Brought to you by Teaching and Learning, this synchronous online event aims to support your tech-enabled teaching practice through conversation, exploration, and experimentation. With two exciting panel events, a variety of workshops, and an exciting keynote speaker, the Tech for Teaching Days will offer a variety of ways to engage with the ideas and skills that will shape learning moving forward.
May 16th, 9:00 am to 10:15 am
The college is growing, and now more than ever there are newer ways to develop effective content for your courses. This interactive discussion facilitated by Jake Morris (Media Producer – Media Services) will share ideas from instructional designers, faculty and Teaching and Learning consultants about how varied media can impact the student experience of learning. Gain valuable insights from our panel of experts on how Media Services can support you in creating a variety of effective media content. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through a moderated Q&A as well
May 18th, 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Since November 2022, conversations around the implications of AI for post secondary education have exploded. Conestoga’s community has engaged in numerous conversations, workshops and discussions and this panel aims to bring us all together for a “big picture” of what is happening and what may come next. We’ll consider the impact of AI on the tech industry and cyber security, assessments and academic integrity, as well as what this may mean for intellectual property rights. .
This exciting and engaging keynote event will touch on key themes of how we as educators can critically engage in the emergence of A.I. in post-secondary education. Join promptly at 3:30 for a musical interlude, and participate in this engaging and thoughtful event.
Join Brenna Clarke Gray, Coordinator of Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University, for a critical discussion of artificial intelligence and its implications for education. Brenna will argue that we can’t ever disentangle our understanding of pedagogy from our understanding of technology, but we can talk about how technologies reinforce or run contrary to our values as educators. We’ll explore algorithmic and automation biases, the accountability gap created by AI decision making, and the ethical ramifications of choosing – or not choosing – to engage in the world of generative AI. At the end of this session, participants will have considered how to move forward with AI in their own teaching and learning practice.
Visit the Tech for Teaching pages to learn more about the technologies supported at Conestoga, or to connect with the tech team in Teaching and Learning.