Members of the Academic-Zone team will be attending the 2013 LSAC National Conference. This year’s event runs from May 22 to 24 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond Campus). The conference theme is The New Face of Learning: Transforming Lives. Lives are transformed through learning in many different ways, the conference looks to capture a variety of the different techniques used to bring this theme to life. The conference schedule is packed with a variety of interesting workshops, tech-talk presentations, poster sessions, and keynote speakers; all illustrating different ways to transform lives through learning.
“Transforming lives is incremental, not climactic. It begins and is propelled by all members of the learning community striving towards common goals, while working with diverse, creative, critical and reflective students.”
Academic-Zone will be leading two presentations during the conference. Margaret Groombridge, Assistant Manager Learning Services and Sue Guenther, Senior Learning Skills Instructor, will be leading a Tech-Talk Presentation discussing Learning Skills Technology to Create Strong Learning Partnerships. Paul Hacking, Sales Specialist/ Customer Service Administrator will be complementing the tech-talk with a webinar presentation to demonstrate the Academic-Zone modules and further discuss the benefits of implementing online educational resources into the classroom.
- Preconference workshops for focused and extensive attention to specific topics of interest for learning strategies
- A conference structure designed to facilitate networking with educators from around the world through colleague clusters, special interest group sessions, roundtable discussions, and social events
- Featured session with representatives from around the globe
- Opportunities to learn about the varied cultures of worldwide higher education
- Commercial and nonprofit exhibitors whose products and services support student success
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I just finished reading an excellent article on improving clumsy language in academic papers. This is blog points out a variety of different strategies to help improve writing- from grammar tips to how to find common errors when revising. If you would like an engaging read on the topic of essay writing, I suggest reading this article.
Check out Top 5 Online Colleges.org‘s list of online college student resources. The organization has listed what they believe to be the top 99 online college student resources. I really like how the resources are broken down into categories: General Online Learning, Continuing Education, OpenCourseWare, Tools & Supplies, Videos, Podcasts & Webinars and College Preparation. Students are able to break down what they are looking for by type of resource, and then choose from a list of top resources in that category- allowing for easy access and navigation to the topic of choice.
I have listed the #1 resource in each of the categories below, but make sure to check out the full article for more details and links to the other resources.
General Online Learning- Khan Academy
Continuing Education- findCE.com
Tools & Supplies- Evernote
Videos, Podcasts & Webinars- TeacherTube
College Preparation- CLC College Prep
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I was recently linked to a post from Education Database Online Blog on the long-term effects of online education. The article was very informative and provided great insight on the current situation as well as the future direction of online education. The post talks about size of online courses, MOOC’s, costs associated with going to class, the physical tolls of online learning, and how things can get better. I will leave you with one quote from the article that really stood out to me, the rest of the reading is up to you!
“Learning needs to become more open, mobile, social, and analytical because today’s students — active learners — demand it” Stacey Fontenot, Vice President of Product Marketing, Academic Platforms at Blackboard.
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Two members of the Academic-Zone team are attending Pearson Education’s College and Career Readiness Solutions event which will take place at the Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto on Friday, May 3rd.
The keynote will be delivered by Laurel Schollen, Associate Vice President Academic-Educational Excellence from Seneca College. Laurel will discuss two projects, the College Math Project and College Student Achievement Project, that are designed to promote student success.
Scott McDaniel of Middle Tennessee State University will be presenting a session on Course Redesign. Scott will discuss the flipped classroom experience, including strategies to encourage students to engage with course content before class.
For more information including the complete agenda and information on the speakers please visit: http://www.pearsoncanada.ca/highered/events/pearson-college-and-career-readiness-solutions-2013
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