Our first T.e.l.l. session of the year was launched by Krista Lambert, Coordinator, Student & Faculty Development with the Technology-Enabled Learning and Teaching Centre or TELT at the JIBC. She’s also a member of our Steering Committee! Krista shared a very enjoyable session covering the ideas and planning behind the JIBC DemoFest which was held in November and showcased educational technology projects across the Institute.
With excellent photos, a short video, and Powtoon, Krista’s shared a great story and resources developed for the JIBC DemoFest. She walked us through the various stages of the planning and how they motivated faculty interest and involvement. A promotional video with an overview of the resulting DemoFest projects was created to pump up excitement about the event and worked very well in helping to get great participation numbers. The photos of the DemoFest show people having a great time and engaged in conversation. Krista’s session also covered the following topics on JIBC DemoFest:
- choice of space
- communication with faculty (showcase entrants)
- participant guide and resources
- promotion of event
- setting the showcase DemoFest ambiance
- prizes and participant incentives
- voting on showcase participants
- promotion and participation
- feedback survey
- lessons learned
Since the JIBC DemoFest was so well-received, there is already talk among participants about doing it again next year. Congrats on that! And thanks for sharing Krista and TELT JIBC!