Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops –Thursday 25 April, 2019

MORNING WORKSHOPS
10:00-13:00
10:00-13:00: ROOM A – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 1

DESIGNING INTERACTIVE VIDEOS FOR YOUR BLENDED LEARNING COURSE
PHIL COWCILL

10:00-13:00: ROOM B – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 2

INTEGRATING MLEARNING IN YOUR ONLINE COURSE DESIGN
SARAH WHITTAKER
10:00-13:00: ROOM C – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 3

USING CAMTASIA IN YOUR BLENDED LEARNING COURSES
JOE GANCI
10:00-13:00: ROOM D – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 4

USING BLENDED LEARNING TO LEVEL THE EDUCATIONAL PLAYING FIELD
GWEN DARPOH
13:00-14:00: LUNCH BREAK @ THE FOYER – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER

 

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
14:00-17:00
14:00-17:00: ROOM A – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 5

DESIGNING INTERACTIVE VIDEOS FOR YOUR BLENDED LEARNING COURSE
PHIL COWCILL

14:00-17:00: ROOM B – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 6

MOOC-IFYING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
HELMI NORMAN
14:00-17:00: ROOM C – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 7

CAPTIVATE 2019 – CREATING VIRTUAL REALITY AND INTERACTIVE VIDEO!
JOE GANCI
14:00-17:00: ROOM D – 2ND FLOOR CONVENTION CENTER
WORKSHOP 8

INTEGRATING MLEARNING IN YOUR ONLINE COURSE DESIGN WITH THE SUPPORT OF APPLE PRODUCTS
JONATHAN HUGHES

Workshop 1

Presenter Name Phil Cowcill
phil01 Phil Cowcill started his education/multimedia career in 1983 when he was hired by Canadore College as an Educational Technologist. In 1984 he joined a team called Goldcoin to develop Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc (IVD). He assisted in the shooting and editing of the video, designing computer graphics and eventually the programming of the discs. In 1995 he was hired as the Coordinator of the post-graduate Interactive Multimedia. His class was the first to design an online newspaper that streamed video (1996). In that time he designed and developed over 20 CD-ROM projects. In 2011 Mr. Cowcill designed the curriculum and delivered Canada’s first Mobile Application Development program. In 2015 worked with the Department of National Defence as a Senior eLearning Specialist.
Workshop Title Designing Interactive Videos for your Blended Learning Course
Time 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Convert video from one source to an optimized version for web delivery.
  • Create popups to appear to enhance the content for the learner.
  • Pause the video and add a quiz question.
  • Insert interactive elements in a traditional video.
  • Jump to different parts of a video based on leaner’s interaction.
Target Audience Teachers, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Faculty
Technology needed
  • Laptop
  • A copy of Adobe Captivate. The free trial version will work for this workshop.

 

Workshop 2

Presenter Name Sarah Whittaker
Sarah Whittaker is the Manager for Teaching with Technology (TWT) Professional Development at the Higher Colleges of Technology. She has over 19 years of teaching experience with the past five years being focused solely on integrating technology in the classroom to enhance learner engagement and critical thinking skills. She has a Masters in Applied Linguistics from Sydney University and a Certificate in Technology-based Distributed Learning from the University of British Columbia. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a certified Apple Educator. In her current role at HCT, she designs and manages the implementation of the TWT professional development offerings at a system-wide level for the faculty. She also has a passion for traveling and photography. You can learn more about her at www.iamherelearning.com, follow her on Twitter @iamherelearning and on Instagram @iamherephotography.
Workshop Title Integrating mLearning in your Online Course Design
Time 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe what makes an effective mLearning experience.
  • Participants will be able to identify mobile-friendly content and tools.
  • Participants will be able to implement mLearning teaching strategies in their online course.
Target Audience Higher Education faculty who are required to teach a fully online course or have a component of their course online.
Technology needed Laptop

 

Workshop 3

Presenter Name Joe Ganci
joe Joe Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. D.C. Since 1983 he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development and technology, and he consults with clients worldwide, creating eLearning modules and templates, often training personnel in their use and then making himself available to assist if necessary. Of course, Joe and his team also create eLearning from start to finish, performing the proper analyses, design needs, the development of the learning and its implementation. Joe evaluates eLearning results, both for his own work and the work of others for his clients. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month in Learning Solutions Magazine (http://learningsolutionsmag.com/authors/4/joe-ganci).
Workshop Title Using Camtasia in Your Blended Learning Courses
Time 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Create interactive videos for learning using Camtasia.
  • Apply effects and transitions.
  • Apply little-known features.
Target Audience eLearning designers and developers
Technology needed Laptop
Each participant will need Camtasia trial or licensed version installed on their laptop.

 

Workshop 4

Presenter Name Gwendolyn Willis-Darpoh
gwen Dr. Gwendolyn Willis-Darpoh is a retired Senior Researcher, previously with the American Institutes for Research, where she was staffed on a variety of national and international studies and initiatives to build organizational capacity to provide supportive services to youth. She has provided training and technical assistance (TTS) to state and local education agencies across the United States and she has trained teachers, administrators and community service providers in the creation of safe and supportive learning environments. As a former special education teacher and university professor, she has devoted her career to improving educational outcomes for students, particularly those that are in high-poverty, low-performing schools. Dr. Willis-Darpoh has significant expertise in designing and delivering teacher professional development across academic disciplines. She has more than 40 years of experience and has presented/trained nationally and internationally. Dr. Willis-Darpoh is a two-time Fulbright scholar (Nigeria 1988; Germany 1997) and a former member of the Fulbright Association’s National Board of Directors. In addition, she previously served on the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) Board of Directors and is a co-founder and past president of the International Association for Blended Learning (IABL).
Workshop Title Using Blended Learning to Level the Educational Playing Field
Time 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Define blended learning.
  • List the characteristics and benefits of 7 blended learning models.
  • Discuss the benefits of blended learning, particularly for vulnerable populations.
  • Explain the changing role of the teacher and student in blended learning.
  • Identify challenges of blended learning implementation.
  • Discuss how to adapt existing content using the SAMR model.
  • Understand the importance of the human connection when infusing blended learning solutions.
Target Audience K-12 Educators and Higher Education Faculty and Administrators
Technology needed -

 

Workshop 5

Presenter Name Phil Cowcill
phil01 Phil Cowcill started his education/multimedia career in 1983 when he was hired by Canadore College as an Educational Technologist. In 1984 he joined a team called Goldcoin to develop Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc (IVD). He assisted in the shooting and editing of the video, designing computer graphics and eventually the programming of the discs. In 1995 he was hired as the Coordinator of the post-graduate Interactive Multimedia. His class was the first to design an online newspaper that streamed video (1996). In that time he designed and developed over 20 CD-ROM projects. In 2011 Mr. Cowcill designed the curriculum and delivered Canada’s first Mobile Application Development program. In 2015 worked with the Department of National Defence as a Senior eLearning Specialist.
Workshop Title Designing Interactive Videos for your Blended Learning Course
Time 2:00pm-5: 00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Convert video from one source to an optimized version for web delivery.
  • Create popups to appear to enhance the content for the learner.
  • Pause the video and add a quiz question.
  • Insert interactive elements in a traditional video.
  • Jump to different parts of a video based on leaner’s interaction.
Target Audience Teachers, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Faculty
Technology needed
  • Laptop
  • A copy of Adobe Captivate. The free trial version will work for this workshop.

 

Workshop 6

Presenter Name Helmi Norman
helmi Dr. Helmi Norman is currently the Assistant Dean of Teaching at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia or UKM) and an Associate Fellow of the Center for Teaching and Learning Technologies at UKM. He is currently a member-at-large on the board of directors of the International Association for Blended Learning. Previously, he was appointed as a visiting scholar at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, USA and has been awarded a visiting post-doctoral fellowship by Erasmus Mundus at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom. Dr. Norman is currently involved the Malaysia MOOCs initiative for Malaysian public universities and has developed over 30 MOOCs. He is also a certified Apple Learning Professional Specialist where he is involved in national projects for primary, secondary, and higher education in promoting 1:1 pedagogical and learning approaches using the Apple ecosystem. Dr Norman also promotes drone-based learning via the “dronagogy” learning approach.
Workshop Title MOOC-ifying the Learning Experience
Time 2:00pm-5:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Designing and developing learning materials and tasks in MOOCs.
  • Setting up MOOCs user interface, learning experience and gamification feature in MOOCs.
  • Analyzing learning analytics and online certification in MOOCs.
Target Audience Educators and practitioners
Technology needed Laptop

 

Workshop 7

Presenter Name Joe Ganci
joe Joe Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. D.C. Since 1983 he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development and technology, and he consults with clients worldwide, creating eLearning modules and templates, often training personnel in their use and then making himself available to assist if necessary. Of course, Joe and his team also create eLearning from start to finish, performing the proper analyses, design needs, the development of the learning and its implementation. Joe evaluates eLearning results, both for his own work and the work of others for his clients. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month in Learning Solutions Magazine (http://learningsolutionsmag.com/authors/4/joe-ganci).
Workshop Title Captivate 2019 – Creating Virtual Reality and Interactive Video!
Time 2:00pm-5:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Create Virtual Reality navigation and interactivity
  • Insert interactions into your videos wherever you need
  • Insert bookmarking and remediation into your videos
Target Audience eLearning designers and developers
Technology needed
  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop
  • Each participant will need Captivate 2019 trial or licensed version installed on their laptop.

 

Workshop 8

Presenter Name Jonathan Hughes
Screenshot 2019-01-28 at 11.26.51 PM Jon Hughes is an experienced international school educator. He currently works at the Victoria International School of Sharjah, where he is the Head of Primary Music. He holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Masters of Music Technology majoring in technology integration in the classroom environment across all year levels and curriculum areas. Jon is an Apple Professional Learning Specialist and has extensive knowledge and experience utilizing all of the common core Apple Apps. He is able to facilitate, coach and mentor teachers using Apple products in their classroom environment to transform their teaching and learning to improve student outcomes.
Workshop Title Integrating mLearning in your Online Course Design with the support of Apple Products
Time 2:00pm-5:00pm
Workshop Objectives
  • Participants will be able to understand how Apple products can be used to create digital, online resources and courses
  • Participants will be able to identify mobile-friendly content and tools such as iTunesU
  • Participants will be able to implement mLearning teaching strategies in their online course with the support of Apple Products
Target Audience Higher Education faculty or teachers/practitioners who are required to teach a fully online course or have a component of their course online.
Technology needed
  • iPad
  • Laptop