Technology Trends and the Courage to Adapt
Tuesday, April 24th
12:00 to 2:00pm
Vancouver Community College
Room 1228, Building B Broadway
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Higher Education Institutions are paradoxical places when it comes to change. On the one hand, they have
long-standing traditions dating back centuries. On the other, they are expected to be drivers of innovation,
new practices and new thinking. Nowhere is this paradox more clearly demonstrated than in our teaching,
where time-honoured practice meet rapid change. This change may be brought on by economic realities, shifts
in student characteristics,research on pedagogy, or the introduction of new technologies. Whatever the
reason, change can be difficult for those of us who teach in higher education in an era of greater demands to
The technology isn’t letting up. As well as new technologies outside the LMS, such as blogs, wikis, e-portfolios, mobile learning, now LMSs are undergoing some radical changes. What does this mean for the faculty member? In this session, we look at a few of the more significant developments, in particular how some instructors have incorporated some of these technologies, and suggest some simple steps or strategies for instructors to be innovative without getting overwhelmed by the changes in technology.
Put simply, change takes courage — to step outside our comfort zones, to risk the uncertain, and to embrace
the unfamiliar with our students. In this session, we will look at why change can be difficult, both individually
and institutionally, with the hope that we can approach change more constructively and thoughtfully.
Join Gary Poole and Tony Bates at this session to discuss those issues!
Attendees must register! Please visit http://cid.vcc.ca/events_workshops.html to sign-up.
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