Unit outline

  • Booth 1: Perceptions of Openness

    Student Perceptions of Openness: Survey of Current Literature

    This project is engaged in mapping and documenting the current literature on student perceptions and experiences of open educational environments in order to discover best practices for students working in the open. The results of this project will be used through the iterative design and development of courses in the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT). Project deliverables include a literature review and dissemination of finding via conference presentations and publication.


    Elizabeth Childs

    Elizabeth Childs 

    Jo Axe

    Jo Axe

    Irwin DeVries

    Irwin DeVries

    Keith Webster

    Keith Webster

    Karen Lee Charlebois

    Karen Lee Charlebois (RA)

  • Booth 2: Photo Voice

    Framing Our Narrative: A Photo-Voice Project

    As part of Assignment 4: Photoscape Reading - Instagram Posts (Individual), students in the Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) Global Tourism course were asked to create a reflective journal for the duration of their fieldtrip to the United Kingdom and to use Instagram to share their photos / videos, and 50 to 70 word comments linking core course concepts to their posts. The assignment specifically addressed 2 of the Program Learning Outcomes and provided learners with an opportunity to apply parts of the Royal Roads University Learning and Teaching Model as they conducted field work and engaged in life-changing learning. 


    Ann-Kathrin McClean
    Ann-Kathrin McClean
    Geoff Bird
    Geoff Bird
    Eric Bigrigg
    Eric Bigrigg
    Cathy Pretorius
    Cathy Pretorius 
    Tri Ningsih
    Tri Ningsih
  • Booth 3: Team Based Learning & Technology CoP

    Leveraging Team Based Learning and Technology to Support Online Learning Communities in a Community of Practice (CoP) Based Special Topics course

    The goals of this project are the design and evaluation of a course based on Communities of Practice and Digital Communication principles delivered in an online format and context. The objectives of this work will be to review the literature in order to inform the action research study and work with a small group of current students (9-12) to co create and iteratively evaluate a course that engages, provides opportunities to explore and master specific program learning outcomes, and experience the power of a learning community within a virtual space.

    Rebecca Wilson-Mah
    Rebecca Wilson-Mah
    Jennifer Walinga
    Jennifer Walinga
    Keith Webster
    Keith Webster
     

     

  • Booth 4: Microsoft OneNote for teaching and learning

    Microsoft OneNote - An exploration of the potential for teaching and learning: Two STHM teachers' journey into leveraging Microsoft OneNote as an effective presentation and note-sharing tool

    As long-time PowerPoint users Moira and Ian moved lecture notes to OneNote for one semester and began to see how OneNote’s structure, plus flexibility supports fluid, interactive presentations. There were other benefits. All class notes were easily shared through one synced link to OneNote through Moodle. Students received lecture note updates which were easily viewed on laptops, tablets and phones. The pilot shows the potential, plus some of the detractors for OneNote users at Royal Roads. Students report their experiences and answer if it helped to learn more effectively. Moira and Ian share some of the ups and downs of Microsoft OneNote and why they plan to continue to use it.



    Moira McDonald
    Moira McDonald
    Ian McVitty
    Ian McVitty
    Eric Bigrigg
    Eric Bigrigg
  • Booth 5: ePortfolio Integration

    Making Informed Choices on ePortfolio Integration

    Several schools and programs at Royal Roads University have adopted ePortfolios as tools for developing a program-wide picture learning and achievement that is meaningful to both instructors and students. The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communications (BAPC) has integrated an ePortfolio with the revisions following its most recent 5 year review. Successful implementation of an ePortfolio element can be supported by a collection of relevant research. This project includes a literure review of academic research on ePortfolio efficacy and the creation of an online ePortfolio research bibliography.

    Chaseten Remillard
    Chaseten Remillard
    Ian McVitty
    Keith Webster
    Eric Bigrigg
    Lisa Dalla Vecchia (RA)