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CTLE Half-day Professional Development Event: Activate Active Learning
Action-oriented approaches, active learning and student engagement

Date: 8 February
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Venue: Online via ZOOM

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9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Opening remarks

9:05 AM – 10:05 AM
Active learning in a blended learning approach (90 minutes)
By Prof. Aline Germain-Rutherford (University of Ottawa)
In this presentation participants will have the opportunity to share and critically discuss their experiences of blended learning and teaching and to explore different models of instructional design for hybrid courses. The group will also examine the relevance and complementarity of the articulation between the two modes of learning in a hybrid course, virtual and face-to-face, as well as the contribution of active learning strategies to engage learners.

10:05 AM – 10:10 AM Break

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM Faculty – Student Panel
Prof. Nevia Dolcini (FAH), Prof. Javier Cuervo (FBA), Prof. Thomas Lok (FST), Ms. Carol Wong, Ms. Hariel Sandra Agoot Raez, moderated by Prof. Katrine Wong (DCTLE).

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Technology Session
Facilitating Active Learning
Prof. Maggie Pui Man Hoi (ICMS) will share her experience with the following topics.
• Teaching with polls: facilitating student choice, and increasing motivation in discussions
• Increasing graduate students’ awareness of plagiarism with Turnitin
Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE) will introduce several hidden features in Moodle that teachers can use to facilitate group activities.
• A new, modern interface for discussion forums
• Private group discussions in Moodle messages
• Download a list of group members for breakout rooms in Zoom
• Keep track of students falling behind with a completion progress block

Keynote speaker

Aline Germain-Rutherford, PhD, is Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, at the University of Ottawa and Full Professor in the Faculty of Education. Dr. Aline Germain-Rutherford received a Doctorat de Didactologie/Didactique des Langues et des Cultures at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France and is the author of numerous publications on faculty development, second language pedagogy, speech technology and the integration of active pedagogy in e-learning practices. Dr. Germain-Rutherford has headed several national and international research projects, specifically on faculty development and multicultural issues in post-secondary education and online environments, and she is a recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellow Award, a Canadian Award that recognizes excellence in teaching and leadership in higher education

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