Instructional Technology Office: EdTech Workshop 2013

EdTech Workshop 2013

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May 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., St. George Campus in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology Atrium

This workshop is free of charge to members of the U of T community interested in educational technology. Coffee/snacks and lunch will be provided.

A special thank you to our coffee break sponsors, Desire2Learn and eLumen!

What is the EdTech Workshop?

The University of Toronto is at the forefront of new technologies designed to enhance students’ learning inside and outside the lecture hall. From webinars and lecture capture to online office hours and e-textbooks, the EdTech Workshop 2013 will showcase leading applications and best practices for innovating teaching and learning, presented by some of the University’s leaders in educational technology.

Online Education: Technical and Pedagogical Effectiveness

Our goal is that you will leave this workshop with a better understanding of innovations in teaching technology and resources available at the University of Toronto.

The workshop is geared toward educators across U of T, and beyond, who are interested in implementing classroom technology for the first time or are looking to expand their technical toolkit. It may be of special interest for faculty and instructors, teaching assistants and staff members who support or consult on decision-making around EdTech in the learning environment.

Registration Details

Registration CLOSED| Cost: FREE! | Location

Agenda

All Sessions will be held in the Bahen Centre.

Rm. 1140 (Atrium);

Rm. 1170

Rm. 1200

Rm. 1210

8:30 – 9:00REGISTRATION (with Vendor
Showcase & Breakfast – Sponsored by Desire2Learn);
9:00-9:30Opening Remarks
9:40 – 10:10Laurie Harrison
Online by Design
Jim Wallace
Experience with teaching an engineering technical elective course onlineWatch Jim Wallace's Presentation
Coursepeer
(Vendor
Demonstration); Adding intelligence to human and information assessment: from data collection to graduate attributes and outcomes monitoring
10:20 – 10:50 Jim Colliander
Crowdmark helps instructors grade better
Susan McCahan
Designing Significant Learning ExperiencesWatch Susan McCahan's Presentation
Desire2Learn
(Vendor
Demonstration);
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Experience with Innovative Technologies from Desire2Learn
Watch the Desire2Learn Vendor Presentation
11:05 – 11:35Jason Bazylak
Connecting with students through texting (conectin W stdnts thru txtN);
Clare Brett
PeppeR: An online community-building educational toolWatch the PeppR Presentation
Proto3000
(Vendor
Demonstration);Watch the Proto3000 Vendor Presentation
11:45 – 12:15 Nohjin Kee
From class room to online: lessons learned from online human physiology course
Michelle Spence
Injecting information literacy into a course
using customized
online research
guides
Watch Michelle Spence's Presentation
Dell/Microsoft
(Vendor
Demonstration);Watch the Dell Vendor Presentation
12:15 – 1:25VENDOR SHOWCASE
(& Lunch);
1:25 – 1:55Steve Joordens
Belittling Large Classes:
Providing a Great Learning Experience, 1900 Students at a Time
Jason Foster
Try it, but it’s on your head!: Using Alternative Technology to get
things done
Watch Jason Foster's Presentation
Echo360
(Vendor
Demonstration);
Watch the Echo360 Vendor Presentation
2:05 – 2:35Jennifer Campbell and Paul Gries
Teaching the World to Program
Micah Stickel
Integrating Technology into the Learning Experience: A Case Study of the Inverted Classroom ApproachWatch Jim Wallace's Presentation
Krista Jones
MaRS Education Innovation Overview
2:45 – 3:15Closing Remarks/Raffle
3:15 – 4:30VENDOR SHOWCASE (& Coffee Break Sponsored by eLumen);

*Note: The opening/closing remarks will be synchronously broadcast from Rm. 1170 live to Rm. 1200. This allows you to experience how broadcasting presentations can work! If you arrive late for these sessions, please join us in Rm. 1200 rather than Rm. 1170.

Speakers

Jason Bazylak, Lecturer, presents
Connecting with students through texting (conectin W stdnts thru txtN);
Prof. Jason Bazylak ImageAs coordinator of arguably the most logistically and pedagogically challenging course taught in U of T Engineering, Prof. Bazylak is always looking for innovative methods and equipment. He is currently exploring. techniques like Bring your own device (smart phones and tablets);, Lecture Capture, and Joint Online/Offline courses.
Clare Brett, Associate Professor, presents
PeppeR: An Online Community Building Educational Tool

Watch the PeppR Presentation

Prof. James Colliander Image

Prof. Brett is the Associate Chair for Graduate studies in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE. My research and teaching interests in online learning are closely interwoven, and with my colleague Prof Jim Hewitt and our research group, we are using a design research approach to understanding more about what makes for effective online learning environments. PeppeR is our self-developed online platform, and our current research is looking at how to increase virtual presence, online community-building designs and developing new online assessment strategies.
Jennifer Campbell, Senior Lecturer, presents
Teaching the World to Program
Jennifer Campbell ImageJennifer Campbell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. With Paul Gries, she has co-taught two MOOCs and has inverted our on-campus introductory programming course. Jen is involved in several projects exploring student experiences in introductory computer science courses and the factors that contribute to success, including the effectiveness of the inverted classroom.
James Colliander, Founder/CEO of Crowdmark, presents
Crowdmark helps instructors grade better
<!– –>Prof. Colliander is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto. He found a scalable solution to the assessment blockage plaguing education systems. With help from an excellent team, he is sharing the solution globally by commercializing it through a Toronto start-up called Crowdmark.
Paul Gries, Senior Lecturer, presents
Teaching the World to Program
Paul Gries ImageThis academic year, Jennifer Campbell and I ran two MOOCs teaching introductory programming. This year, we also inverted our on-campus intro course and are in the midst of doing a study analyzing the effectiveness of this switch. I have a long-term goal of creating a self-paced version of this course.
Laurie Harrison, Director of Online Learning Strategies, presents
Online by Design
Laurie Harrison ImageWith interest in online learning accelerating at a rapid pace, there is heightened activity across many divisions and departments at UofT. She is involved in strategic initiatives such as the Online Undergraduate Course Initiative, MOOC development and the CTSI Course Design Institute. For recent news, see http://onlinelearning.utoronto.ca.
Krista Jones, Education Innovation Lead, MaRS, presents
MaRS Education Innovation Overview
Krista Jones ImageKrista currently leads the education cluster at MaRS, an emerging practice that applies innovative technologies, advances in pedagogy and business models to advance the global education industry. To date, she has personally advised over 350 startups and worked with 1,300 ventures in the IT, Communications, Entertainment and Education industries.
Steve Joordens, Professor, presents
Belittling Large Classes: Providing a Great Learning Experience, 1900 Students at a Time
Steve Joordens ImageThe 1900 Introductory Psychology class I routinely teach is now my “small” class, at least relative to the 50,000 plus student MOOC that will be ongoing at the time of this conference. My passion is to create and assess tools that support deep learning in any size classroom.
Nohjin Kee, Lecturer, presents
From class room to online: lessons learned from online human physiology course
Susan McCahan, presents
Designing Significant Learning Experiences
Watch Susan McCahan's PresentationProf. McCahan is currently the Vice Dean, Undergraduate in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. She is collaborating on the development of an e-learning package on engineering design and involved in several research projects related to engineering education. Her research is based in Universal Instructional Design and outcomes based assessment.
Michelle Spence, Reference & Instruction Librarian, presents
Injecting information literacy into a course using customized online research guides
Watch Michelle Spence's PresentationMichelle Spence ImageMs. Spence is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at the University of Toronto’s Engineering & Computer Science Library. She is interested in embedding information literacy instruction into the curriculum, inverted classrooms, and assessment of library instruction and services.
Micah Stickel, Senior Lecturer and Chair, First Year, presents
Integrating Technology into the Learning Experience: A Case Study of the Inverted Classroom Approach
Watch Jim Wallace's PresentationMicah Stickel ImageMicah Stickel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is currently serving as Chair, First Year in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. This talk will focus on essential principles of effective use of technology in higher education, and how it can be used to create significant learning experiences. A series of “lessons learned” will be discussed, which are based on a recent experiment with the inverted classroom approach.
Jim Wallace, Professor, presents
Experience with teaching an engineering technical elective course online
Watch Jim Wallace's PresentationJim Wallace ImageI’m interested in energy topics. I conduct research on alternative fuels and emissions from IC engines.

Prizes

Grand Prize – 1 Dell XPS 10 Tablet (Donated by Echo360);

Image of Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Prize Pack ($100 value); from U of T Bookstore

One year PRO license for Prezi

Three (3); one year super upgrades for Wikispaces wikis

Vendors

From e-Portfolios to test scaning to 3D printing and beyond, we are happy to be hosting a wide range of vendors at the 2013 workshop.We hope you’ll spend a bit of time exploring the projects you’ll see on May 28, 2013.

Acadiate @acadiate

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Acadiate provides students with powerful ways to showcase what they have to offer. Students are vibrant, ambitious, and multi-talented and we believe that stand-alone resumes sells students short. Our products provide students, schools, and employers with an easy way to go beyond the Resume and dig deeper into what a students truly has to offer.

Akindi @akindi

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Akindi is a web based assessment system that automates the grading of multiple choice examinations. Unlike Scantron systems that use proprietary scanners and paper, Akindi allows educators/institutions to use any scanner and any sheet of paper. Akindi helps cut examination costs, eliminate exam processing bottlenecks and provides professors with actionable insights on their students’ performance.

Apple Canada

Apple has engaged with educators for over 30 years to explore and enhance the experience of teaching and learning. We have authored seminal research, we have established strong relationships with education thought leaders, and we have worked closely with a community of educators to advise us on what it takes to integrate technology into learning environments. We will be demonstrating and discussing iPad applications for teaching and learning.

CenterClass

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CenterClass is a new tool that engages your students to ask or vote on questions in real-time during class.

ClevrU Corporation @clevru

E-teaching platform that is intelligent, adaptive and multilingual designed to deliver content in emerging markets to over a billion students. Students Digital DNA helps to create customized on demand content to be viewed on mobile device anywhere anytime.

Crowdmark

Coursepeer @coursepeer

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Courspeer empowers academic institutions and businesses to improve performance and productivity. CoursePeer offers a suite of scalable social learning, intranet, assessment and accreditation cloud solutions. The company’s cloud solutions combine blended learning, video, quizzes, and live interactions with a social network that allows people to interact. The academic version is targeted at universities and enables professors to deliver content and assess program accreditation and students to communicate. The corporate version seamlessly offers employee training, certification, intranet and long-term advanced performance assessment.

DanTab

Dell

Come join Dell and Microsoft for a look at some great new Windows 8 devices along with a demonstration of the Windows 8 interface and education applications! Of particular interest might be: Touch enabled devices including Tablets, Ultrabooks, and hybrid units.

Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries, including D2L Ltd., is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has offices and personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. Desire2Learn supports more than eight million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America);, 0808.234.6744 (U.K.); and 1800 656 210 (Australia);.

Echo360

eLumen

eLumen Collaborative is the leading provider of assessment management software for tracking and linking student learning outcomes from courses to programs and institutional levels. eLumen’s robust analytics deliver the data you need to plan for continuous improvement and to meet accreditation standards with over 50 customizable , easy to read, reports in real-time and on demand for faculty and administrators.
Able to accommodate a wide variety of assessment styles , SLOs and rubrics, eLumen is the first choice among leading academic institutions in higher education. For more information, visit our website at www.elumen.info, email us at info@elumen.info or call us toll free at 1-800-630-2149.

eProf @eprofdotcom

eProf is used by educators to take their existing teaching activities online effectively. We give teachers and organizations the tools and technology to easily transition to a virtual classroom, from administration to hosting of live-video seminars and tutorial groups. The ability to organize professors/TA’s and their students into interactive virtual classrooms in place of traditional classrooms. Let students and teachers have the same experience they’re used to without the need to gather in one room.

Fora @myfora

Fora is a global marketplace for accredited online courses targeted at emerging markets. The courses are taught by leading instructors from around the world and accredited by local Universities in emerging markets. We share revenue with both the professors who create the courses and the Universities who accredit them.

Microsoft

Notesolution @notesolution

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Notesolution is an interactive online educational library that brings the power of social learning into the education space. Students are able to see what other students are doing to get the grades that they are getting in class and be able to watch in-house produced video tutorials and be prepared for that upcoming exam in approximately 2 hours.

 

Pearson Learning Solutions @pearsonls

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Pearson Learning Solutions is part of Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. As a partner and consultant to educators, Pearson Learning Solutions is committed to designing total, client-driven education solutions. We are a team of world-class education experts, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, education course writers, development editors and experienced textbook publishers. We tailor solutions to each educator, institution, ororganization’s unique needs to improve success – whether that is for complete online, in the classroom or blended courses or fully customized curriculum development.

Proto3000 Inc. @Proto3000

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Proto3000 connects companies and individuals to the digital tools they need in order to achieve greater capability, scalability, and efficiency. We are a company rooted in providing solutions, and through the development of our product and service portfolio, we are committed to finding the one that is right for you. Having worked with thousands of companies, from various industries, we have gained an understanding of the digital demands required in research and development, product development, and manufacturing. Our suite of solutions have been carefully selected to ensure that you can meet these demands, while positioning your business for sustainable growth and a competitive advantage. Our business operates in four international market segments; Product Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Dentistry.

Rayku

Sonic Foundry

Studiocode

Studiocode is a software tool for the purposes of qualitative and quantitative research, professional development and multidisciplinary analysis. Educators and researchers use Studiocode to collect, analyze and distribute collaborative and comparative data. Studiocode provides research groups and education faculties with the ability to make national and international comparisons of their data easily and is also used as a tool for video repurposing for presentations. Studiocode has everything you need to carry out your video-based tasks including powerful transcription facilities to produce subtitles with your video.

Top Hat Monocle @TopHat

Top Hat is a web-based classroom response and homework tool that transforms students’ mobile devices into powerful tools for active learning. Professors who are interested in increasing attendance, engagement and grades should stop by and learn more about our platform. It is highly customizable and offers 7+ question types, a Discussion Module, Tournaments, interactive 3D demonstrations LMS integration, a Gradebook and more.

Vidoyen @vidoyen

Vidoyen is a free Q&A video platform founded by Arshia Tabrizi (UofT ECE 95, Law 98); where users can pose and vote on questions to professors relating to their courses and the professors can respond via short-video answers from anywhere at anytime using any laptop/PC (no additional software required);. UofT Professors Nick Mount, Parham Aarabi and Jonathan Rose are already using Vidoyen. You can demo our system live (it’s easy);! The video answers on Vidoyen are accessible to everyone and as such Vidoyen is a fully searchable FAQ video repository for different topics and different courses taught by UofT professors. It is a time-saving educational tool for busy professors.


Previous Workshop

The Engineering Technology Workshop 2011 was a smashing success with more than 250 participants and 30 vendors participating. You can watch webcasts of the talks below.

http://uoft.me/edtech1 (Introduction);
http://uoft.me/edtech2 (Presentations with PowerPoint); and
http://uoft.me/edtech2m4v (for iPod viewing);
http://uoft.me/edtech3 (Conclusion and Laptop Giveaway);

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Vendors

From e-Portfolios to test scaning to 3D printing and beyond, we are happy to be hosting a wide range of vendors at the 2013 workshop.We hope you’ll spend a bit of time exploring the projects you’ll see on May 28, 2013.

Acadiate @acadiate

Select for Twitter Feed
Acadiate provides students with powerful ways to showcase what they have to offer. Students are vibrant, ambitious, and multi-talented and we believe that stand-alone resumes sells students short. Our products provide students, schools, and employers with an easy way to go beyond the Resume and dig deeper into what a students truly has to offer.

Akindi @akindi

Select for Twitter Feed
Akindi is a web based assessment system that automates the grading of multiple choice examinations. Unlike Scantron systems that use proprietary scanners and paper, Akindi allows educators/institutions to use any scanner and any sheet of paper. Akindi helps cut examination costs, eliminate exam processing bottlenecks and provides professors with actionable insights on their students’ performance.

Apple

CenterClass

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CenterClass is a new tool that engages your students to ask or vote on questions in real-time during class.

ClevRU

Crowdmark

Coursepeer @coursepeer

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Courspeer empowers academic institutions and businesses to improve performance and productivity. CoursePeer offers a suite of scalable social learning, intranet, assessment and accreditation cloud solutions. The company’s cloud solutions combine blended learning, video, quizzes, and live interactions with a social network that allows people to interact. The academic version is targeted at universities and enables professors to deliver content and assess program accreditation and students to communicate. The corporate version seamlessly offers employee training, certification, intranet and long-term advanced performance assessment.

DanTab

Dell

Desire2Learn

Echo360

eLumen

eProf

Fora @myfora

Fora is a global marketplace for accredited online courses targeted at emerging markets. The courses are taught by leading instructors from around the world and accredited by local Universities in emerging markets. We share revenue with both the professors who create the courses and the Universities who accredit them.

Microsoft

Notesolution @notesolution

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Notesolution is the largest platform for students to share course material and collaborate with over 100,000 students across 30 schools currently using it.

 

Pearson Learning Solutions @pearsonls

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Pearson Learning Solutions is part of Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. As a partner and consultant to educators, Pearson Learning Solutions is committed to designing total, client-driven education solutions. We are a team of world-class education experts, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, education course writers, development editors and experienced textbook publishers. We tailor solutions to each educator, institution, ororganization’s unique needs to improve success – whether that is for complete online, in the classroom or blended courses or fully customized curriculum development.

Planboard

Proto3000 Inc. @Proto3000

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Proto3000 connects companies and individuals to the digital tools they need in order to achieve greater capability, scalability, and efficiency. We are a company rooted in providing solutions, and through the development of our product and service portfolio, we are committed to finding the one that is right for you. Having worked with thousands of companies, from various industries, we have gained an understanding of the digital demands required in research and development, product development, and manufacturing. Our suite of solutions have been carefully selected to ensure that you can meet these demands, while positioning your business for sustainable growth and a competitive advantage. Our business operates in four international market segments; Product Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Dentistry.

Rayku

Sonic Foundry

Studiocode

Studiocode is a software tool for the purposes of qualitative and quantitative research, professional development and multidisciplinary analysis. Educators and researchers use Studiocode to collect, analyze and distribute collaborative and comparative data. Studiocode provides research groups and education faculties with the ability to make national and international comparisons of their data easily and is also used as a tool for video repurposing for presentations. Studiocode has everything you need to carry out your video-based tasks including powerful transcription facilities to produce subtitles with your video.

Top Hat Monocle @TopHatMonocle

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Top Hat is a web-based clicker and homework tool that transforms students’ mobile devices into tools for active learning. Using the platform, professors can conduct real-time polls and quizzes, moderate discussions, host classwide tournaments & more to measurably improve student attendance, comprehension & engagement.


Previous Workshop

The Engineering Technology Workshop 2011 was a smashing success with more than 250 participants and 30 vendors participating. You can watch webcasts of the talks below.

http://uoft.me/edtech1 (Introduction);
http://uoft.me/edtech2 (Presentations with PowerPoint); and
http://uoft.me/edtech2m4v (for iPod viewing);
http://uoft.me/edtech3 (Conclusion and Laptop Giveaway);

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