Teaching Support Centre
Technology in Education Symposium (TIES) 2.0
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Friday, March 28, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education

The Technology in Education Symposium (TIES) is an exciting university-wide symposium which will showcase and explore research and teaching with educational technology across all disciplines at Western and its affiliates. This two-day event will feature papers, posters, roundtables, lightning rounds, workshops, and a plenary lecture by Dr. Michael Geist (University of Ottawa).
For more information visit the TIES@Western website at: http://www.ties-at-western.com/
Registration and parking are free for all members of Western and affiliates.

Sessions
Register - TIES 2.0
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Friday, March 28, 2014    
J.G. Althouse Building, Faculty of Education, Front Lobby

Registration, program, general information and name tags are available at the Front Lobby/Reception Area.
Check out the detailed schedule at www.ties-at-western.com

Student Plenary, Lightning Round, and/or Workshops and Lunch - Day 1
Thursday, March 27, 2014    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Faculty of Education Building

Lunch will be provided in Room 1142 (Cafeteria), and Room 1139 (Community Room)

Workshops Session 1: Generating Websites as a Course Assignment in the University Setting
Thursday, March 27, 2014    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 2054

Generating Websites as a Course Assignment in the University Setting: The Utility of Google Sites
With the move towards Web 2.0 and enabling students to be creators of knowledge, as opposed to only consumers of it, this presentation will discuss one way of facilitating such a role change in the university classroom. Students enrolled in two separate occupational therapy courses at Western University created websites with Google Sites as part of final course projects. Come to this workshop to learn about the opportunities and challenges of engaging students with their ability to share knowledge on the global stage.
Presenter(s):
Sandi Spaulding & Mike Ravenek

Workshops Session 1: Do More Than Just Talk To Me: Online Interactive Opportunities
Thursday, March 27, 2014    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1158 (Computer Lab 1)

Do More Than Just Talk To Me: Online Interactive Opportunities Using Bb Collaborate
This hands-on workshop will be offered virtually in a collaborative space. Conference participants can access this workshop using their mobile devices or computers. Participants accessing the workshop with mobile devices will have hands-on experience as students. Participants accessing the workshop from computers will have hands-on experience as moderators and students. Workshop participants will explore interactive features such as notes, breakout rooms, quizzing and polling, file sharing and interactive whiteboard activities beyond the basic collaborate presentation features.
Presenter(s):
Stefanie Attardi & Jane Winkler

Workshops Session 1: Google Earth As An Educational Vehicle
Thursday, March 27, 2014    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1139 (Community Room)

Google Earth As An Educational Vehicle
See how Google Earth can be used to teach critical spatial thinking skills in an introductory Geography course centered on this application in an educational use as a medium for spatial exploration and analysis.
Presenter(s):
Chris Smart

Workshops Session 1: Teaching With Made Technology: How DIY Technology Can Be Used In Your Classroom
Thursday, March 27, 2014    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1154

Teaching With Made Technology: How DIY Technology Can Be Used In Your Classroom
This workshop will offer hands on experience and instruction in building your own educational technologies. Instruction in three projects will be offered: building a DIY SMARTboard; easy 3D modelling using photogrammetry; and creating $2 macro cameras. This workshop hopes to foster an atmosphere of playful experimentation with technology, offering participants an opportunity to create, fail, learn, and collaborate. By the end of this workshop participants will have received hands-on training in building educational technologies and will have discussed the application of homemade technologies in their own teaching.
Presenter(s):
Ryan Hunt

Workshops Session 1: You Don't Have To Be An Expert: Fantastic Learning Materials
Thursday, March 27, 2014    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1156 (Computer Lab 2)

You Don't Have To Be An Expert: Fantastic Learning Materials - You, A Videocamera, And Some Editing Software
This presentation will demonstrate the software and processes used to create the final work including video, titling, special effects, animation, audio spectral analysis, sound shaping, and production of accompanying original music - with little to no musical talent - as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages of conducting research in this way.
Presenter(s):
John Barnett

Workshops Session 2: Paperless Marking With Turnitin's GradeMark
Thursday, March 27, 2014    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1156 (Computer Lab 2)

Paperless Marking With Turnitin's GradeMark
GradeMark is the online marking/grading component of the Turnitin service available at Western. The service allows students to upload assignments; checks for originality and enables instructors to mark online. This hands-on workshop will focus on GradeMark as a feature of a Turnitin assignment in OWL. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to access the GradeMark feature of a Turnitin assignment in OWL and incorporate online marking/grading features into their course assignments.
Presenter(s):
Barbara Bruce & Jane Winkler

Workshops Session 2: Fostering Collaboration in Online Courses with Google+/Using Screenr
Thursday, March 27, 2014    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1138 (Computer Lab 3)

Fostering Collaboration in Online Courses with Google+/Using Screenr
How might your online course benefit from including opportunities for collaborative group work and sharing? Come to this workshop to see Google+ used to engage in asynchronous chat, multi-person video calls using Google Hangouts, create presentations and documents using Google Docs.
Presenter(s):
Jennifer Hunter Dillon

Workshops Session 2: Packing Your eLearning Toolkit
Thursday, March 27, 2014    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1158 (Computer Lab 1)

With such an abundance of eLearning tools freely available, how does an educator choose the best tool to meet their teaching and learning goals? This hands-on workshop co-presented by the Teaching Support Centre and Instructional Technology Resource Centre will cover the why and how of a smorgasbord of eLearning tools. This session will provide an opportunity for instructors to discuss why they may want to use eLearning technologies in their online, in-person, or blended classes, and why they may want to enable their students to use these tools. Participants will be able to experiment with a variety of eLearning tools and discuss where to integrate these tools into their courses. They will also learn how to match tools to course goals, how to choose the most effective tools, and how to use hidden functionality in eLearning tools to use them the most effectively.
Presenter(s):
Deanna Grogran, Kim Holland & Yasmien Mills

Workshops Session 2: Deepening Learning With ePortfolios
Thursday, March 27, 2014    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1139 (Community Room)

Students often fail to learn something deeply because they move from one learning experience to another without stopping to reflect on their learning, or without pausing to make connections between different kinds of learning. As a result, they don't retain what they have learned, or they have difficulty transferring their knowledge to real life situations. Come to this workshop to see how an ePortfolio can help to resolve this issue.
Presenter(s):
Mark Morton

Michael Geist Plenary, Workshops, Panels, and/or Posters, Sandbox and Lunch - Day 2
Friday, March 28, 2014    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Faculty of Education Building

Lunch will be provided in Room 1142 (Cafeteria), and Room 1139 (Community Room)

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