Edmedia Keynote & Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Monday, June 22

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  • Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University, CAN
  • Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry
  • This session will provide participants with an opportunity to share and discuss strategies for designing, facilitating, and leading blended learning courses and programs. Read More »

Tuesday, June 23

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  • Jennifer Howell, Curtin University, AUS
  • Digital Blurring – How Do We Teach in an Increasingly Converging World?
  • In this keynote we will explore how this convergence has resulted in a richer learning space for all educational contexts, from birth through to higher education. Importantly we will also explore how educators can harness this convergence to improve their practice. Read More »

Wednesday, June 24

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  • Jon Dron - Athabasca University, CAN
  • A Learner's Guide to Nurturing Wise Crowds and Taming Stupid Mobs
  • In this keynote we will explore how crowds can teach effectively, and how to school a crowd to teach us better. We will learn ways to avoid the stupidity of mobs, to exploit the strengths of different kinds of crowd and to avoid at least some of their weaknesses. And we will do so together. Read More »

Invited Speakers

Monday, June 22

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  • Michael Menchaca, University of Hawaii, USA
  • Homeric Hospitality in Online Learning: MOOCs, Analytics, and Xenia
  • This session will discuss considerations for establishing optimal online learning in today's complex environments by relying on appropriate design, social analytics, and, of course, ancient Greeks! Read More »

Tuesday, June 23

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  • Daniel Thomas Hickey, Indiana University, USA
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Participatory Learning and Assessment in Competency-Based Contexts
  • This presentation introduces a participatory approach to engagement, grading, assessment, and accountability in technology-rich contexts. Read More »

 

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