On May 29, 2017, Vancouver Community College was pleased to present our third Educational Technology showcase, called “The Flipped School”.
Held at the VCC Broadway campus, it gave our Faculty a way to showcase educational technologies, best practises, and to learn from the experience of their VCC colleagues.
The Showcase was located in and around Room 1228, Bldg B of the Broadway campus, and encompassed over eleven presentations over six hours. You can see this year’s event schedule at the VCC EdTech Showcase registration site and check out Twitter activity at the hashtag #vccedtech
Here’s a little video welcome (and a look at how far we’ve come!)
Here are descriptions, videos and resources from the day’s presentations:
Keynote Speaker: Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Dr. Jhangiani gave an impassioned presentation in defence of open educational resources and open textbooks, particularly commenting on the impacts of rising textbook costs on student success.
(Dr. Jhangiani’s full lecture notes are available online.)
About the Presenter:
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where he conducts research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. A recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia and the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, Dr. Jhangiani serves as the Senior Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellow with BCcampus, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network. Dr. Jhangiani has revised two open textbooks—for Research Methods and Social Psychology—and advocates for the adoption of open educational and science practices. His books include A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2015) and Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017, Ubiquity Press).
Workshop: Moodle / BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Presenter: Robin Popow, VCC Auto Collision Program
Auto Collision Instructor Robin Popow demonstrated how he and his students maximize the power of their mobile devices to enable a truly flipped learning environment.
Robin showed how his Students use their own mobile devices to participate in on-the-fly polls using Socrative.com
…and he also showed the advantages of using Moodle and the student’s mobile devices to run on-the-spot assessments from the shop floor, and to manage attendance in real-time using Moodle’s Attendance module.
About the Presenter:
Robin Popow is a third generation Collision Repair technician and Paint technician with a Red Seal designation in both. Robin has held a variety of different roles relating to the auto industry including a small family collision repair shop, a major dealership, and two stints at ICBC.
Robin began his career at VCC in 2001, gained a teaching diploma, then a Master’s degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. He served as an Instructional Associate at VCC for 7 years followed by a position as Standards Manager with the Industry Training Authority of BC before returning to his true love – teaching trades skills at VCC. Robin’s speciality is the development and delivery of flexible learning programs and currently instructs his department’s distant learning high school program to students all over BC.
Health Sciences Simulated Learning Experience (SLE) Lab Demonstration
Faculty and Technicians from the Health Sciences Program led two group demonstrations of their high-fidelity patient simulation system. Their robotic “patients” can be programmed for a wide variety of conditions and responses, in order to provide realistic Student challenges.
The Simulated Learning Experiences (SLE) lab is designed to help learners practice skills and interventions in a simulated hospital environment. These opportunities recreate realistic scenarios that reflect the complexities of patient care. The goal is for nurses to practice patient care and to experience the positive and negative impacts of on-the-job decision-making, in a safe environment.
Workshop: Skype for Business
Presenter: Julieta Herrera, VCC IT Dept.
Julieta demonstrated how to use Skype for Business to schedule and set-up video conferences between people at VCC and/or at external institutions, and also showed how to use the presentation recording feature.
About the Presenter:
Julieta Herrera has worked with Educational Technology in the IT department at VCC for the last five years. While evaluating practices and technologies on an ongoing basis, she collaborates with faculty and students on using technology to support educational experiences. Julieta have worked in other universities in Mexico and Canada and she holds degrees from a university in Mexico. She enjoys working with the faculty at VCC to better understand the Educational Technologies that will assist them in their teaching.
Panel Discussion: Culinary Arts Curriculum Project
This panel discussion reviewed a large curriculum redevelopment project undertaken by the VCC Culinary Arts program. The panel will discuss the new Culinary programs and the lessons learned from the development of a blended delivery model using Moodle.
View the slides from the Culinary Arts project panel
- VCC’s VP of Academic and Research, Dr. Kathryn McNaughton
- Shirley Lew, VCC Dean of Library and Teaching & Learning Services
- Ysabel Sukic, Asst. Department Head, Culinary Arts
- Garth Manning, Instructional Associate, Centre for Instructional Development
- John Love, Moodle Media Developer, Centre for Instructional Development
Lightning Talk Presentations
Inspired by the rapid-fire format of Pecha Kucha, presenters were given a chance to describe their topic in about three minutes.
Workshop: ePortfolios at VCC
Presenter: Andy Sellwood, Centre for Instructional Development
This presentation takes a look at what ePortfolios are and how they can be used in different educational programs. The Exabis ePortfolio system is being piloted at VCC, and was briefly demonstrated to show one possibility of implementing ePortfolios into programs.
View the slideshow from the ePortfolios session
About the Presenter:
Andy Sellwood is an Instructional Associate in the Centre for Instructional Development (CID) at VCC. Prior to joining CID, Andy was a physics instructor as well as being the department head of Science at VCC between 2010 and 2015. Andy’s interests lie in student motivation, program design and program implementation.