UCD EdTECx talks 2017 - Navigating Digital Learning

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Mason Hayes Theatre (L024), Sutherland School of Law, UCD

The aim of the EdTECx talks is to provide a platform for faculty and staff across UCD to share practice and experience of integrating educational technologies in teaching, learning and assessment. The EdTECx talks are jointly hosted by UCD IT Services and UCD Teaching & Learning in conjunction with the UCD network of Educational Technologists.


09.30 Registration Opens
09.45 Welcome Address
10.00 Keynote: Digital Games for Learning
How to use (and how not to use) digital games for learning: from edutainment to serious games

View a recording of the keynote below.

11.00 Coffee
11.30 Case Studies - Session 1

“And for my next trick..." Reflections on life (so far) in and around educational technology
Developing digitally-enhanced learning environments for early stage teachers: conceptual and practical challenges in learning design across project partner universities

Collaborating with Collaborate Ultra
Synchronous online classes with the latest version of Blackboard Collaborate

Using mobile technology to foster formative assessment on clinical placements
A review of the first full academic year of a pilot project using mobile technology to receive feedback from placement supervisors

“I’m ready for my close up now... “
An academic's experience in contributing to the making of UCD’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Planetary Urbanisation

UCD staff can access slides for the Session 1 presentations at this link.
View a recording of Session 1 below.

12.50 Lunch
13.45 PechaKucha

20 slides @ 20 seconds per slide. Presented by UCD educational technologists & colleagues
Mixing and Matching Ideas - Fergal Brophy, UCD Innovation Academy
Integrating the Principles of Universal Design for Learning into Online Learning - Sue Meehan, UCD School of Medicine
Blackboard Rubrics Tool - Aoife MacCormac, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
Instructional guides - Alice Childs, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Interactive maps as an aid in language and literature teaching - Eoin McEvoy, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
All Aboard: Digital Skills and Digital Badges - Yvonne Emmett, UCD Teaching and Learning
Digital concept mapping as a formative assessment tool - Pauric Holleran, UCD Access and Lifelong Learning

UCD staff can access slides for the PechaKucha presentations at this link.
View a recording of the PechaKucha session below.

15.15 Break
15.30 Case Studies - Session 2

Feedback from online assessment in Blackboard
Student feedback from Food Process Technology modules

Using Mobile devices as an Audience Response System
Using mobile devices as an audience response system to create interaction and participation in a large group setting

Engaging Infographics
Using infographics in a group work assignment to introduce students to nutrition research, as well as to engage them and help build a sense of community within the class

Environmental issues in the development of an online course
Using the "Explain Everything" app and highlighting the importance of developing a functioning online learning environment when designing an online module

UCD staff can access slides for the Session 2 presentations at this link.
View a recording of Session 2 below.

16.50 Closing Address