2014 Retreat and AGM Schedule

All activities are being held at the retreat location, The Cambridge Hotel, in Cambridge Ontario.

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