory action research study involving 14 faculty members. 

The session will also provide examples and tools for educators to intentionally consider well-being within their teaching practice whether it be through course design, course delivery or student assessment.  

Participants will be invited to share their own experiences that relate to the conditions for well-being, and contribute to furthering knowledge exchange and practice in this area.

Presenters
Rosie Dhaliwal, Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
Alisa Stanton, Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
David Zandvliet, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Barbara Berry, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Berry

Barbara Berry

Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
I am an Educational Consultant at SFU and I support faculty in the design of their courses, curricula and programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. I have experience in community health promotion, community/organizational change, network development, evaluation as well as visual process design and methods.
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Rosie Dhaliwal

Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Alisa Stanton

Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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David Zandvliet

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

9:00am

Surfing the Ebbs and Flows as Educational Developers Embedded in a Faculty (9:00 - 9:50)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Using the lens of organizational socialization theories (Kramer, 2010), Judy Chan (UBC) and Sarah Louise Turner (SFU) will introduce the diverse organizational structures and goals of educational developers embedded in a Faculty. Over the past five years, both UBC and SFU teaching and learning support units have been exploring an embedded model. Though all liaisons serve similar goals in fostering and supporting quality teaching and learning, flexibility surfaces as the most salient commonality.  

Through discussion and observation of a role-play, participants of this session will gain an overview of this complex system. Colleagues interested in this model will hear about several strategies to help them clarify expected roles. Colleagues who are considering this model will gain some insight on how to engage this conversation with their Faculty.  

The session will end with a reflection on the importance of relationships during institutional shifts.

Presenters
Judy Chan, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
Sarah Louise Turner, Educational Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, Simon Fraser University


Speakers
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Judy Chan

Education Consultant, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Sarah Louise Turner

Educational Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

9:00am

Turning Backpacks to Briefcases: Career Experiential Education in the Classroom (9:00 - 9:50)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Typically, when one thinks of co-operative education (co-op) programs in post-secondary institutions, processes such as placing students in temporary roles and liaising with employers come to mind. Yet, there is more than meets the eye, as the educational components of teaching and learning in co-op programs is rarely mentioned.

This interactive session showcases an experiential activity facilitated in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s COOP 1101, a one-credit foundational course students take prior to entering the co-op program.

The activity requires students to adopt an employer perspective, form a selection committee, rank a series of sample applications, and justify their candidate decisions. Through self-reflection, collaboration with fellow classmates, and a comprehensive class debrief, students gain insights to improve their own applications, while the activity serves as a primer for consequent modules and activities.

Evidently, the six categories of Fink’s taxonomy (foundational knowledge, application, integration, human dimension, caring, and learning to learn) are realized.

Presenter
Candy Ho, Instructor, Co-operative Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

Speakers
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Candy Ho

Instructor, Co-operative Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

BC Open Education Technology Collaborative (9:00 - 10:30) (Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3B)

Recently a number of BC institutions have begun collaborating on ways to make the exploration and deployment of open source web-based technologies happen in BC. Building on EduCloud, the BCNet cloud hosting system hosted at UBC, the collaborative is currently exploring the http://sandstorm.io framework. This framework acts as a personal operating system for the web that aims to make the deployment of open source web applications as easy for users as installing an app on a smartphone. The platform has been online since October 2015 at oet.sandcats.io and has over 50 opensource apps on offer. 80+ faculty, instructional designers, and technologists have 250+ app instances hosted on the platform to date.

The collaborative is also developing a collectively-managed instance of WordPress on EduCloud.

In this session, you will find out more about the collaborative, why we are doing what we are doing, and some of the projects we are working on.

You will also have the opportunity to work with oet.sandcats.io and install a variety of popular open source web based collaborative tools from the open source app store. Bring a laptop and be prepared to experiment.

We also hope to generate discussion on how best to position these tools within our institutions. How do we take this powerful new capacity beyond "cool idea" to a set of useful tools that benefit our communities?

Presenters
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation, Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Co-founder and Co-director, Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab, University of Victoria 

Speakers
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Valerie Irvine

Co-Director, TIE Research Lab, University of Victoria
UVic
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Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at BCcampus.
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Brian Lamb

Director Innovation, Thompson Rivers University
I'm most interested in: | | * a vision of open education in which open practices and open technologies are at least as important as OER. | | * a vision of higher educational institutions that embraces their mandate as stewards of knowledge and inquiry. To me that means more permeable boundaries, more engagement with the wider world, and a renewed commitment to public service in learning. | | * playing the drums at the jam... Read More →
avatar for Tannis Morgan

Tannis Morgan

Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC


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

9:00am

Intro to 3D with Sketchup (9:00 - 10:30) (Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with another session happening concurrently at opposite end of the room. (Area 3A)

This session will model how to teach Sketchup to students who have no experience with 3D drawing or modeling. Introduction to the 3D workspace and simple tools, step by step instruction on how to create 3D objects, and the use of the 3D warehouse, as well as sample assignments and marking criteria will be provided.

This session is great for a teacher looking for an introduction to 3D drawing. If time or interest allows I can also discuss the use of Sketchup and 3D printing in a variety of subjects (food sciences, math, and graphic design)

Presenter
Andy Beadon, Coordinator of ICT Integration/ICT Department Head, Crofton House School 

Speakers
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Andy Beadon

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


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

9:00am

Studio: 3Ds of Ed Media (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This Studio will introduce participants to the SFU EdMedia educational media creation process. We will practice using a range of tools, focusing on the design, development and distribution of a media asset.

Using examples, case studies and hands on activities, this workshop will take participants through the full creation process. Participants will be asked to bring an idea of a media asset they would like to create, or one they have already begun to develop, which will be worked on in small groups and facilitated by our team. This workshop is intended to remove barriers to media creation by giving participants hands on practice with tools and technology and a plan of action to guide them.


Participants should bring a laptop with any appropriate software they wish to work with during the Studio.  If necessary, participants should bring any hardware they may need support in using.

EdMedia recommend the following software:

For audio - Audacity (free)
For video - iMovie (free), Windows Movie Maker (free), Adobe Premiere, or Camtasia. If you do not want to purchase, please install a 30-trial
For graphics and design  - Adobe Creative Suite, Powerpoint or other open source software like Inkscape, or Pixlr


Presenter
John Born, Manager, Educational Media, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Jason Toal, Interaction Specialist, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Adam O. Thomas, Visual Designer, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Gabe Wong, Media Designer, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
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John Born

Manager, Educational Media, Simon Fraser University, TLC
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Jason Toal

Interaction Specialist, SFU
Drawing, Gardening, Bass music.
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Gabe Wong

Designer, SFU TLC Ed Media
SFU


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

9:00am

Undertaking a Review of Teaching + Learning Centres (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity full

Open 3 Hour Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session will explore how best to evaluate teaching and learning centres and the services they provide.

The community is wrestling with this question as we strive to demonstrate value in a context in which attribution of causal effect to our interventions is extremely difficult.

We will examine opportunities and challenges centres face when developing frameworks and methodologies that incorporate qualitative and quantitative approaches for understanding the depth and breadth of our work. 

Presenters
Milan Singh, Co-ordinator, Applied Research in Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Danny Lee, Systems Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Chris Groeneboer, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Cindy Xin, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Lauren Hutchison, Research Assistant, Simon Fraser University 

Speakers
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Chris Groeneboer

Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU
LH

Lauren Hutchison

Research Assistant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Danny Lee

Systems Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Cindy Xin

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

9:00am

BC Digital Learning Resources Network (DLRN): An Opportunity for Sector-wide Collaboration (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 30 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

As we move through the next five years, the shift to digital learning resources will only continue to accelerate due the increased proliferation of digital textbooks (e-textbooks) and cloud-based resources, the push towards adaptive learning resources, and the increasing costs of course materials for students. To find a viable solution for BC, a collaborative approach between institutions and stakeholders has been proposed: specifically, a project that seeks ways to embrace the benefits of this new digital reality, to create institutional synergies and efficiencies, to maximize choice available to faculty in the selection of learning resources, to make required learning resources more affordable, and ultimately, to provide opportunities for increased student success.

Furthermore, this proposed initiative will provide an integrated approach that allows choice from open, publisher, and other digital learning resources that may exist on campuses. The initial DLRN proposal to develop a business case was accepted by the Public Post-Secondary Administrative Service Delivery Transformation (ASDT) Initiative this spring and we are now inviting all BC post-secondary institutions to join this initiative and collaborate on the development of the business case. Attend this session to learn more about the project, discuss future directions and your institution's role in this sector-wide collaboration.

Current representatives (alphabetical): ASDT, BCcampus, BCIT, Douglas College, KPU, SFU, UBC, VCC 

Facilitators
Mark McLaughlin, Executive Director, Ancillary Services, Simon Fraser University
David Porter, 
Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Stephanie Chu, Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Lynne Masse-Danes
Debbie Schachter
Shirley Lew, Dean, Library, Teaching and Learning Services, Vancouver Community College
Michelle Lamberson, University of British Columbia
Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus
Sal Ferraras, Provost and Vice-President Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 


Speakers
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Mary Burgess

Executive Director, BCcampus
Open Education, Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology
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Stephanie Chu

Director, Teaching & Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Passionate about advancing teaching and learning and related University community and culture. Imagine what we can do together! Future contact: Bittersweet departure from SFU and all the wonderful people there, and excited to meet and join new colleagues and collaborators as Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) as of July 25, 2016.
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Sal Ferreras

Provost and VP Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
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Mark McLaughlin

Executive Director, Ancillary Services, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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David Porter

Associate Vice-President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

9:00am

Workshop FULL: Designing Effective and Efficient Assessment (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

(FULL as of early May) Pre-Registration Required: 30 Participants Maximum
if you'd like your name to go on a waitlist, please email festival@bccampus.ca

In a half-day, hands-on session, the UVic team will help participants: decide when to use formative and summative assessment; align their assessments with the course/workshop learning outcomes; ensure that their feedback is effective and efficient; apply best practices in assignment design; determine when and how to use technology to improve their assessments, assignments, and feedback, based on pedagogical principles.

Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, assignments, assessments, etc.  

Presenters
Laurie Waye, Associate Director (Student Academic Success), Learning & Teaching Centre, University of Victoria
Joe Parsons, Associate Director (Curriculum), Learning & Teaching Centre, University of Victoria
Mariel Miller, Department of Technology Integrated Learning, University of Victoria

Speakers
avatar for Mariel Miller

Mariel Miller

Department of Technology Integrated Learning, University of Victoria
instructor, educational designer, and researcher of technology for self and social regulation of learning and collaboration.
avatar for Joe Parsons

Joe Parsons

Associate Director (Curriculum), Learning & Teaching Centre, University of Victoria
Joe's training, interest, and professional career have focused on learning and teaching. From the time that Joe was an undergraduate psychology student through graduate school, teaching university courses, counselling university students, to his current post-retirement position working with faculty, Joe has worked to improve student learning and success. Joe's research has focused on what he calls the conditions of learning, and how instructors... Read More →
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Laurie Waye

Associate Director (Student Academic Success), Learning & Teaching Centre, University of Victoria
UVIC



Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

10:00am

Critical, Creative & Collaborative Inquiry: Observations on Educational Engagement (10:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

The presentation will reflect on the implications for educational engagement and the strengths and challenges of implementing critical, creative and collaborative inquiry within the context of horticulture education at KPU. Application of an inquiry approach has demonstrated that critical thinking nurtures learner engagement and promotes deeper understanding of curriculum for transfer of learning.

Presenter
Michelle Nakano, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
 

Speakers
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Michelle Nakano

Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

10:00am

Longitudinal Analysis of Peer Feedback in a Writing-Intensive Course: a Pilot Study (10:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Numerous studies have shown that peer feedback can improve writing. Most, however, focus on improvements on drafts of the same essay, and few consider more than one or two sessions of peer feedback. In a pilot study we considered the impact of peer feedback given and received on improvements in essay quality across ten different essays written by twelve students, all of which received peer feedback. In this small sample we did not find evidence that peer feedback was associated with improvements in essay quality, nor that this relationship changed over time, though we did see a strong relationship between comments received on one essay and those received on later ones. Participants will leave the session with a model for coding feedback comments and evaluating the impact of giving and receiving peer feedback on writing, and during the session will evaluate strengths and weaknesses of our research design and suggest improvements. 

Presenter
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching, University of British Columbia-Vancouver
UBC, Philosophy, WordPress, OER



Thursday June 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:00am

Mini Papers for Applied Learning (10:00 - 10:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Based on ideas offered by Bean (2011), I use ‘Mini Papers’ to help my Sociology of Sport undergraduate students consolidate their thinking on our major topics (class, race, gender, sexuality, deviance). Instead of traditional essays where the intended audience is limited to the instructor/ professor, these mini papers task students to direct their writing to a variety of audiences. Students are asked to write short responses to school principals, family members, newspapers, community sport organizations and so on. As such, the organization of their ideas through critical thinking is challenged and developed. Students report heightened engagement with the material, and their understanding (theoretical and applied) is deepened. 

Presenter
Lauren Couture, Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley

Speakers
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Lauren Couture

Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
UFV


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

10:30am

Break (10:30- 11:00) - NB: Many Sessions Start at 10:45 am
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 11:00 but MANY sessions start at 10:45. Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session.  

Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

10:45am

Mobile Language Learning: From Social Media to Gaming Praxis (10:45 - 12:00) (Area 3A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3A)

Praxis was, for Aristotle, one of the three main activities of human beings. In language learning, while enhanced output (i.e production, or Poïesis in Aristotelian term) has been highly viewed as an essential element towards reaching fluency, the actions (that is the process, or praxis) related to these opportunities are just as important.

The ubiquity of technologies, in particular mobile technologies, is making the practical experience of languaging an even more critical element of what it means to learn a language today. In this session, we will focus on several applications that can promote a practical and interactive study of languages in a view to enhancing communication and collaboration.

Grounding our praxis in a sociocultural theory of learning, our session will first present the basic precepts of technology-mediated language learning and then engage participants in practical and interactive exercises to test and play with applications. iPads will be provided for the session but participants are also encouraged to bring their own device. 

Presenters
Catherine Caws, Faculty Member, French Department, University of Victoria 
Bernadette Perry, PhD student, University of Victoria 

Speakers
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Catherine Caws

Faculty Member, French Department and Director, DL2LLab, UVic, University of Victoria
Catherine Caws has been teaching French language and linguistics courses at UVic since 2002. Her research focuses on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), and, more particularly, on learning design, learner-computer interactions and data-driven learning. Her work is strongly influenced by constructivist and socio-cultural theories of learning, in particular activity theory (AT) as it relates to CALL. She has authored many articles related... Read More →
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Bernadette Perry

University of Victoria
UVic


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:45am

The Student Experience Through the Lens of your Post-secondary’s Digital Personae: Are We Welcoming or Alienating Diversity? (10:45 - 12:00) (Area 3B)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at opposite end of the room. (Area 3B)

For most students, the institution's website is usually their FIRST experience with that institution, drilling down to program and department pages (and ultimately course pages on the LMS).

Considering the tremendous increase in the diversity of our student populations, we need to ask the question, "Are we welcoming or alienating diversity through our institutes’ digital personae?"

The notion of measuring and crafting "the student experience" has become widespread, yet could fail to take sufficient stock of the subtleties of diverse student populations’ responses to our “official” digital presence.

Learning Outcomes/ Importance of topic to teaching and learning with technology:
This panel provides a hands-on, interactive analysis of select post-secondary websites using a framework of discourse analysis (how social relationships are defined through communication choices) combined with audience participation and reflection. While the hands-on focus of the session is institutional web presence (the “official” website), the ground that we cover should open our eyes to how the digital personae of institutions can also be expressed in other messaging such as the wording on course outlines, course web pages, and program descriptions, for example.

So, whether you are looking at institutional, department, or course communications, you should be able to take away concrete ideas from this session. For our hands-on practice this session we will be using an examination of how certain student populations are represented on the institution web site (e.g. students with Learning and Ability Differences, students with Cultural Diversity).


Presenters
Shannon Kelley, Continuing Education Program Head, School of Computing and Academic Studies, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Zaa Derik Joseph,
 Advisor, Aboriginal Services, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Yearin Kim, Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
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Zaa Derik Joseph

Advisor, Aboriginal Services,, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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Shannon Kelly

Continuing Education Program Head, School of Computing and Academic Studies, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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Yearin Kim

Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser University


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:50am

Benefits of Collaborative Learning Design for Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Delivery (10:50-11:20)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies at Royal Roads University is commencing a collaborative design approach that promotes a team-based model for program and course design and development. The new approach includes four distinct design and development phases implemented by the learning design team; a faculty member, learning designer, senior learning technologist, copyright expert, librarian, program head, and program staff. What are the benefits of collaborative learning design? Come find out.   

Presenter
Sophia Palahicky, Manager, Learning Design Services, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), Royal Roads University 

Speakers
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Sophia Palahicky

Manager, Learning Design Services, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), Royal Roads University
Sophia holds a leadership role in the area of learning design services. She and her team of learning designers work with core and associate faculty to design and develop courses that promote social constructivist learning, team based learning, and collaborative learning as prescribed by the learning and teaching model of RRU. | More information about Sophia can be found at http://ctet.royalroads.ca/staff/sophia-palahicky


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

10:50am

Engaging Students’ through Experiential Learning in my Web Design Programming (10:50 - 11:20)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Having students involved with such service-learning web projects activities parallel my teaching philosophy as “you have to be able to practice what you teach”. This session will describe the community outreach service-learning web projects where I have collaborated and coordinated with several local, regional and international non-profit organizations and small businesses to connect students in my Web Design I Programming class with an actual business client as a requirement of the final project. These outreach activities allowed my students to either create and/or modify a web site. My students learn to practice problem-solving, and critical thinking techniques for lifelong learning skills during the process of completing the service-learning web project with clients. This experience has become a win-win for the organizations involved, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), TRU Computing Science (CS) department and more importantly students in my classes since 2003.

Presenter
Mohd Abdullah, Senior Lecturer, Thompson Rivers University 

Speakers
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Mohd Abdullah

Senior Lecturer, Thompson Rivers University


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

10:50am

Fail Better: Teaching Students How to Fail to Succeed (10:50 - 11:20)
Limited Capacity full

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

As Halpern and Hakel pointed out back in 2002: “It is sadly true that most of the way we teach and learn is uninformed by laboratory findings in human cognition” (p. 1). Research, especially over the past twenty years, has taught us a lot about how people learn and about how we can improve our students’ learning by adopting practices that apply the principles of the science of learning. In this session, we’ll look at the role failure plays in learning and how we can build desirable difficulties into our class activities to help students engage brain processes that support long-term retention. Participants will have the opportunity to explores ways to practically apply the principles in their teaching and learning.

Presenters
Sarah Bowers, Chair, Educational Technology and Curriculum Consultant Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre, Langara College
Julia Denholm, Dean Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Sunshine Coast, Capilano University


Speakers
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Sarah Bowers

Chair, Educational Technology, Langara College
Langara
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Julia Denholm

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Sunshine Coast Campus, Capilano University



Thursday June 9, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

11:30am

Graduate Teams as Change Agents (11:30 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session explores the design of courses that connect graduate students with clients for challenging, authentic, real world learning. The session will include brief presentations and dialogues in which participants explore questions, challenges and expertise about this design approach.

The presenter is currently working with a research team to explore such courses at Royal Roads University. This research focuses specifically on courses with graduate students who work in teams to help clients with their current problems, challenges or opportunities.  In some of the courses, students and their clients were in different cities, provinces or countries.  Student, faculty and client experiences are explored in the study.  

The presenter is currently working with a research team with Amy Zidulka and BJ Eib to explore such courses at Royal Roads University. 


Participants in this session will go away with some findings from the study and with ideas from peers for customized implementation.

Presenters
Alice MacGillivray, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University 
BJ Eib, Faculty Development Liaison, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), Royal Roads University
Amy Zidulka, Assistant Professor, School of Business, Royal Roads University

Speakers
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Alice MacGillivray

Alice MacGillivray, Consultant and Associate Faculty Member, Royal Roads University
I am an independent consultant and faculty member, based on Gabriola Island in B.C. Some of my most durable interests include leadership, formal and informal learning, and work in complex systems. Much of my work is informed by principles from natural systems. I have designed several credit and ProD courses in which adult graduate students or participants help clients work with real-world challenges.


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

11:30am

How Flexible is Flexible Learning? (11:30 - 12:00)
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 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.
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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)

11:30am

International and English as an Additional Language Learners in Co-op: Innovating our Curriculum Delivery and Practice (11:30 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

The EAL student population at SFU is at approximately 41%. Many of these students seek domestic work placements through programs such as Co-operative Education. Language and culture have been shown, in the literature and through the research for this project, to be a barrier to EAL student success.

Staff within Co-op are not typically trained or educated in teaching language and culture. As a result, EAL and CAC students were often displaced to various units, programs or specialty services, none of which were specific to the work search and placement goals of Co-operative Education. 

This presentation will describe the development of an online, self-paced, visually-based course, Job Search Success, to assist EAL and Canada as an Additional Culture (CAC) co-op students better prepare their work search documents and for related intercultural communication activities. Sample curricular elements and initial pilot feedback will be shared.

Presenters
Heather Williams, Online Learning Facilitator, Simon Fraser University
Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Student Affairs, Simon Fraser University 

Speakers
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Nancy Johnston

Executive Director, Student Affairs, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Heather Williams

English as an Additional Language and Intercultural Learning, Simon Fraser University
SFU, English as an Additional Language, Higher Education, Internationalization, Intercultural Studies


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

12:00pm

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00)
Lunch will be available in the Pre-Function Area in Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms but you may wish to sit down to eat. Obtain food and then find tables and chairs inside Grand Villa 3 Ballroom.

Thursday June 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

12:00pm

BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) Lunch & Spring Meeting Festival Reflection (12:00 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the Spring Council meeting of the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) comprised of leaders from the 25 post-secondary public institutions in BC who are focused on teaching and learning.  

Grab lunch downstairs on second floor outside of Ballrooms, and come join us on the third floor (Veranda and Portico Rooms) for some networking and then formal meeting at 1 pm. 


Draft Agenda

1. Agenda (review, new items, approve) - Peter
2. Minutes from November 12 (review, updates, new business, approve) - Peter
3. Welcome New Executive Members - Stephanie
4. Constitution Amendment (addition of co(2) people per each role on Executive) - Stephanie
5. Debrief of Festival - Stephanie, Vivian and Sybil
6. BCTLC Upcoming Year: New Directions and Priorities - Vivian and Sybil
7. Wrap Up and Next Meeting - Vivian and Sybil


Speakers
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Peter Arthur

Senior Instructor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia Okanagan
UBCO
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Stephanie Chu

Director, Teaching & Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Passionate about advancing teaching and learning and related University community and culture. Imagine what we can do together! Future contact: Bittersweet departure from SFU and all the wonderful people there, and excited to meet and join new colleagues and collaborators as Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) as of July 25, 2016.
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Vivian Forssman

Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads
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Liesel Knaack

Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
VIU
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Tannis Morgan

Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC
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Theresa Southam

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Institute, Selkirk College
Selkirk College
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Maureen Wideman

Director of Teaching and Learning, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Maureen Wideman is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. She has applied her knowledge and expertise in a number of areas including faculty development, curriculum design, learning with technology and inclusive learning environments. She has taught postsecondary courses in traditional, hybrid and online formats, and has previously managed a service department supporting student... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

1:00pm

Flipped Learning: Requires Strategic Planning and Execution (1:00 - 1:50)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Higher education instructional methods are entering into an unprecedented time of change where after centuries information transmission or lecture style teaching methods are being questioned and new ways of teaching are being suggested (e.g., Fink, 2013; Lakkala, Toom, Ilomaki & Muukkkonen, 2015; Keeling & Hersh, 2012).

This study investigated the effectiveness of a flipped classroom model from both the instructors' and the students' perspectives in the context of university Communications courses. While merits of the flipped model were found, this research also found that both student and faculty preparedness are significant factors in determining its success.

The flipped model requires strategic planning, and execution. In many ways if requires faculty to flip their practice.

Presenters
Linda Pardy, Ed. D., Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Samantha Pattridge, Department Head, Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley 

Speakers
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Linda Pardy

Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
UFV
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Samantha Pattridge

Department Head, Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
UFV


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

1:00pm

Peer Evaluation as a Learning & Assessment Strategy: Enhancing Student Engagement in Online Group Projects (1:00 - 1:50)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This interactive session focuses on two key issues: 
• How does peer evaluation strategy bridge learning and assessment in online learning/teaching?
• What is the influence of disciplinary drivers in using peer evaluation?

The case study which is central to this session is a story of peer evaluation implementation in a graduate business administration program offered online. Points of interest include course curriculum features, technology tools and the framing of peer evaluation in the overall assessment design in courses. The questions that the participants bring to this session will both frame this story and lead to further discussions.

Participants open the session with a brief account of their experience or questions in using peer evaluation in their teaching/course design. This generates focal questions for discussion during the session. Followed by the case study presentation, participants address these questions from their respective disciplinary, teaching and curricular contexts.

Presenter
Ranga Venkatachary, Program Director, Centre for Online and Distance Education, Simon Fraser University


Speakers
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Ranga Venkatachary

Program Director, Centre for Online and Distance Education, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

1:00pm

Quality By Design: Indicators for Quality Online Learning (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1.5 Hour Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

There is increased demand by students for the flexibility afforded by online courses, and many post-secondary institutions are feeling pressured to expand their online offerings in order to retain or attract students.

What tools and frameworks exist which lend themselves to supporting the development of online courses which lead to quality learning?

This interactive session will explore the strengths and weaknesses of different quality assurance instruments such as the Quality Matters Rubric, the QOLT Rubric and the Quality eToolkit.

We will analyze these tools and collectively identify measures most critical to quality online learning in BC. This session provides an opportunity to look closely at and compare quality assurance tools. 

Our discussions will encourage a critical approach to quality assurance tools when considering how they fit into your courses and institutions. 

Presenters
Stephanie Boychuk, Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Vancouver Island University
Michael Paskevicius, Learning Technologies Application Developer, Vancouver Island University
Carl Butterworth, Manager, Learning Technologies, Vancouver Island University

Speakers
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Stephanie Boychuk

Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Design and Quality Assurance in the online environment. Learning technologies. Exciting ways to use D2L.
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Carl Butterworth

Manager, Learning Technologies, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Learning technologies, education management, online and blended learning.
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Michael Paskevicius

Learning Technologies Application Developer, Vancouver Island University
I currently work as a Learning Technology Application Developer in the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University. My role involves researching and deploying educational technologies, administering, developing and integrating elearning software and developing faculty competencies in the use of emerging technologies.



Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

The Rise of Competency-based Education: What you Need to Know (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

It’s no secret that institutions are taking a look at alternatives to the traditional education model in attempt to better meet the needs of today’s students. Competency-based education (CBE) is one such alternative that is getting a lot of attention. In CBE, students are evaluated and awarded credit based on their ability to demonstrate specific skills and competencies, offering many a faster path to degree completion. However, a question that we hear from educators time and time again is, “where do we start?” In this session, we will explore why more and more colleges are launching competency-based programs, the strategies they are adopting, the challenges they face, and the role technology can play in the process.

Presenter
Ken Chapman, Vice-President, Market Research, D2L 

Speakers
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Ken Chapman

Vice-President, Market Research, D2L


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Educational Technology Maker Faire (1:00 - 4:00)
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. Come on by - so much to learn!

Topics
Table 1:
Classroom Response Systems: Come by and setup your first classroom response system, using either iClicker or Tophat (Christina Drabik)

Table 2: From Good to Great, Photography Post-Processing: Learn how to improve your photography by turning your good photos into great photos using Adobe Lightroom, feel free to bring sample photos (recommend RAW format) to work on. (Carson Au)

Table 3 (1-2 pm only) 3D Printing and 3D Design with Sketchup: Do you have a 3D printer printer? Are your struggling to find ways of meaningfully integrating it into classes and curriculum? Have you developed some great ideas on how to integrate a 3D printer and want to share them? Come and bring your ideas and your questions to have a conversation around 3D printing and it's application. There will also be a 3D printer and some project examples on display. Come one come all! (Andy Beadon)

Table 4: Open Badges: CanCred Factory is a new Canadian cloud service for creating, issuing, managing, and tracking Open Badges. Drop in to take a tour or build your first CanCred badge.

Table 5: TetraGear - Using Maker Skills for Good: Visitors can learn all about LED lights, how a product can be designed and assembled locally, how to solder, PCB assembly and soldering process, and more! Plus you'll get to see our innovative safety lights designed with people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.

Facilitators
Carson Au, Learning Technology SpecialistTeaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Gee Lam, Learning Technology Specialist, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Christina Drabik, Instructional Support Technician, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 
Andy Beadon, Coordinator of ICT Integration/ICT Department Head, Crofton House School
Meg Goodine, Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Radu Postole, TetraGear 

Speakers
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Andy Beadon

Coordinator of ICT Integration/ICT Department Head, Crofton House School
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Meg Goodine

Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
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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, workshop facilitation, knowledge management, digital image editing, and radio broadcasting.


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Studio: Moving Beyond the LMS with Grav (1:00 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 30 Participants (First-Come, First-In). 

Do you have unmet pedagogical goals due to the constraints of your current LMS? Do you want to have a better experience for your students and yourself?

In this workshop (a mixture of presentation and hands-on activities) Paul will introduce Grav, a no database CMS and his open source Course Hub project to help other tech-savvy instructors 'flip' their institutional LMS to overcome these challenges while still keeping sensitive student information in the LMS.

For the hands-on elements of this workshop a notebook computer (MacOS or Windows) is required. Participants should be comfortable with editing text files, copying/pasting/editing URLs, connecting to a Webserver via FTP, and be familiar with basic Web page elements. Upon completion of the workshop participants will have basic knowledge of how the Grav Course Hub is organized and have a copy of it on their computer synced to a public GitHub repository.

Suggested workshop preparations:

Presenter:

Paul Hibbitts, Hibbitts Design and Simon Fraser University


Speakers
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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 with his extensive instructional background, Paul thrives on the challenges of design for learning and experience in our multi-device connected world. He recently... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Studio: Podcast, Podcast, 1, 2, 3 (1:00 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In this hands on experiential session, participants will be guided by eg. and activities through the basics of setting up a podcast project for educational purposes. There are both technical and pedagogical considerations to take into account which will be covered along with some case studies of faculty who have undertaken this effort.

We will organize the session into 3 parts:  Planning, Production (Recording & Editing) and Publishing.  The presenters will guide participants through these stages as individuals or small teams as necessary.
  1. Planning - what are your inspirations? What is your course content? How do these things come together to form a  show your students will want to listen to?
  2. Production - Recording and editing can be done in 100 different ways. Which will work best for your project?
  3. Publishing - The technical constraints of an institution will have a huge effect on how you can get your podcast into your students earbuds.
The goal is to have a recorded edited piece of educational audio from each group uploaded and ready to share!

Presenters
Duncan McHugh, Digital Media Specialist, Sessional Lecturer, Learning Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
Jason Toal, Interaction Specialist, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation, Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
Jon Fulton, Curriculum Media Development Group, TRU Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
Robbi Forsythe, Curriculum Media Development Group, TRU Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
John Born, Manager, Educational Media, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University 

Speakers
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John Born

Manager, Educational Media, Simon Fraser University, TLC
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Robbi Forsythe

Curriculum Media Development Group, TRU Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
TRU
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Brian Lamb

Director Innovation, Thompson Rivers University
I'm most interested in: | | * a vision of open education in which open practices and open technologies are at least as important as OER. | | * a vision of higher educational institutions that embraces their mandate as stewards of knowledge and inquiry. To me that means more permeable boundaries, more engagement with the wider world, and a renewed commitment to public service in learning. | | * playing the drums at the jam... Read More →
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Duncan McHugh

Digital Media Specialist, UBC
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Jason Toal

Interaction Specialist, SFU
Drawing, Gardening, Bass music.


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:00pm

From Brynania to Business: Designing an Evidence-Based Educational Simulation From an Exploration of a Real Time Blended Model (2:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This study provided an opportunity to look across disciplines and beyond regular roleplaying and standard digital-based business games to a successful, long running unique blended simulation in a different yet related field. The lessons learned from the “anywhere anytime” simulation design of a capstone project for undergraduates in a Political Science course at McGill University provide guidance for the design of a similar simulation model for use in undergraduate business courses at Capilano University in North Vancouver. 

The results of the data collected through surveys, focus groups, interviews and field observations of the simulation which was conducted from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. each day through emails, social media and face to face informal and formal meetings (in the midst of the rest of "regular life") suggest that students are highly engaged and productive.

A community was created during the week and the instructor involvement and modelling influenced the outcomes.  Some gender differences in expectations and engagement were found. Sixteen design principles were distilled from the study for use in a future role play simulation.

Presenter
Nancy Nowlan, Faculty, Capilano University 

Speakers
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Nancy Nowlan

Faculty, Capilano University
I'm a long time business instructor at Capilano University and a very old doctoral student in Education at SFU! Finishing my research into simulations and looking forward to sharing with others.


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

2:00pm

Inclusion at Post-Secondary: Emerging Themes and Ideas (2:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

For almost 15 years the BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) has been working in collaboration with Universities and Colleges to include adults with intellectual disabilities in the regular academic and social life of campus. Admission to post secondary is based on the individual student’s desire to study and not on any minimum academic requirements.  

This approach to post-secondary education has emerged as a “practical and moral imperative” to addressing the marginalization of people with intellectual disabilities and has been recognized internationally as a best practice.  

At the same time, this movement for inclusion has raised questions about the role of post-secondary education in Canadian society and has challenged assumptions about who belongs at post-secondary.  

In this session we will introduce participants to the BC Initiative for IPSE and discuss how this movement for inclusion is revealing new ideas about teaching and learning at post-secondary campuses across BC.

Presenters
Arden Duncan Bonokoski, Provincial Co-ordinator, BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education
Charles Bingham, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

Speakers
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Charles Bingham

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Arden Duncan Bonokoski

Provincial Co-ordinator, BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

2:30pm

Break (2:30 - 3:00) - NB: Some Sessions Start at 2:45
Break food and drinks are in the Pre-Function area just outside of the Grand Villa Ballrooms 1 and 3. 

Break is scheduled for 30 minutes as some sessions start at 3:00 but there are a few sessions starting at 2:45. Check the schedule.

Please make sure you grab some break food and drink and consider eating it at the tables in your next session. 
 
 

Thursday June 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Pre-Function Area In Front of Grand Villa 1 and 3 Ballrooms

2:45pm

Animating Critical Scholarship in a Large Class and Assessment Challenges (2:45 - 3:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Research shows that active, social, engaging and student-owned learning experiences promote higher level critical thinking skills and leads to meaningful learning. This is challenging in large classes of fifty or more students. They are used to a system where they have little input in experientially building their critical scholarship skills. They expect to be assessed through lengthy hourly exams consisting of multiple choice questions, fill-in the blanks and short paragraph essays.

In a move to integrate assessment practices with students’ engagement in critical thinking and course content, the instructor, together with an educational consultant from SFU’s Teaching Learning Centre planned an assignment that was team-based with interactive verbal analytical skills and ‘thinking on the spot’.

The research questions are:

• What are the ways students can be individually assessed in a team-based activity, taking into account the expectations of an especially diverse student population?

• How do we ensure that these assessments are multidimensional, capturing inventive thinking while minimizing students’ self conscious efforts?

Our presentation approach is exploratory. Participants are invited to partake in a sample exercise.

Presenters
Nur Intan Murtadza, Sessional Instructor and Research Assistant for the Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Sarah Louise Turner, Educational Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, Simon Fraser University

 

Speakers
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Nur Intan Murtadza

Sessional Instructor and Research Assistant for the Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU
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Sarah Louise Turner

Educational Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

2:45pm

Engagement is Not Enough: Developing Students' Capability for Teamwork (2:45 - 3:15)
Limited Capacity full

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Employers, higher education stakeholders and professional bodies agree: students require strong teamwork capability to achieve complex project goals. Just providing teamwork opportunities does not ensure success ‒ often students develop negative attitudes towards teamwork (Gale et al., 2014) and report inadequate teamwork instruction (Webb & Miller, 2006). 

Our study reviewed current research evidence on teamwork capability through a content analysis structure adapted from the Assuring Graduate Capabilities model (Oliver, 2015). This analysis highlighted the value of formal teamwork instruction for students to develop knowledge, tools for documentation and reflection to build skills and explicit attention to student attitudes about teamwork and to development of this capability. 

Presenter
Paola Gavilanez, Faculty of Interior Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Speakers
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Paola Gavilanez

Faculty, Interior Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
interior design | teamwork | sustainability | interdisciplinary studies



Thursday June 9, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)

2:45pm

Interact and Engage Students With Real Time Assessments, For Real Results (2:45 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Turning Technologies powerful learning tools are designed to achieve superior levels of student engagement with compelling instruction that leaves a lasting impression in and outside of class. Purpose-driven student response technology supports learning theories and is proven to enhance key indicators of student success including retention, motivation and attendance.

Campus-wide solutions reach all levels of university life with options that range from quick polling or committee voting to standardized exams or institutional evaluations. Prepare your students for real-world experiences with tools that engage, monitor and measure the learning process in a simple, versatile and meaningful way.


Presenter
Jeff Monger, Senior Consultant, Turning Technologies Canada 

Speakers
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Jeff Monger

Senior Consultant, Turning Technologies Canada
Jeff Monger is a Sr. Consultant at Turning Technologies Canada, who is passionate about how technology can make our lives better! Over the last 6 years, Jeff has been working with many accredited Colleges, Universities and Fortune 500 companies to empower Educators to do more.   His decision to join forces with Turning Technologies, was because of their award winning, industry leading software. The creativity and constant innovation in... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:45pm

Lightboard Design and Deployment: Creating Learning Resources (2:45 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1.25 Hour Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In 2015, the right combination of factors came together for us to build a Lightboard at Vancouver Island University based on the open hardware specification originally designed at Northwestern University.

The Lightboard provides a familiar whiteboard like environment for faculty to use while creating educational videos. Aside from the novelty, what makes the Lightboard a useful tool and what does it really take to build one? 

We’ll share our Centre's history with supporting educational video and explain why and how we built our Lightboard. We'll show you pictures, examples we created with the lightboard and some pedagogically appropriate integrations into teaching and learning experiences.   

We’d also like to hear from you. How have you supported educational video on your campus and what other supports for creating video have you used?  

Presenters
Michael Paskevicius, Learning Technologies Application Developer, Vancouver Island University
Carl Butterworth, Manager, Learning Technologies, Vancouver Island University
Stephanie Boychuk, Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Vancouver Island University


Speakers
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Stephanie Boychuk

Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Design and Quality Assurance in the online environment. Learning technologies. Exciting ways to use D2L.
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Carl Butterworth

Manager, Learning Technologies, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Learning technologies, education management, online and blended learning.
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Michael Paskevicius

Learning Technologies Application Developer, Vancouver Island University
I currently work as a Learning Technology Application Developer in the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University. My role involves researching and deploying educational technologies, administering, developing and integrating elearning software and developing faculty competencies in the use of emerging technologies.



Thursday June 9, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

3:30pm

What ‘Counts’ as Research or Scholarship? The (Un)Intentional Narrowing of the Definition of 'Scholarship' in SoTL (3:30 - 4:00)
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Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First In)

Does your original discipline have 'A' Journals and 'B' Journals? Do you know colleagues who have submitted scholarly work to an 'A' Journal, had it rejected, and then successfully published it in a 'B' Journal? As a community, have we squandered our opportunity to define 'scholarship' more broadly in our rush to legitimize the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)?

During this discussion, I will offer two broader definitions of scholarship and research that, if properly embraced, would mean that we are more inclusive of activities that would count on a CV or in a Dossier.

From our combined experiences, we will generate examples of scholarly activities that should legitimately ‘count’, but are often dismissed by narrow definitions. I will argue that we need to take every opportunity to stretch the boundaries of our practice and educate others about our scholarly work, or we risk being seen as doing ‘silo’ work with little relevance to the broader education enterprise.

Presenter
Russell Day, Teaching Professor, Simon Fraser University 

Thursday June 9, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)