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Wednesday, May 13 • 2:05pm - 2:35pm
Lightning Session

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1. Harnessing the Power of Educational Technologies 
Lisa Gedak, Robin Leung
In this 10-minute PechaKucha lightening session, we will present the challenges that face 21st century instructors in the adoption and implementation of technological innovations in the classroom. This session will provide attendees with a brief overview of the challenge's educators face when pedagogy and technology intersect; and will provide some practical solutions to incorporating technological innovations into teaching practice.
Some of the topics we will discuss includes the role of technology plays in different learning environments, the adoption of active learning classrooms, keeping pace with new technology growth, and integration of educational media.
Most faculty and instructors want to work smarter and not harder; this session will explore how to harness the power of education technologies and media effectively to empower students to take control of their learning.

2. 10 Open Activities to Try in Your Class Today
Tannis Morgan, Melanie Meyers, Krista Lambert 
Thinking about incorporating open activities in your teaching and wondered how to get started? This lightening session is a look at real examples of open pedagogy from a variety of institutions with a focus on what your colleagues are doing in BC. Sit back, don’t relax and get ready for a rapid-fire session of activities that you can start using in your classroom today!

3. Critical Exploration of Media Literacy 
Esteban Morales 
Social media is nowadays central to how many of us make sense of the world and what is happening around us. Moreover, our relation to social media is not passive but an essential element in participatory culture. These dialogical spaces have become an important scenario where people exercise their citizenship and struggle with societal concerns (such as disinformation, climate change, human rights and nationalism), hoping to understand, influence or change existing power dynamics. However, many today would compare this digital ecosystem with an ongoing and never-ending conflict: violence hiding behind every tab and every social media interaction.
This presentation will lead participants to a critical exploration of how media literacy can be approached in post secondary institutions through the lens of peace education. Attendees to the presentation will explore a conceptual and practical framework to promote the empowerment of learners in higher education settings, looking to make sense of direct, cultural, structural and post-structural violence that is present in social media environments and finding possible nodes of empowerment that could translate into transformative actions. Lessons from this presentation could be integrated into a critical integration of technology for educational purposes.

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Tannis Morgan

Advisor, Teaching & Learning and Researcher, Open Education Practices, BCCampus
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Melanie Meyers

Project Manager, BCcampus
I'm a Project Manager at BCcampus currently leading the Findability and Open Course projects. My projects focus on creating a repository of open courses for British Columbia as well as other OER initiatives that work toward eliminating textbook costs for students and support faculty... Read More →
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Krista Lambert

Project Manager, BCcampus
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Lisa Gedak

Teaching and Learning with Technologies Strategist, KPU
Lisa Gedak is a Teaching and Learning with Technologies Strategist at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Lisa is passionate about instructional design, the intersection of pedagogy and technology, and philosophical approaches supporting learner-centred education.  Additionally, Lisa is an... Read More →

Wednesday May 13, 2020 2:05pm - 2:35pm PDT
Ballroom 1

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