Documentation:CNIEConference/CNIE 2014 Overview

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Welcome to the CNIE 2014 Conference Wiki!

Conference Date: Tuesday May 13 to Friday May 16 2014

Conference Location: Thompson Rivers University Conference Centre

Conference Theme: Confluences: Spaces, Places & Cultures for Innovative Learning

Confluences: junctions, connections, flowing together - elements of learning. Kamloops, the location of the 2014 CNIE Conference is literally “the meeting of the waters” – a place where arid mountains, rushing rivers, valley bottom, and transportation routes. Our conference host Thompson Rivers University is as diverse as its locale. CNIE affiliated institutions are comprehensive, blending academic, professional and vocational cultures through both face to face and distance delivery modes, serving a vibrant and diverse student population. The confluence of these diverse elements has created synergy and innovative learning opportunities.

Through this conference, we want to provide an avenue to explore and discuss the innovative learning that can arise when various elements come together. Please feel free to explore your own confluences of spaces, places and cultures and the creativity they bring to the learning process.

Streams / keywords that emerged through conversations

  • arts
  • creativity
  • innovation
  • cultures
  • global citizenship
  • PLAR
  • portfolios
  • life experience
  • integration
  • interdisciplinary

Additional Notes (Melissa) Spaces: Virtual, face to face or where the two intersect? How have these spaces influenced your teaching? How have you innovatively used these spaces?

Places: Locales, institutions, the effect of place and unique opportunities afforded by difference places.

Cultures: Professional, subject area specific, global - intercultural, international and interdisciplinary opportunities.