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TESS Online 2020: October 20-21, 2020

Every year, eCampusOntario hosts the Technology and Education Seminar and Showcase (TESS), an event for Ontario’s public colleges and universities to discuss, celebrate, and advance technological innovation, community, and collaboration.  Due to Covid-19, this year’s conference will be virtual.

The theme for TESS Online 2020 is: Humanizing Learning: Inspired Action and Impact

Inclusion is the backbone of innovation and is critical to building spaces that reflect the full range of human diversity. As technology continues to advance education, deepening human interactions in online learning environments is critical for success in higher education. Recognizing diversity, inclusion, and equity, TESS Online 2020 will examine the conference theme from the student perspective. Presenters will take into account access to learning, nurturing online communities that create spaces for all, and opportunities to create a more connected experience in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.

Tracks:

Emerging technologies

What’s on the horizon for EdTech? This track explores not only emerging tools and platforms but how they might shape the future of online learning and be used to deepen human connection.

Learned leadership

Every classroom experience is an opportunity for educators to learn more about themselves and their students. This track features a mentoring element where educators connect to share their experiences and discuss what has helped them grow and evolve over the course of their careers.

Research & data-driven decision making

How might we use strategy and data to improve the student experience? This track applies a strategic lens to teaching and learning, examining the role of research, data, and digital engagement.

Empathy & engagement

In online settings, deepening human connection becomes even more important. This track examines how to incorporate empathy and engagement into online teaching, taking into consideration the needs of all students.

To learn more about how you can apply to join the proposal review committee for TESS Online 2020 click here.

Stay tuned to this page for more information and registration details.