Many members of the Kaleidoscope team will be at OpenEd in Vancouver BC during the week of October 15. I am posting presentation and meeting information here. For those on the project team, I look forward to seeing you. For those hoping to learn more about Kaleidoscope, please join us.
Steering Committee Meeting (invitation only)
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. – dinner at the Fairmont Hotel, Moresby Room
Tuesday, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. in Room C300. Come hear David Wiley and Ronda Neugebauer explain Kaleidoscope and how new partners can become involved.
Thursday, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. in Room C680 HSBC Hall. Charles Snare, Amber Gilewski, Howard Miller, Ronda Neugebauer, and I will present the Kaleidoscope institutional adoption approach and the faculty collaboration experience.
Please see the full agenda below.
Thursday, October 18
Robson Square Room C400
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Welcome and Introductions Kim Thanos
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Project Update Kim and Steering Committee
We would like to share an update on Thursday so that those leaving on Friday have the opportunity to provide feedback, but due to the meeting time we will not have deeper discussion of the plans until Friday morning. If you are not available on Friday, please take time to share feedback and thoughts either online or with a steering committee member prior to Friday morning.
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Faculty Updates
Please plan 15 minutes for presentation and discussion. Plan to share a brief update on your experience teaching the Kaleidoscope course, and identify one to three opportunities to improve your course, your Kaleidoscope experience, or the program in general.
Friday, October 19
Fairmont Hotel, Lion’s Room
Breakfast will be available in the room at 8:00 a.m.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Kaleidoscope Project Discussion
We will discuss and gather feedback on each of the elements of the Kaleidoscope plan.
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Workshop: Open Pedagogy
The open education movement has seeded new pedagogical approaches that benefit from open sharing among students, faculty members and broader communities of interest. David Wiley will facilitate an investigation and discussion of new approaches and their potential use by faculty members.
Prior to and during the conference, please share your experience and research with open pedagogies.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Open Learning Technologies
Beyond content, there are many tools, platforms, simulations and collaboration tools that support learning and sharing. Kim Thanos will facilitate a discussion about the range of new tools and the approaches to incorporate them in effective learning experiences.
Prior to and during the conference, please share your favorite open learning technologies, and your experiences using them.