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(DRAFT PROGRAM: October 8) Canada Moodle Moot October 20 - 23, 2015
Université de Montréal 
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Thursday, October 22 • 13:30 - 14:30
Plenary: Connecting Beyond Content

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Online education - whether on LMS platforms like Moodle or in open offerings like MOOCs - often centres around content. Yet education is never as much about what we teach as how. When digital technologies allow us to connect directly to people and the contexts for their ideas, the possibilities for online teaching extend far beyond merely putting content online. This talk will explore the world of connectivity possible when we think of our courses as connection platforms rather than content platforms, and suggest it may be time to leave a content-focused view of education behind. 


Sylvain Lefebvre

Polytechnique Montreal
Instructional Designer at École Polytechnique since 1999. Advises faculty members on the best use of new technologies, as well as how to adapt teaching styles to fit student needs.

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David Cormier

Dave Cormier is an educational activist and researcher who has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and the impacts of technology on the future of higher education. He leads projects for student engagement and success at the University of Prince Edward Island in areas as diverse as learning analytics and high school transitions. Dave has helped organize online communities of teachers, spoken at... Read More →
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Bonnie Stewart

University of Prince Edward Island
Bonnie Stewart is a writer, educator, and researcher fascinated by who we are when we're online. She explores the intersections of knowledge and technologies in her work, taking up networks, institutions and identity in contemporary higher education. Published in Salon.com, The Guardian UK, and Inside Higher Ed, as well as peer-reviewed academic venues, Bonnie has advised educational projects and programs in Sweden, the UK, the US, and Canada... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 13:30 - 14:30

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