Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm
45-minute Interactive Workshop (Regina Room)
Using a Variety of Teaching Tools in Science Courses at the First Nations University of Canada
Fidji Gendron and Malin Hansen, First Nations University of Canada
Abstract: In this interactive workshop, we will provide examples of activities using Voicethread presentations, the Livescribe pen, clickers, case studies on Indigenous issues centered on the environment, and videos with Elders. It is hoped that these teaching tools will facilitate student engagement and provide avenues for braiding Indigenous knowledge and Western science.
45-minute Research Presentation (Wascana Room)
Online Student and Instructor Feedback
Darrel Lawlor, Michelle Van Ginneken and Gregory Bawden, University of Regina
Abstract: For years instructional designers at the U of R have conducted research into the student experience learning online. In fall 2015 an e-survey was sent to academic members who taught online. In this session we will compare the two surveys with an eye for discrepancies and illuminations.
45-minute Research Presentation (CTL Instructional Space)
Learning Analytics Enable Curricular and Program Decisions
Jim Greer, Craig Thompson, Ryan Banow and Stephanie Frost, Learning Analytics Group, University of Saskatchewan
Abstract: While learning analytics can support learning and learners through early alert systems and personalized student supports, learning analytics also can support instructors, program directors, curriculum committees, department heads and administrators by making data about courses and programs more readily available and actionable. We present interactive dashboards and data visualizations that inform, interrogate, and evaluate programs.