Festival of Teaching and Learning

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About the Festival

Excellence in teaching deserves to be celebrated. Innovation in teaching needs to be shared. That's why the University of Alberta's Festival of Teaching and Learning aims to foster excellence in the academy by creating a venue for the exploration of both practiced and experimental teaching and learning approaches.

The university is home to great teachers - past and present - and the conference style festival strives to inspire and celebrate those who are teaching now and those who will be in the future. Instructors and researchers from all disciplines and career points with an interest in teaching and learning issues are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


Upcoming Sessions

Online Videos and Augmented Reality in the Higher Education Classroom
November 3 (11 AM - Noon)

In this second Festival of Teaching and Learning 2020 feature session, we will hear from three groups of presenters. These talks include:

  • Augmented Reality Application to Develop Learning Tool for Students: Transforming cellphones into flashcards
    Nazlee Sharmin & Ava Chow (Dentistry)
  • Implementation of Augmented Reality Teaching Tools in Biomedical Sciences
    Paul LaPointe (Cell Biology) & Pierre Mertiny (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Online Instructional Videos: Best practice and leveraging analytical data
    Michael McNally (School of Library and Information Studies), Amanda Wakaruk (Library and Museums), Julia Guy (Political Science), Luc Fagnan (School of Library and Information Studies) & Adrian Sheppard (Library and Museums)

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Past Sessions

Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity and Honesty in Online Courses
October 14 (Noon - 1 PM)

In this Festival of Teaching and Learning 2020 feature session, we will hear from three groups of presenters. These talks include:

  • Supporting Academic Integrity in Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive Contexts at the University of Alberta
    Helen Vallianatos & Mebbie Bell (Student Services)
  • Strategies to Prevent Academic Misconduct in Online Exams
    Sabina Valentine (Agricultural Food & Nutritional Science)
  • Supervised Exams in Online Classes: Experiences, advice, and requests
    Timothy Mills (Linguistics)

A recording of this session will be available soon.