How do universities prepare faculty to teach online? A cross Canada survey.
One of the key challenges universities face with regard to managing technological change is preparing faculty to use learning technologies effectively. In this session the results of a 2012 study looking at how 23 Canadian universities prepare their faculty to teach online will be presented.
The pedagogy of innovation
The pedagogy of innovation involves the teaching of design and creativity with digital media tools. Global reach, pedagogical innovation, the adoption of pervasive media technologies, and education/industry partnerships are important constituents for building advanced 21st century digital cities, economies and education strategies.
Architecture and design schools focus their teaching on a unique pedagogical model. Design studios allow for the exploration of wide ranging ideas whose resolution is inherently inventive and innovative. Processes of discovery are established to encourage new thinking, discovery, and risk-taking. Fundamental to this approach is the adoption of new techniques of invention, understanding digital languages, and committing to trans-disciplinary collaboration. Techniques refined in Architecture and Design schools can be applied to the world of digital media and interaction education. Exploring contemporary means of expression and communication through digital technology are central to research, discovery and sharing. Working collaboratively and across disciplines allows for a richness of expression and new, creative intersections and projects. This presentation suggests the means to build comprehensive digital innovation ecologies. Case studies will be drawn from international and local media collaborations and projects including the following:
the University of the Arctic Thematic Network in Digital and Media Arts;
examples from a large beginning design class at the University of Manitoba;
the Telepresence Labs at the UW CISCO Innovation Centre;
a major project to build the Digital City; and . . .
the proposed Digital Media Cluster at the University of Winnipeg.
Coming at you like a dark horse
What does Manitoba's new media industry and Katy Perry have in common? They're both irresistibly sweet and make money.
This session will provide a snapshot on Manitoba's Interactive Digital Media Industry and activities. You will walk away with a clearer understanding of the local professional new media industry and how you can benefit by getting involved.
Interested in mobile apps, video game development, social media, and entrepreneurship? New Media Manitoba (NMM) cofounder Kevin Hnatiuk will share an enlightening look into the activities of his professional association and why the interactive digital media industry in Manitoba is poised to become more relevant than a candied ham at Christmas.
D2L health promotion interprofessionally: a blended approach
The University of Manitoba Interprofessional Education (IPE) initiative offers a health promotion learning opportunity for 13 participating health and social care academic units. In our university context, academic units are located across two campuses, with multiple instructors, myriad curriculums in which health promotion content is offered and complex teaching schedules. The blended learning approach incorporates a Learning Management System (LMS) to prepare students for the three hour face-to-face IP team case study, assess student learning and collect data for research. We will outline the successes and challenges of blended learning based on our experience with more than 1500 students over the past two years.
How education works
Pedagogies may be thought of as methods, techniques and designs for teaching. They are thus as much technologies as timetables, computers and learning management systems. There are many things that must work with and that usually precede pedagogies - subject matter constraints, timetabling constraints, resource constraints, technology platforms, personal beliefs, learner communities and accreditation standards, to name but a few. When thinking about pedagogies and other technologies, the problem is therefore not which has greatest precedence or importance, but how they may effectively be orchestrated to work together. Some learning technologies, including processes and methods as well as digital and other tools, channel us down rigid paths that may not best suit the needs of learners or teachers. However, when done well, such hard technologies make life easier, make the process quicker, and lead to more consistent results. Other learning technologies are inherently more flexible and adaptable. However, such softer technologies demand creativity, effort and skill to use well, are less consistent and less reliable than (and more inclined to be constrained by) their harder counterparts. Part of the essence of successful learning technology design is thus in reaching the right balance of soft and hard in any given situation. This presentation centres around a framework for thinking about how to reach that balance. It offers a way of thinking about how to orchestrate pedagogies, processes, methods and tools, and some advice on effective ways of setting about building, using and designing effective learning technologies that, like Mother Bear's bed, are not too hard, not too soft, but just right.
Let's augment our reality
Augmented Reality allows you to enhance everything around you, and with Metaio Creator, it's very easy to create your own AR experience for your targeted audience.
Shaping policy and processes in an online strategy
The presentation will focus on the key issues that need discussion and decision in order to shape an online learning strategy. Does the organization wish to meet current student needs or seek new markets? What forms of intellectual property ownerships need to be devised and what are some of the issues that are likely to be encountered? Course development need to consider renewal, cost-benefit, and opportunities for re-use. There are a number of implications for collective agreements, governance, and support systems and many opportunities to share practices to learn from one another, or even partner…
Instruction for the trades: One non-traditional blended online instructional approach
Have you required the services of a plumber, electrician or carpenter lately? How long did you have to wait for one of these trades persons to be available? Manitoba is experiencing a shortage of trained tradespersons. Typical training for tradespersons such as those mentioned above involves an apprenticeship system that sequences on-the-job with face-to-face classroom training. However the bricks and mortar infrastructure for trades training in place currently cannot accommodate increased enrollments that would satisfy Manitoba’s current and future training needs.
With this situation facing the province, Apprenticeship Manitoba tasked Red River College with developing an alternative for training in order to increase the number of trained tradespersons. The challenge was to increase access via non-traditional and alternative delivery methods.
The solution that was developed blended various online technologies with face-to-face instruction to provide trades training. However, many instructors and industry professionals do not see how these alternative modes can effectively train apprentices.
The blended training model and lessons learned will be the subject of this presentation.
The presentation will include
Analysis of context and learners
Instructional model designed
Instructional technologies used and why
1:00 - 1:45
Successful characteristics of a k-12 tech & interactive TV program
The session will review the characteristics of an academically ITV program regarding teacher qualifications, and strategies utilized, student involvement, organization, economical benefits, and technical support.
Developing critical reflection and lifelong learning using e-portfolios
E-portfolios are regarded in the literature as an effective means of encouraging the development of reflective practice and scaffolding of knowledge construction among students in professional programs, particularly education. However, the depth of reflection represented in student e-portfolios and student understanding about the actual form and process of critical self-reflection often falls short of program and education expectations. The mid-stage of the mixed method on-going, longitudinal study of graduate student e-portfolio creation reported here demonstrates the value of e-portfolios for lifelong learning and provides some recommendations for scaffolding the development of critical reflection among learners, and techniques for approaching this.
Assessment in online courses: Balancing integrity, flexibility and privacy using an online proctoring system
Despite some disagreement as to whether online courses are more susceptible to academic dishonesty than their face to face counterparts, we all agree that online education brings with it different challenges that face-to-face settings are not facing. At the University of Manitoba, we are always looking for ways to have our students benefit from the convenience and flexibility of online courses without sacrificing the academic integrity necessary to maintain quality courses. During a pilot project we discovered another parameter that appears to be important to consider: students’ privacy. In this presentation we will discuss how we are trying to balance the following needs and concerns: academic integrity, flexibility, and students’ privacy.
Mapping and presenting concepts with VUE (Visual Understanding Environment)
When presenting ideas, the linear nature of PowerPoint may not always show students the relationships between concepts. The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept mapping tool that presents concepts in a connected nature.
Curtailing copyright complications using Creative Commons
What is Creative Commons? What are the Creative Commons licenses? Techniques for avoiding copyright
CC licensed material
thumbnails with links
Using Google Advanced Search Using Common Repositories
Agile Projects using Pivotal Tracker
It seems everyone is talking Agile these days. Pivotal Tracker is a relatively simple and intuitive cloud-based Agile project management utility that can be free for both personal and academic use. This session will introduce participants to basic Agile PM concepts by stepping through real projects using Pivotal Tracker. A Certified ScrumMaster since 2008 and a seasoned learning designer, Guy Dugas will demonstrate how you can manage not only your projects, but your life.
Instructional designers special interest group
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Peer led tutoring with technology
academic supports for student is an essential service for post-secondary
institutions. Research around peer-led learning and peer tutoring has
garnered ongoing support of the benefits of peer interactions. The evolution of
course technology is spawning a new shift to peer-led tutoring through the use
of web-based platforms. UCN initiated an innovative pilot project to explore
the expansion of peer-led tutoring using Abode Connect, D2L and cloud-based
student resource tools. This project paired the course instructor with a peer
tutor and a technology specialist to create a blended tutoring experience -
asynchronous study and assessment tools with weekly synchronous tutoring
sessions. This session will review the process, take aways, and
participant experiences in terms of value-added academic services for students.
If the medium is the message, what is ours?
Fifty years ago Marshal McLuhan stated “the medium is the message” a controversial and complex idea with profound relevance today as web technologies emerge and consume society. How can web 2.0 technologies be used in the classroom to engage students and leverage learning? I will share the use of blogs, wikis and twitter in the classroom to begin the conversation about how educational institutions can take a step, or a leap, forward using social media and why it might be worth the risk. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to share your comments and ideas.
1:50 - 2:35
Designing for a mobile BYOD environment in D2L
In one month, D2L, the learning management system at the University of Manitoba recorded over 6,000 occurrences of students accessing the LMS from mobile devices. Students are telling us through their actions that it’s time to change the way we think about course design. How can we design courses to facilitate mobile access and capitalize on the affordances of this technology for learning? What are the factors that need to be considered when designing for mobile devices? What are effective strategies for mobile course design? In this presentation, we will discuss our approach to answering these questions based on current research and our experiences in designing a course specifically for adult learners in a mobile environment.
A literature review of six generations of distance education
This session will provide opportunities for discussions about a critical review of the six generations of distance education. How much has changed from the first generation of correspondence education (one-way, non-constructivist, content centered) to the current multi-way communications generation? Is technology being used to its fullest potential with best practices and pedagogy in the sixth generation? This session fits in with the theme of the conference as it focuses on the evolutionary history of distance education, and how teaching and learning can be improved in current and future generations.
The session has been cancelled - The process and scope of an interactive learning tour
This session has been cancelled - The Process and Scope of an Interactive Learning Tour
will demonstrate “Journey North” an interactive learning tour developed by eTV
Learning Technologies at Red River College (RRC) in conjunction with the
This session will look into the project’s process and
construction, which reflects the vision and mission of RRC through the
College’s strategic plan, as well as a brief outline to its specific
implementation into course pedagogy and instruction.
This is an example of the gamification of education and
the custom construction of a valuable learning tool that can be applied to a
wide variety of learning scenarios.
How to write a course - The condensed version
Have you been asked to write a distributed learning course or to manage course writers, and you're not sure where to start? The goal of this presentation is to simplify the process of creating courses that maximize student success, irrespective of technology or delivery method. It will summarize the principles of instructional design, how to identify and work with writers, how to write original text that inspires students, and how to stay on task (and help others to do so). The presentation will respond to the needs of the participants.
Gamification of learning in math and science
Theory and research are important in guiding our use of digital games for learning purposes, but what does it look like in practice? This informal session will extend ideas raised in the keynote and provide examples of digital game-based learning (DGBL), including alternate reality games (ARGs), serious games (learning games built from scratch), and the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) games for learning purposes. Come to learn, ask questions, and share your ideas for using games in your learning space.
The evolving face of distance learning in Manitoba
Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning has a long history of providing quality distance learning options that respond to the different needs of students, schools, and school divisions supporting flexibility and increased educational opportunities for 9-12 learners in Manitoba. Those needs are continually evolving and when combined with the rapid evolution of technology the need for change is amplified, creating greater expectations from learners, parents, and educators alike. The response has taken the form of improvements to the three distance delivery models used at 9-12: Independent Study Option(ISO), Teacher Mediated Option(TMO), Web-Based Course(WBC), as well as a new model for the pilot of two virtual collegiates in the province. The presentation will share a little background on each of the models and the changes envisioned.
D2L users group
In this special interest groups administrators and technologists involved in the management and maintenance of D2L are invited to join in an informal conversation about current policies and practices in their respective institutions. To learn from one another, compare notes, and share ideas about how to respond to the changing dynamics of online learning.
Reflections from Behind the Webcam:Midwifery online
A novice “distributive course” instructor, a student and the learning technologist expert from UCN come together to share their experience and reflections on learning and Implementing synchronous and asynchronous teaching platforms. Adobe Connect and D2L formed the basis of the fourth year midwifery courses taught to students in placements across Manitoba. Learn from the learners on their experience with online teaching and learning platforms exploring topics like:
setting up the classroom
what did we learn (what worked and what did we change)
creating an interactive Connect classroom
getting everyone involved through presentations, chat boxes, breakout rooms, notes
watch clips from the class
evaluating the sessions
Let's look at Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate's model of e-Learning
One of the most dramatic changes in Education has been the growth of eLearning. Effective eLearning is a good balance of technology and pedagogy. The methods of delivery range from asynchronous media rich continuous in-take to synchronous instructor led classrooms. The Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate is a media rich learning environment led synchronously by provincially certified teachers. A demonstration of the WVC methodologies will be presented and showcased based on our four years of delivering courses to First Nations students in Manitoba. back later for session description.
3:00 - 3:45
Student & support service considerations for online learners
Learner support services are a critical component of student engagement, success, retention and completion. This presentation examines the role of the instructor in supporting learners in an online learning environment.
Reflections on "signals of success and self-directed learning"
How do you define successful learning? In February 2014 ‘Signals of Success and Self-Directed Learning’ was published at the eMOOCs conference in Switzerland, in which Bentley, Crump, Cuffe, Gniadek, Jamieson, MacNeil and Mor (2014) discussed what constituted their learning success in OLDS MOOC 2013. In this presentation, two of the co-authors Jamieson and Gniadek will present the research team’s exploration of their own learning successes in the MOOC.
Virtual delivery for real instructors
Part 1: Presenters will incorporate real time in situe remote delivery capabilities using LMS and Blackboard platforms to showcase the instructor/student point of view Part 2: The integration of BYOD into the class room Part 3 Latest developments and future possibilities for in class and distributed learning
Prezi Action Mapping for e-Learning Projects
Prezi is a cloud-based tool for presentation and storytelling on a virtual canvas. Anyone familiar with Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping will know that it is a quick, visual process for designing powerful corporate e-Learning. Action Mapping has the added bonus of fitting very nicely into an Agile project management framework. This session will introduce basic Agile PM concepts and their compatibility with a slightly modified Action Mapping process to show participants how Agile can be applied to an academic e-Learning project. A Certified ScrumMaster since 2008 and a seasoned learning designer, Guy Dugas will demonstrate how he is using Prezi to do Action Mapping in his current “Trying on the Trades project”.
Technology petting zoo
Technology Petting Zoo gives you the chance to try a few of the different cutting edge technologies currently on the market. Discover how their application may apply in the world of education and assist in engaging your students. Some of the technology available to tryout are the Oculus Rift, GoPro action cameras, graphic tablets and stop animation software.
Area leaders discuss policy and practice
In this special interest groups area leaders including directors, department heads and other administrators are invited to join in an informal conversation about current policies and practices in their respective institutions. To learn from one another, compare notes, and share ideas about how to respond to the changing dynamics of online learning.
Round Table: Using social media for teaching in higher education
The presenters have been engaged in self-study research examining the use of social media in their courses in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University. The goal has been to extend the classroom and engage students in authentic learning experiences. Our social media use has included media such as, blogging, Twitter, social networks (Ning), Flickr, and recently, Google Communities. The presenters will share their story, including successes and failures, and engage in a discussion with participants about their experiences. Through the sharing of ideas, we can learn from one another to actively engage our students meaningfully in their education.
Open Badges: Making Learning Visible
Mozilla’s Open Badge project ignited a wave of innovation across the teaching and learning community in 2013. Open Badges are transparent, digital indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. Badges can be issued by educational institutions, professional bodies, community learning organizations, after-school programs, or in online courses (including MOOCs). Learners can share Badges via Facebook or LinkedIn, or in skills passports or ePortfolios. Learn how Open Badges can motivate learners and make assessment more accessible and visible. This presentation will use emerging examples from Open University, University of California, BCcampus, NASA and many other active projects.
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