CLT Anniversary Program
TEACHING AND LEARNING INNOVATION EXCHANGE
25 - 27 February · Moataz Al Alfi Hall · AUC New Cairo
Day 1: CLT Symposium
Sunday, February 25, 2018
AUC faculty will showcase teaching innovations they have tested in their classrooms, projects in progress and learn about how CLT supports teaching and learning. Sessions will include lightning talks, spotlight sessions and interactive panels. Our speakers for the day are Paul Prinsloo, as invited keynote guest, and Nagla Rizk as the featured distinguished AUC speaker for the event.
AMICAL participants, please also see the Networking Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 am - NETWORKING BREAKFAST AND MAPPING BOARD
Meet and Greet
9:00 - 9:15 am - CLT DIRECTOR WELCOME
Aziza Ellozy, Founding Director of CLT and Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching
9:15 - 10:15 am - TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED TEACHING INNOVATION
- #AUCDiaries - Kim Fox (JRMC)
- Podcasting Anthropology - Yasmine Ahmed (ANTH)
- From "al-Hakim" to "al-Hussain": A Digital Map of Fatimid Cairo - Mouannes Hojairi (HIST)
- Writing and Empowerment: An Adaptive Module for Philosophy Essays - Omid Tofighian (PHIL)
- Using Socrative for Self and Peer Assessment in an Arabic Context - Hala Yehia (ALI)
- The Interactive Dissertation - Jennifer Thum (Brown University)
10:15 - 11:05 am - CLASSROOM TEACHING INNOVATION: WORK IN PROGRESS
- Experimenting with the Studio Classroom - Karim Addas (PHYS)
- Case Studies in Financial Accounting - Nermeen Shehata (ACCT)
- The Nile River Basin: A Quantitative Reasoning Framework - Doris Jones (RHET) and Mohie Omar (Nile Research Institute)
- 'Let me Act that Out for you!' Reimagining Management Education - Nellie El Enany (MGMT)
- Using Game Elements to "Level Up" Student Success - Julie Johnson-Pynn (PSYC)
11:05 am - 12:10 pm- DIGITAL INITIATIVES AT AUC
- Use of an Online Micro-masters Towards the Requirements of a Face-to-Face Graduate Degree - Adham Ramadan (Dean of Graduate Studies)
- Flipping Introductory Biology for Non-science Majors - Andreas Kakarougkas and Rania Siam (BIOL)
- The Journey to Becoming an Independent Learner: A Flipped Mathematics Course at AUC using MITx Resources - Wafik Lotfallah and Nermine Elsissi (MACT)
- For the love of the Book and Writing to Be Heard: Podcasts in the Creative Writing Classroom - Melanie Carter and Gretchen McCollough (RHET)
- Open Online Textbook: Sight Reading for the Guitar - Chelsea Green (MUSIC)
- Finance Course - COIL Feedback - Neveen Ahmed (MGMT)
- Blended and Online Learning Programs at AUC - Gihan Osman (GSE/CLT)
12:15 - 1:00 pm - LUNCH
1:00 - 1:15 pm - PROVOST REMARKS, Ehab Abdel Rahman
1:20 - 2:00 pm - KEYNOTE SPEECH
How do we know they learn? The changing scope and role of evidence in student learning
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.
2:00 - 3:00 pm - INTERACTIVE PANEL ON TEACHING INNOVATION AT AUC: FACILITATING HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES
- Talk TBA - Mona Amer (PSYC)
- Integrating Ethics Into the Curriculum - Zeinab Amin (MACT)
Experiential Learning in Business Education - Aliaa Bassiouny (MGMT)
- Integrating High-Demand, Modern-World Skills into the Core Curriculum - Matthew Hendershot (RHET)
- Learning with your Senses: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Design - Magda Mostafa (ARCH)
Moderator: Hoda Mostafa (CLT)
3:00 - 3:20 pm - FEATURED AUC SPEAKER
Digital Technologies, Openness and Peer Collaboration : An "Access to Knowledge" Approach to Teaching and Learning
Dr. Nagla Rizk is Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the American University in Cairo’s School of Business. Her research area is the economics of knowledge, technology and human development with focus on digital platforms, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and business models in the digital economy. She is Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Affiliated Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School’s Copyrightx course. She is also member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association, Associate Member of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society and Co-Director of the Open African Innovation Research Network. At AUC she served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the School of Business and Chair of the Economics Department. She taught at Columbia University, Yale Law School and the University of Toronto, and was hosted as Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Ottawa Law School. She is the recipient of the AUC Distinguished Alumni Award (2016).
3:20 - 3:30 pm - CLOSING REMARKS
Day 2: CLT Commemorative 15th Anniversary Event
Monday, February 26, 2018
The AUC community and invited guests are all welcome to join us in celebrating 15 years of promoting excellence in teaching and learning. This event features CLT Teaching and Learning Hubs which will be running throughout the day, a co-design activity, and a celebratory lunch with Tim Sullivan, our keynote speaker.
8:30 - 9:00 am - NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Meet and Greet
9:00 am- 12:00 pm - CLT HUBS: ADDRESSING TEACHING CHALLENGES
Join us to explore effective strategies and best practices that will address challenges related to student engagement, group work and collaboration, technology integration for pedagogical enhancement, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. CLT Hubs will focus on the following:
HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY ENHANCE THE WAY I TEACH?
HOW DO I KNOW MY STUDENTS ARE LEARNING?
HOW CAN I DESIGN GROUP WORK THAT "WORKS"?
HOW CAN I ENGAGE AND MOTIVATE MY STUDENTS?
10:45 am- 11:25 am
We have about 80 different trees on campus, with a tree-walk map including plan IDs. Join Dr. Walid Fouad, Department of Biology, AUC, for a short walk in the Gardens.
RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY VISIT
The RBSCL’s holdings encompass a variety of formats, including books, periodicals, theses, archives and manuscripts, photographs, slides, maps, architectural drawings, plans, memorabilia, artifacts and audio-visual media. Written materials are primarily in English, but languages such as French, German and Arabic are also represented.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - BRIDGING THE GAP: CO-DESIGN ACTIVITY (Invited Participants Only)
In many institutions of higher education, there are reports on perception and expectation gap between faculty and students that has been affecting student motivation and engagement.1,2 This co-design session brings both stakeholders to the same table, working together in small teams. Each team will be dissecting a challenge related to teaching and learning at AUC, and will work together with the facilitation of CLT to co-design creative strategies to overcome those challenges and explore opportunities and possibilities for innovation in the classroom. Outcomes of this session will be shared by CLT with the AUC Community.
12:00 - 1:00 pm - CLT ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
Musical performance by Cairo Guitar Collective
1:00 - 2:00 pm - KEYNOTE SPEECH
Energizing the Unmotivated
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: AUC - AMICAL Teaching and Learning Innovation Exchange (TALIX)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Participants across AMICAL institutions will exchange knowledge and build collaborations through different professional development workshops. The event represents 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.
8:30 - 9:00 am - BREAKFAST (Registered AMICAL Participants)
Meet and Greet
9:00 - 9:10 am - WELCOME BY DIRECTOR OF AMICAL CONSORTIUM, JEFF GIMA
9:10 - 10:30 am - SPEED NETWORKING AND BIRDS OF A FEATHER (Registered AMICAL Participants)
Roundtable discussions on "Centers for Learning and Teaching" and "Digital Humanities"
10:30 - 11:15 am - LIGHTNING TALKS (Open for the Public)
- Experience of Akhawayn University’s Center for Learning Technologies in relation to teaching and learning - Aziz El Hassani, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
- Innovations in Teaching Social Justice - Olanike Odewale, American University of Nigeria
- Experience in Creating Classroom Observation form Developed for Faculty Professional Development - Rukhsana Zia, Forman Christian College
- Input and Feedback on "ACRL Immersion Participation 2017 - Teaching with Technology" - Michael Stoepel, American University if Paris
- High Impact Practices: Student Directed Improvement - Tara Keenan, John Cabot University
- Initiating a Collaboration of Faculty Development Centers - Rebekah Rast, American University if Paris
11:15 am 12:30 pm - PARALLEL WORKSHOPS (Open for the Public)
The Changing Nature of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Digital Humanities and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Mark Muehlhaeusler and Abdel Aziz Galal, Libraries and Learning Technologies, AUC
12:30 - 1:00 LUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (Registered AMICAL Participants)
1:00 -2:00 pm - VIRTUAL KEYNOTE SPEECH (Open for the Public)
Creating a model of higher education in a networked and technologically infused society
George Siemens (University of Texas, Arlington)
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
2:00 - 3:30 pm - GROUP ACTIVITY AND REFLECTION (Registered AMICAL Participants)
Participants will re-group to plant seeds of projects and finalize proposal outlines
3:30 - 3:45 pm - CLOSING REMARKS