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2019 Digital Learning Symposium
Fostering Inquiry: Personal Learning in Digital Environments_____________________________________

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Monday, April 8 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
MEdL @ VIU-Major Project Presentations

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Students from VIU's Masters of Education (Leadership) program will present their recent research and Major Project design topics. Student design and development supporting blended and mobile delivery in K-12 and Post-Secondary environments will be shared.
1) How Can an Online Resource Toolkit Support International Students in the Successful Transition from Post-Secondary Studies to the BC Workplace?

The purpose of this Major Project was to connect international students to their BC communities and assist with providing relevant employment opportunities by providing an online toolkit as a resource to develop personal pathways to employment. Educators and prospective employers are also encouraged to use this toolkit to educate themselves and support international, Canadian-trained student in their intentions to remain in BC

Presenter: MEdL Graduate Corrine Hamel-Taylor
2) Applying the Community of Inquiry (COI) Framework to Support Non-Graduated Adults via a Blended Delivery Model.
The purpose of this applied research project was to create a blended delivery context in which to shift existing online-only programs for non-graduated adults in order to sustain learner motivation and engagement. This was accomplished by implementing the Community of Inquiry framework to increase cognitive, social and teaching presences to promote engagement both through connection to other learners as well as through connection to relevant learning and discourse by means of a bridging online resource- accessible to assist in online and face-to-face learning.
Presenter: MEdL Graduate Erin Borsoff
3) Increasing Student Engagement in Existing Online Learning Experiences through Incorporation of a Gamified Framework
This presentation showcases Leslie’s MEdL Major Project which has two components. First is a website designed to inform educators about Gamification and ways it can increase student engagement by increasing student autonomy. Second is a sample English 12 Gamified course, which puts theory into action by gamifying an existing online course.
Presenter: MEdL Graduate Candidate Leslie McCurrach

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Mary O'Neill

Program Coordinator, OLTD
Mary has been with VIU's Education Faculty since 1991 and has seen the program advance in its integration of technology in all curriculum areas.She serves as Program Coordinator for the Online Learning & Teaching graduate Diploma (OLTD) and instructs OLTD 501: Introduction to Online... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT