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Wednesday, May 14 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
I’m larger than a thumbnail: student, TA, faculty and program director experiences in a PBL informed online BA in Adult Education and Digital Technologies program

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This presentation shares preliminary findings from a case self-study underway at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The case study examines the experience of students, teaching assistants, professors and the program director in a synchronous online BA program in Adult Education and Digital Technologies (AEDT).

The Bachelor of Arts in AEDT is offered completely online, with a mandatory real-time videoconferencing component and a problem-based learning pedagogical framework that fosters the development of meaningful teacher-learner, learner-learner and learner-content relationships (van Oostveen & Desjardins, 2013). This case study investigates the attributes, affordances and role of synchronous technologies in fostering student and faculty engagement in the BA in AEDT program. In addition, it examines the impact of the synchronous component of the program on the creation of a learning community. Initial themes emerging from the data analysis will be shared, and implications on student and faculty support as well as program revisions will be discussed.

Of Interest to: Online and distance education, Post-secondary education, Instructional designers, Researchers, Educational technologists

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Childs

Elizabeth Childs

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
avatar for Roland van Oostveen

Roland van Oostveen

Director, BA in Adult Education and Digital Technology, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Wednesday May 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Campus Activity Centre, TRUSU Lecture Hall 900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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