May 31, 2012
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre - Seminar Room 2.22A
Currently registered: 37/25
Brought to you by: CTLT
What is the role of emerging technologies in teaching and learning? What educational technologies are on the horizon in for adoption in teaching and learning? What initiatives are there at UBC related to these innovative technologies. Join us for a round table discussion of the 2012 Horizon Report as we consider Mobile applications, Tablets, Learning Analytics and Game-based Learning and their potential impacts on teaching and learning at the University of British Columbia. The Horizon Report is developed and published once a year by the New Media Consortium (NMC). The report looks at emerging technologies and their " potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in the higher education environment."
The Horizon Report is developed is developed collaboratively by an advisory board drawn from Educational Institutions across the world. The 2012 NMC Horizon Report identifies Mobile applications, and Tablet computing as on the near horizon for adoption in higher education and Learning Analytics and Game-based Learning on the mid-term horizon. If you are interested in this session in the Learning Technologies stream, you may also be interested in the following sessions:
Natasha Boskic, Manager of Educational Technologies, External Programs and Learning Technologies
Natasha Boskic designs innovative learning spaces and offers consultations on best teaching and learning practices. Her interest is in online collaborative and communication strategies, student engagement and culturally responsive instruction. Natasha manages various projects in the area of eLearning, locally and intentionally, such as ePortfolio implementation, accessibility issues, Aboriginal education, Faculty development and training, Mobile technologies, and others. She obtained her Masters in Distance Education from Athabasca University (Canada) and a Ph.D. degree in Language and Literacy Education at UBC (Canada), focusing on ethics in gameworlds.
Judy Chan, Sessional Lecturer, Food, Nutrition, and Health and Educational Developer, CTLT
Judy enjoys teaching her introductory food science class where she is able to apply different teaching strategies, such as peer evaluation and modified team-based learning. She recently moved the course content out of WebCT Vista onto the open, sharable wiki platform, and now uses the open content in a hybrid open and private model with Blackboard. She is experimenting teaching with a tablet and letting go of Powerpoint slides. She observes how students learn and adjusts her teaching practices.
Shane Dawson, Director of Arts Instructional Support and Informational Technologies, Arts
Shane Dawson is currently the Director of Arts Instructional Support and Information technology (ISIT) at UBC. His role focuses on supporting the diverse technical and teaching requirements of the Faculty of Arts. Shane's research focuses on the application of quantitative data derived from student online activity to inform teaching and learning practice. Shane’s research in learning analytics has demonstrated the use of student online communication data to provide lead indicators of student sense of community, satisfaction and creativity. Shane was also the principal investigator of a large international project focused on the application of learning analytics to benchmark the quality of teaching practice.
Brian Lamb, Teaching and Learning Strategist, CTLT
Brian does his best to keep up with the constant developments and new applications of learning technology at UBC and beyond. He also teaches a course on “Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. In addition to his roles at UBC, Brian is Consejo Asesor for the Spanish language Horizon Report. He mutters ill-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things on his weblog, Abject Learning, http://blogs.ubc.ca/brian/.