Concurrent Session Three

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:55 am


45-minute Research Presentation (Regina Room)

Online vs. Face-to-Face Supplemental Instruction

Myra Zubot-Mitchell, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Kerri Finlay, University of Regina

Abstract: Established research has shown that Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides effective peer-based tutoring to students in challenging first year science courses. SI has traditionally been offered face-to-face. Our research explored the effectiveness of offering live and recorded web-conferenced SI sessions as a way to increase access for students.


45-minute Research Presentation (Wascana Room)

Open Textbook Adoption on the Prairies: Initiatives and Support at One University

Heather Ross, Nancy K. Turner and Jay Wilson, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract: This presentation will explore the increase in the adoption of open textbooks at the University of Saskatchewan. The theory of diffusion of innovations will be used as a lens to examine communication strategies, supports, benefits, and barriers influencing the adoption of open textbooks at the U of S.


45-minute Research Presentation (CTL Instructional Space)

Example of a Flipped Classroom using Brightspace and Synchronous Classroom Time

Linda Aksomitis, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Abstract: Linda Aksomitis developed and instructed three sections of a course on promoting the library, for credit in a Library and Information Technology Certificate or Diploma program, through Red River College. Desire2Learn was the LMS used for delivery of all course materials (no textbook), blended with eight, three-hour synchronous flipped classes, completing various components of an authentic assessment.