Schedule

Monday, November 17th

  • 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

    E-Learning Asia Day Symposium (Monday)
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    T1: Strategies for Using Web Conferencing to Enhance Student and Faculty Connections within Online Learning
    Kelvin Bentley
    This tutorial will provide a detailed overview of web conferencing tools and their use to improve online learner access to key student services such as tutoring and advising as well as to communicate with and train online faculty.
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    W1: A Quick-Start to E-Learning (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)
    Edgar R. Weippl
    The goal of this tutorial is to give participants all they need to quickly get started with e-learning. The focus is on organizing courses (course management) and _NOT_ on content creation. In the first part of the tutorial they learn everything they need to set up their first courses for a small department using Moodle. The second part presents a light-weight approach of the project management necessary to introduce an e-learning platform at a larger scale.
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    W2: Engage the Digital Natives: Facilitating Learning with Blended Video Projects (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)
    What would happen if you combined the effectiveness of YouTube video with the conciseness of graphic organizers? Until the advent of Photostory 3, implementing the combination of the two technologies would have been very time intensive, discouraging even skilled videographers from attempting it. Since the tools are now available, easily learned and easily accessible, the technological barriers to attempting this have been removed. Come learn how to join two emerging technologies in education to create a “Force More Powerful”. This workshop will demonstrate emerging research from concept mapping and digital media production, and show how the two can be simply joined by combining media software freely downloaded. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how the software tools, C-Map and Photostory3, and Windows MovieMaker can be combined to create a richer, more educational multimedia experience for the digital natives.
  • 10:00-10:15 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    T2: Instructional Design of Authentic E-Learning Environments
    It has been generally accepted by education and industry that technological and societal changes have led to a need for complex knowledge and skills in both higher education and the workplace. A ‘new’ view on learning has emerged, based on social-constructivist and situated theories, in which real-world problems are presented to students/trainees. Modern instructional-design (ID) models assume that realistic and rich learning tasks are the driving force for learning. Well-designed learning tasks stimulate learners to integrate and coordinate required skills, knowledge, and attitudes in a way that can be transferred to real-life conditions. However, since such design models are relatively rare, certainly in the field of E-learning. Designers often have to fall back on their own ideas and intuition when designing and developing their E-learning materials. This tutorial include an examination of the so-called 4C/ID (Four-Components Instructional Design Model) from Jeroen van Merriënboer (1997) for the development of authentic e-learning tasks.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    T3: Cultivating the Online Facilitator in You
    Chad Greer, Kirsten Largent & Jason Platt
    This tutorial focuses on the most important tool in the virtual classroom, the facilitator, and takes an engaging and collaborative approach to developing skills needed to be successful in a virtual environment. Participants will experience a highly interactive session as we delve into Team Teaching approaches, elements of successful online presentations, and the key tools in a Virtual Facilitator’s tool belt. Numerous organizations have implemented Virtual Classroom solutions with great success; however, it appears many have put an emphasis on the technology used rather than those delivering the content. The long term success of the Virtual Classroom is dependent upon a facilitation team who is talented, well trained, equipped and supported. As with the traditional classroom, there are varied techniques which lead to successful content delivery in a virtual environment. We will share what we have learned and offer suggestions to make the most out of your online learning strategy.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    T4: Evaluating E-Learning
    To conduct a comprehensive evaluation of e-learning requires a "triangulation" approach whereby multiple models and procedures are applied. Conducting comprehensive evaluations of e-learning in a timely and efficient manner is the focus of this tutorial. Why is evaluation of interactive learning so important? Around the world, each month sees the introduction of many commercially produced or locally developed programs promoted as effective e-learning systems. Yet systematic evaluation of the implementation and efficacy of these systems is often lacking. This tutorial is specifically designed to establish evaluation as a key strategy throughout the design, development, and implementation of e-learning at all levels of education and training. Participants will be given access to an electronic performance support system (EPSS) designed to help educators evaluate e-learning.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W3: Community Building in University Education: How to Benefit from Web 2.0 Applications for Collaborative Learning (BYOL-Bring Your Laptop)
    In this workshop we will explore a selection of web-based communication and collaboration tools, their use in day-to-day as well as innovative approaches for university education and their relative benefit for teaching and learning. Further more we will discuss gathered experiences from different universities regarding usability aspects and varying user needs, intra-group and inter-group interaction. Participants are welcome to share personal experiences. This workshop will highlight hands-on interactions and discussions of three groups of Web 2.0 applications - for collaborative learning and knowledge exchange, for supporting teaching and learning processes and for managing the personal information space. Finally participants will have attained a transparent overview which tools are most suitable for which purpose and which they are able to benefit from without much effort. All materials of this workshop will be made available online for participants.
  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Beverage Break

Tuesday, November 18th

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    Welcome & Opening General Session (Keynote): Richard Baraniuk: Open Access Education - Building Communities and Sharing Knowledge
    Richard Baraniuk
    A grassroots movement is sweeping through the academic world. The "open access movement" is based on a set of intuitions that are shared by a remarkably wide range of academics: that knowledge should be free and open to use and re-use; that collaboration should be easier, not harder; that people should receive credit and kudos for contributing to education and research; and that concepts and ideas are linked in unusual and surprising ways and not the simple linear forms that traditional media present. In this talk, I will overview the past, present, and future of the open access education movement in the context of Connexions (cnx.org), which invites authors, educators, and learners worldwide to "create, rip, mix, and burn" textbooks, courses, and learning materials from a global open-access repository.
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 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

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 19th

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    General Session (Keynote & Paper Awards): Mark David Milliron: A New Generation of Learning: Diverse Students, Emerging Technologies, and a Sustainability Challenge
    Mark David Milliron
    The mix of millennials, gen-x’ers, and baby boomers teaching and learning together make the provision of modern education a complex process. In addition, blended learning, mobile devices, gaming, social networking, high-impact presentation technologies, and analytics are bringing new twists and quick turns to our on-ground and online learning environments. What else is ahead? How much more can we take? How do we retain the human touch? How do we build out these learning environments and make them sustainable? Come join the conversation about how this new generation of learning is taking shape.
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 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

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday, November 20th

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    General Session (Keynote): Roy Pea: Learning in a Networked World: Trends and Opportunities in the Future of Technology for Learning Environments and Education
    Roy Pea
    What's changing now in the world of work and globalization that matters for learners? What's going on in the world of technology innovation and appropriation that matters for education and learning? What are emerging research priorities for learning with technology?
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 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

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Friday, November 21st

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    General Session (Keynote): Ellen D. Wagner: Minding the Gap: Sustaining eLearning Innovation
    This session explores the impact of technological innovations on emerging elearning practices. It reflects on the challenges facing learning advocates who strive to find the best balance between new and exciting technological developments with the demands of enabling learning, education, training and performance support solutions that engage and inspire. It also considers the question: What will it take to drive real enterprise learning value while staying true to the needs of learning stakeholders, anytime anywhere?
  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 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

Saturday, November 21st