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Canadian Network for Innovation in Education 2014 Conference hosted by Thompson Rivers University

When: May 13-16, 2014

Where: Kamloops, British Columbia, hosted by Thompson Rivers University

Keynote Speakers

Audrey Watters, education writer, recovering academic, serial dropout, part-time badass, author of Teaching Machines (coming soon) hackeducation.com

Brian Lamb, Blind rage tempered by gentle incoherence. I'm a Re-Director of Innovation at Thompson Rivers University. If you need a drummer that hits too hard, let me know. abject.ca/

Richard Wagamese, author, journalist and storyteller Author of 11 titles with major Canadian publishers, ranging from memoir to poetry to novels.

Nancy White, chocoholic, online facilitator, learner, visual thinker. Co-author Digital Habitats:stewarding technology for communities fullcirc.com

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 converge into a diverse whole. Our conference host Thompson Rivers University is as diverse as its locale. Similarily, 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 provide an avenue to explore and discuss the innovative learning that can arise when various elements come together. Explore your own confluences of spaces, places and cultures and the creativity they bring to the learning process.

Spaces: virtual, face to face and where the two intersect, mobile learning, influence of space on teaching and professional practice, new spaces and innovation, accessibility, collaboration, identity

Places: places and pedagogy, locales, institutions, leadership and change, learning communities, unique opportunities, learning journeys, beyond the walls, open access, innovative projects, classroom design, places of the future

Cultures: change agents, advocates for openness, research practices, professional learning, sector or discipline-based contexts, global - intercultural, international and interdisciplinary opportunities, examining traditions

Proposal Timelines

Submission of abstracts: January 27, 2014

Acceptances: February 14, 2014

Deadline for conference registration for all presenters: March 30, 2014

Conference submission checklist:

1. Presenter information*

Name:

Position:

Department:

Institution:

Email:

Telephone:

Address:

Are you a CNIE-RCIÉ member?


  • Please fill out information for each co-presenter. A more detailed biography from all facilitators will follow.


2. Proposal Title


3. Abstract

(minimum 150 words; maximum 250 words)

The abstract should include an overview of the session’s content, intended audience, and learning outcomes. If your abstract is accepted, it will be included in the conference program in an abbreviated form.


4. Proposed Session Formats

We encourage you to propose sessions that are engaging and interactive. Please describe how you will do this within one the following lengths:

· 30 minutes - These sessions will clustered by topic, and are typically a 20 minute presentation or demonstration followed by 10 minutes for questions.

· 60 minutes - These sessions must include audience participation. For example, Q&A panels, round table discussions, or thinking sessions are suitable formats.

· 90 minutes - Innovative and creative formats will be considered for these extended sessions.

Each room will be equipped with hi-speed internet, projection and computing capabilities, and seating. If your session requires additional technology and room customization, please include this information.

5. Learning Outcomes

Please list three learning outcomes for your proposed session.


6. Session Language

A. French

B. English

Abstracts for sessions will be accepted in English or French. In addition, sessions can be presented in English or French. We cannot provide simultaneous translation.

7. My session would be of interest to (check all that apply):

  • Online and distance educators
  • Post-secondary educators
  • K-12 educators
  • Instructional designers
  • Researchers
  • Educational technologists
  • Administrators
  • Graduate Students

8. I am able to present (check all that apply):

  • May 14
  • May 15
  • May 16