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Visiting Speakers

WCEL are always happy to host visiting speakers and facilitate presentations and workshops. Following are details of the superstars we have been proud to have visit the University.

Dr Helen Barratt ~ Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th February 2015

Dr Helen Barrett is an outstanding contributor to eportfolio discourse, research and development and will deliver the keynote address for WCELfest15. During her visit she will run several workshops for staff and visitors.

Helen will run a morning workshop on Tuesday 10th February at Windermere, Tauranga on ePortofolios - Uses, Reflection & Mobile Apps.

Helen will also run an afternoon seminar in Hamilton about the use of ePortofolios in Schools. This will be of particular interesting to the teaching community and University staff.

On Wednesday she will run two workshops in Hamilton. The first is on Using Mobile Apps to Support Reflection and the second on Creating Digital Stories for Reflection.

Use the registration form to sign up for these free workshops.

Alan Levine ~ Telling Tales workshop ~ 3 October 2014

Globally recognised educator Alan Levine, author of 50 Ways To Tell A Story and designer of Pecha Flickr ran a teaching workshop, Telling Tales - Engaging your audience using narrative technologies. Alan was the keynote at Wintec's annual SharEfest conference and took time to show us alternative understanding of media to explore techniques for telling stories that can improve media literacy, help you and your students get messages across, or make the perfect elevator pitch. Resources from the visit area available on his website.

Professor Gráinne Conole ~ Making a difference for learners in a technology infused world ~ November 2012

WCEL were happy to welcome Professor Gráinne Conole to the university on Thursday 28th November. Gráinne is a highly respected researcher, innovator and speaker on elearning and technology enhanced learning. Gráinne's presentation The future of learning: near or far? was recorded and is available for viewing now.

Beverley Leeds ~ ePortfolio and OER Presentation - June 2011

The Waikato Centre for eLearning was pleased to host Beverly Leeds from UCLAN on Friday 3rd June. While here, she presented on her use of ePortfolios and the implications for learning as well as the role of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for teaching. Beverly is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School at UCLAN and has led several JISC projects on the use of OERs and ePortfolios. A recording of the morning session and are now available.

Steve Wheeler - 10 Web 2.0 tools teachers shouldn't be without - September 2010

Professor Steve Wheeler is well known in the educational technology field and was invited to keynote the prestigious ULearn 2010 conference in Christchurch. We were grateful to Steve for taking time out of his schedule to visit the Waikato. Steve ran a workshop called "10 top Web 2.0 tools teachers shouldn't be without".

George Siemens ~ Technology on society and learning & Connectivism - December 2009

George Siemens is a prominent writer on the role technology has in society, particularly education. George engaged the university community with two presentations and Q & A's when he visited us on 10th December 2009.

Gresham Bradley ~ eLearning with eCast - October 2008

Using Video to Enhance Teaching and Learning with New Generation eLearning Technologies. A seminar by Gresham Bradley, Marketing and Development Director at e-Cast Education. Monday 13th October, 2008, 5:30 pm in PWC Lecture Theatre, Waikato Management School. Gresham Bradley presentation on the using video in eLearning.Available as a low resolution video and audio only version.

Designing Interactive eLearning Assessments - October 2008

A presentation and workshop by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Friday October 3, 2008. Professor Crisp is Director, Centre of Learning and Professional Development & Directory, Online Education at the University of Adelaide.

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