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May 24, 2017

Re-Posting: CANeLearn May News

Note the updated links from the earlier version that was posted.

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Hello Michael, welcome to May CANeLearn News.

This is an updated version of the last newsletter.  We experienced some issues with our previous mail service and enlisted our webmaster, Paul Mycroft, and his email marketing service – Market 2 All.  Thanks, Paul!  We love the new look.

CANeLearn Live! webinar today at 2 pm Eastern! – Another one on Thursday this week as well – please scroll down for details.

Please forward this news on your own networks using the tools at the bottom.

Featured Events

Featured Events

Symposium Highlight Webinars: CANeLearn Live! series returns

Tuesday, May 23 – 2:00 pm Eastern:  Today!!

Thursday, May 25 – 2:00 pm Eastern:

  • Man vs. Machine: What about Teachers?

Tuesday, June 6 – 3:30 pm Eastern:

  • Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment
Events

Adventures in Deep Learning

Free, online, today at 2:00 pm EDT

  • Join Robert Long and Stephanie Myers from the Ottawa Catholic School Board as they share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session and learn:
  • What makes learning meaningful to students?  How do you make an impact on students and engage them in authentic learning? How do you take that across a school board?
  • Robert and Stephanie will share their online 360/VR captures of our some of our changes and engage a classroom teacher and student to two to join in the conversation around exploring Deep Learning.
  • Webinar link:  https://meet.google.com/toy-toqx-krd​

CANeLearn Leadership Summit

August 24 & 25

  • Intercontinental hotel, Toronto ON
  • David Porter, CEO eCampusOntario
  • Cross Canada Leadership panel
  • Workshops, dialogue, networking
  • See:  http://canelearn.net/summit17/

Events

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference

October 13

  • Intercontinental hotel, downtown Toronto ON
  • www.oelc.ca/boltt
  • Call for presentations open

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium

October 25-27

  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta
  • www.blendedalberta.ca
  • The focus of the 3-day symposium is on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces

Canada Moodle Moot 2018

February 21-24, 2018

Stay Connected!

Stay connected
  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow us on @CANeLearn, “like” us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Check out our Members’ Site
  • Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership!

Announcements

Free MOOC: Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy

CANeLearn YouTube Channel

  • Our new YouTube channel contains recordings from all of the CANeLearn webinars, as well as featured webinars from iNACOL, MVLRI, and CIDER: Subscribe today!

2017 Symposium Curated Site

Canadian Copyright Decision Tool

In the News

From the Canadian Education Association (CEA)

  • To Share or Not to Share: How Teens Make Privacy Decisions about Photos on Social Media
  • This MediaSmarts study shows how teens carefully compose, select, and edit the photos they share on social media to build and maintain a consciously crafted image. Some of the unwritten rules the teens followed when making decisions about privacy and publicity on photo-sharing platforms include:
  • Posting only “safe” photos that steer away from controversial topics like politics, religion, sexuality, and race;
  • Not taking a screenshot of someone’s Snapchat photo;
  • Not connecting with strangers online (although they had a very narrow definition of what a “stranger” was);
  • “Looking good” in every photo, but being careful not to present themselves in a sexualized context.

From eSchoolNews: 5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

  1. More student choice and responsibility for learning
  2. Digitization
  3. Personalized learning for every student
  4. New pedagogical models – yet unknown
  5. New technologies – yet unknown

The new Creative Commons Search (beta)

  • Use the CC search to find open resources

From Contact North: A searchable directory of 90 Canadian researchers of online, blended and distance education

  •  Contact North | Contact Nord created a directory of online, blended and distance learning researchers from Canada’s post-secondary and national research institutions
  • It features the researcher’s interests and their top 3 cited publications in the past 5 years
  • They are hoping to expand the list – please pass on to others

Bookmark for your summer reading…

Reading

Teaching Competencies for the Online Environment | Enseigner les compétences pour l’environnement en ligne (PDF)

  • Heather Marie Farmer, Jennifer Ramsdale
  • A study of key competency areas for online educators
  • The Online Teaching Competency (OTC) Matrix includes five competency areas: Community & Netiquette, Active Teaching/Facilitating, Instructional Design, Tools & Technology, and Leadership & Instruction
  • Read more here…

OLTD/MEDL Major Project and Process Papers

  • Recent Masters papers on topics related to blended and online learning from Vancouver Island University
  • Read more here…

Statewide Blended Learning Implementation (PDF)

  • Second report in a series from MVLRI focused on a state-wide blended learning implementation initiative in Rhode Island
  • A total of seven themes were identified from the interviews and focus groups as being crucial for meaningful blended learning implementation at the district level:
  1. Assessing Needs for Personalizing an Implementation Plan
  2. Stakeholders Balancing Their Roles and the Learning Process
  3. Breaking Down Silos to Cultivate Reciprocal Learning Opportunities for All Stakeholders
  4. Building Buy-in Through Constant and Transparent Communication
  5. Establishing Mini Pilots Within Schools
  6. Empowering Teachers Using a Train-the-Trainer, Sustainable Professional Development Model
  7. Letting Go of Perfection and Control, Embracing the Art of Failing Forward, and Cultivating a Safe Space for Change
  • Each of these themes is described using participant data in the report found here (PDF)

More from the MVLRI Library

Happy reading!

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May 23, 2017

Webinar Recording Posted – 3D Animation for art & technology: Creating partnerships

I saw this yesterday on the CANeLearn blog.

The recording from last week’s CANeLearn webinar.

Mario Pochat, Vancouver Animation School, and Jody Polowick, Sun West School Division, share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.

This session is a presentation and discussion about how a chance meeting led to a partnership between SunWest Distance Learning Centre and Vancouver Animation School. We discuss ways in which partnerships benefit our students and our process in developing innovative technology and harnessing the power of ubiquitous learning for this Millennial generation at the cutting edge of Visual Arts.

Our goal: To establish a triangular partnership with a win-win-win situation, which includes administrators, teachers, and students.

May 18, 2017

Online Learning News – May 17, 2017 / Bulletin de l’apprentissage en ligne – le 17 mai 2017

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

May 17, 2017 | View Online | Archive | Subscribe | Contact Us La version française suit
MORE THAN 300 PRESENTERS FROM 33 COUNTRIES ACCEPTED FOR THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON ONLINE LEARNING, OCTOBER 2017
More than 300 presenters from 33 countries are already accepted for the World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning organized and hosted by Contact North | Contact Nord in Toronto, Canada from October 16 – 19, 2017. Explore the presenters, their title, institution, presentation title, description of their session and which of the five tracks of the World Conference their sessions falls under. Full story
REGISTER NOW – The Summit for Online Leadership
The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) is hosting The Summit for Online Leadership from
June 14 – 16, 2017, in San Diego, CA.The Summit convenes key campus leaders – presidents, provosts, deans, and teams directly engaged in the management and delivery of online programs – to define and develop their institutional strategy for online learning. Register Now
uTOP – University Collaboration and Innovation Result in Online Learning Opportunities for Initial and Continuing Education in Engineering and Technology in France
uTOP, l’Université de Technologie Ouverte Pluripartenaire, the multi-partner Open University of Technology, is an initiative in France bringing together institutions of higher education in engineering and technology and other partners under the aegis of UNIT, Université numérique ingénierie et technologie (Digital University of Engineering and Technology) to provide initial and continuing education online. Full story
Available Now!
Searchable Directory of 2,400+ Online Learning Companies from Around the World
To help colleges, universities, training providers, and faculty and instructors find the latest products and services to help improve the learning experience for their students, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Don McIntosh compiled a comprehensive directory of 2,400+ vendors of online learning products and services. Search the directory
Register Now!
The Canadian Institute for Digital Literacies Learning at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, July 10 – 14, 2017For Teachers. By Teachers. With Teachers.
This is your year to explore new definitions of digital literacies and teaching. This is your year to collaborate with experts and peers to design new digital literacies learning experiences for your students.This is your year to say, yes, I innovate.

One transformational week, plus a year of online support when you need it. Register now

This Week’s Worth Reading Selections
For Faculty & Instructors

For Instructional Designers

For Policy Makers and Administrators

Explore All Worth Reading selections

Most Popular Links onteachonline.ca
  1. New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor
  2. Building on Open Educational Resources – What’s Next?
  3. Tools and Trends
  4. Training Opportunities
  5. Pockets of Innovation
Visit teachonline.ca today and see why more than 250,000 faculty and instructors, administrators, technology providers, and policy makers from across Ontario and around the world use the resources available from the portal.

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PLUS DE 300 PRÉSENTATRICES ET PRÉSENTATEURS DE 33 PAYS SONT ACCEPTÉS POUR LA CONFÉRENCE MONDIALE SUR L’APPRENTISSAGE EN LIGNE, EN OCTOBRE 2017
Plus de 300 présentatrices et présentateurs de 33 pays sont déjà acceptés pour la Conférence mondiale sur l’apprentissage en ligne: L’enseignement à l’ère numérique – Repenser l’enseignement et l’apprentissage, organisée et accueillie par Contact North | Contact Nord à Toronto au Canada du 16 au 19 octobre 2017. Nous vous invitons à explorer les présentatrices et présentateurs, leur titre de poste, leur établissement d’enseignement, le titre de leur présentation, la description de leur session et, parmi les cinq lignes directrices de la Conférence mondiale, laquelle qui se rattache à leur présentation. Lire l’histoire complète
INSCRIVEZ-VOUS MAINTENANT – Le Sommet du leadership en ligne
L’University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) présente The Summit for Online Leadership (Le sommet du leadership en ligne) du 14 au 16 juin 2017 à San Diego en Californie.

Réunissant les élites des campus dont les présidentes et les présidents, les vice-rectrices et les vice-recteurs, les doyennes et les doyens ainsi que les membres d’équipes engagés directement dans la gestion et la prestation des programmes en ligne, ce sommet vise à définir et à mettre au point leur stratégie institutionnelle à l’égard de l’apprentissage en ligne. S’inscrire dès maintenant

uTOP – La collaboration et l’innovation de l’Université ont mené à des occasions d’apprentissage en ligne d’ingénierie et de technologie pour l’éducation initiale et permanente en France
uTOP, l’Université de Technologie Ouverte Pluripartenaire, est une initiative lancée en France, qui réunit des établissements d’éducation supérieure en ingénierie et technologie et d’autres partenaires sous l’égide de UNIT, Université numérique ingénierie et technologie afin d’offrir l’éducation initiale et permanente en ligne. Lire l’histoire complète
Disponible maintenant!
Répertoire de recherche de plus de 2,400+ entreprises d’apprentissage en ligne du monde entier
Pour aider les collèges, les universités, les fournisseurs de formation, le personnel enseignant et de formation à trouver les plus récents produits et services pour améliorer l’expérience d’apprentissage de leurs étudiantes et étudiants, Don McIntosh Ph.D., associé de recherche chez Contact North | Contact Nord, a compilé un répertoire complet de plus de 2,400 fournisseurs de produits et services d’apprentissage en ligne. Faire une recherche dans le répertoire
Inscrivez-vous maintenant!
L’Institut canadien pour l’apprentissage des littératies numériques à la Faculté d’éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa, du 10 au 14 juillet 2017Pour, par et avec les enseignantes et les enseignants.
C’est votre année pour explorer de nouvelles définitions des littératies numériques et de l’enseignement. C’est votre année pour collaborer avec des spécialistes et des pairs sur la conception de nouvelles expériences d’apprentissage en littératies numériques pour vos étudiantes et étudiants.

C’est votre année pour dire : « Je veux innover ».

Une semaine transformationnelle, ainsi qu’une année de soutien en ligne au besoin. S’inscrire dès maintenant

Les sélections de lectures intéressantes à signaler cette semaine
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À l’intention des concepteurs pédagogiques

À l’intention des cadres et des responsables des politiques

Explorer toutes les sélections des Publications à signaler

Les liens les plus populaires dans le portail teachonline.ca
  1. Une nouvelle pédagogie émerge… et l’apprentissage en ligne en est un facteur contributif
  2. Bâtir sur les ressources éducatives ouvertes – Et ensuite?
  3. Les outils et les tendances
  4. Les ressources et les occasions de formation
  5. Poches d’innovation
Visitez teachonline.ca dès aujourd’hui afin de constater vous-même pourquoi il attire chaque mois plus de 200 000 visites du personnel enseignant et de formation, des administrateurs, des fournisseurs de technologie et des décideurs de partout en Ontario et dans le monde pour se servir des ressources disponibles sur le portail.

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CANeLearn Live! Webinar: Today at 4:30 pm Eastern

Another CANeLearn item (and note this first event begins later this hour).

Good morning!  Just a reminder of the CANeLearn Live! webinar online today at 4:30 pm Eastern.  Scroll down for upcoming webinars next week and in June.

3D Animation for art & technology:  Creating unique opportunities for students by partnering with industry and other institutions – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Mario Pochat, Vancouver Animation School, and Jody Polowick, Sun West School Division, as they share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
This session will be a presentation and discussion about how a chance meeting led to a partnership between SunWest Distance Learning Centre and Vancouver Animation School. We will discuss ways in which partnerships benefit our students and our process in developing innovative technology and harnessing the power of ubiquitous learning for this Millennial generation at the cutting edge of Visual Arts.
Our goal: To establish a triangular partnership with a win-win-win situation, which includes administrators, teachers and students.
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Upcoming CANeLearn Live! webinars

Tuesday, May 232:00 pm Eastern

Adventures in Deep Learning – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Robert Long and Stephanie Myers from the Ottawa Catholic School Board as they share their CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Join this session to learn:

  • What makes learning meaningful to students?
  • How do you make an impact on students and engage them in authentic learning?
  • How do you take that across a school board?
Ottawa Catholic has 42k students in 85 schools and we are all on a journey to make Deep Learning happen. They will share their online 360/VR captures of our some of the changes and engage a classroom teacher and student to two to join in the conversation around exploring Deep Learning.

———

Thursday, May 252:00 pm Eastern

Man vs. Machine: What about Teachers? – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join François Guite, Education Consultant from Quebec, as he shares his CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Technology and artificial intelligence are advancing at a tremendous pace. Our education systems cannot escape the 4th industrial revolution, which is just starting. Although schools will not go the way of the dodo, at least in the near future, they will have to adapt rapidly.

And what will come of the teaching profession as automation threatens so many jobs?
Will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence in school?
We already have robots and bots designed to teach and serve as personal assistants; could they someday replace teachers?
Some students have been doing without trained teachers for a long time, and now some schools are experimenting entirely without the latter.
This presentation looks at the technological and social forces that will forever change the structure of schools and the role of teachers, especially those that distance teaching and learning.

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Tuesday, June 63:30 pm Eastern

Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment – Symposium Highlight Webinar

Join Terri Reid, from Black Gold Regional School Divison, as she shares her well received CANeLearn 2017 Symposium session in this CANeLearn Live! webinar.
Teachers and Administrators have so much to do in their day that sometimes making those connections back to curriculum seems overwhelming.

  • How can we use curriculum mapping to drive instruction and assessment in classrooms, whether in a face to face, blended or online learning environment?
Teachers who develop curriculum maps learn what and when to assess and the importance of being explicit in their instruction. Let’s talk about the process and the impact that it can have on student learning. Curriculum mapping provides a clear path to student assessment and instruction and gives everyone permission to know when to stop.  Join our conversation to learn more.

CANeLearn May News

From my Canadian colleagues…

Canadian eLearning Network

May 16, 2017

Click here to see this newsletter online

Please forward this news on your own networks

Welcome to the May CANeLearn news. This issue announces the return of CANeLearn Live! webinars – reprise of  some 2017 CANeLearn Symposium & BC Digital Learning Conference sessions (see all archives here), along with news, sites, and articles of interest. Scroll down for more!


Featured Events

Symposium Highlight Webinars: CANeLearn Live! series returns

  • Thursday, May 18 – 4:30 pm Eastern
    • 3D Animation for art & technology:  Creating unique opportunities for students by partnering with industry and other institutions
  • Tuesday, May 23 – 2:00 pm Eastern
    • Adventures in Deep Learning
  • Thursday, May 25 – 2:00 pm Eastern
    • Man vs. Machine: What about Teachers?
  • Tuesday, June 6 – 3:30 pm Eastern
    • Using Curriculum to Drive Assessment (or if you prefer) Curriculum Mapping and Assessment

Click here to find out more or on the PD Calendar.


4T Virtual Conference:  Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology – Free, online, May 20 – 22

CANeLearn Leadership Summit – August 24 & 25

  • Intercontinental hotel, downtown Toronto ON
  • Details to be announced

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference – October 13

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium – October 25-27

  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta
  • http://www.blendedalberta.ca/
  • The focus of the 3-day symposium is on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces
Canada Moodle Moot 2018 – February 21-24, 2018

Stay Connected!


Announcements

Free MOOC: Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy

  • This 4-week MOOC from edX & Microsoft Education started Monday
  • Register or find more information here

CANeLearn YouTube Channel

  • Our new YouTube channel contains recordings from all of the CANeLearn webinars, as well as featured webinars from iNACOL, MVLRI, and CIDER: Subscribe to our YouTube channel here

2017 Symposium Curated Site

Canadian Copyright Decision Tool


In the news…

From the Canadian Education Association (CEA)

  • To Share or Not to Share: How Teens Make Privacy Decisions about Photos on Social Media
  •  This MediaSmarts study shows how teens carefully compose, select, and edit the photos they share on social media to build and maintain a consciously crafted image. Some of the unwritten rules the teens followed when making decisions about privacy and publicity on photo-sharing platforms include:
    • Posting only “safe” photos that steer away from controversial topics like politics, religion, sexuality, and race;
    • Not taking a screenshot of someone’s Snapchat photo;
    • Not connecting with strangers online (although they had a very narrow definition of what a “stranger” was);
    • “Looking good” in every photo, but being careful not to present themselves in a sexualized context.
  • Read more here (PDF)
From eSchoolNews: 5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning
  1. More student choice and responsibility for learning
  2. Digitzation
  3. Personalized learning for every student
  4. New pedagogical models – yet unknown
  5. New technologies – yet unknown
 The new Creative Commons Search (beta)
From Contact North: A searchable directory of 90 Canadian researchers of online, blended and distance education
  • Contact North | Contact Nord created a directory of online, blended and distance learning researchers from Canada’s post-secondary and national research institutions
  • It features the researcher’s interests and their top 3 cited publications in the past 5 years
  • They are hoping to expand the list – please pass on to others
  • Find out more here

Bookmark for your summer reading…

Teaching Competencies for the Online Environment | Enseigner les compétences pour l’environnement en ligne (PDF)

  • Heather Marie Farmer, Jennifer Ramsdale
  • A study of key competency areas for online educators
  • The Online Teaching Competency (OTC) Matrix includes five competency areas:
    • Community & Netiquette,
    • Active Teaching/Facilitating,
    • Instructional Design,
    • Tools & Technology, and
    • Leadership & Instruction
  • Read more here
OLTD/MEDL Major Project and Process Papers

Statewide Blended Learning Implementation (PDF)

  • Second report in a series from MVLRI focused on a state-wide blended learning implementation initiative in Rhode Island
  • A total of seven themes were identified from the interviews and focus groups as being crucial for meaningful blended learning implementation at the district level:
    1. Assessing Needs for Personalizing an Implementation Plan
    2. Stakeholders Balancing Their Roles and the Learning Process
    3. Breaking Down Silos to Cultivate Reciprocal Learning Opportunities for All Stakeholders
    4. Building Buy-in Through Constant and Transparent Communication
    5. Establishing Mini Pilots Within Schools
    6. Empowering Teachers Using a Train-the-Trainer, Sustainable Professional Development Model
    7. Letting Go of Perfection and Control, Embracing the Art of Failing Forward, and Cultivating a Safe Space for Change
  • Each of these themes is described using participant data in the report  found here

More from the MVLRI Library

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