ETUG - Educational Technology Users Group

September 2016

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ETUG 2015-16 Year in Review

ETUG 2015-16 Year in Review

This post contributed by Jason Toal (SFU, SCETUG Chair), Janine Hirtz (UBC Okanagan, SCETUG Vice-Chair), Leva Lee (Community Steward), and Emily Schudel (past Vice-Chair and ETUG NEWS Editor)

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Highlights from the last year include our Fall Workshop 2015, and the Spring 2016 Festival of Learning which was an unprecedented province wide collaboration of educators, leaders and …

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[Fall Workshop 2016] Call for Proposals Open

[Fall Workshop 2016] Call for Proposals Open

for Little (Work) Shop of Horrors: Tales of Fails and EdTech Experiments
Location: Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC,
Date:  Friday, October 28, 2016
Pub Night: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:00pm, The Butcher and Bullock, 119 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 3rd, 2016

This fall you are invited to the Little (Work) Shop of Horrors to tell your tales of failures, flops and edtech experiments gone bad. As a grassroots driven community, one of our key strengths is our ability to share practical experience and what we’ve learned hacking, tinkering, experimenting – and failing. Join us on Friday, October 28th and bring your “tricks”, “treats”, missteps, and lessons learned to share with BC’s Educational Technology community. …

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[Fall Workshop 2016] Registration

[Fall Workshop 2016] Registration

Little (Work) Shop of Horrors: Tales of Fails and Edtech Experiments

Date:  Friday, October 28, 2016
Location: The Hangar, Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC
Registration Fee: $100 + taxes. Includes continental breakfast, lunch & refreshment breaks and sessions. Registration will be open until October 24, 2016 or until the event is sold out.

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[Fall Workshop 2016] Accommodation

[Fall Workshop 2016] Accommodation

We have arranged a block booking here: http://www.metropolitan.com/vanc/

To make reservations, please kindly call hotel or email, and quote "ETUG Conference": Metropolitan Hotel (604-687-1122, Toll free: 800-667-2300;  Email:    reservations@van.metropolitan.com)

The hotel is located in downtown Vancouver at 645 Howe street, across from the Pacific Centre Mall.

The room rate is $179 for a King room and the block expires on October 6th. …

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[Fall Workshop 2016] Program

[Fall Workshop 2016] Program

Little (Work) Shop of Horrors: Tales of Fails and Edtech Experiments 

This fall you are invited to the Little (Work) Shop of Horrors as we share tales of failures, flops and edtech experiments gone bad. As a grassroots driven community, one of our key strengths is our ability to share practical experience and what we’ve learned hacking, tinkering, experimenting – and failing. Join us on Friday, October 28th at the Centre for Digital Media, our partners in offering this workshop, and get ready to hear about “tricks”, “treats”, missteps, and lessons learned by members of B.C.’s Educational Technology community.

Our morning session will begin with our keynote, Audrey Watters, education writer, independent scholar, and self-proclaimed “rabble rouser”.  She has published a collection of her public talks in The Monsters of Education Technology and The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology, as well as a book arguing that students should control their digital identities and digital work, Claim Your Domain. She is currently writing her next book, Teaching Machines. You can read more about Audrey and her work on her blog  Hack Education.

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TRU

[Institutional Report] Thompson Rivers University

Contributed by Melissa Jakubec, TRU

Thompson Rivers University has been a busy place. At Open Learning, we just hosted another successful workshop for our Open Learning Faculty Members (OLFMs) in May. Each year, as our offerings and the number of OLFMs increases, so too does the conference. This year we hosted approximately 150 OLFMs. This year’s keynote speaker Donald Clark shared his views on emerging …

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[T.e.l.l. April Summary] Career Profile:Bob Byrne, Learning Specialist, World Bank

[T.e.l.l. April Summary] Career Profile:Bob Byrne, Learning Specialist, World Bank

Contributed by Leva Lee, BCcampus

For the April TELL session we were treated to a very informative and fun chat with ETUGger Bob Byrne (formerly of Thompson Rivers University). Bob provided participants with great info on the World Bank and his work there as a Learning Specialist, as well as, very practical advice on working in the U.S. His talk included these topics: …

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