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ETUG 25th Anniversary Conference 
June 20 & 21, 2019
Thompson Rivers University 
**Parking - It’s best to park in Lots J, K or N. Parking on campus is $5.00/day and free after 5:00pm.**
Keynote’s on Day 1 & 2 as well as Gasta Session are available on Livestream - Link to watch.

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Wednesday, June 19
 

6:00pm PDT

ETUG Pub Night
Limited Capacity seats available

No host pre-conference event at The Noble Pig


Wednesday June 19, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
The Noble Pig 650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B4
 
Thursday, June 20
 

7:30am PDT

Speaker's Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Speaker's Lounge - Presenter's please take advantage of this quiet space to prepare for your session.

Thursday June 20, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Lounge - Rm 320 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Rotunda - Access by Stairs

8:45am PDT

Traditional Welcome and Opening Remarks
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditional Welcome
Opening Remarks from the SCETUG Chair, Terri Bateman

Thursday June 20, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

9:00am PDT

We are the Architects: Pathways to the New Learning Ecology
Limited Capacity seats available

These days, higher education seems to be constantly buffeted by inflection points, many of them substantial. So substantial, indeed, that they are calling us to make paradigmatic shifts in many of our core areas. Our 21st century digital learning environments are not immune from these pressures. Indeed, they are being called upon to be agile, flexible, robust, and to support new levels of learning diversity ranging from educational content to course models. These new environments will be enabled by digital technology and driven by a vision of a learner-centered approach to higher education. Indeed, it will require a new digital architecture, one that enables our learning environments to keep pace with the ambitions of our learners and instructors. This session will present some ideas about next-generation digital learning environments and offer the opportunity to engage in discussions on how best to move forwards towards a new, enabling digital architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Malcolm Brown

Dr. Malcolm Brown

Director of Learning Initiatives, EDUCAUSE
Joining EDUCAUSE in 2009, Dr. Malcolm Brown is Director of Learning Initiatives. In that role, he has initiated major EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) undertakings such as its Leading Academic Transformation community of practice, the Learning Space Rating System, and the annua... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
  Keynote Speaker
  • NEW FIELD 1 Livestream LInk: https://vimeo.com/event/7333

10:00am PDT

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:10am PDT

10:10am PDT

On the shoulders of Elves: Ed Tech support and training at TRU-OL
Limited Capacity seats available

The E-Learning Facilitator (ELF) at TRU Open Learning supports the technology training and support for Open Learning Faculty Members (OLFMs).  Since it's creation in 2010, the position has evolved along with the technology used and support needed in Open Learning.  Colin Madland was the first ELF until he took on his current position a Trinity Western University.  The current ELF, Melissa Schuurman, still oversees and supports the technology training and support for OLFMs, but other aspects of the role have changed.  

This presentation will cover the comparisons and contrasts between the "Colin-era" and the "Melissa-era" and will answer the following:
- What was needed then vs. What is needed now
- What has changed vs. What has remained the same
- What has worked well vs. What has not worked well


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Schuurman

Melissa Schuurman

E-Learning Facilltator, TRU
Educational Technology | Training & Development | Health & Wellness
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Colin Madland

University of Victoria


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

10:10am PDT

Fostering a culture of openness: a work in progress
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will discuss the factors and tensions that were identified as we attempt to foster a culture of openness in an institution while it developed a graduate program with openness as a core design principle. Openness was adopted as a program goal predicated on the philosophical stance that openness and open educational practices facilitate collaboration and cultivate networked learning in its many forms as necessitated by the digital age.

This presentation will discuss factors including institutional norms, leadership, relationships, humility and criticality that were identified as being instrumental in fostering a culture of openness at the school, faculty, and university levels. It will share the tensions and conceptual, practical and technical challenges experienced in developing a culture of openness in a higher education institution that to date has no formal institutional open education strategy or open policy in place. After setting stage, we will engage participants using an OER tool that has been developed by the authors to assist in identifying factors in their own institution that may facilitate the inclusion of openness in its many forms. Tensions and enablers will be identified and strategies for moving forward individually and collectively will be discussed.

The suggested flow for the workshop is as follows:
•Welcome and orientation to the work and the research (10 – 15 min)
•Individual completion of the OER tool for identifying tensions and enablers in fostering openness (15 min)
•Pair/share or group review tensions and enablers identified (20 min)
•Large group discussion, feedback and next steps (10 min)


We believe that openness in practice is much more complex than advocates note, and we hope that by sharing our experiences, and discussing them with other practitioners will benefit our collective ability to navigate the complexities that are inherent in the act of implementation.


Speakers
avatar for Jo Axe

Jo Axe

Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University
avatar for Elizabeth Childs

Elizabeth Childs

Professor & Program Head, Royal Roads University
Elizabeth a Professor and Program Head in the School of Education and Technology and Royal Roads University. She is interested in the design, creation and implementation of flexible learning environments that incorporate the affordances of information and communication technology... Read More →
avatar for Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Associate Director - Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University
I have been an educator for several decades. As an instructor in the Canadian Forces, with a brief turn as a high school teacher, becoming an educational technologist and instructional designer at the University of Victoria in 2004. I became an instructional designer at Royal Roads... Read More →
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George Veletsianos

Royal Roads University



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

10:10am PDT

Qmod: Hacking Sustainable Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Students today require a set of skills that go beyond the mastery of core subjects. These 21st Century skills include critical thinking, communication, collaboration and technological literacy, all part of a framework educators must provide students today, to ensure a successful future for tomorrow.


The Qmod team has traveled the world collaborating with teachers, students and product developers with the intention to produce engaging learning experiences for the classroom. From this, Qmod has identified that without a doubt, sustainable energy education is a global objective, and an excellent foundation to teaching a variety 21st Century skills.


For the ETUG Explore and Create format, Qmod plans to present a workshop focused on the potentials of sustainable energy. Through a hands-on discovery process, participants will power objects, code and consider real world solutions utilizing solar panels, hand generators and even batteries made from natural sources.


Speakers
avatar for Dana Cannam

Dana Cannam

Founder, Qmod
In 2014 Dana founded Qmod, an Educational Technology platform focused on making sustainable energy accessible, understandable and more democratic towards the needs of our future generations. Through an innovative process in product development and online content generation, Qmod specializes... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

10:10am PDT

Applied Learning Workshop: Exploration, Activities, and Reflection of 8 Applied Learning Principles
Limited Capacity seats available

An experiential workshop that explores applied learning principles through a series of participant activities, challenges, and reflections.


The workshop investigates eight applied learning (AL) established by the National Society for Experiential Education. It explores each of those principles through the lens of a political science assignment that has students visually represent core concepts through 360° images and augmentations.


For workshop participants, each new AL principle brings a short task. Once completed, participants reflect on this challenge with a partner, and then report back to the group. As one AL principle builds from another, so to do the challenges and reflections scaffold up from the previous tasks and insights.


The goal of this workshop is to have participants see applied learning principles come alive through their own actions, reflections and sharing. Participants will be asked to bring their cell phones to key concepts from the session.


While this workshop builds on past ETUG sessions that focused on the potential value of 360° viewing (Augmented Reality: Beyond a Toy; 2017) and 360° image creation and augmentation (The View from the Inside the Bubble: Exploring and Augmenting 360° Images; 2018), this session’s focus is to explore, experience, and consider applied learning.


This session invites any one curious about an intersection between applied learning and technology in a non-lab setting.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Reeve

Daniel Reeve

Political Science Instructor, Camosun College
Applied learning, indigenization, and digital pedagogy are the three main axis which I'm trying to bring to life in the classrooms I'm part of. I wonder how classes can facilitate more creativity. I wish I know how to facilitate learning activities that encouraged failure positive... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am PDT
Alpine Room - Rm 130 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

10:50am PDT

Deep Mapping as a Pedagogy
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating deep maps, loaded with rich content aimed at telling local stories, is a useful pedagogical tool for senior undergraduates who can work independently. Students deploy analytical skills to decide what material will convey and refine the story; they engage in research and communication practices to develop the content; they must work as a team to assemble the final product. So some adjustments to the idea of a "regular" senior seminar must be made in terms of students working independently but still feeling supported. It is crucial to have the proper technical support in order for the students to seamlessly upload their content to a professional-looking map that stands as a research product and is simple for users to navigate. After three previous attempts, I think we succeeded in the Fall 2018 semester. Thomas Sandhoff, the course tech director, and I  would like to share what we've learned and unlearned in working with students to produce https://foodloops.trubox.ca.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Scherf

Kathleen Scherf

Thompson Rivers University
avatar for Thomas Sandhoff

Thomas Sandhoff

Production Supervisor, Thompson Rivers University


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:20am PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:20am PDT

The three "S"s of IT: Sectoral Shared Services
Limited Capacity seats available

BCNET is a consortium of 26 higher education institutions in British Columbia that range from Canada’s second largest Research University to a 513 student Indigenous Institution. As well as managing the advanced research network on behalf of CANARIE (Canada’s equivalent to Internet2), BCNET offers a slate of over 24 shared services, including such products as Kaltura, Moodle, Lynda.com, SurveyMonkey, and sectoral licensing amongst other items.


Managing services at an institutional level can be challenging; managing services across an entire sector even more so. As BCNET's members grow and adapt to changes in technology and the needs of their students, BCNET has worked to strategically grow their shared services portfolio in conjunction with these external demands. In recent years, this has led to an increasing desire for more shared services that fall within the EdTech field.

In this session, members of the BCNET Shared Systems and Technologies team will provide an overview of BCNET, discuss the processes they go through to offer shared services to an entire Province, and touch on a few of the exciting new services offerings on their horizon including BigBlueButton and Riipen. With +24 services utilized by over 300,000 unique ID’s, BCNET truly has reshaped Higher Education learning in BC.


Speakers
avatar for Devon Keys

Devon Keys

Business Analyst, Shared Services, BCNet
Devon directly manages a diverse portfolio of shared IT services that are utilized by institutions across the BC Higher Education sector. Responsible for developing and maintaining business cases, she acts as a liaison between BCNET’s members and service providers in implementing... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday June 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:20am PDT

OpenETC: where we've been, where' we're going
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The past year has seen a lot of growth in the OpenETC. It has launched a collaborative WordPress platform, with hundreds of new users from institutions across the province. It has seen development and growth with other tools. It has continued to experiment with new models of open ed tech collaboration that challenge the way learning technologies have traditionally been provisioned and supported.


This session will reflect developments at the first ever OpenETC barnraising in Kamloops on June 19. We will share an update on activity over the past year, with special emphasis on recent WordPress upgrades to enhance the management, usability, scalability and stability of the platform. We will invite partners to share how they have used OpenETC offerings over the past year in a mini-showcase. Finally, we will initiate a discussion on where the OpenETC might go from here to meet the needs of BC's educational technology community.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb

Director of Learning Technology & Innovation, TRU Open Learning
Brian Lamb is Director, Learning Technology & Innovation. He spends a lot of time worrying about online ethics and practice, and sometimes he blogs about them at https://abject.ca Twitter: @brlamb... Read More →
avatar for Clint Lalonde

Clint Lalonde

Interim Director, Open Education, 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... Read More →
avatar for Tannis Morgan

Tannis Morgan

Advisor, Teaching & Learning and Researcher, Open Education Practices, BCCampus


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:30am PDT

The Immersive Campus – Situating Knowledge in Wayfinding
Limited Capacity seats available

Go to most campus websites and typically before too long you can become disoriented and struggle to find out what and where resources and services are located on campus. Insight into curriculum, teaching, tools and research usually require navigation to somewhere else on the website. Through a commission by Emily Carr University’s Student Services department, the campus tour is being reimagined and developed into a new 360 VR Campus Tour experience by Emily Carr University Production Services under the direction of the Teaching + Learning Centre.


Learn how the research and development for this project is defining and augmenting new learning approaches for the university’s studios, labs, facilities, services, departments and communications. This presentation will discuss the stakeholders and partners engaged with the project and the tools, techniques, workflow and lessons learned for developing the project to date. Future research objectives and how the project is being documented as part of an OER Guide for BCcampus, will also be presented.


Participants will be encouraged to discuss best practices and inclusive approaches to a visitor’s first contact with a post-secondary campus to developing accessible wayfinding and situated knowledge areas on campus through immersive media. Additionally, what role can virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality play in redefining curriculum or service delivery as an alternative to or through the LMS, Blogs, Wikis or websites? Participants will be able to experience this tour through several Oculus Go VR headsets and through mobile devices.


Speakers
avatar for Grant Gregson

Grant Gregson

Coordinator Teaching and Learning Centre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Grant is the Coordinator of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Teaching and Learning Centre, innovating and developing an elearning and professional learning infrastructure to support faculty and staff with curriculum design, delivery, and professional/personal learning. He... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

12:00pm PDT

Blackboard Ally
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Heather Woods

Blackboard
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BlackBoard Ally

The education landscape is continuously evolving. It’s why we’re focused on providing you the technology, tools and support to transform to meet the specific needs of your students. We are your partner in change—working alongside you to enable success for your institution or... Read More →
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Stephanie King

Blackboard

Sponsors

Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

12:00pm PDT

Lunch and Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Rotunda - Access by Stairs

1:30pm PDT

Adding Gamification elements to online calculus courses
Limited Capacity seats available

Gamification is a pedigogical approach which is rapidly gaining popularity.  Learning Managment Systems are making it easier to add gamification elements to any course.

In my reseach, I offered Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 in an online format, in the overarching form of a Pirate Quest to find sunken treasure.  Gamification elements included things such as badges, points, progression/scaffolding, unlockable content, replay/do-overs, and pirate avatars.

In this workshop, I will share the philosophy, design principles, and results of my research project.  I will also share some important lessons I learned.  Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, suggest improvements, and to share their own experiences.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Molnar

Leslie Molnar

Mathematics Instructor, College of the Rockies
I've been teaching mathematics at College of the Rockies for 30 years. I'm interested in ways to motivate students to engage more when learning university level mathematics. I've been an early adopter for my types of educational technology and I'm always interested in new ones... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

1:30pm PDT

Learner Experience in Virtual Reality: Exploring the Design of Virtual Reality Applications for Education
Limited Capacity seats available

More and more Virtual Reality applications are being developed and published for educational purposes. However, learner experience and effectiveness in VR applications vary drastically due to a lack of pedagogical considerations (Fowler, 2015).
Therefore, the primary goal of this presentation is to share the themes that emerge from good and bad VR applications for education by reviewing and evaluating a list of VR applications that are designed for educational purposes. Participants will be provided with some general guidelines around the design of VR applications for education (Johnson-Glenberg, 2018).
In addition, participants will be engaged in the conversation to discuss 1) what needs to be incorporated into the design of VR applications for education, 2) how to integrate VR into our teaching and learning environments, 3) what contributes to the effective use of VR in and for education.


Reference
Fowler, C. (2015). Virtual reality and learning: Where is the pedagogy?. British journal of educational technology, 46(2), 412-422.
Johnson-Glenberg, M. (2018). Immersive VR and Education: Embodied Design Principles that Include Gesture and Hand Controls. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5, 81.


Speakers
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Mustafa Mohammed

Systems Support Analyst, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
avatar for Junsong Zhang

Junsong Zhang

Teaching and Learning Technology Strategist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

1:30pm PDT

Teaching in Digital Spaces through a Decolonial Lens
Limited Capacity filling up

In an era of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) calls to action, Indigenizing our institutions, teaching and disciplines means shifting our foci so that decolonial ideologies, theories and practice are at the center of all we do. At TRU, we have been centering decolonization as a lens from which everything else is seen and put into motion.

A decolonial position means that we need to consider those whose intersecting identities have long been on the margins of our educational contexts, and proven to be disadvantaged by digital distance learning. This work recognizes the importance of intersecting identities and thus the need to look at theories and lenses of Decolonization along with Critical Race Theory and Queer Studies, together to inform equitable practices in classroom and distance education. We know that factors such as race and gender, as well as perceptions around family, community, land and place contribute to the structural barriers that marginalized students face in education.

Yet, current perspectives on equity in distance education, and education broadly, tend to focus on providing students with opportunities to engage, employing deficit-model interventions, rather than evaluating issues of access (recruitment and retention of students, for example) and addressing systemic and structural inequities in our classrooms and schools. The fields of Decolonization, Critical Race Theory, and Queer Studies, individually and together have contributed to more meaningful understandings of the experiences of marginalized students in education, and have provided researchers and practitioners with useful ways to respond to institutional racism in our classrooms and schools.

In collaboration with attendees, this workshop will facilitate a way to explore ways in which the role of the instructional designer and educational technology consultant have changed in face to face and distance education, share ways that evolution of educational technology support and training can be used to transform education, enhance learning and sharing from a student-centred way, and increase access for collaboration between students and faculty.

Co-facilitators will draw upon their experiences in decolonizing higher education, in order to find a starting point for dialogue. We are an immigrant settler of colour assistant professor with expertise in mathematics education; a Métis graduate student with expertise in distance education, engaged in a study about barriers for online Indigenous students; and a St’at’imc PhD student, TRU instructor in the School of Education. We are eager to participate in collective sense-making with others at ETUG.


Speakers
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Mahtab Nazemi

Thompson Rivers University
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Robline Davey

Thompson Rivers University


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

1:30pm PDT

TinyMCE to Gutenberg: Writing in Wordpress the New Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Wordpress Version 5 was released late last year. The most significant, and controversial, change is the replacement of the old text editor (TinyMCE) with the new one (Gutenberg). This change has provoked very strong reactions from long-time users and developers.


This session demo/hands-on session offers a look at Gutenberg and its block-based editing paradigm--in particular, how to now do all the things we used to do before. Bring your laptop. If you have a Gutenberg enabled website of your own to work with during the session, great. If not, I'll have a sandbox site for you to work in.


Speakers
avatar for Troy Welch

Troy Welch

Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Alpine Room - Rm 130 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:30pm PDT

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Rotunda - Access by Stairs

2:40pm PDT

GeoQuizzes: from Transparency & Paper Based Geographic Quizzes to a Canvas Integrated Online Platform
Limited Capacity seats available

Academic institutions are privileged with creative faculty that produce innovative ideas on how to enrich the teaching-learning experience for their students. However, many times faculty comes up with an innovation, but is unable to implement it due to the lack of resources to do so. Sometimes these ideas involve the design, development and implementation of software, but usually there are not enough Information Technology personnel or budget to create this software.
This presentation will discuss the evolution of the GeoQuiz from using transparencies, paper and manual grading, to the development and use of an Online application, overcoming the aforementioned challenge about software development. Geoquiz is a custom web application that helps students learn the name, capital, shape and geographic location of countries. The application is integrated into Canvas and creates randomized quizzes for each student and submits the score and student submitted responses into the course gradebook.


Speakers
avatar for Carlos Arias

Carlos Arias

Computer Science Professor, Seattle Pacific University
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Karen Park

Seattle Pacific University
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Ruth Ediger

Associate Professor of Political Science, Seattle Pacific University
I teach many of the international relations classes including International Law, International Organizations, History of American Foreign Relations, and a common curriculum class called Emergence of the Modern Global System



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
Alpine Room - Rm 130 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:40pm PDT

Videoconferencing in distributed medical education: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning
Limited Capacity filling up

UBC’s Undergraduate Medical Program is distributed over four teaching sites across British Columbia. Educational technologies play an important role in making this type of distributed education possible and successful, while also significantly changing the learning environment for both teachers and learners. Our discussion will focus on video-conference tools used in tutorial environments and video-broadcasting in the lecture setting, and the impact they’ve had on teaching and learning. These technologies have forced teachers and staff who support teaching to re-think their approach to lectures and small group tutorials. By exploring successful and unsuccessful case studies in the tutorial environment, the resistance by Faculty and Staff to using video technology will be examined and how this is addressed. This presentation will discuss the logistics of training for faculty and the challenges of adoption of best practices, including the important aspect of setting expectations of the technology including preparing for when it fails. Using evidence from case studies, student assessment data, and current, relevant literature, the teacher as well as the student perspective will be considered in the context of broadcast lecture environments. Technologies often have visible and latent impacts: visible- the learning environment is expanded geographically, latent- students no longer need to attend lectures and attendance is dropping. We will discuss the successes and challenges of video conference/broadcasting technologies and look to future solutions to enhance teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Doucet

Sharon Doucet

Senior Instructional Designer, UBC - Medicine - Faculty Development
avatar for Clare Newlands

Clare Newlands

senior instructional designer and program manager, UBC


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:40pm PDT

Aesthetic Design for Instructional Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology has given students, instructors, educational technologists, and instructional designers access to powerful tools to create educational media with artistic components.  Whether a powerpoint presentation, a video, a photograph or their placement in overall course design, these media have an aesthetic component. While creators can rely on expert graphic artists or templates for this component, a basic understanding of aesthetics can help them to craft their own work or make better informed decisions in design elements.  This session will be a conversation and experience that goes beyond the traditional aesthetics of visual design.  It will include aesthetic approaches that encompass feelings, relationships, and critical pedagogy.  These approaches are based on Dewey’s pragmatist aesthetic theory (1934) and the research of one of the authors.  We will explore these aesthetic approaches in conversation using a variation of the “Fishbowl” liberating structure and in creative practice with the group experimenting in art, movement/drama, and music creation.  Participants will identify and discuss aesthetic approaches using educational artefacts and will also create new artefacts using these approaches.

Speakers
avatar for John Churchley

John Churchley

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning; OLFM, Thompson Rivers University
avatar for Marie Bartlett

Marie Bartlett

Instructional Designer, Thompson Rivers University
Marie enjoys the fun and relaxed nature of communal inquiry and creativity inherent to studio settings.  As one of OL’s instructional designers, an artist, and a teacher, Marie focuses on nurturing curiosity, collaboration, and creative practice in learning spaces that are safe... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:40pm PDT

4 Strategies to Empower Learners to Succeed in New Learning Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

As students leverage open educational resources, create personal learning networks and participate in blended and online learning environments they are expected to take on more responsibility for their learning. This provides an opportunity for some students to excel while others who do not have self-directed learning skills find it more challenging.  This interactive session will focus on learning activities that you may embed into your learning environments to enhance student ability to be self-directed and lifelong learners. Participants will have the opportunity to share, discuss, critique and build on what they are already doing in regards to the following four strategies:
Strategy 1: Set clear learning goals to provide vision and direction. (Metacognition)
Strategy 2: Create a plan, monitor, and adjust learning as needed. (Metacognition)
Strategy 3.: Use reflection as a tool to learn a competency, as well as to enhance the way you learn. (Metacognition)
Strategy 4: Adopt a growth mindset in regards to intelligence and all areas of life. (Growth Mindset)


Learning Targets:
1Participants will be able to understand the interconnectedness of metacognition, growth mindset and how each construct can support the ability to be a self-directed and lifelong learner.
2Drawing on one’s own experience and strategies discussed in the workshop, participants will be able to evaluate multiple ways to integrate metacognitive, and growth mindset strategies into their learning environments.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Arthur

Peter Arthur

University of British Columbia Okanagan


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

3:20pm PDT

Rethinking Learning Design - A BC Consultation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session forms part of a series of events associated with a project called Rethink Learning Design. In this 60-minute session we invite a broad range of educators to participate in an update on a process started at ETUG in Fall 2018, intended to challenge existing instructional design models, and to rethink artefacts such as textbooks and related technologies in the context of critical pedagogy and openness in education. Through a series of creative participant activities, we will undertake a series of rethinking, visioning, and retooling activities as part of a project to design the foundations of an “untextbook.” Participants will leave this session with some collaboratively created models for doing critical instructional design as open education practices, and will have helped solidify key themes for an untextbook on critical instructional design.

Speakers
avatar for Irwin DeVries

Irwin DeVries

Adjunct Faculty, Education, Thompson Rivers University
Open educator, musician, semi-retired from Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning and now teaching part time for TRU and Royal Roads University.
avatar for Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison

Senior Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, TRU Open Learning
Michelle Harrison is a senior instructional designer and assistant professor at TRU Open Learning. She is currently a BCcampus Open Education Research Fellow and has been supporting openness at TRU through OER development and adoption, helping establish TRU’s open education working... Read More →
avatar for Tannis Morgan

Tannis Morgan

Advisor, Teaching & Learning and Researcher, Open Education Practices, BCCampus


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:20pm - 4:20pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

3:20pm PDT

Teaching Argumentation with the Dialectical Map
Limited Capacity seats available

Argumentation plays an essential role in everyday life and professional contexts. Enhancing students’ ability to construct and evaluate arguments is one of the central goals of education. However, instructors find it challenging to teach argumentation. Many students have a poor grasp of the fundamentals of argument and struggle with argumentative writing assignments. In our workshop, we’ll introduce an open-source tool called the Dialectical Map (DMap) that provides an innovative solution to teaching argumentation.


The DMap is a web-based visualization tool that prompts students to construct arguments and counterarguments in response to a claim and to weigh conflicting perspectives for a reasoned conclusion. It visualizes the structure of argument and engages students in argument-based inquiries. The activity of building a dialectical map strengthens students’ understanding of the key components of an argument and how they relate to each other. Beyond that, it encourages deep processing of learning materials.


The DMap was first developed at Simon Fraser University as part of award-winning research by Dr. Hui Niu. The most recent version of the tool has been incorporated in SFU undergraduate biology, education, and criminology courses. Our internal evaluations found the DMap tool is popular with students and instructors, and laboratory research indicates that using the tool not only enhances argumentation skills but also deepens subject area knowledge.


In this 60-minute workshop, you will get hands-on experience constructing arguments with the DMap tool. After you have tried out the tool, we will discuss how to teach argumentation with the DMap and how to incorporate it in your class.

If you are interested, please bring your laptop to this workshop.


Speakers
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Qing Liu

Learning Technology Specialist, Simon Fraser University
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Tesia Forstner

Simon Fraser University


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:20pm - 4:20pm PDT
Alpine Room - Rm 130 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

3:50pm PDT

$3 million, now what?
Limited Capacity seats available

On April 17, 2019 the Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training announced their continued commitment to open education with the funding of $3.26 million toward open education in British Columbia.
In this presentation, Amanda Coolidge will outline what the strategy looks like for the next three years of open education development and disbursement. In addition, she will share documentation and further information on potential grant opportunities for institutions.

It's an exciting time for access and affordability in British Columbia's post secondary environment- find out how you can be a part of it!



Speakers
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Director, Open Education, Bccampus
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 →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

3:50pm PDT

Clickers, and Theories, for learning, oh my! A deep dive into proven strategies that improve learning outcomes.
Limited Capacity seats available

Education in Canada has been progressing; albeit at varying rates, over the last number of years. With a quick glance at any school, one can observe a classroom with students in VR goggles, and a neighbouring room with a chalkboard and a majority of sleeping “learners”.

A staple of many progressive classrooms in colleges and universities has been the use of Audience Response Systems. From its origins as a basic tool for engagement, it has evolved with educators into a comprehensive tool to use as an assessment piece, motivational driver and as an agent of unbiased feedback for your betterment.

In order to avoid becoming static, ARS developers like Turning Technologies have worked closely with presenters in the education corporate and government space; on ways to incorporate various pedagogies into their system. In this presentation we will discuss three innovative components of new-age Audience Response Systems; and how, any professor; regardless of how they teach, can implement these underlying rules to aid in providing a positive, immersive learning experience for their students.
  • The benefits of transitioning from a mostly summative assessment model to an active, formative one.
  • How to use competitions and gamification to inspire learners to become owners of their own learning
  • How to insight honest, unbiased feedback from students during the learning process, to allow you to make the appropriate changes for your current audience.
Through the exploration of these three components, we will see how these systems have innovated the classroom, and what trends have been implemented for the betterment of education as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Matej Perisa

Matej Perisa

Corporate Trainer, Turning Technologies Canada

Sponsors
avatar for Matej Perisa

Matej Perisa

Corporate Trainer, Turning Technologies Canada
Our purpose-driven learning and engagement solutions are proven to enhance classroom learning, meetings and events. Easy to use response technology systems create collaborative environments, interactive presentations, deliver assessments and collect real-time feedback to provide insight... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

4:00pm PDT

Poster Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

JIBC's Ed-Tech Eco System- Krista Lambert
Accessible Education through Universal Design applications: now and beyond - Kar On Lee
Fork your Lit Review - Colin Madland
Eight Essential Principles for the Design of an Online Book Club - Leva Lee and Peter Arthur
Have that? Try this! Wordpress as a Microlearning platform - Helen Lee
Creating a Typology of Online Learning Operational Models at BCIT - Bonnie Johnston
Grant Gregson - Emily Carr 360 VR campus tour
Florence Daddey - The Value of “FREE”: Improving Students Experience through Open EDUCATION RESOURCES


Speakers
avatar for Peter Arthur

Peter Arthur

University of British Columbia Okanagan
avatar for Florence Daddey

Florence Daddey

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of BC
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... Read More →
avatar for Leva Lee

Leva Lee

Manager, BCcampus
In addition to the BCcampus Online Book Club (bccampusonlinebookclub.opened.ca) and ETUG History (etug.ca), feel free to ask me about stewarding communities of practice; the BCcampus Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E); the Scholarly Teaching and Ed Tech Fellows Programs... Read More →
avatar for Grant Gregson

Grant Gregson

Coordinator Teaching and Learning Centre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Grant is the Coordinator of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Teaching and Learning Centre, innovating and developing an elearning and professional learning infrastructure to support faculty and staff with curriculum design, delivery, and professional/personal learning. He... Read More →
avatar for Krista Lambert

Krista Lambert

Designer: Learning or Instructional, Justice Institute of British Columbia
avatar for Helen Lee

Helen Lee

Instructional Designer, Justice Institute of British Columbia
avatar for Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie Johnston

Instructional Development Consultant, British Columbia Institute of Technology
I am an Instructional Development Consultant in the Learning and Teaching Centre at the BC Institute of Technology.
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Kar On Lee

Instructional Designer, Simon Fraser University
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Colin Madland

University of Victoria


Thursday June 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mountain Room - Rm 330 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

5:00pm PDT

ETUG 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Limited Capacity seats available

5:30pm - Mix and Mingle
6:00pm - Gala Dinner with Trivia
7:00pm - Awards
7:15pm - ETUG Leadership Team Transition
7:20pm - Group photo
7:30pm - Kingpins Band




Thursday June 20, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mountain Room - Rm 330 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
 
Friday, June 21
 

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 21, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
Rotunda - Access by Stairs

7:30am PDT

Speaker's Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenter's - Please take advantage of our Speaker's Lounge.

Friday June 21, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Lounge - Rm 320 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

8:15am PDT

National Indigenous Peoples Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Smudging Lesson facilitated by: Elder Mike Arnouse from the Adams Lake Indian Band.
https://www.tru.ca/indigenous/current-students/elder-residence.html

Speakers
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Elder Mike Arnouse

Adams Lake Indian Band


Friday June 21, 2019 8:15am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

10:00am PDT

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:10am PDT

10:10am PDT

Day Two Opening Remarks
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditional Welcome
Opening Remarks from the SCETUG Chair, Terri Bateman

Friday June 21, 2019 10:10am - 10:15am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

10:15am PDT

You are more than a data point
Limited Capacity seats available

What I’ve always been interested in is how we, as human beings, relate to the world around us, and in particular our relationship to technology. For me, there is no better context than education and lifelong learning to explore how that relationship is evolving as digital technology becomes more pervasive in our lives. My keynote will challenge the perception that the ‘march of the machines’ is moving us to a future in which we are all just data points, gadgets or messy human problems that need to be solved by technology. 
Focusing on the conference theme about people and technology, I am going to focus on three things in this talk: First, I am going to question how we can develop a more mature, reflective, a more critical perspective in our professional practice and why that is important. I want to focus on some of the sticky points around ethics, student consent and data literacy and our role in addressing them. This will lead me to examine what skills and capabilities education technology professionals need in order to tackle those questions and last I am going to look at the role of technology in our efforts to make education more equitable for all.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Maren Deepwell

Dr. Maren Deepwell

CEO, Anthropologist & Open Practitioner, Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
Dr. Maren Deepwell is the chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and works as a Learning Technologist and Anthropologist. She is an Open Practitioner with a special interest in leadership, equality and open education. Working closely with ALT’s Board of Trustees, Maren leads on professional recognition for Learning Technology professionals... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
  Keynote Speaker
  • NEW FIELD 1 Livestream Link: https://vimeo.com/event/7333

11:15am PDT

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 21, 2019 11:15am - 11:25am PDT

11:25am PDT

Bringing Trades and Vocational education into the Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Trades education lends itself nicely to the philosophy of OER and OEP.  Students are involved in the creation of their own hands-on skills from many sources during their apprenticeships.  Some apprentices pursue a life in trades due to difficulties they may have had in standard formal education.  By utilizing the same model of an educational system, the system is setting some apprentices up for failure.  Often the classroom-based training is a lecture based lesson that may or may not be followed up with a lab to test the hypothesis of the lectures.  The students are given resources such as textbooks, handouts, exercise books and lab books.  The use of OER and OEP in vocational education has proven to be beneficial to vocational students, especially those who have previously struggled academically.  The use of OER and OEP in vocational education would benefit from more research.
This presentation will discuss the current state of vocational education (from a Canadian context), how OER and OEP can benefit vocational education (cost savings as well as pedagogical benefits), and present methods being employed in my own practice that are seeing beneficial results. The presentation will have "check-in" points along the way using the interactive plugin for google slides, pear deck. Not only will this allow for interaction between the presenter and the audience but it is an example of some of the technology that I am using in vocational education.


Speakers
avatar for Chad Flinn

Chad Flinn

Instructor, BCIT


Friday June 21, 2019 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:25am PDT

Who is ETUG? You are ETUG! Findings from the first ever ETUG community survey
Limited Capacity seats available

In the fall of 2018, the Stewardship Committee of ETUG (SCETUG) wanted to find out more about who, exactly, is this community we call ETUG, and what are the important issues in education technology within our community. So, between December 2018 and January 2019, SCETUG conducted a community survey to find out more about you. 

The survey had several goals.
  • to help the ETUG Stewardship Committee (SCETUG) gain a better understanding of who is involved with ETUG,
  • to better align ETUG with the needs and interests of the people who make up the community,
  • to help the Stewardship Committee align ETUG strategy to professional practice across the province,
  • to better understand what education technologies are being used across the BC post-secondary system and,
  •  to better understand current and future practice in educational technology in BC.
This is a participatory session. Join us as we collaboratively explore what it means to be a member of the ETUG community, and collectively chart a course for the future. For reference, the full survey results are available online at etug.ca/community-survey

Speakers
avatar for Clint Lalonde

Clint Lalonde

Interim Director, Open Education, 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... Read More →
avatar for Troy Welch

Troy Welch

Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University
avatar for Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie Johnston

Instructional Development Consultant, British Columbia Institute of Technology
I am an Instructional Development Consultant in the Learning and Teaching Centre at the BC Institute of Technology.


Friday June 21, 2019 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:25am PDT

Echo 360 Sponsorship Session
Limited Capacity seats available

I know you have many choices of sesssions and would love it if I could share the following with you about Echo360.
1. How does Echo360's Active Learning Platform help instructors engage students more in class?
2. How might making video more engaging improve both blended and online learning courses?
3. What practical insights might an instructor gain from Echo360 that they wouldnt from other technology solutions?
4. How is Echo360 helping institutions scale a DIY approach to closed captioning?

Hope to see you there!

Speakers
avatar for Darin Francis

Darin Francis

Senior Manager of Academic Partnerships, Echo360
I'm a long time ed tech consultant who has worked in higher ed specifically for almost 23 years. I've spent the last eight at Echo360 and just love it. We are a company 100% focused on higher education. We serve institutions now in over 30 countries and with the most recent move to... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday June 21, 2019 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:25am PDT

Making Informed Choices on ePortfolio Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

Royal Roads University has for many years included ePortfolios in many of its programs. Starting in 2016 RRU embarked on a project to institute its own WordPress installations to support student ePortfolios and teaching and learning in general. The remaining element needed to support the effective use of ePortfolios is a collection of research-based findings and best practices for the integration of ePortflios.


Using funding from an RRU Teaching with Technology research grant, Dr. Chaseten Remillard from the School of Communications and Culture, Keith Webster from the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, and Lisa Dalla Vecchia, a graduate student and research assistant, undertook a project to curate and disseminate strategies to develop effective ePortfolio components within courses and programs. The project will include a publicly available literature review and a web-based, searchable annotated bibliography.


This short presentation will include findings gathered, a demonstration of the web-based annotated bibliography, and conclude with a Q&A session. This would be a 30 minute 'Participate + Share' session within the 'Staying the Course' stream.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Associate Director - Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University
I have been an educator for several decades. As an instructor in the Canadian Forces, with a brief turn as a high school teacher, becoming an educational technologist and instructional designer at the University of Victoria in 2004. I became an instructional designer at Royal Roads... Read More →
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Chaseten Remillard

Royal Roads University



Friday June 21, 2019 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Alpine Room - Rm 130 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

11:55am PDT

Lunch and Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 21, 2019 11:55am - 1:00pm PDT
Rotunda - Access by Stairs

1:00pm PDT

Gasta Session
Limited Capacity seats available

When I Grow Up I Want to be an Educational Technologist - Clint Lalonde
Protecting our values in the shadow of tech giants - Ian Linkletter
Google Read and Write for Accessibility - Matthew Stranach
MOOCs are Dead! Long Live MOOCs! - Matthew Stranach
Songs of Educational Development - John Churchley 

Speakers
avatar for John Churchley

John Churchley

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning; OLFM, Thompson Rivers University
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Matthew Stranach

Coordinator, Educational Technologies; TRU Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
Matthew Stranach is Coordinator, Educational Technologies with TRU’s Open Learning Division. Matt has been an educator in higher education for more than 10 years. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Technology from the University of Calgary, and a Master’s degree in Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Clint Lalonde

Clint Lalonde

Interim Director, Open Education, 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... Read More →
avatar for Ian Linkletter

Ian Linkletter

Learning Technology Specialist, University of British Columbia
Ian is the Faculty of Education's Learning Technology Specialist. He helps instructors integrate technology with their teaching in effective, evidence-based, and innovative ways. Ian specializes in distance education and is the Project Manager of the Reconciliation Through Indigenous... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
  Gasta Session
  • NEW FIELD 1 Livestream LInk: https://vimeo.com/event/7333

1:45pm PDT

TRU Showcase: Secwépemc language app, Knowledge Makers
Limited Capacity seats available

Thompson Rivers University is proud to highlight two unique projects that highlight the contributions of Indigenous scholars, students and staff.


The Secwépemc language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Indigenous language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, and images. Users can generate their own thematically organized flashcards and bookmark words or sentences to create their own lists.


Knowledge Makers is a collaborative teaching initiative in which Indigenous students learn how to research, and how to publish research. Based at TRU since 2015, Knowledge Makers has brought together up to 15 Indigenous undergraduate students each year from across the university to learn how to ‘make knowledge’, through a multi-modal approach. It is a non-credit program over a four-month period.


Speakers
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Dr. Sereana Naepi

Thompson Rivers University
avatar for Gabriel Archie

Gabriel Archie

Language Planning Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
I am a filmmaker, app developer, web developer, and most importantly a humanist.

Sponsors
avatar for Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

1:45pm PDT

Trends in Canadian online and open learning: results from the national surveys of Canadian post-secondary education
Limited Capacity seats available

For the last two years (2017 and 2018) the CDLRA has conducted an annual survey of online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions. With high response rates and reliable data, it is now possible not only to identify emerging trends and issues in the use of digital learning, but also to tease out differences between provinces and types of institutions. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the key results but more importantly will give participants the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the findings, especially in terms of what actions instructors, learning technology specialists and institutions should take as a consequence of the findings.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Bates

Tony Bates

President & CEO, Tony Bates & Associates
Tony Bates is President and CEO of Tony Bates Associates Ltd, a private company specializing in consultancy and training in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson... Read More →
avatar for Vivian Forssman

Vivian Forssman

Project Manager, Royal Roads University
Democratizing climate change resources and knowledge is imperative as we collectively face urgent global challenges. My background in learning design and open pedagogy is now focused on supporting a Canadian climate adaptation skills-building initiative involving 7 BC post secondary... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

1:45pm PDT

Instructional Designers: Superheros of the future
Limited Capacity seats available

When many of us started out as Instructional Designers the job description included things like: Apply adult learning principles, effective communication, be on top of the latest trends in ed tech and project management. Flash forward to today and you’ll see a different picture of what it takes (or will take) to be an ID. Beyond the job description, we are relationship builders, advocates, innovators, leaders, technicians, researchers, and we could go on. Now, and in the future, we are all of those things - while also continually extending our capacity to take on numerous roles in order to create the best possible learning experience for students.


In this session, we will explore what all of the current expectations are, how we manage them and what that means for the future. It will be an interactive session where will build a picture of what the ‘ID of the future’ looks like. Collectively we’ll build a toolkit of some practical resources and share tips on how to be this ‘ID superhero’ of the future.


“Let’s rewrite some history, shall we?” —Captain Marvel

Link to Presentation Google Slides.  


Speakers
avatar for Krista Lambert

Krista Lambert

Designer: Learning or Instructional, Justice Institute of British Columbia
avatar for Helen Lee

Helen Lee

Instructional Designer, Justice Institute of British Columbia
avatar for Melanie Meyers

Melanie Meyers

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


Friday June 21, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:25pm PDT

Riipen Sponsorship Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dana Stephenson

Dana Stephenson

Dana Stephenson, Riipen
avatar for Daneila Pico

Daneila Pico

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Riipen


Friday June 21, 2019 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:30pm PDT

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Rotunda - Access by Stairs

2:55pm PDT

Lightboard your Density...Multimodal Presence in Distance Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In online and distance learning we often hear complaints from students about the lack of engagement and interaction.  A simple way to add teacher presence is to create a “talking head” style video, but these can lack visual interest. A relatively new way to merge the benefits of a face-to-face conversation feel, with the hand drawn support from the instructor is to use a light board. Light boards are situated between the instructor and camera, allowing the instructor to teach in the traditional way as if they had a white board, but still face the audience via the camera.

We will present various ways of building a light board, including the gear and materials needed. We will demo techniques to create a light board video, and discuss the pedagogical benefits of this type of instruction. Participants will be able get their “hands on” the pens and try out the light board for themselves.

Topics covered include: lighting setups, camera gear, markers, production planning, and hosting of finished videos.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Fulton

Jon Fulton

Video Producer, Open Learning, TRU
Jon Fulton is a video producer for Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning. He creates pedagogically-driven media pieces for distance courses. His business card should read “Image Acquisition and Manipulation,” although he also has extensive experience in audio manipulation... Read More →
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Jason Toal

Simon Fraser University
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Duane Woods

Simon Fraser University


Friday June 21, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:55pm PDT

The Flipside of Disruption
Limited Capacity seats available

The term disruptive innovation is often used to describe a technology that has the potential to turn a well-established industry upside down. In many cases, however, these same technologies could improve products and services – including those in post-secondary education. In this interactive workshop, participants will look a three of these innovations that have potential to sustain rather than disrupt higher education in Canada. After an introduction of these innovations groups will be assigned one of three innovations and work together to describe the innovation in their own words, apply their innovation to higher education and evaluate whether it is sustaining or disruptive.  Finally, groups will share their results as we conclude

Speakers
avatar for Ross McKerlich

Ross McKerlich

Education Technology Coordinator, Okanagan College
Ross McKerlich is an education technology professional with many interests including emerging trends, avagogy (leading learners online) and quality of online learning. Ross enjoys skiing in the winter, stand up paddling in the summer and spending time with family all year round.


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Friday June 21, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm PDT
Alpine Room - Rm 130 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2:55pm PDT

Teaching and Learning in WordPress - Panel with Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Open learning in its myriad possible forms has been a theme for several years and stands as an aspirational goal for the future. One tool that is often paired with opportunities for open learning has been with us for over 15 years, but what can we say about its impact on teaching and learning? WordPress has been used as a student ePortfolio platform, as a place to share research projects as well as individual student and class blogs. Less common has been online teaching and learning that occurs within the WordPress environment. This panel will explore the experiences of instructors and students learning and teaching within WordPress. Participants from the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology program at Royal Roads University, and the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning at Thompson Rivers University will discuss the experience, benefits and challenges of WordPress as a learning environment.


Questions to explore could include:


What is the learning/teaching experience within WordPress and how is it different from other online environments?
How is 'open' expressed or experienced through teaching and learning in WordPress?
How is 'open' designed by the choices of students and instructors and how is it imposed by the platform?
How does experience in teaching and learning in WordPress inform changes to how it is used and where other options are chosen?
How has teaching or learning in an open WordPress environment informed our social media and online practices outside the curriculum?


The session would include brief initial remarks from panel members followed by discussion generated by these remarks and by questions from the attendees.



Speakers
avatar for Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison

Senior Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, TRU Open Learning
Michelle Harrison is a senior instructional designer and assistant professor at TRU Open Learning. She is currently a BCcampus Open Education Research Fellow and has been supporting openness at TRU through OER development and adoption, helping establish TRU’s open education working... Read More →
avatar for Jo Axe

Jo Axe

Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University
avatar for Elizabeth Childs

Elizabeth Childs

Professor & Program Head, Royal Roads University
Elizabeth a Professor and Program Head in the School of Education and Technology and Royal Roads University. She is interested in the design, creation and implementation of flexible learning environments that incorporate the affordances of information and communication technology... Read More →
avatar for Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Associate Director - Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University
I have been an educator for several decades. As an instructor in the Canadian Forces, with a brief turn as a high school teacher, becoming an educational technologist and instructional designer at the University of Victoria in 2004. I became an instructional designer at Royal Roads... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm PDT
Terrace Room - Rm 250 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

3:05pm PDT

Praxis: Cloud-based Simulation Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning through real-world experience alone can be a slow process that may never lead to broad knowledge. Traditional educational methods of lecture, discussion, and demonstration do not provide an optimal environment for practical experience. Individuals must be provided the opportunity to practice and experience the learned concepts first-hand. It's more important than ever to choose the type of training that keeps individuals focused, engaged and involved.


Computer simulation is used in many fields of study. While computer simulation may never fully replace live practical training, its role is forecast to become increasingly more important.
A cornerstone of the Justice Institute of British Columbia's (JIBC) educational philosophy is the use of practical, simulation-based learning. The presentation will examine the efficacy of cloud-based simulation training for imparting transferable experiential learning.


Praxis, an on-line, team-based learning system focuses on decision-making simulations. Praxis has evolved into a highly-effective, experiential e-learning solution appropriate for virtually any sector. Praxis is a synchronous system, where participants receive multi-media content that immerses them into a problem-based scenario. Individuals can interact with each other and with the subject matter experts (SME) who control and monitor the delivery of the simulation content. Each decision determines what unfolds next, emulating the consequences in unpredictable, real-life situations. All activities are captured and saved for participants and SMEs to review and learn from. Because it's a cloud-based, Praxis can be delivered at any location there is high speed Internet on standard computers.


An overview and live demonstration of Praxis will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Walker

Robert Walker

Justice Institute of British Columbia


Friday June 21, 2019 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Summit Room - Rm 209 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
 
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