British Columbia Post-Secondary Educational Technology Users Group
[Fall Workshop 2011] Recap with Photos
On November 4th, 2011, ETUG headed to Kwantlen Polytechnic University located in the hub of Richmond, BC to participate in this year’s Fall workshop “You Are Here: Supporting Mindful Journeys in our Practice”. Members gathered to share their experiences and “mindful journeys” and consider where we are, where we want to go in the world of teaching, learning and technology.
Amanda is the Chair of the Steering Committee for ETUG (SCETUG) kicked things off by welcoming all participants to the Fall 2011 ETUG workshop. Acknowledgements were given to the Ministry of Advanced Education and BCcampus for their funding and support of ETUG. Also big thanks were given to Kwantlan Polytechnic University, for providing the workshop venue and to session facilitators and the SCETUG workshop organizers for making this event possible. All participants were encouraged to use the hashtags #ETUG and #youarehere to tweet about the Fall Workshop. A full recap of tweets can be found here.
Stillness in Motion: An Experiential Workshop on Mindfulness and Creativity
The day began with Stillness in Motion: An Experiential Workshop on Mindfulness and Creativity. led by Ross Laird (Kwantlen University/rosslaird.com), Brian Williams (DIYDharma.org) and Scott Leslie (BCcampus). This morning session set the tone of the day with quiet reflection and meditation and then a playful exploration of ourselves and our relationship with technology through a simple drawing exercise. We then discussed strategies for more mindfulness, focus and intent in our use of technology, as well as, shared techniques for coping with the challenges and distractions of technology and the multi-tasking modern life.