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Teaching Large Classes: Challenges and Opportunities

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Conference 2005


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee Bricker Academic Buidling, 1st Floor
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome BA201
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: John Mitterer, Brock University
Teaching Large Classes: Communication, Cognitive Apprenticeship, and Technology
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Faculty and Student Panel Presentation - Challenges and Opportunities BA201
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Science Building Foyer

Concurrent Session I*

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Reflections on Teaching a Large Class - Franklin Ramsoomair, Wilfrid Laurier University BA110
Accessing a Charismatic Presence - Leslie O'Dell, Wilfrid Laurier University BA111
Engaging a Class of a Thousand Students - Jason Harlow, David Harrison and Tony Key, University of Toronto BA112
Using Technology to Enhance the Large Class Experience - Jane Holbrook, Bob Sproule and Caryl Russell, University of Waterloo


Using Wireless Clicker Technology for Instant Feedback and 100% Student Engagement - Peter LaRiviere, eInstruction BA210
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break

Concurrent Session II*

1:45 - 2:25 p.m. Scaling Up Class Size for Quantitative Courses: Reflection and Innovations from the Statistics I Experience at the University of Guelph - Gary Umphrey, University of Guelph BA110
Saving Grading Time and Supporting Student Learning: The Use of Rubrics in Large Classes - Dana Sawchuk, Wilfrid Laurier University BA111
Clicker Technology: A Case History of Personal Polling Technology in a Large Accounting Class - Rick Bates, University of Guelph BA112
Using Interactive Websites to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Large Classes - Jackie Carnegie and Michel Desilets, University of Ottawa BA113
Teaching Classical Sociological Theory with Fine Art, Film, Music and Analysis - Linda Hunter, University of Guelph BA210
Using Web Based Content and Hyper Linked Teaching Units (Learning Objects) in Teaching Hybrid Post-Secondary Classes - Tim Richardson, Seneca College/University of Toronto BA211
A Tightly Controlled Study into the Purported Efficacy of Technology Enhanced Learning in a Classroom Setting - Stanley Jeffers, York University BA101
12:25 - 2:35 p.m. Break

Concurrent Session III*

2:35 - 3:15 p.m.

Conducting Debates in Large Classes - Chris Ross, Wilfrid Laurier University

Incorporating Writing Exercises in an Interactive and Team Development Process - Elliot Currie, University of Guelph BA112
Incorporating Bulletin Boards, Encouraging Social Presence - Christine Brown, Ryerson University BA113
Hybrid Courses: Blending the Best of Face-to-Face and Online - Lori Jones, University of Guelph BA210
Schtick-Handling: Two Cheers for Low-Tech Large-Class Teaching - Michael Moore, Wilfrid Laurier University BA110
Gone Are Small Classes: Maximizing Teacher/Student Ratios in Foreign Language Classrooms - Planning and Experience - Ruediger Mueller and Denise Mohan, University of Guelph BA211
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception (Sponsored by the President, WLU) Science Building Foyer