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Tech Talks 2013


You are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, September 5th, 2013, for this year's Tech Talks 2013. Registration is required.



Thursday, September 5, 2013


9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Refreshments, munchies, and networking begin at 9:00 a.m.)


Faculty & Staff Learning Facility (FSLF) Lecture Theatre, Mackintosh-Corry Hall B176


By Monday September 2, 2013 so we can plan for refreshments (limited seating for 45)


Register Online: Log in to the Tech Talks 2013 Queen's Moodle page


Questions or problems registering: Please call the IT Support Centre: 613.533.6666 and reference Moodle Support


Session Information


During this half day event you can learn about the following topics:


Ed Tech Tools and Strategies: Successes, Stresses, Lessons Learned

Sidneyeve Matrix, Queen's National Scholar, Associate Professor, Dept. of Film and Media


Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix is a Queen's National Scholar and Associate Professor of Media and Film where she teaches online and blended courses in digital media culture, communication and commerce. Using a large blended mass communications course as the case study, her presentation will review the ups and downs of teaching with online, social and mobile media tools. Includes insights on student engagement and outcomes as a result of incorporating social learning activities through Moodle online testing and discussion forums. Will also review ups and downs of incorporating Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and other digital technologies for teaching and learning at Queen's.


Professor Gadget meets Teaching and Learning Technologies

Scott Whetstone, Teaching & Learning Support, ITServices and Don Harmsen, ITServices Web Services


Wondering what technologies and services are available from ITServices to support teaching & learning? This session is designed to provide an overview.


Moodle Survey - What do students think about Moodle?

Bobbi A. Kerlin, PhD, Teaching & Learning Support, ITServices


In the spring of 2013, ITServices conducted a survey of students who used the online learning system, Moodle. The survey had a 30% response rate (5,206 responses of 17,123 invitations sent). This session will provide an overview of the survey results.


Copyright law in Canada - Moodle and the new e-Reserves Service

Mark Swartz, Copyright Specialist, Copyright Advisory Office, Queen's University Libraries


In this session, learn about recent changes in copyright law in Canada and get practical strategies and guidelines for using third party copyrighted works in Moodle. A brief introduction to E-reserves at Queen's will be provided. E-reserves at Queen's is a new service offered through the library that facilitates making course materials available to students while ensuring copyright compliance.

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