October 17-20, 2017

Vancouver, BC

Pre-Conference Symposia & Workshops

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Monday, October 16th, 5:00PM (Free ZOOM Virtual Panel)


Tuesday, October 17th, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PST (Onsite)

What do the World Bank, UNESCO, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Inter-American Development Bank, and numerous other organizations and institutions around the globe have in common? They are all engaged in fascinating experiments to take advantage of advances in digital technologies and e-learning design to provide education, training, and professional development opportunities to people in developing countries who previously could not partake of these opportunities. One such delivery mechanism has been the massive open online course (MOOC) as well as various MOOC-like derivatives. Another is the use of open educational resources (OER). These efforts are already benefitting millions of people, but much potential for expansion and improvement remains. For more information…


Workshop 1: 

iPortfolio and iAssessment for Sustainable Learning in Higher Education

Tuesday, October 17th, 1:30PM – 5PM

Abstract: iPortfolio and iAssessment are the two essential attributed of a sustainable interactive digital learning environment. Integrating interactivity through the introduction of iportfolio and iassessment in higher education is an innovative approach to sustain learner engagement and assess learner progression using interactive assessment techniques such as timely feedback using available digital tools. Authors in this artcle discuss different thinking tools for creative thinking to come up with unique innovative solution(s) based on available resources, learners expectations, difficulty level of the learning materials, etc .

For more details on this Workshop, including: Objectives, Outline & Instructor Bios, visit AcademicExperts.org 


Madhumita Bhattacharya, New Paradigm Solutions Limited, United Arab Emirates


Steven Coombs, Hamdan Bin Mohammed SMART University, United Arab Emirates