Welcome to the November CANeLearn news. This issue provides information about the April 5-7 CANeLearn Symposium and DL Conference (early bird registration closes Nov. 30!). Explore some great resources and bookmark some interesting reading material as well. Scroll down to read on!
2017 CANeLearn Symposium (& BC DL Conference): April 5-7, Vancouver BC
- Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk
- Closing Keynote: Remi Kalir
- Featured Speakers and CEA Award Winners Zoe Branigan-Pipe and the Fine Arts eCademy from Navigate
- Call for proposals remains open
- Early bird registration closes November 30!
CANeLearn Live! (online PD): Come and share!
- Send us your ideas for a live discussion about professional learning for educators
iiE Gathering – VIU Nanaimo
- Check out the archive of the gathering via photo and video at https://www.facebook.com/instituteforinnovationineducation
7th Annual Global Education Conference
- All recordings are posted at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2016recordings
- Keynotes will be uploaded to a YouTube channel within the next week: https://www.youtube.com/GlobalEdCon
- Help us hack Open Badges into eCredentials that work
- Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
- Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership! – information at http://canelearn.net/membership-account/membership/
Call for Individual Program Data
- In association with the Canadian eLearning Network, the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada (see http://k12sotn.ca/) research team is seeking involvement from individual K-12 distance, online and blended learning programs to assist us with the research for the annual report by completing the online individual program survey (11 questions about individual program offerings for the 2015-16 school year). The information provided will be used to augment information collected from provincial Ministries of Education.
- We thank you in advance for your participation
Distance, Online and Blended Schools: Where Are We? What Do We Know?
- In this session, Tom Clark and Michael Barbour provide an overview of trends for the future of K-12 distance, online and blended learning highlighted in their recent edited book, Online, Blended, and Distance Education in Schools: Building Successful Programs.
- Recording: http://cider.athabascau.ca
In the news…
From Contact North
THREE PILLARS OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY – Part Two of a Three-Part Series
By Dr. Terry Anderson
Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord
All post-secondary faculty and students use educational technology– whether for classroom-based, blended or fully online learning and teaching.
In this three-part series, Three Pillars of Educational Technology: Learning Management Systems, Social Media, and Personal Learning Environments.
The second instalment, How Social Media Support and Expand Teaching and Learning, a variety of social media and networking applications are explored to highlight their strengths and limitations.
The third and final installment in this series will be released in the November 23, 2016, edition of Online Learning News.
THE 10 FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING ONLINE FOR FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS
Interested in what works and what does not work in online learning? Want to know the basics to save time and develop better courses from scratch? Keen to ground your teaching in the latest research on online learning?These ten short guides are drawn from his 517-page bestseller, Teaching in a Digital Age, which has over 40,000 downloads as an open textbook and is available in seven languages.
Worth a look…
- This session touches on findings from a qualitative analysis of challenges faced by teachers practicing blended learning, including concerns around curriculum orchestration, student self-management, and technology challenges, and explores ways that responsive online teacher professional development (ROPD) might be able to solicit useful feedback from blended teachers.
- This session highlights the findings of a study measuring and exploring the factors influencing K-12 online teachers’ job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intentions, including flexibility, meeting student needs, compensation, and workload.
Blended and Online Learning and Teaching
- BOLT graduate modules are delivered entirely online
to create an immersive & sustained learning
experience. No prerequisite required.
- Take one, some, or all nine modules to support your
- Registration is open. Modules start Jan. 30, 2017.
Why come to the 2017 symposium and BC digital learning conference?
- Theme – Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning http://canelearn.net/symposium/
- Classroom practice using online spaces, Online practice using virtual, synchronous, and onsite spaces are the focus
- Strategies for engaging students through online learning environments through technology is the underlying purpose and outcome
- Networking, sharing, challenging, and learning is the purpose of the gathering
- Program http://canelearn.net/symposium/
- Wednesday half-day pre-conference focus is on skill building (tech, design, coding, etc.)
- Thursday focus is on students – and networking
- Friday focus is on featured speakers – and putting IT together in your own practice and program
- Proposals http://canelearn.net/proposals/
- 60 minute, 45 minute, and 5 minute Ignite sessions available along with structured open dialogue sessions
- We encourage everyone who has had success in engaging students to put in a proposal
- The committee will fashion the program to ensure sharing and dialogue
- Your proposal could be part of an Ignite session, a facilitated dialogue session, a 45-minute presentation, or a 60-minute dialogue
- Registration http://canelearn.net/symposium/symposium-registration/
- Close to half of the hotel block is booked – secure your rooms now
- Early bird registration closes November 30 – get your group registrations in now – names can be sent later (use a “TBD”)