Teaching Support Centre
Technology in Education Symposium (TIES)
Friday, March 8, 2013
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

The Technology in Education Symposium (TIES) is an exciting one-day, university-wide event which will showcase and explore the uses of technology in teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing studies students across all disciplines at Western and its affiliates.

This symposium will focus on quality of education as it relates to instructional technology and elearning. Participants will hear and see how instructors and others employ technology to engage students and enrich learning, and to connect with others from across the campus who are exploring the potential of instructional technology and online education.

For more information, please visit www.ties-at-western.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates.

Sessions
Keynote
Friday, March 8, 2013    9:00 am - 10:15 am
Auditorium, J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Introduction by Dr. Janice Deakin (Vice-Provost), Keynote by Dr. Michael Wesch (Kansas State)

Morning Concurrent Sessions
Friday, March 8, 2013    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
(Rooms TBA), J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Breakout Paper Topics: Social Media, Tech Tools, Blended Learning, Learning Online, Information Literacy

Lunch
Friday, March 8, 2013    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Cafeteria, J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Friday, March 8, 2013    12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
(Rooms TBA), J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Breakout Paper Topics: Learning Communities, Tech Tools II, Online Courses, Online Scholarship

Afternoon Concurrent Panel Sessions I
Friday, March 8, 2013    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
(Rooms TBA), J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Breakout Panel Topics: The Legal and Political Aspects of Emerging Instructional Technologies, Approaches to Instructional Blogging, Augmented Reality in Physiology: Wikis for the Western Classroom

Afternoon Concurrent Panel Sessions II
Friday, March 8, 2013    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(Rooms TBA), J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Breakout Panel Topics: Social Media for Academics, Assessing Learning in the Digital World, Reflections on Using Blackboard Collaborate, Technologies in Second Language Learning

Plenary Session and Wine & Cheese
Friday, March 8, 2013    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Room (Room 1139), J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

Topic: Student Panel on Instructional Technologies and eLearning, followed by wine and cheese reception (cash bar)

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