A free, online conference for faculty and instructional designers will be held on July 14. Several sessions from the #BbWorld16 conference will be streamed LIVE!
Sessions will cover a variety of topics, new ideas, and best practices in using technology in teaching and learning.
Here are a few of the sessions that will be offered on July 14:
Rocket session: great teaching in a world of connected students
Love a TED talk? Who doesn’t! We took that format and supercharged it. Introducing rocket sessions: 7-minute sessions that pack a punch. Not sure what to expect? You won’t be disappointed in these seven rocket sessions. Topics include: Engaging your students via text message, Integrating video into your courses, Social presence in online learning
Dr. Howard Gardner
Dr. Howard Gardner
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences. However, he’s a man with many hats. He’s authored over 30 books and received honorary degrees from over 30 institutions in recognition of his work’s impact on education. He’s been named one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. Join us for this rare, online keynote address just for faculty.
Building (attr)active courses:
a session on instructional design
University of Leuven
Engaging students in online courses can be quite challenging. Good-looking and well-structured courses help students stay motivated. By embedding web 2.0 tools (Google Drive, Prezi, Padlet, …) and using just a tiny bit of coding you can make your Blackboard courses stunning and a lot more interactive. Tim Boon will show you how.
Featured speaker: making sense of the new world of digital credentialing
Badging + Credentials expert
More than five years have passed since the inception of the open badges experiment, and in that time the concept of digital badges has moved steadily into the general consciousness. As this idea evolves, so do its many opportunities and challenges. Part technology and part conceptual approach, the digitization of representations of learning now includes wide-ranging considerations such as competency-based education and e-portfolios, as well as professional development. This presentation will explore the evolving dimensions of this work.