Katarina Mårtensson keynote – Significant conversations in academic microcultures

Dr. Mårtensson‘s research formed much of the foundation of the plan for the Taylor Institute. Specifically, the macro/meso/micro layers within an organization, and working with each layer in various ways to draw people into the community. Her keynote at the 2017 University of Calgary Conference on Post-secondary Learning and Teaching was great, and nicely connected many …

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Dr. Mårtensson‘s research formed much of the foundation of the plan for the Taylor Institute. Specifically, the macro/meso/micro layers within an organization, and working with each layer in various ways to draw people into the community. Her keynote at the 2017 University of Calgary Conference on Post-secondary Learning and Teaching was great, and nicely connected many of the threads of the conference.

UCalgary conference on post-secondary learning and teaching

Our annual conference is coming up quickly – the call for proposals is open now (closing Feb 3, 2017 – less than a month away!). This is one of the things I’m most proud about. This conference has grown from a small, mostly-internal thing, to an incredible and deep conference with an amazing community vibe. … Continue reading “UCalgary conference on post-secondary learning and teaching”

Our annual conference is coming up quickly – the call for proposals is open now (closing Feb 3, 2017 – less than a month away!). This is one of the things I’m most proud about. This conference has grown from a small, mostly-internal thing, to an incredible and deep conference with an amazing community vibe. It’s now drawing participants and presenters from across Canada, and has a surprising number of international participants as well. This has become my one must-go-to event each year (which is handy, considering I work in the building and help to organize and run it) – and I would easily rank it as one of the top conference experiences I’ve ever had.

I’m looking forward to this year’s conference – May 2-3 2017 at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary. The theme is “Conversations that matter”, and we’re planning some really interesting things to happen throughout the conference.

Day 1 will begin with a welcome from Dru Marshall, and then an opening plenary that will include Dawn Johnston, Leslie Reid, and Jennifer Lock (all absolute rock star Associate Deans Teaching and Learning), followed by a day of awesome sessions and a digital poster session – last year’s poster session was the most active and engaged I’ve ever seen at a conference.

Day 2 starts with a keynote by Katarina Mårtensson, from Lund University, Sweden. Katarina’s work has formed a strong part of the community model we’ve designed the Taylor Institute around, and it will be great to have her on campus. Then, more awesome sessions for the rest of the day.

You should come!

May is Education Innovation Month in Calgary

Apparently. May 1-3: EdInnovation May 8-10: Innovators, Designers & Researchers: Leading a New Knowledge Network Conference 2013 May 15-16: Collaborating for Learning Wow. Wonder if I’ll be able to hit all three…

Apparently.

Wow. Wonder if I’ll be able to hit all three…

UofC Collaborating for Learning Conference 2013

The Teaching & Learning Centre at the University of Calgary is putting on a conference on May 15-16 2013, intended to bring together people who are interested in collaboration for learning (and teaching). Dr. Gary Poole is the keynote speaker, and the call for proposals is out (closing March 1 2013). Hopefully, we’ll see a […]

The Teaching & Learning Centre at the University of Calgary is putting on a conference on May 15-16 2013, intended to bring together people who are interested in collaboration for learning (and teaching).

Collaboration for learning

Dr. Gary Poole is the keynote speaker, and the call for proposals is out (closing March 1 2013). Hopefully, we’ll see a good mix of folks from various fields. (yes, I mean you. vain.)

Canadian Learning Commons conference session on DS106

blurb about the conference via @ppival: On May 7-9, 2012 the University of Calgary hosted the 6th Canadian Learning Commons Conference. The theme of the conference was New Media, New Fluencies and Life Skills Development: Preparing Learners for the 21st Century. I was asked to do a session, and worked up a presentation describing how […]

blurb about the conference via @ppival:

On May 7-9, 2012 the University of Calgary hosted the 6th Canadian Learning Commons Conference. The theme of the conference was New Media, New Fluencies and Life Skills Development: Preparing Learners for the 21st Century.

I was asked to do a session, and worked up a presentation describing how the DS106 course experience can be framed as a student-centric learning commons, placing the student in the role of teacher (and vice versa). Wherein, I used the words “cool” and “awesome” entirely too often.

Probably the biggest “holy crap” moment in the presentation, if there was one, was the Inspire site built by students in the course. Students, deciding they needed better tools to share and showcase each other’s work. So they built it. Cool. Awesome.

Annnnyhoo…

Session proceedings, including my presentation on DS106, are now up on the UofC DSpace collection. A repository, if you will. Of learning-object-like resources.