Dawson Ed Tech Event

Dawson’s Educational Technology Event (Ed Tech Event) is an annual event that takes place in February/March with the goal to bring the new developments of Ed Tech to our faculty. Using different approaches (drop-in consultations over coffee or one-on-one sessions, online class, panel presentation), the Ed Tech Event brings cutting-edge pedagogical and technological approaches to teaching and learning to our teachers.

Ed Tech 2018: February 14-15-16

February 14 – Drop-In Consultations & Coffee/Tea

Resource people on hand to answer questions about: E-Learning, flipped design, and using educational technology to support UDL course design.

10:30 – 12:00 (CoLab 3F.43)

We will hold mini consultations on the themes of E-Learning, flipped design, and using educational technology to support UDL course design.

You are invited to drop-in for a mini consultation and a coffee with one of our resource people from the Dawson network.

We envision this as a time for faculty to discuss and to try out their ideas (with support).

Prior to this event, you will be invited to experience flipped course design, and invited to watch a webinar called,  ‘Putting Research Into Practice in the College Classroom’.

Click here to access the webinar

The purpose of this is twofold:

  1.  To illustrate how simple flipped class design can be (in this case using Adobe Spark),
  2. To get to know a little more about the Dawson students clientele, and what they think about the use of technology in the classroom.

Come join us to find out more.

No RSVP required.

February 15 – One-on-One Consultations

Consultation themes: E-Learning/Flipped Class Design & the Use of Educational Technology to support UDL class design

9:30 – 5:00 (location to be confirmed upon booking)

Please feel free to book a private or small group 15 or 30 minute consultation with Rafael Scapin or Karina Leonard.  Participants will have a chance for personalized feedback about their courses and how they might reconsider them through the lens of E-Learning and flipped or educational technology for UDL class design.

To schedule a consultation, simply email rscapin@dawsoncollege.qc.ca or kleonard@dawsoncollege.qc.ca. First come, first served.


February 16 –Student for a Day: Experience learning in an online class environment

10:00 – 10:30 am (wherever you want!)

10h00 – 10:30 (wherever you want, or with support at Dawson in computer lab 5E20)

Faculty participants will sign up ahead of time and then log in from a computer of their choosing to experience an online class using VIA.  Chantale Giguère, E-Learning Community of Practice and French Department faculty, will illustrate the potential of online course design, as well as demonstrating the practicalities and potential of online teaching.  If you require support in getting started, please contact Karina or Rafael ahead of time and we would be happy to facilitate this for you. Link to connect to the activity 5 minutes before the event : https://via.sviesolutions.com/chantalegiguere

Please RSVP by reserving your spot on this doodle poll before Wed. Feb.14th at 12:00 pm.

February 16 – Panel Presentation:  Students, Resource People and Faculty discuss E-Learning and/or how Educational Technology can support UDL course design.

1:00 – 2:00 pm (3H.4 )

Students and resource people will respond to two scenarios, telling faculty their ideas about how to best engage students with technology, and/or lending the student perspective.  We will purposefully design these scenarios so that it encompasses opportunities for UDL thinking and E-Learning/ Flipped course design. This presentation to classes (first come, first served), and concludes with a Q&A section.

Please RSVP by emailing kleonard@dawsoncollege.qc.ca before Feb.13th, 2018.

Last Modified: October 25, 2018