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This is our very rough planning space for the Fall 2009 Workshop

Theme: Learning Design


Check the ETUG.CA website for up-to-date information!

TAG: etugdesign

Cloudscape: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/index.php/cloudscape/view/1903.html


Program Committee 

Leva Lee 

Stephanie Chu 

Grant Potter 

Vivian Forssman

Sylvia Currie

Jeff Miller 

Tracy Roberts


Fall Program Draft  Schedule October 20 & 21, 2009, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Segal Graduate School of Business

500 Granville Street (at Pender)

Vancouver, BC. | map


Room Capacity: The  room we have booked now will hold 100-140 people. Space is suitable for breakout sessions.

Floor plan: 1200-1500blank.pdf 

Photos of Segal School of Business main event room

Program : Day 1 - Tuesday Oct 20

9:30 - 3:30 Workshop with Grainne Conole


Workshop draft description:

What is learning design? How can we faciliate the learning design process? The Open University Learning Design Initiative is developing a range of tools, methods and approaches to help teachers and developers make more pedagogical informed and effective use of new technologies. In this hands-on session participants will be introduced to:

1) CompendiumLD, a tool for visualizing and guiding the design process, and

2) Cloudworks, a social networking site for sharing learning and teaching ideas.

Participants will consider how these tools, methods, and approaches might be used in their own practice.


During this full-day workshop there will be opportunities to work on your own projects individually or in groups. Attendees can bring a project to work on, or choose to work on the ETUG Spring workshop program (including design for the disciplines/online pedagogy for different fields of study)



GrĂ¡inne Conole is Professor of e-Learning at the Open University, with research interests in the use, integration and evaluation of Information and Communication Technologies and e-learning and impact on organisational change. She was previously chair of educational innovation at Southampton University and before that Director of the Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol. She has extensive research, development and project management experience across the educational and technical domains; funding sources have included HEFCE, ESRC, EU and commercial sponsors). Recently funded projects include the HEFCE-funded E-Learning Research Centre, the JISC/NSF funded DialogPlus digital libraries project and the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. She serves on and chairs a number of national and international advisory boards, steering groups, committees and international conference programmes. She has published and presented over 300 conference proceedings, workshops and articles, including over 100 journal publications on a range of topics, such as the use and evaluation of learning technologies. She was editor of the Association of Learning Technologies journal, ALT-J for nine years and is co-editor of a recent routledge book 'Contemporary perspectives on elearning research'. Further information is available on her blog www.e4innovation.com 



Program: Day 2 - Wed. Oct 21

- Opening plenary - Grainne Conole

-  4 X 45 min sessions single stream or concurrent breakout sessions

-  (Day 1 only or Day 2 as well? applied work: participants bring a  project to work on or work on the Spring workshop planning)



* Designing for Engagement - Denise Withers, UBC

Through an extensive literature review, and action research project with instructional designers, I came up with ten working guidelines to help designers explicitly include strategies to generate and sustain engagement among adult learners in their work. During this session we will explore, then build on, the combined experience of the participants as facilitators of learning, as well as the latest research into engagement. Participants will discover what engagement means within the context of their own practice; envision what truly engaging learning could be like in their teaching and learning environment; develop a set of engagement design guidelines specific to their own work, and; apply and evaluate their guidelines through a learning activity design exercise. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an enhanced understanding of why intentional design for engagement is critical to effective adult learning, as well as a practical toolkit for generating and sustaining engagement that is specific to their own unique learning challenges. (NOTE: THIS IS A DESCRIPTION FOR A FULL COURSE. IT WILL BE MODIFIED FOR A MINI SESSION)


* Learning Space Design - Alyssa Wise, SFU (online spaces) and Justin Marples, UBC (physical space)


* Large Scale Learning Models - Karen Belfer, VCC (Confirmed presenter)


* Collaborative Learning models -Tannis Morgan, BCIT (Confirmed Presenter)


Schedule (tentative):

8:15 - Registration, networking, continental breakfast

9:00 - Welcome & announcements & SCETUG stuff 

9:30 - session 1 (45) - Opening Plenary

10:15 - networking break (30)

10:45 - session 2 (45)

11:30 - session 3 (45)

12:15 - lunch (45)

1:00 - presentations - Innovation Awards/institutional reports (60)

2:00 - networking break (30)

2:30 - session 4 (45)

3:15 - session 5 (45)

4:00 - wrap up / evaluation (5)



July: Confirm program & speakers

August: Build pages for registration & promote in mid-August to event date

Last week Aug: Registration opens

Accommodation:  block booking Aug.- Sept 20th 

Confirm catering with SFU: mid- Oct.

Event date: Oct 20/21 



- Leva followed up with via email July 2nd; July 7 update; August 18th update (LL)

  • Mark Bullen BCIT/SAIT  ID approaches - Vivian can you contact to provide more details?
  • Rob Mctavish, SFU on Large scale design - possible panel? Rob said he'd talk to Yvonne and get back to us. Leva will followup with Rob.
  • Cyprien Lomas, UBC on Learning space design - Cyprien suggested Justin Marples, UBC Director of Classroom Services
  • kele fleming, UBC suggested we talk to Sandra Singh, Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Jeff Miller, UBC on collaborative/team-based models - See Jeff's response and also Educause fall workshop ELI2009Reg is now open for, "Flattening the Classroom: Building Collaborative Learning Environments," a two-day online event. http://ow.ly/gFEe
  • Collaborative / Team-Based Models - Jim Sibley

    At UBC, the Faculty of Applied Science has been doing some interesting things with team-based learning.  Jim Sibley is the person who has developed this approach for the faculty.  What is quite interesting about the team-based model, is lectures are completely restructured to support team-interaction throughout the entire delivery.  This makes the lectures quite interactive.  Technology is used in the room to support this technique.

    As for myself, I do quite a bit with social media in several of the MET (Masters of Educational Technology) courses that I teach (and some that I have designed), to integrate student created content into the overall course structure.  In some cases, these components assist with community building (as in the case of how we use Flickr), or for community knowledge building across individual courses as well as across years of the course.  David Porter and I just presented on one such course (ETEC522) where we redesigned the course to run entirely in a weblog.  We use these approaches across the MET, and this has a large impact on K12 teachers in the province (who go on to use such techniques in their own classes).We have been doing this for about 6 years now, and changing our strategies alongside of emerging/changing technologies.  In some cases, we have up to 6 years of student work captured in knowledge building sites. 

- Tannis Morgan, BCIT Collaborative Models

- Karen Belfer, VCC large scale learning design @ programmatic/instit. level, prov.instructors program 


- Sylvia/Vivian followed up with Denise Withers. There are a couple possible topics she could do a session on. Sound interesting! She is sending a couple paragraphs to give us a better idea. Leva met Denise at Open Ed and had quick chat.

- Sylvia getting more info from Alyssa Wise. Note her focus very related to learning space design.

- Here is the Learning Space Educause book Sylvia mentioned. Cyprien was involved in that project. 

- Appreciative Design - Denise Withers

This session will provide an overview of how Appreciative Inquiry can be adapted to become a participatory design process. The idea is to include current and past learners in the design process, to discover what worked well and how to build on those strengths. If you're not familiar with AI, you can find out more about it here:






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