Summer Institute 2011

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Summer Institute 2011 will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) [1], University of Toronto from August 10-12, 2011.


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Tweets, links & resources shared: #OUCEL11 Twitter Feed in PDF

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street
Room 5-250

Parking underground off Prince Arthur Avenue behind OISE or take subway to St. George Station.


The cost of attendance at the OUCEL Summer Institute 2011 is $200. per person. Please use the OISE Education Commons secure online workshop/ePayment system to register [2] Hard copy receipts for participants will be available at the event.

2011 Participant List

[edit] Day 1: August 10, 2011: 1pm-4pm

[edit] 12:00 pm: Registration and Light Lunch

[edit] 1:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks

Laurie Harrison (Director IT, OISE) and Richard Pinet (Chair, OUCEL)
Avi Hyman (Institutional Strategist - Academic Computing, University of Toronto)

[edit] 1:15 - 2:00 pm: Institutional Sharing Roundtable

Lighting round description of our respective achievements & challenges this year to kick start the OUCEL Summer Institute 2011.

[edit] 2:15 - 3:15 pm: Cloud and 2.0 - Risk and Benefit

A panel presentation exploring perspectives along the continuum between using well established institutional LMS tools and leveraging 2.0 and cloud technologies for online learning in higher education. How do we encourage innovation while ensuring data security? Can we require our students to post information and resources to third party environments? What are the FIPPA implications of using non-institutional environments? A candid discussion about the big elephant in the room and implications for academic technology support.

  • Pedagogical Benefits: Dr. Peter Carr (University of Waterloo)

Here are links to some of the materials I referred to today:

Social Media for Business Performance Wordpress site: Impact of Information Systems on Society Blog: Operations and Supply Chain Management Blog: My Twitter feed is @impactofinfo email

  • Balancing Policy and Practice: Laurie Harrison (University of Toronto)

Usage Guidelines and References: Policy as an Enabler of Student Engagement
Use Of Alternatives To Institutionally Supported Learning Environments At The University Of Toronto

[edit] 3:30 - 5:00 pm: The potential of technology and other innovative practices to foster a more responsive, effective and efficient post-secondary education system in Canada

An introduction to Human Resource and Skills Development Canada current initiatives. This session will feature a presentation by special guests participants from from the Learning Policy Directorate, Strategic Policy and Research, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). A Round Table Discussion on key questions and related topics to follow.

Duncan Cass-Beggs, Director of the Learning Policy Directorate, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Louise Lazar, Policy Analyst, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

[edit] 5:30 pm: "Social Networking" and Powerpoint Karaoke

Location: Margarita's at 14 Baldwin Street About Margarita's

Happy hour with colleagues, Powerpoint Karaoke and fabulous prizes! Margarita's has tasty, filling Mexican food and is a great place for dinner that night.

[edit] Day 2: August 11, 9am-4pm

[edit] 9:00: Breakfast

[edit] 9:30 - 10:45 am: Update on Ontario Online Institute:

Updates on the planning process and framework for development of Ontario Online Institute. Implications for Ontario Universities and opportunity for discussion.

Speaker: Maxim Jean-Louis: President and Chief Executive Officer of Contact North and Special Advisor to MTCU on the OOI

[edit] 11:00 - 12:00 pm: Breakout SIG Groups

  • Copyright issues in 2011 (Facilitator : Patrick Lyons – Carleton University)
  • LMS - RFP and migrations (Facilitator: Aldo Caputo – University of Waterloo)
  • Lecture Capture (Facilitator: TBC)
  • Accessibility and ON Legislation (Facilitator: Kyle Mackie - University of Guelph)
  • Other

[edit] 12:30 pm: Lunch

[edit] 1:30 - 2:45 pm: Social and Mobile: Thinking Outside the LMS – Web Conference Presentation

Nearly all students use social networking tools and mobile devices as a way to engage and communicate with their friends. To further facilitate student collaboration, Purdue has several new initiatives, including Mixable, an application that builds connections by blending a student's course enrollment information with his or her network of friends that already exists within Facebook. Mixable enables students to collaboratively build and share their personal learning environments by using open tools (Facebook, Twitter, and Dropbox) and the most common mobile devices, while ultimately maintaining privacy. Another new Purdue application is Hotseat, a student polling system that is accessed by phones or other mobile devices. Based on his first hand experience in deploying new models for students engagement, Kyle will provide insights into the changing priorities and emerging opportunities for technology-enabled collaboration, beyond the LMS.

Speaker Kyle Bowen – Purdue University

Giulia's Visual Notes (Graphic on Flickr)

[edit] 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Horizon Report – Round Table

The 2011 Horizon Report identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in higher education. This internationally recognized report the result of collaboration of the leading thinkers at Educause and the New Media Consortium. A group interactive discussion to explore implications , whether or not attendees agree with the forecast, and whether or not the emerging technologies are valuable and important to technology-based support of teaching, learning and creative enquiry. Horizon Report 2011 (PDF)

Facilitators: Richard Pinet and Patrick Lyons

[edit] 6:00 pm: Dinner at La Bodega

30 Baldwin Street at Bodega Restaurant

[edit] Day 3: August 12, 9am-12pm

[edit] 9:00 am: Breakfast

[edit] 9:30 - 10:30 am: One-size-fits-one Learning and Collective Production

How can we harness global networks and collective production to achieve the equivalent of individualized instruction and address the diversity of learner needs? How does this approach support deep learning, innovation and creativity? A global initiative to create a public, cloud-based infrastructure that has been called "the ultimate digital curbcut" will be discussed.

Presenter: Jutta Treviranus, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University

Reference Document: The Value of Imperfection:the Wabi-Sabi Principle in Aesthetics and Learning


[edit] 10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Showcase of Ontario University Initiatives

Send proposals to

  • - UOIT's innovative resource site helps students improve writing and math skills
  • e-Marking - Two Institutional Initiatives:
  • - A french second language learning tool developed with the French departments of Carleton and Ottawa U
  • Instructure LMS - OCAD

[edit] 12:00 pm: Conclusions & Next Steps

Discussion of Summer Institute 2012: Location, Timing, Hosts and Participants

[edit] Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express


Hotel Front Desk: 01-416-968-0010

Recently showing rates of $153.99 per night.

Or for information about UofT Residence accommodation contact Laurie Harrison at

[edit] Notes and References

Policy as an Enabler of Student Engagement

Horizon Report 2011 (PDF)

The Value of Imperfection: the Wabi-Sabi Principle in Aesthetics and Learning

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