Concurrent Session Four

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:45 am


45-minute Interactive Workshop (Regina Room)

Online or Face to Face, Early Engagement is Critical to First Year Experience

Nola Joorisity, Wallace Lockhart and Karen Hackl-Graham,University of Regina

Abstract: Our facilitators will share their multiyear successes and challenges from our Introduction to Business courses as it relates to engaging first year students; on line vs. face to face classes, use of technology and our experience with course coordination and guest speakers.


45-minute Interactive Workshop (Wascana Room)


Sandra Bassendowski and Pammla Petrucka, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract: This session explores the concept of #resetting#postsecondary#teaching and discusses disruptive innovation and provides a practical example about upcycling an instructional strategy. Educators need to reflect on the implications of incorporating technology into their teaching and learning spaces and be thoughtful about choices and proceed through the disruptive process with a clearly determined pathway.  The paper describes an example of an upcycled instructional strategy (Choose Your Own Nursing Adventure) that is more congruent with the technological expectations of today’s students than a paper-based instructional strategies.