Teaching and Learning Innovation Exchange Talix Agenda

February 25 - 27, 2018

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Exchange (TaLIX) Cairo is a unique inter-institutional practical professional development opportunity, organized by the Center for Learning and Teaching at AUC and sponsored by AMICAL and The American University in Cairo

TaLIX Cairo will help connect faculty, faculty developers, instructional designers/technologists and librarians who are committed to supporting teaching innovation at their institutions. However, this will not be simply a three-day tutorial. Instead, TaLIX Cairo will strive to foster collaboration and communication exchange within the AMICAL community.

Participants will learn from teaching innovations AUC faculty have tested in their classrooms, and learn about how CLT supports teaching and learning innovation at AUC. On the third day, participants will choose among professional development workshops and opportunities to exchange knowledge and build collaborations across AMICAL institutions.

Provisional Program

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Exchange (TALIX) Cairo

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Day 1: CLT Symposium

AUC faculty will showcase teaching innovations they have tested in their classrooms, projects in progress and learn about how CLT supports teaching and learning innovation across various disciplines at AUC. Sessions will include lightning talks, spotlight sessions and interactive panels. Guest speakers will include Paul Prinsloo as invited keynote guest and Naglaa Rizk as the featured distinguished AUC speaker for the event.

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 2: CLT Commemorative 15th Anniversary Event

AUC community and invited guests are all welcome to join us in celebrating 15 years of promoting excellence in teaching and learning. This day-long event will include interactive workshops, fora and a celebratory lunch with Tim Sullivan, our keynote speaker.

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 3: TALIX: AUC-AMICAL Exchange 

Participants across AMICAL institutions will choose among professional development workshops and opportunities to exchange knowledge and build collaborations across AMICAL institutions with a unique opportunity to meet AUC faculty and invited guests from Egyptian and regional universities . For AMICAL participants, TALIX Cairo will help connect faculty, faculty developers, instructional designers/technologists and librarians who are committed to supporting teaching innovation at their institutions.

A detailed program will be provided soon.

 

Keynote Speakers

Day 1: Paul Prinsloo 

  Paul Prinsloo is a research professor in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa (Unisa). His academic background includes fields as diverse as theology, art history, business management, online learning, and religious studies. Prinsloo is an established researcher and has published numerous articles in the fields of teaching and learning, student success in distance education contexts, learning analytics, and curriculum development. His current research focuses on the collection, analysis and use of student data in learning analytics, graduate supervision and digital identity. Paul was born curious and in trouble. Nothing has changed since then. He blogs at Open Distance Teaching and Learning and his Twitter alias is @14prinsp.
   
   

Day 2: Tim Sullivan

Earl (Tim) Sullivan served as a professor of political science at AUC since 1973. He received his BA in political science from Seattle University (1964) and his PhD in international relations and government from the Claremont Graduate University (1970). Sullivan has had a varied academic experience. He taught at the University of Portland, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Utah. He served as provost of AUC from 1998 to 2008, and was founding faculty advisor for Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) and Cairo International Model Arab League (CIMAL). He retired from AUC in 2009 as provost emeritus, after spending the 2008-2009 academic year on his final sabbatical. He served as the interim president of the American University of Kuwait in 2010, and in October 2016, AUK's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint him fifth president of AUK effective January 27, 2017.

Day 3: George Siemens (virtual)

George Siemens researches, technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education. Siemens is professor and executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab at University of Texas, Arlington. He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television. His research has been funded by  NSF, SSHRC (Canada), Intel, Boeing, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Soros Foundation. He has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Universidad de San Martín de Porres and Fraser Valley University for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks. He holds an honorary professorship with University of Edinburgh. Siemens is a founding president of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He has advised government agencies Australia, European Union, Canada and United States, as well as numerous international universities, on digital learning and utilizing learning analytics for assessing and evaluating productivity gains in the education sector and improving learner results. In 2008, he pioneered massive open online courses (sometimes referred to as MOOCs). He blogs at Elearnspace and on Twitter: @gsiemens


8:30 - 9:00 am - NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Meet and Greet


9:00 - 9:30 am - SPEED NETWORKING

Networking Activity


9:30 - 10:30 -  BREAKFAST AND BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Roundtable discussions by interest areas:

Centers for Learning and Teaching
Digital Humanities
Digital and information literacy
High impact practices


10:30 - 11:15 am - LIGHTNING TALKS

Aziz El Hassani - Experience of Akhawayn University’s Center for Learning Technologies in relation to teaching and learning
Olanike Odewale - Innovations in teaching social justice
Rukhsana Zia - Experience in creating classroom observation form developed for faculty professional development
Michael Stoepel- Input and feedback on "ACRL Immersion participation 2017 - Teaching with Technology"
Tara Keenan - High Impact Practices: Student directed improvement
Rebekah Rast - Initiating a collaboration of faculty development centers


11:15 am 12:30 pm - WORKSHOPS

Paul Prinsloo
Title of Workshop to be announced soon

Libraries and Learning Technologies Staff  
Title of Workshop to be announced soon

Center for Learning and Teaching
Title of Workshop to be announced soon


 12:30 - 1:00 LUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Jasmina Najjar - How can technology effectively be used to encourage faculty development and facilitate collaboration with librarians and instructional designers?

Mimoza Polloshka - How to ensure continued support of faculty and academic administration for the Faculty Development Center

Cindy Gunn - Encouraging innovation in the classroom through learning communities

Melissa Lingle-Martin - Promises and perils of students publishing on the Web OR Teaching beyond our expertise (regarding technology)


 1:00 -2:00 pm - KEYNOTE SPEECH

George Siemens (University of Texas, Arlington)
Creating a model of higher education in a networked and technologically infused society


2:00 - 3:00 pm - ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Re-group and plant seeds of projects



3:00 - 3:30 pm - CLOSING

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