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Monday, May 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Long and Drawn Out

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Long and Drawn Out.
We double dog dare you to use your educators’ super powers to translate the densest text we could find — a terms and conditions agreement — into a gripping, page-turning, stick figure graphic novel. Are you game to join a team of challengers who will use humble stick figures to convert technical language into teachable moments?

Seriously, that “click here to agree” terms and conditions contract that we routinely skip over contains restrictions on our copyrights and privacy. What would we education professionals do differently if we knew exactly what is — and is not — in the terms and conditions of our education learning management systems, apps, and tools?

We will dig deep into the terms and conditions associated with learning management tools like Blackboard and Turnitin using the fun and successful stick figure visual narrative method from the Life Outside the Box program (a JIBC initiative). This story-telling tool has been used to great success in translating important documents into comic book scenes. You may use this comics-creating method to deeply analyze any technologically complex, emotionally charged, and/or frequently misunderstood readings in your own discipline.

Come and learn how to make long and drawn out documents, like terms and conditions agreements, more accessible and memorable. There will be laughs, gold stars, and a ticking clock. (We pinky swear no art skills are needed — this activity really is stick figure easy!)

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Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technologies, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Ballroom 3

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