Schedule

Monday, June 27th

  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    in Rectory Building Foyer

    Registration

Tuesday, June 28th

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    in Rectory Building Foyer

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM in Foyer of Auditorium
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Aula Magna - Rectory Building

    General Session, Awards & Keynote (Alec Couros): Why Networked Learning Matters
    There has been much hype in the past several years about this 'social media' phenomenon – blogs, wikis, Twitter, and the like. Techno-utopianists tell us that these new democratizing tools will change everything we know about education, teaching, and learning. Critics often take an opposing narrative and view many of these tools as simply glitzier forms of old practice, or temporary distractions. So what should educators believe? This presentation is meant to deconstruct some of the big questions regarding social media and its place in teaching & learning. What tools and practices are here to stay? What will disappear? What will be different about education in the years ahead? And, what do we need to do as educators & administrators to create the best learning environments for our students?
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM in Foyer of Auditorium
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    in Room 9

Wednesday, June 29th

Thursday, June 30th

Friday, July 1st

  • 8:00-8:30 AM in Foyer of Auditorium
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Aula Magna - Rectory Building

    General Session & Closing Keynote (Andrew Law): Bringing the Social into Learning
    What does being active and engaged/ing in an open world of learning really mean? The Open University has 40 years experience of bringing learning to life. Starting with TV and radio we drew previously excluded learners into the world of formal learning. In the last few years we have extended our reach through the widespread release of high quality open content through multiple channels and formats. However, access and availability do not necessarily lead to engagement or activity. Combining social media with open educational resources (OER) in our OpenLearn system, we have created opportunities for people to get together online in collaborative engagement around educational resources that support formal and informal learning. Our experiences using social spaces and open media and content provide us with a growing understanding of: the dynamics of learners' interactions; how to get learning value from social networks; ways to support learners as they make their 'learning journey'; new forms of interaction that support learners; and ways of going beyond content search to effective mentoring and scaffolding for learning.
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

Virtual Papers