2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Shifting Landscapes of Professional Learning

Session Title: Shifting Landscapes of Professional Learning

Resources: All resources discussed during the session can be found at the Shifting Landscapes wiki.

Time & Date: 9:50 A.M. – 10:35 A.M., Friday, June 19, 2009

Location: Rm. 185, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: During the past two years we have seen a dramatic increase in the adoption of social networking, and micro-blogging services by educators for their own personal and professional learning. During this session teachers from various BC school districts, university faculty, and online community leaders will share stories about how Twitter and other social networking tools have dramatically impacted the way that educators connect, exchange information, search out mentors and like-minded colleagues, and engage in rewarding though often unintentional learning. How has your professional learning landscape shifted? What are the implications?

Type: Open, Connected, & Social

Presentation Format: Paper Jam

Co-Presenter: Sylvia Currie

Co-Presenter Bio: Sylvia Currie is manager of BCcampus online community services and spends her days working with people who want to learn from other people. Find out more: http://blog.webbedfeat.com

Co-Presenter: Betty Gilgoff

Co-Presenter Bio: Betty, a classroom teacher and avid blogger, twitter junkie and wanna-be techno geek, currently facilitates SFU inquiry-based graduate diploma programs on learning and teaching with technology in K/12 classrooms.

Co-Presenter: Julia Hengstler

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