Concurrent Session Five

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm


45-minute Research Presentation (Regina Room)

Development of an Open Source Environment for Mathematics and Science Textbooks

Robert Petry, Campion College at the University of Regina

Abstract: The challenges of using open source software for the creation of science textbooks and their ancillary resources will be detailed along with the creation of a custom open source software platform to disseminate the necessary development tool sets to textbook creators and the final open resources to educators and students.


45-minute Research Presentation (Wascana Room)

Dear LMS, I Think We should See Other Platforms

Jordan Epp, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract: Dear LMS,

I feel like it’s time we explored our options for online learning. You’ve always provided a manageable structure for delivering content it’s just…I can’t help thinking there’s got to be more to online learning. Can’t we learn online like we surf? Sorry. It’s not me, it’s you.


Modern Instructional Design


45-minute Research Presentation (CTL Instructional Space)

Providing Personalized Advice to Students on a Large Scale

Paul Dick, Ryan Banow and Ken Wilson, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract: The Student Advice Recommender Agent (SARA) is an automated system to provide students in large classes with personalized advice. Computer-compiled “advice strings” provide study resources, reminders, and motivation with early alert capabilities. This presentation will explore the impact of SARA over two years in a first year Biology course.