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Friday, May 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Creativity Takes Courage: Safeguarding Academic Rigour while Bringing Innovative Video Technology into Masters-Level Assignments

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Is it possible to safeguard academic rigour while bringing innovative technology into university classrooms? This study session discusses using Mozilla Popcorn Maker to produce video assignments which enrich applied learning.

Bringing innovative technology into academic teaching and learning presents challenges for both instructors and students. At the same time, the challenge directly feeds into community building and the added value of applied learning. This presentation discusses the impact, benefits and limitations of an assignment to compile a 3-5 minute video clip using Mozilla Popcorn Maker at the outset of a blended Masters program in an applied social science program (conflict analysis and management). The case study demonstrates how the sharing of the assignment challenge and products contributed to preparing students for the beginning of their academic program, and more importantly contributed to a strong sense of community and set the context for a safe learning environment. Presenters analysed strategies for an assessment matrix to safeguard academic rigour while recognizing diverse abilities for dealing with technology challenges and innovation. In conclusion, they offer best practices and lessons learned for replicating the assignment in similar learning environments.

 

Both presenters will be conducting the presentation remotely. Thereby, the interaction with the audience will have to adapt to the synchronous environment, engaging them in dialogue through the blended format.

 

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

Speakers
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Amanda Coolidge

Instructional Designer, CTET, Royal Roads University
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Eva Malisius

Program Head, Conflict Analysis & Management, Royal Roads University
While conflicts are my area of expertise - I do prefer to avoid them... My passion is communicating with others and bringing people together, ideally with good chocolate and wine involved. Being new to Canada (I moved here about 2 years ago), I also enjoy getting to know Canada... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Campus Activity Centre, TRUSU Boardroom 900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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