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

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General Teaching and Learning Strand Session (Open to All) [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 7
 

9:00am PDT

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
avatar for Michelle Glubke

Michelle Glubke

Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects, BCcampus
avatar for Tracy Roberts

Tracy Roberts

Director, Learning & Teaching, BCcampus
TS

Tami Saj

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


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

10:45am PDT

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
avatar for Samantha Aro

Samantha Aro

Student Development Educator, Simon Fraser University
avatar for Tracy Roberts

Tracy Roberts

Director, Learning & Teaching, BCcampus


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

1:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Tracy Roberts

Tracy Roberts

Director, Learning & Teaching, BCcampus
TS

Tami Saj

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


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

3:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Tracy Roberts

Tracy Roberts

Director, Learning & Teaching, BCcampus


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

4:00pm PDT

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
ML

Michael Lockett

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)
 
Wednesday, June 8
 

9:00am PDT

"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
avatar for Vivian Forssman

Vivian Forssman

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


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

9:00am PDT

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
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Director, Open Education, BC Campus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →
avatar for Sue Doner

Sue Doner

Faculty, Instructional Designer, Camosun College
Instructional Designer: especially interested in Universal Design for Learning; Accessibility in online learning
avatar for Marie Krbavac

Marie Krbavac

Educational Consultant, University of British Columbia
educational technology, instructional design, caring
avatar for Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson

Diveristy and Inclusion Order Muppet, Mozilla
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.
avatar for Afsaneh Sharif

Afsaneh Sharif

Faculty Liaison/Senior Project Manager, University of British Columbia
UBC


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

9:00am PDT

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 the FraserValley
As a literacy/numeracy specialist at the University Fraser Valley and as the Agassiz-Harrison Literacy Co-ordinator, I have taught ESL and both first and second language students upgrading English and math.
avatar for Sylvia Currie

Sylvia Currie

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

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 PDT
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am PDT

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 PDT
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Dr. Cindy Xin

Dr. Cindy Xin

Director of Research, Simon Fraser University
SFU


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

1:00pm PDT

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 Kathleen Bortolin

Kathleen Bortolin

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Vancouver Island University
avatar for Sharon Hobenshield

Sharon Hobenshield

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

Liesel Knaack

Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Liesel is the director of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at VIU. The centre supports faculty and students with learning technologies, pedagogical design, online learning and scholarly teaching and learning. Liesel was formerly a K-12 teacher and Associate Professor... Read More →
avatar for Xulsimalt - Gary Manson

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 PDT
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

2:45pm PDT

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
Liesel is the director of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at VIU. The centre supports faculty and students with learning technologies, pedagogical design, online learning and scholarly teaching and learning. Liesel was formerly a K-12 teacher and Associate Professor... Read More →



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

3:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Dr. Cindy Xin

Dr. Cindy Xin

Director of Research, Simon Fraser University
SFU


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

3:00pm PDT

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

Vice Provost Teaching & Learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Passionate about advancing teaching and learning and related University community and culture. Imagine what we can do together!


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

4:00pm PDT

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
ML

Michael Lockett

Educational Consultant, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Wednesday June 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)
 
Thursday, June 9
 

9:00am PDT

Undertaking a Review of Teaching + Learning Centres (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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
CG

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
DL

Danny Lee

Systems Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU
MS

Milan Singh

Co-ordinator, Applied Research in Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
SFU
avatar for Dr. Cindy Xin

Dr. Cindy Xin

Director of Research, Simon Fraser University
SFU


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

1:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Carl Butterworth

Carl Butterworth

Manager, Learning Technologies, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Learning technologies, education management, online and blended learning.
avatar for Michael Paskevicius

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... Read More →



Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm PDT

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
KC

Ken Chapman

Vice-President, Market Research, D2L


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)

2:45pm PDT

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
avatar for Carl Butterworth

Carl Butterworth

Manager, Learning Technologies, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Learning technologies, education management, online and blended learning.
avatar for Michael Paskevicius

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... Read More →



Thursday June 9, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)