Learning Technologies Symposium 2016 - "Communities in Conversations"
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Call for Session Proposals
The Learning Technologies Symposium (LTS) has been an annual event that brings together McMaster faculty, staff, and students to share innovations, connect on project ideas, and exchange best practices. This year we are inviting our neighbours (Mohawk College, Sheridan College, & Brock University) to join the conversation on technology-enhanced education.
Have you recently stumbled over a project’s finish line? Have you found yourself mid-hurdle in educational research? Are you warming up for a large implementation of technology? LTS is open to all of your ideas, challenges and thinking around teaching and learning with technology.
The event will be an opportunity to share, learn, and talk about technology – collectively addressing challenges and successes, and in the process, build peer networks. You are invited to propose a session or topic of discussion ranging from Pecha Kucha style to 45 minutes. As the aim of the LTS is to promote dialogue with colleagues, interactive sessions are encouraged and preferred. Deadline for submission is 4:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2016.
Potential topics could include:
Notification of acceptance, as well as any recommendations for changes, will be sent no later than October 6th, 2016. To submit a proposal for the 2016 LTS, please visit http://2016lts.eventbrite.ca. If you are unable to use the web-based form, you can fill out the form on the next page and drop off or submit by email email@example.com.
LTS Keynote Session by Dr. Barbara Oakley
9:30 –10:45 Council Chambers
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), (Penguin, 2014) is a New York Times best-selling science book.
Dr. Oakley has adventured widely through her lifetime. She rose from the ranks of Private to Captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She also worked as a communications expert at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and has served as a Russian translator on board Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea. Dr. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
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When & Where
MacPherson Institute, McMaster University