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Fall 2016 Schedule


Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Open Remarks
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation:

Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix, Queen’s University

Creative Solutions for Connected Learning: Design Thinking and Educational Innovation

11:40 - 12:40 p.m. Concurrent Session 1: Labour Market Outlook 2016 to 2030 & Competency-Based CE Program Modalities: Meeting Employer Demands

Presenters: Anne-Marie Brinsmead and Alex Ferworn, Ryerson University

Concurrent Session 2: Continuing Professional Education within the Context of Social Accountability Hamilton-style

Presenters: Lorraine Carter, McMaster University and Sarah Glen, Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF)

12:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch / Annual General Meeting
1:40 - 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Blurring the Lines-Merging the Borders: The Integration of Face-to-Face and Online Learning

Faculty Panel:
Dr. Christine Freeman-Roth, Trent University
Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix, Queen’s University
Dr. Alex Ferworn, Ryerson University

2:40 - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 1: The impact and implications of UDL in online learning

Presenter: Lillian Chumbley, Trent University

Concurrent Session 2: Design and development of online open STEM modules

Presenters: Felicia Pantazi and Rachael Verbruggen, University of Waterloo

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Session 1: Leveraging education and online communities using Google Apps

Presenters: Christina Sckopke and Kelly Brennan, Laurentian University

Concurrent Session 2: Student Services for Online Learners:
At the Cutting Edge

Presenters: David Youssef Debbie Rogers and Kathryn Morrisey, Queen’s University

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Free Time/Social
(The Bruce Restaurant)
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner (Buy Your Own)

(A long table will be reserved at the Bruce Restaurant)

8:00 p.m. - Hospitality Suite
(The Virtual Sports Lounge)


Friday, October 28, 2016
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Open Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation:

Cathy Newell-Kelly

eCampus Ontario: Driving Growth and Innovation

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Session 1: Facilitating the Reuse of “Instructional Gems” in Online Courses

Presenter: Rudy Peariso, University of Waterloo

Concurrent Session 2: Designing for Delight: Delivering Educational WOW Moments

Presenters: Bev King and Sidneyeve Matrix, Queen’s University

11:20 - 12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: Academic Leadership: Best Practices in Academic Program Innovation, Development and Operations

Linda Koechli, Program Director, Business
Dalia Hanna, Program Director, Community Services
Nenita Elphick, Program Director, Arts
Muthana Zouri, Program Director, Communication and Design, Ryerson University

12:25 p.m. - Buffet Lunch / Closing Remarks