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[Spring Workshop 2013] Call for Posters


“Tell it on the Mountain: Teaching, Engaging, Learning and Leading”
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, BC
Thursday June 6 and Friday June 7 (Pub night Wednesday, June 5)
We welcome Poster proposals from faculty, staff and students at this year’s Spring Workshop.
“The top is a great place for vision, for spotting new opportunities for growth and development” Stacey Allison (the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest)
This spring’s ETUG (Educational Technology Users Group) event asks you to consider Teaching, Engaging, Learning and Leading. We invite proposals that showcase thoughtful integration of technology into education; innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and professional development; use of open content and awareness of digital copyright issues; and plans, projects and predictions for the future.
While we now have a full lineup of  great sessions for the ETUG workshop but we still have space in our  program for Posters. Here are the workshop streams and some guiding questions and suggestions, but feel free to propose your own poster ideas:

Geo-caching: Share your Resources and Techniques

  • Teaching and Learning Practices: Share innovative techniques and approaches in your teaching and learning. Have you found ways to inspire and engage students with technology tools? Have you enhanced the teaching/learning process with a particular technology?
  • Faculty Training and Support: Has your institution implemented a novel approach to faculty development or support? Do you have professional learning initiatives to share?

Choosing a Trail: Routes taken in Flexible Learning, Blended Delivery and the Flipped Classroom

  • Teaching and Learning: Do you have case studies to present? Can you share any lessons you learned? Are you working on innovative flexible learning/flipped classroom projects or specific tools?
  • Institutional Issues: What institutional demands and concerns arise with changes in delivery? How is your institution encouraging flexible learning?
  • Student Impact: What impact has your move into more flexible learning scenarios had on student learning? What strategies do you or your institution use to measure the impact on student learning?
  • Support: If you work in a support area, how do you support the use of flexible learning technology (by both instructors and students)? Share any tips, plans etc. you have!

Orienteering: Navigating Open and Digital Content and Copyright Legislation

  • Open Content: Do you have effective methods for researching and evaluating open resources? Are you involved in a project to develop open content?
  • Copyright: The new copyright legislation and you! What issues are you facing at your institution? Share tips and best practices!
  • Institutional Issues: How is your institution dealing with open content? Has your institution developed any strategies for mainstreaming open content?

Reaching the Summit: Looking Ahead

  • Trends: The annual Horizon Report features emerging trends and challenges in the realm of educational technology. What trends are you going to be exploring or implementing? What emerging technologies are you enthusiastic about?
  • Plans and Projects: How are you planning for the implementation and support of new innovations and technologies into the teaching and learning landscape at your institution?
  • Predictions and Preparation: How do you build educational experiences in a way that allows for change and flexibility and/or sustainability?

Poster Session Format

A 90 minute time block is set aside for Posters: Share an exciting project or innovation at your institution at a poster session. The session is planned as part of the pre-dinner social Thursday June 6th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Participants will enjoy drinks, appetizers and lively discussion around your posters. We will provide a poster board and items to secure your board to the display board, access to power and the internet and a small table for equipment if requested. Educause has some tips on creating posters. Also be sure to join in on the upcoming April 16th T.E.L.L. session on “Creating Professional Conference Posters” with Linda Apps.

Criteria for Selection

Session proposals will be reviewed in keeping with the following considerations:

  • Topic is of interest to our members
  • Topic is well-aligned with our theme
  • Topic is forward-thinking, is new/innovative, helps to move us forward/transformative
  • Format is interactive, participative, or activity-based in a way that will help with networking
  • Preference is for BC-based topics, presenters
  • Session contributes to the overall workshop program, reflecting a good mix of representation of the diversity of ETUG membership from large or small institutions, and across regions

Sharing what we do

  • All artefacts from ETUG events are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. This includes photographs, audio and video recordings, and session materials.
  • Facilitators and participants are encouraged to post and share their work online. Please use the ‘etug’ tag.
  • If you have questions, contact Leva Lee

Expenses for Poster Session Facilitators at ETUG

BCcampus/ETUG is pleased to cover the registration costs ($100 + taxes) for Poster session facilitators and travel and accommodation expenses for the lead facilitators traveling within BC, but outside of the Metro Vancouver area. For sessions with more than one facilitator, expense coverage will be given for the primary facilitator.
We welcome your Poster proposals! The deadline for Poster Proposals is Thursday May 16th, 2013.


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