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They are embedded on the session information pages (below; click on the title of the session you are interested in) as well as linked on the Workshop's Schedule page. Note that not all session were recorded.

EdTech Workshop 2023 Session Overview

Session Session Leader(s) EdTech 2023 Theme Stream Session Description
A Data Driven Framework To Improve Feedback For Educators Embedding Educational Technology   This presentation will present a framework for the use of course data from several sources to drive iterative course improvement throughout a semester. Results from a pilot project for a large first-year introduction to computer programming course are used to illustrate the use case. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Active Demonstration of Compare2Learn (C2L) to Promote Learner Engagement through Comparative Judgement Embedding Educational Technology Join us for an interactive session in which session attendees may get an initial demo and use of the comparative judgement tool, Compare2Learn (C2L). The Application Development Team within Academic, Research & Collaborative (ARC) Technologies has developed C2L to engage learners through leveraging social constructivism using the "think, pair, share" method. This encourages learners to explain, critically analyze and question concepts from their peers.  If possible, Attendees should bring a laptop, tablet or mobile phone to fully participate in this session. This session will NOT be filmed/recorded.
Active Learning in U of T's Active Learning Classrooms: Exploring the ALC Hub Implementing active learning   The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation has been developing a set of online learning modules that are intended to provide pedagogical guidance and resources for instructors who are teaching in Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) at U of T called the ALC Hub. In this session, participants will reflect on their current comfort level and experience with teaching in ALCs and have the opportunity to participate in an active learning activity that leverages the affordances available in the classroom. This will be followed by a demo of the ALC Hub modules with an opportunity for Q & A and discussion. This session will NOT be filmed/recorded.
Adapting to Change: Integrating Lessons Learned and Tools Developed During and Before the COVID-19 Pandemic into In-Person Teaching Embedding Educational Technology   First-year engineering students must complete two in-class assessments for each of their five courses, which means almost one assessment per week for the entire 13-week term. This demanding schedule can cause students to overlook crucial components of other courses while preparing for their assessments. While MIE100 (Dynamics) had initiated support mechanisms before the pandemic, what additional steps can be taken to help these students now? Should we disregard the pandemic's lessons? Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
AI&AI - Artificial Intelligence and Academic Integrity Designing assessments This session has been cancelled. Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence are challenging our methods of creating assignments and exams. How are we to enable the use of these exciting technologies? Or, if we do not wish to incorporate them in our assignment design, how do we prevent their use? I will discuss current advice from the Academic Integrity Council of Ontario as well as other initiatives to build the culture of Academic Integrity in our Faculty. This session will be filmed/recorded.
Beyond Assessment: How Testing Can Improve Learning Outcomes Implementing active learning   In this session, we will explore how to utilize testing as a tool to promote learning, challenging the traditional perception of testing solely as an evaluation tool. Drawing from research in cognitive psychology, we will investigate how stimulating memory retrieval through testing can enhance the long-term retention of concepts and facts. We will also explore how pretesting can direct attention during later study and promote the encoding of related information. Participants will leave with practical strategies for incorporating test-enhanced learning in the classroom and promoting student success. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Build your first Power Automate Flow Embedding Educational Technology   Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is a service that helps you create automated workflows for repetitive business processes. Without coding, you can use an existing template or customize your own triggers and actions to do things like send reminders of tasks, schedule data to move from one system to another, or automatically update a Sharepoint list with responses from a Microsoft Form.    In the session, you will build a power automate flow!   We'll also discuss below topics: What is Power Automate? Building blocks of Power Automate Type of Cloud flows Access and self-support resources If possible, sttendees should bring a laptop to fully participate in this session. This session will NOT be filmed/recorded.
Chemical and Process Safety Education During Pandemics and Moving Forward Embedding Educational Technology   Health and Safety (H&S) are one of the major components of the Engineering Education, both inherently and directly. In a normal academic year, Chemical Engineering students at the University of Toronto learn chemical and process safety and risk management through hands-on laboratory education, local/on-campus field trips, and case studies. However, during the pandemic, many in-person learnings ceased and were moved to online learning, adding extra challenges and considerations to the delivery methodology and measurement of learning effectiveness. This talk will showcase approaches taken at the UofT to enhance health and safety education in academia during the pandemic and moving forward.  Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
CRTL +Shift + Accessibility: Leveraging Technology to create Accessible Learning Environments Embedding Educational Technology   Technology-enabled solutions are powerful tools in promoting inclusivity and accessibility that can help to remove barriers and improve the overall learning experience for all students. Tech2U, an initiative of Learning Space Management (LSM), partnered with Accessibility Services to provide solutions to address classroom needs through understanding the instructors’ pedagogical goals and the students’ accommodations: Introduce technology solutions with humanized support to ensure the instructor can focus on teaching. Match technology solutions to alleviate students’ accessibility challenges.  Expand classroom abilities technologically by furnishing them with portable devices and equipment. After the session, you can drop into MY360 to demo different stations (with guidance and support from the Tech2U Team). This drop in will run in the session blocks after this presentation.   Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Developing an Online Master of Engineering Program in Mining Industry Management- Lessons Learned Embedding Educational Technology Online courses are becoming one of the most popular trends in today's educational technology. This talk will present the challenges surrounding the design and development of an online graduate-level program along with lessons learned from the process perspective.  This session will NOT be filmed/recorded.
Engineering in a Changing Climate – The Collaborative Development of a Transdisciplinary Workshop Series Engaging with students   Climate change poses an imminent threat to humanity through its increased stress on infrastructure (among other stresses), leading to increasingly deadly natural disasters, food shortages, and the failure of our built environment. Despite the clear need for collaboration between climate scientists and civil engineers to address and adapt to this threat, there are limited post-secondary educational and training resources available to students at the climate science-engineering interface. To address this gap, the University of Toronto's Centre for Climate Science and Engineering in collaboration with the University of Western Ontario developed a short-duration, online learning opportunity targeted at senior undergraduate and graduate engineering and climate science students at this educational interface. In this presentation, I will discuss the the challenges and successes of this collaborative endeavour. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Global Classrooms: A pinch of global goes a long way Implementing active learning   This session is about finding shortcuts and easy options to transform classrooms and curriculum into global learning opportunities for students.  We will provide attendees an opportunity to learn and explore how every classroom can be global! The session will provide examples, tools, and opportunities for educators to advance student access to global education and increase student competencies by creating a dynamic, inclusive learning environment. We will discuss and invite attendees to explore the possibilities of adapting their classroom learning environments to include global learning opportunities.  Watch the Recording   This session will be filmed/recorded.
GPT in the Classroom: Unveiling the Possibilities and Addressing the Dilemmas of AI-Driven Education Embedding Educational Technology This presentation will delve into the world of large language models (LLMs), such as GPT, highlighting their transformative potential in educational settings while addressing concerns around bias and academic misconduct. In this talk, we will explore the myriad applications of LLMs in education, discuss the ethical implications of their use, and consider strategies for ensuring responsible integration of this powerful AI technology into teaching and learning environments. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Hands on Demo: Stewart Blusson Visualization Facility Embedding Educational Technology   The Stewart Blusson Visualization Facility is a unique, cutting-edge, collaborative space that was designed to bring together the best and brightest across research, faculty, and industry to enable next-generation demonstration and development capabilities.   During this demonstration, you will come to understand the technology that drives this one-of-a-kind facility and how it has been used to improve learning outcomes. You will experience life from the microscopic through to the astronomical scales like never before! This session will NOT be filmed/recorded.
KEYNOTE: An Institutional Perspective on Generative AI in Teaching and Learning Embedding Educational Technology   Generative artificial intelligence is altering our relationship with information and agency in ways that have, or will have, a substantial impact on teaching and learning. There are a number of talks at the workshop that will focus on aspects of this impact, such as assessment design.  To get this conversation started, I will review the likely types of functionality that either already exist or are likely to come into being in the near term.  I will also discuss the steps being taken at the institutional level to support instructors as we navigate this rapidly emerging reality.   Have questions? Prof. McCahan will be available during Session Block 01 (in MY150) for post-session questions and follow up discussion. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
KEYNOTE: Take the Load Off Engaging with students   When students feel overwhelmed, lost and cognitively overloaded, learning is negatively impacted. In fact, it impedes any long-term learning from happening.  So, in the spirit of CTRL +shift and to remove the extraneous, I will be focussing on reducing the cognitive overload on our students as we design instruction. I will do this by sharing some of the fundamental theories to design effective instruction and how we can integrate these theories into practice, especially as we navigate through numerous EdTech tools available to us. I will also share evidence-informed principles of instruction that one can easily integrate for both face-to-face and online learning. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Mindful Disengagement and Reengagement for Strengthened Intra and Inter Connection Designing assessments   Each of us are involved in developing, teaching, researching, learning, and leveraging technology to mediate and facilitate our academic, professional, and personal lives.  Drawing upon the work of Dr. David Levy and on-going research, this workshop is designed to provide participants with practical tools and strategies to disconnect from digital distractions, enhance relationships with ourselves and others, and incorporate mindful practices into our technology-rich offices, meetings, classrooms, and day-to-day lives.  This session will NOT be filmed/recorded.
On-line learning from the classroom Implementing active learning   Covid19 has permanently upended the way we will learn and work. This presentation presents the results of an experiment in teaching that EdTech and I have been conducting in my entrepreneurship courses in the 2021,2022 academic years. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Strategies for online and hybrid team project success Designing assessments   Team-based assignments are valuable opportunities for professional skill development, but they are a challenge to implement. Ensuring equitable work distribution, assessing team process in addition to product, and ensuring students learn about how to structure effective teams (and not just learn that they don’t like them) are key to team project success; however, these become increasingly difficult to achieve when a significant portion of team communication and collaboration is taking place online and outside the supervised classroom environment.    In this interactive workshop, we will share our expertise in team-based project design and assessment from our years of experience designing and running team-based projects in-person and online. We will work with participants to identify and address common obstacles to effective team project design, share tools to support hybrid teaming, help improve course and project administration and reduce instructional overhead, and enable participants to create better environments for team success." Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
Teaching Writing in the Age of Mechanical Content Production Designing assessments   LLMs such as ChatGPT, are widely available, cheap, and have been packaged for use by the general public. This has implications for the writing projects we assign our students. We want to explore those implications, in both practical and theoretical dimensions, with an emphasis on pedagogical issues—in particular, thinking through the very point of writing assignments, and what we hope to teach using them. Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.
The Opencast Content Capture System (OCCS) What is it again? Embedding Educational Technology   We learned many things from the recent Pandemic, amongst these was having the ability to record events while also enabling instructors to choose what to record and when/if to release it to students. We also wanted  to eliminate any set up to record. At the Office of Learning Space Management (LSM), we implemented a system (integrated into Quercus) that allows instructors to record their screens and audio without any extra legwork to set up. OCCS is available in LSM-managed rooms with a full teaching station. During this session, you'll see a demonstration of OCCS and review how to enable it in your course. To use OCCS, the instructors: Opt in to the system Turn up to the space Review the recording Choose to publish (the media produced subsequently is available to members of their course via their Quercus course shell) Watch the Recording iframe not supported This session will be filmed/recorded.
Virtual Experiential Learning: Applications and Affordances of Virtual Reality Classrooms Implementing active learning   Virtual and augmented reality offer new opportunities to engage in learning experiences. McEwan will discuss her experiences designing coursework that takes advantage of the affordances of these technologies to deliver lessons about communication and technology as well as social theory, movements, and experiences of place.  Watch the Recording This session will be filmed/recorded.