Schedule

Monday, May 17th

  • 8:00 AM-5:45 PM

    Registration
  • 8:15 AM-9:00 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Jintan

    T1: Designing e-Learning Courses with Authentic Tasks
    Jan Herrington , Thomas Reeves & Ron Oliver
    Although authentic approaches appear to be found more and more in e-learning learning environments in higher education as course management systems become more flexible, many teachers are still uncertain about how to design authentic learning environments. With advances in technology, there is increased potential for authentic tasks to be used as a basis for learning in both face-to-face and web-based courses, but high end technology and life like graphics are not necessary for such tasks to be truly engaging. Whereas traditionally, real life examples have primarily served as vehicles for practice of skills or processes, a more radical approach is to build a whole course of study around authentic activities or tasks. In this tutorial, participants will learn about the theory, research, and development initiatives that provide the foundations for this innovative approach, design complex and sustained tasks for online learning, and explore the implications of the approach for their own areas of interest.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Lawang

    T3: What to Teach and How to Teach on Video
    PART 1. Using video clips, the tutorial catalogues learning tasks that video can accommodate distinctively well - afforded through 16 categories of video techniques and teaching functions that exploit video’s presentational strengths and that other media cannot achieve as well, divided into three domains: Domain 1 – Cognitive: distinctive ways that video can help learning and develop skills. Domain 2 – Experiential: Video can supply realistic virtual experiences. Domain 3 – Nurturing motivations, feelings, attitudes.PART 2. By analysing video clips, the tutorial will illustrate pedagogically effective design principles. Some of the principles entail an instructivist strategy whereby the video is structured so that, as far as possible, it predicts and answers the questions that students ought to ask. This strategy is complemented by other principles that enable viewers to activate their existing knowledge structures, upon which they can then base their construction of new knowledge.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Pala

    T4: Going Global and Mobile - Developing Media for Global Learning
    Anthony Klejna
    Technology has finally made both global learning and mobile learning a reality. This tutorial will focus on the development of media that you can create and use for global and mobile learning. We will look at developing media for podcasts, video podcasts, and how to develop live and on-demand media for use in social networks. We will examine the modern tools used for easy creation of media. The tutorial will also show the development of media sourced from video conferencing systems, high-definition video cameras, and how to prepare the media for delivery to handheld devices, cell phones, and web sites. We will also look at creating live events that can be viewed globally and even live events that can be viewed on iPhones that lead to innovative educational programming. With adequate bandwidth we will also demonstrate live webcasting of the tutorial.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Andaman Ballroom 1

    W1: Online Learning Design Using LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) (Bring Your Laptop)
    Leanne Cameron & Dr Fong Soon Fook
    The overall aim of this workshop is to provide a hands-on experience in online learning design. Attendees will design their own interactive, collaborative learning activities in LAMS (Learning Activity Management System). It offers educators a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities and is available as a free download, as OpenSource software. Participants will have the opportunity to practise designing using the LAMS tools, but in particular will explore how images, video, document files, learning objects and group work can be simply incorporated into online learning. This workshop also will go beyond the basic functions of LAMS software and reflect on the design, construction and implementation issues of online learning. The workshop aims to explore ways in which online learning can support collaborative and individualised approaches and the latest research into the area will be discussed.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Andaman Ballroom 2

    W2: Expanding Teaching and Learning through Effective Use of Open Educational Resources e.g., Moodle e-Learning Platform and eXe Offline Authoring Tool (Bring Your Laptop)
    In this increasingly globalised technological era, wiring schools are becoming a one of the major challenges in the educational sector in Mauritius. The Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) recognises the vital role of infusing Information Technology and Communications (ICT) across the existing content, that is, the potential of learning ‘with’ technology as a means for actively engaging and motivating the students in the learning process. The rapid spread of the use of online learning technology in education is somehow forcing academics to redefine their teaching strategies by adopting new innovative tools and practices. In this context technology is viewed as a major part of any educational innovation if it is used as a tool to enhance teaching and learning.
  • 10:30-10:45 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
    in Andaman Ballroom

    Welcome & Opening General Session (Keynote: James Taylor)
  • 3:15-3:30 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

  • 4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 18th

  • 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Andaman Ballroom

    General Session (Keynote: Asha Kanwar)
  • 12:15 PM-2:00 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
    in Butterworth 5

Wednesday, May 19th

  • 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Andaman Ballroom

    General Session & Awards (Keynote: Jerome Glenn)
  • 12:15 PM-2:00 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM-4:15 PM
    in Butterworth 5

    W3: Mobile Learning and Mobile Technologies: Part 1: W3: Mobile Learning and Mobile Technologies, part 1
    Mobile, hand-held devices will become an integral part of the classroom – all over the world. In our workshop, we will describe the rationale for the use of cellphones in the classroom and we will describe a range of practical issues for actually using the devices. Attendees will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of why mobile learning will become a dominant form of learning, and how their school might take advantage of the opportunities afforded by mobile learning and mobile technologies.
  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Beverage Break

Thursday, May 20th

  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Andaman Ballroom

    Welcome & Opening Session (Keynote: Anuwar Ali)
  • 12:15 PM-2:00 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Beverage Break

Virtual Papers