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Kaleidoscope at OpenEd 2012

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

Kaleidoscope Pitch at the OpenEd PitchFest

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.

Kaleidoscope Session Presentation

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.

Post-Conference Workshop

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

  • Psychology: Amber Gilewski
  • Math: Zsuzsa Kozmane-Fejes
  • Writing: Elizabeth Ellington and Ronda Neugebauer
  • Freshman Seminar: Howard Miller, Virginia Coleman-Prisco, Emily Seibert
  • Geography: Crystal LoVetere

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.

One Response to “Kaleidoscope at OpenEd 2012”

  1. Ronda Neugebauer says:

    Batter up! Slides for pitchfest:

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