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Strand: AVLN, Collaboration, Visioning Roll Call, Worship, Conference Orientation Sessions 111, 211, 311 Janine Lim, Instructional Technology Consultant, Berrien County ISD, janine @ janinelim.com Bob Paulson, AVLN President, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Health and Nutrition, Pacific Union College, bpaulson @ puc.edu Peter Wallace, IT Coordinator, Brisbane Adventist College, pbwallace @ gmail.com Participate in a roll call to get to know the attendees. Share your name, organization, and position. Participate in worship. Learn about the online conference tools and how to network with colleagues.
Collaboration Strand: Why Collaborate? Planning Your Own Collaborations Sessions 121, 122, 123, 124; 221, 222, 223, 224; 321, 322, 323, 324 Facilitated by Shirley Freed, Professor of Education, Andrews University, freed @ andrews.edu This strand of four sessions will raise questions about why collaborating is important, give examples of collaboration, and provide opportunities for you to meet people who want to collaborate. Do you have a course you would like to share? Does your institution want you to deliver a program but you are short of faculty resources? Come prepared to make definite plans to collaborate with another person or institution.
Keynote: What Do You Teach? Sessions 131, 231, 331 Presented by Kermit Netteburg, Associate Pastor, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, kermit @ sligochurch.org Virtual education faces an identity issue: Just what do you teach? The more creative your collaboration with others, the more difficult the answer to “What do you teach?” Dr. Netteburg has led several virtual organizations, and he’ll share insights about how to answer the question – and principles for collaboration that produces higher results, not greater workload.
Shaping a Vision for Adventist Education: K12 & Higher Ed Brainstorm Sessions 131, 231, 331 Panel Members led by Bob Paulson, AVLN President, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Health and Nutrition, Pacific Union College, bpaulson @ puc.edu Central to the mission of AVLN is a creative vision for a collaborative environment in Adventist education. Come and share your vision and enjoy the comradeship of others who love Adventist education and have a strong desire for excellence in the Christ-like learning environment. In past years this session has opened the door to collaboration and growth at all levels of education.
Adventist Megaconference Session 414 Facilitators: Shelley Bacon, Humanities Teacher, AE21 Distributed Education, sbacon @ ae21.org Janine Lim, Instructional Technology Consultant, Berrien County ISD, janine @ janinelim.com Participate in this special H.323 multipoint videoconference at the end of the regular conference. Explore current uses of videoconferencing in Adventist education. Experience new possibilities for interactive content and collaborative projects between classes. Special technology required. $25 participation fee to cover the cost of the multipoint bridge to connect everyone together. Separate registration required.
Strand: Faith Integration Sessions 112, 113, 212, 213, 312 Don Roy, Associate National System Director (Curriculum) Australian Union Conference, droy @ adventist.org.au What is faith-integration really all about? A session rethinking this vitally important concept and its place in revitalizing the vision and practice of Adventist education at all levels.
Integration of faith and learning: the magnet that holds the curriculum together Session 313 Raquel Korniejczuk, Vice President for Academic Administration, Universidad de Montemorelos, rkorniej @ um.edu.mx (Presenting from Ghana) The meaning of Integration of Faith and Learning and its importance in the formal curriculum. How faith relates to different disciplines. How the integrative magnet can be discovered. How distance education teachers can help students to build their worldview through their search of integration.
Strand: Technology Tools Web Enhancing: Experiences from the Trenches Sessions 141, 241, 341 David Jeffrey, Assistant Professor of Business, Canadian University College, djeffrey @ cauc.ca Hear and share what's happening with the web in today's classrooms. Experience how integration of fresh ideas and available resources engages students and leads them to excellence. See how the web helps ensure effective two-way communication between teachers and students. Bring your experiences, and leave with a fresh perspective on the web.
Sharing Technology Tools Sessions 411 Colin Hill, Director, Computer Services, Canadian University College, chill @ cauc.ca Check in with this session to share tips and tools that you have found effective in using technology in your teaching, and to learn what others have found useful.
Macromedia Breeze Demo Session 511 Colin Hill, Director, Computer Services, Canadian University College, chill @ cauc.ca Dan Lim, Dean of Virtual Campus and Director of the Office of Online Learning and Faculty Development, Southern Adventist University, dlim @ southern.edu Participate in a live demonstration and about the Macromedia Breeze Web Communications solution that provides for cross platform, multimedia, interactive presentations, demonstrations and meetings. (courtesy of Southern Adventist University)
Course Management System Overview: Desire2Learn Session 132a, 232a, 332a Rico Mundy, PUC D2L Administrator, Pacific Union College, rmundy @ puc.edu Participate in an overview of Desire2Learn (D2L) from an instructor's perspective and learn about its tools and how they can be used. Best practice procedures will be demonstrated especially for the "Content," "Grades," and "Quizzes" areas of D2L. Afterwards, participate in a discussion/sharing time of tips you have learned about D2L or unique questions you may have for your particular situation.
Course Management System Overview: Moodle Session 132b, 332b Peter Wallace, IT Coordinator, Brisbane Adventist College, pbwallace @ gmail.com Session 232b Janine Lim, Instructional Technology Consultant, Berrien County Intermediate School District, janine @ janinelim.com Moodle offers a free alternative to the high profile, commercial learning management systems and is developing rapidly in both functionality and the number of users. A number of “big name” universities have joined the Moodle community in the last 9 months, such as the UK 's Open University and Canada 's Athabasca University . The Moodle community now has more than 20,000 sites from 170 countries and includes universities and colleges, K-12 schools and corporate training centres. Can a free LMS offer the functionality you need? Take a guided tour of Moodle and find out.
Course Management System Overview: e42 Session 132c, 232c, 332c Jairo Sánchez, Universidad de Montemorelos E42: Best Tool for e-learning. E42 features are created for a better learning process, its Evaluation Module, WorkBook concept and Virtual Course were designed to enhance that experience. E42 was developed at Montemorelos University.
Technology Tools for Collaboration Session 133, 233, 333 Janine Lim, Instructional Technology Consultant, Berrien County Intermediate School District, janine @ janinelim.com Want to collaborate with colleagues at different institutions? Come learn about nifty free and simple tools you can use to collaborate, communicate, and create together.
Podcasting and Other Ways of Making Timely Content Available to Your Students Session 114, 214, 314 Bob Paulson - Assistant Professor - Exercise Science, Health and Nutrition - Pacific Union College bpaulson @ puc.edu What in the world is RSS or XML and how can it help my students? Learn the basics about news feed and how to make timely content available to your students in a format they know how to use. Yes, we may even talk about blogging and MySpace
Strand: Distance and Distributed Education What Educators Need to Know to Engage in E-Learning Session 142, 242, 342 Leni Casimiro, Assistant Director, Division of Online Learning, Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies, leni @ aiias.edu Marilyn Eggers, Distance Learning Directory, La Sierra University, meggers @ lasierra.edu Ana Salazar, Professor of Education/Online Courses Design Coordinator, Universidad de Montemorelos, anlusar @ yahoo.com Do you want to start e-learning (or online learning) in your campus? What are the necessary preparations you need to do before engaging in e-learning? Learn some ideas from institutions that successfully started e-learning in their campuses.
Distance Learning Around the World Session 412 Peter Wallace, IT Coordinator, Brisbane Adventist College, pbwallace @ gmail.com If you are involved in distance education at any level of Adventist education, come and share what your institution is doing. If you are interested in distance education, come and find out what others are doing and see if it will stimulate ideas for you and provide opportunities for collaboration.
Adventist ACE Session 512 Shelley Bacon, ACE Coordinator and AE21 Instruction, sbacon @ ae21.org High school juniors and seniors are signing up for college courses at local colleges across the nation in ever increasing numbers. But where will be the integration of faith and learning in these courses? Adventist ACE—Accelerated College Enrollment—is here to bring a quality dual enrollment program through on-line learning to students who desire to take faith-based, Adventist college level courses while continuing their education at their local day academy, boarding academy, public school, or home school.
Characteristics of Online Students and Teachers Session 143, 243, 343 Victor Korneijczuk, Ph.D., Director of Distance and Continuing Education Development, Universidad de Montemorelos, vkorniej @ um.edu.mx Actual and ideal profile of online student. Psychological and educational characteristics required by online learning. Some discussion lines and ideas of implementation.
Motivating in Online Courses Session 134, 234, 334 Jorge Trisca, Ed.D., Instructional Designer, Distance and Continuing Education Development Office, Universidad de Montemorelos Students' intrinsic motivation is a fundamental factor in their success in an online course. That motivation is likely to be affected by content structure (Donolo, Chiecher & Rinaudo, 2004) and the facilitator's role. One advantage of virtual courses is that they are apparently able to motivate students (Karsenti et al., 2002).
Online Course Evaluation and Standards Session 144, 244, 344 Leni Casimiro, Assistant Director, Division of Online Learning, Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies, leni @ aiias.edu Marilyn Eggers, Distance Learning Directory, La Sierra University, meggers @ lasierra.edu Can online classes equal, if not surpass, the quality of face to face classes? Know the basic considerations in evaluating online courses. Get acquainted with some standards that you can use in your institution.