HAPS / C3 Workshop Schedule Details

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Victoria, BC

This version of the schedule has links to resources and materials built into it. We will be adding content to this page over the course of the workshop so you can use it as a “jumping off” point for assignments and an archive that you can come back to after the workshop if over and you need to be re-access some materials.

A few handy links:

9:00am Welcome and Introductions

Internet access code “vcc”: HAPSC3

9:30 am Cyberlearning 101

What is cyberlearning and equally important, what is it not? How does it fit into Community College education?

10:00am Animating Concepts

Exploring the guided use of online videos and animations to help students understand challenging concepts.

Photosynthesis Animation Activity

Genetic Engineering Animation Activity

Diigo - Social Bookmarking


Notes on the Animation Activities:

Photosynthesis: first assignment focused on walking the students through key concepts, second assignment was more open ended for students to identify concepts; looked over all three activities briefly to determine if students could learn about photosynthesis from the animations, the animations went really fast so to answer the questions you would have to watch the animations repeatedly, perhaps providing the questions first or in conjunction with each animation; pros and cons to each animation, showing the leaf, voice animation of visual is useful for vision impaired

Bioengineering: three animations - intro with details, second one with narrative overview, third included interactive option and history; questions about the animations from assignment - first two were fairly basic and straightforward but the third was more detailed; missing big picture layout;

General questions:

three animations - what’s most appropriate depends on students’ level, learning style, as well as what key concepts the instructor wants to emphasize; this would make a better homework activity than an in class; some of the questions might be better group discussions; use of more than one animation has value; have students build a model and then go check it against the animations; animations can help non-native speakers because they often come in various languages

- pick a topic

- identify what’s challenging for students

- develop a few questions to help students to learn this process by analyzing animations

- draft your ideas to share with the group (word doc, google doc, etc.)

- if you have time...find animations

12:00pm Lunch

We have reservations at The Old Spaghetti Factory (703 Douglas Street). We will order from the lunch menu and C3 will cover the check.

1:00pm A case in point

Integrating information literacy into case studies.

Case study

Information Literacy Resources

AAC&U VALUE Rubrics web site (information literacy rubric)

7 Pillars of Information Literacy


2:30pm 1,2,3’s of image analysis

Introduction to Image J, a tool for automating image analysis.

Image J - download the program from NIH here

Using Image J

An alternative interface - Fiji

Image Data Sources


Brain Image Analysis Users Guide (big file)

3:30pm Comprehensive Final

for us!  Group discussion of C3 – what works, what doesn’t?  How might you use C3 in the future?