What is the EdTech Workshop?
The University of Toronto is at the forefront of new technologies designed to enhance students’ learning inside and outside the lecture hall. Each year, the EdTech Workshop picks a theme and plans a program that showcases best practices for innovating teaching and learning, presented by some of the University’s leaders in educational technology.
(Pedagogy + Practice) x Purpose = EDTECH2017
The EdTech Workshop 2017 will have three sub-themes: Pedagogy, Practice, and Purpose, which together, form the main theme of the workshop. The day will begin with disgestable content chunks:
Pedagogy: Which tools work and why?
Practice: How do you implement EdTech effectively?
Purpose: When should you implement and why?
It will continue by looking at the big picture of learning: how to evaluate whether EdTech is changing learning, how to innovate effectively and strategically, and how to transform learning with a purpose. The Workshop will feature sessions presented by both Instructors and staff on best practices as well as case studies of implementations. Sessions will be honest reflections on what worked, what didn't, and what their plans on for future improvements and changes.
We hope you'll join us for a one day workshop as we reflect on how to define learning strategies and outcomes with the goal of maximizing how and when to use EdTech learning tools.
Who founded the Workshop?
The workshop was developed in 2011 by Harpreet Dhariwal - now, 2011 doesn't seem that long ago, but in technology terms, it was. He saw the future of EdTech and was one of the first on campus to really promote and encourage instructors to think big about EdTech. After Harpreet's passing, we do our best to continue this Day in the tone of his spirit and enthusiasm.
Below are the videos from EDTech 2017 which took place on May 12th. They include various presentations from some of the University's leaders in educational technology. All of the presentations touch upon differerent elements of this years them (Pedagogy + Practice) x Purpose. They are divided into 7 sessions.