Fall 2014 Schedule

Thursday, October 23, 2014
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Registations and refreshements
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Keynote Presentation:
Addressing Underemployment through Lifelong Learning and Distance Education
Dean Marie Bountrogianni, Ryerson University

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch/ Annual General Meeting
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Group Session
Provincial Online Learning Update
Cathy Kelly, University of Waterloo
Julia Colyar, COU
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Reaching Online Instructors with Professional Development in all Shapes and Sizes
    Nada Savicevic & Ya-Yin Ko, Ryerson University
    Topic Track: Instructional Design: Faculty Development & Student Supports
  2. Managing the Course Development Process
    Igor Karasyov & Sushila Parikh, Ryerson University
    Topic Track: Leadership, Administration & Policy
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. The Impact of Coaching and Peer Mentoring on Professional Development for Online Instructors
    Leonara Zefi & Maureen Glynn, Ryerson University
    Topic Track: Instructional Design: Faculty Development & Student Supports
  2. Quality Standards Research Project
    Sandy Hughes, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Natalie Giesbrecht, University of Guelph
    Topic Track: Research on CE and OL
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions

  1. Marketing
  2. Distance and Online Learning
  3. Instructional Design
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free/Social Time
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Hospitality Suite

 

Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation:
Innovation in Online Learning in Higher Education
Dr. Brenda Ravenscroft, Queen’s University
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Hot Jobs in Canada Between Now and 2030:
    How CE Providers May Ready Adult Learners
    for the Future

    Anne Marie Brinsmead, Ryerson University
    Topic Track: Research on CE and OL
  2. Digital Marketing
    Alison Adair, Western University
    Sara Aly, Queens University
    Topic Track: Marketing
  3. Professional Skills Development Beyond Labs and Libraries: MyGradSkills.ca
    Allison Sekular, McMaster University
    Topic Track: Instructional Design: Faculty Development & Student Supports
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Networking break
11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Reflections on a Workshop to Develop Instructors’ Teaching Philosophy Statements
    Linda Koechli & Mariam Ahmed, Ryerson University
    Topic Track: Instructional Design: Faculty Development & Student Supports
  2. The University of Guelph’s Peer Assessment, Evaluation and Review (PEAR) Tool
    Greg Sabatine & Rich Couto, University of Guelph
    Topic Track: Learning Technologies
  3. cuOpen: An Open Educational Resource for Faculty Development to Develop and Teach Blended and Online Courses
    Patrick Lyons, Carleton University
    Topic Track: Instructional Design: Faculty Development & Student Supports
12:45 p.m.

Box Lunch/Closing Remarks