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Tuesday, May 29 • 12:30pm - 2:50pm
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NEW TIME/PLACE: Poster Plus! Sessions available/set up from 12:30 - 2:50.

All Festival participants are invited to drop in over lunch, in between, or instead of scheduled sessions, any time between 12:30 - 2:50pm.  Come and see this impressive showcase of projects, chat with presenters, and get your questions answered on the spot.
  • 12 Apps: Exploring educational technology in small places (Keith Webster)
The 12 Apps of Christmas presented by BCcampus and ETUG were a light opportunity to explore a few new tools and perhaps come away with an idea to enliven your teaching. The short presentations on each App, and how they can be used in teaching and learning are effective openings into new technologies for teaching and learning. In this presentation we will explore the way the 12 Apps event unfolded, and how short activities based on a single tool can leverage wider discussions about educational technology, instructional design, and the integration of both. Along the way we'll weave a few mobile tools into the presentation as it unfolds.

  • Power Engineering and Cloud-based Simulator Training: From Servers in the Netherlands to BCIT, Burnaby &  Beyond (Serhat Beyenir & Sanja Boskovic)
We will demonstrate a system for implementation and simulation of a large power plant using a cloud-based simulator. In the demonstration, we will connect to virtual machines located in the Netherlands and run various conditions in the simulated power plant. In the second half of presentation, we will examine the possibilities and roles that cloud-based simulations might play in power engineering education and its potential implications in future regulations. By looking at how simulator-based training is used and accredited in such fields as marine engineering, nautical sciences, aerospace technologies and health sciences, we will suggest a new framework in which a cloud-based training can offer anytime, anywhere, any device, autonomous and accredited simulator training for power engineers. For effective learning, there should be a perfect balance between ease of use, learning curve, time constraints and compatibility with other software in order to build a unified learning system for the student and instructor in which technology is invisible.

  • The Cultural Dimensions of Consumption OER textbook (Jody Baker)
This online open education resource includes images, audio and video learning components. An open textbook in the field of advertising and consumer culture can be adaptable and dynamic to respond to a shifting landscape of advertising and promotion. This platform allows for ongoing, open contribution and should be remixable and adaptable for a range of educational contexts. To address cultural dimensions of advertising requires text, image, audio and video, thus moving beyond the traditional printed textbook.
This text is intended to be used in undergraduate courses in advertising and consumer culture studies. It introduces the learner to a range of critical and analytical approaches. Relevant and current examples of print and video advertising and promotion are key to connecting abstract, theoretical, conceptual tools to the real world of advertising – making theory concrete. Short analytical videos demonstrate how theoretical concepts are applied to the analysis of a range of strategies, brands, modes of address and cultural engagement in contemporary consumer culture. Diverse, student-centred learning methods are facilitated with text, visual and audio components that engage the learner on several dimensions.
Topics include: the commodity form; semiotic analysis; brands as platform for identity and action; dimensions of self and identity; youth counter-cultures; taste and class; spatial dimensions of promotion; branded activism; corporate relations.

We will demonstrate our online platform as a means to incorporate multi-media within a dynamic, open textbook format within a dynamic field of study.

  • UBC Food Systems Case Studies: Enhancing Experiential Learning Using Food Systems Assets (Meryn Corkery)
It was once said that “health requires healthy food” (Roger Williams, American theologian). Since then, researchers and educational institutions have been exploring the links between access to healthy, nutritious food and student academic performance and behavior. The open educational resources presented in this Poster Plus Presentation—the UBC Food Systems Case Studies—aim to increase the capacity for students to actively engage with their food systems and, ultimately, their health.

The UBC Food Systems Case Studies Poster Plus Presentation session will: (1) describe the process through which the case studies were developed with the aim to equip and inspire others to recreate, (2) present how UBC instructors from a diversity of disciplines are currently using the case studies, and (3) engage the audience in a discussion on how the open, place-based case studies template could be adapted to learning outcomes and educators beyond UBC.

  • Learning How to Learn: Embedding online learning skills content into courses to support student success  (Christina Page, Emily Tan & Anmol Kaur Mangat)
This poster highlights the current work of the KPU Learning Centre to develop learning strategies materials using an OER model. The OER resource, along with the development of online learning strategies mini-workshops, presents opportunities for flexible, well integrated student learning support. This model allows faculty to select and implement relevant modules and embed these into their course via their learning management system. An additional benefit is the way in which this model can significantly improve access to learning skills support for non-traditional and working students.

The purpose of the poster session is to allow participants to explore three types of online study skills resources that can be embedded into existing courses, and to evaluate the potential for adopting these or similar resources to support students in their own contexts.

  • 8 Dimensions of Wellbeing - Student to Student Engagement (Dean Diamond)
BCIT has committed to researching, developing, and implementing strategies for student success. Recent practice within Post-Secondary Health Promotion confirms that positive wellbeing is a key predictor for learning and student success. Practice also indicates that there are many areas of action – learning environments, physical spaces, policy, services, personal growth, and community engagement. The BCIT Student Life Office recently implemented a student staff program incorporating three of these action areas: services, personal growth, and community engagement. Student staff are hired, trained in the fundamentals of health promotion and the science of wellbeing, and supported to design and run student-to-student engagement programming using a ‘whole person’ 8 Dimensions of Wellbeing framework.

  • Can I have support with that? The ed tech's guide to caring (Kelly Diether)
The poster presentation will invite participants to follow along a set of scenarios, including a student in a first-year Engineering course that is frantic about their assignment being submitted onto the University’s Learning Management System and a sessional instructor that has questions about privacy that they are not comfortable asking their department. Participants will be able to choose when and where they apply “care” to the situation, and the outcome of the scenario will depend on what the participant chose. By having theoretical outcomes to these scenarios, I hope to show that evoking care in your academic role is not only easy to do, but is also so worthwhile.

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Serhat Beyenir

Instructor, Power Engineering, BCIT
I am an instructor at the Power Engineering Group of BCIT where I maintain web-based online courses and tutor distance education learners. I also teach in the Power and Process Engineering program. I am an open source software (OSS) advocate and open textbook proponent: I began using... Read More →
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Sanja Boskovic

Associate Dean, BCIT - ATC
The Sustainable Engineer, I am not a typical engineer. Raised in Yugoslavia and educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sarajevo, I was one of the few women practicing in engineering in my country. But that was just the beginning. I had an amazing journey through... Read More →
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Kelly Diether

Educational Technology Support Specialist, University of Victoria
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Christina Page

Learning Strategist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Keith Webster

Associate Director - Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University
I have been an educator for several decades. As an instructor in the Canadian Forces, with a brief turn as a high school teacher, becoming an educational technologist and instructional designer at the University of Victoria in 2004. I became an instructional designer at Royal Roads... Read More →

Tuesday May 29, 2018 12:30pm - 2:50pm AKDT
Ballroom 1