October 20th - 22nd, 2020 Inspired Action & Impact
About the event
Inclusion is the backbone of innovation and is critical to building spaces that reflect the full range of human diversity. As technology continues to advance education, deepening human interactions in online learning environments is critical for success in higher education. Recognizing diversity, inclusion, and equity, TESS Online 2020 will examine the conference theme from the student perspective. Presenters will take into account access to learning, nurturing online communities that create spaces for all, and opportunities to create a more connected experience in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.
1) Emerging Technologies
What’s on the horizon for EdTech? This track explores not only emerging tools and platforms but how they might shape the future of online learning and be used to deepen human connection.
2) Learned Leadership
Every classroom experience is an opportunity for educators to learn more about themselves and their students. This track features a mentoring element where educators connect to share their experiences and discuss what has helped them grow and evolve over the course of their careers.
3) Research & Data-Driven Decision Making
How might we use strategy and data to improve the student experience? This track applies a strategic lens to teaching and learning, examining the role of research, data, and digital engagement.
4) Empathy & Engagement
In online settings, deepening human connection becomes even more important. This track examines how to incorporate empathy and engagement into online teaching, taking into consideration the needs of all students.
eCampusOntario is proud of its initiatives and is dedicated to providing a positive experience for all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff (“participants”). We expect all participants to show respect and courtesy toward one another at all events, including online activities. To that end, all participants are required to agree with the following code of conduct: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/code-of-conduct/
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Dr. Santa J. Ono
President & Vice-Chancellor
University of British Columbia
Digital Rights, Education, Privacy, and Equity Advocate
Fireside Chat Guests
Dr. Ivan Joseph
VP Student Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Leader in the #HumanizeOL movement, author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies
Faculty, Foothill DeAnza Community College District
Dr. Robert Luke
Chief Executive Officer
Thank you for your interest in TESS Online 2020. Registration has now closed. Visit the eCampusOntario website for more exciting events in the future.
TESS 2020 Preview Events
October 6, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Student perspectives on remote teaching and learning practices
Participants are invited to join a discussion featuring four students discussing their experiences navigating the postsecondary system during a global pandemic. The panel will also be discussing strategies for responding to learning challenges and shifting teaching practices moving forward.
October 8, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Humanizing Learning with Social Annotation
Recognizing that community is key to humanizing learning in online environments, panelists will discuss their use of social annotation (a practice of collaborative annotation or notetaking) in the classroom. Learn from panelists as they discuss their experiences bringing social annotation to the classroom.
October 13, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Humanizing learning live on voicED Radio
Hear digital learning advisor, innovator and former eCampusOntario program manager Terry Greene speak live with Stephen Hurley of VoiceEd. They’ll chat about their experiences with TESS and share what they’re looking forward to this year.