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Thank you for attending inspirED 2021

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

MAY 26–27, 2021
5 pm CET / 11 AM ET

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inspirED 2021, a 2-day virtual event hosted by FeedbackFruits, will help you scale up your educational success and create the best learning experience. This conference brings together instructional designers, teachers, leaders, and professionals within higher education with passion for the art and science of teaching.

This theme of this year is creating scalability in higher education. We hope to create a platform for sharing and exchanging research and best practices related to: learner engagement; innovative assessment; inclusivity, and educational technology in hybrid/online classrooms.

What the speakers & attendees are saying about inspirED...

Wonderful conference from the great team at Feedback Fruits! Appreciated the variety of presentations and the opportunities to chat with fellow educators and the Feedback Fruits team themselves. Looking forward to the next one!”

Marisa Lavoratore
Speaker, Queen’s University

inspriED '21 brought futurists, instructional designers and others passionate about interactive online and blended learning course design from all over the globe. Dynamic and lively, the short-format presentations attended by all is a winning format. Normally, one has to choose between a lot of sessions--I loved that the sessions were "attend all," focused, and then time to network. Already looking forward to next year!”

Marina tokman
Speaker, Cornell University

inspirED 2021 was a great chance to hear and learn from educators around the world: what wonderful diversity of backgrounds, ideas and possibilities!”

glen wheatley
Speaker, Univerisity of Adelaide

inspirED 2021 was a highly inspiring event managed by a young and bright team who energized every step of the speaker experience.”

marco bevolo
Speaker

FeedbackFruits is an incredible team of supportive, friendly, and inquiring individuals. Always happy to learn from you, and to teach you, their educational technology tools are second to none. The inspirED conference was a wonderful way to connect with people all over the world and learn more about various topics in teaching and learning, and I can't wait for next year!”

Danielle D’Souza
Speaker, Queen’s University

I must commend the FeedbackFruits team for a very well-organized conference! You gathered a great range of presenters and provocative topics! And you maintained a great pace. Kudos!”

Atendee

Thank you very much for an inspired conference. I picked up valuable nuggets that I can deploy in my teaching. I will share my experience with my colleagues. I can foresee the use of FeedbackFruits throughout our institution. Thanks again. I'm looking forward to your next InspirED conference. Keep well.”

Atendee

Because of time differences watched most of presentations asynchronously, but I don't feel I lost anything as a consequence. Excellent conference. Thank you.”

Atendee

I must commend the FeedbackFruits team for a very well-organized conference! You gathered a great range of presenters and provocative topics! And you maintained a great pace. Kudos!”

Atendee

Why attend?

We offer an experience that is inspiring, interactive, innovative and practical.

You will learn

  • About ingenious solutions to address pedagogical challenges
  • Innovative ideas, and best practices to create engaging, inclusive and sustainable classrooms
  • From success stories and case studies of higher education institutions
  • About innovative pedagogical tools and how to use them to create fresh, engaging, and interactive courses

You will connect with

Instructional designers, new teachers and classroom veterans, educators, faculty development professionals, and institution leaders:

  • with interest in using pedagogical technology to generate more engaging, interactive courses
  • with passion to generate more effective courses, whether in the synchronous, asynchronous, or hybrid form
  • with drive to implement different learning frameworks with support from pedagogical technology

Agenda

We are working hard to make sure the agenda is filled with keynotes and sessions from high-profile speakers. We’ll be updating the event schedule on a regular basis, so please be sure to check back often to see the agenda updates.

Wednesday, May 26 (Eastern time)

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

WELCOME NOTES

11:10 AM – 11:45 AM

Opening keynote

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Live presentations

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

12:45 PM – 01.30 PM

Live presentations

01:30 PM – 01:45 PM

Closing remarks

01:45 PM – 02:15 PM

Interactive Networking activities

thursday, May 27 (Eastern time)

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

WELCOME NOTES

11:10 AM – 12:45 AM

Opening keynote

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Live presentations

12:45 PM – 01:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM

Live presentations

01:45 PM – 02:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

02:00 PM – 02:15 PM

Live presentations

02:15 PM – 02:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

wednesday, may 26

EASTERN TIME

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

WELCOME NOTES

Vlad Marius ster

Business Developer, FeedbackFruits

Helena Coll Sánchez

Pilot Success, FeedbackFruits

11:10 AM – 11:45 AM

Open keynote:
Developing Inclusive Educational Experiences with Universal Design for Learning

Linda J. lee

The Wharton School
DESCRIPTION

In this session, we’ll discuss Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it can help instructional designers and educators develop more inclusive learning environments. As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, students experience a wide range of challenges that affect their learning, and well-designed courses can help students succeed. We’ll discuss how UDL principles can inform course policies, design, and technology use, creating successful learning experiences that are inclusive, accessible, and equitable.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

LIVE PRESENTATION:
Digital Transitions: challenges and opportunities

Dr.Marco Bevolo

Futurist, Strategic Design Consultant, and Author, Marco Bevolo Consulting
DESCRIPTION

The presentation will elaborate on how co-creative, constructivist, design-driven educational events were designed and performed before Covid-19, with a reflection on how the accelerated digital transition will change didactics and models of education, from the adoption of data-driven digital platforms to the actual reframing of certification. Attention will be given to diversity and inclusiveness, as digital transformations will affect the access to microcredits and data tracking will enable to measure and demonstrate participation or not to virtual classrooms.

12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

LIVE PRESENTATION:
Assessment in Online Contexts: Competency-Based Tools in LMSs for Non-Point Evaluations

RICHard powers

Professional School of Education Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg
DESCRIPTION

This presentation covers assessments for asynchronous modalities in online/blended learning contexts. Virtual learning environments/learning management systems have ever-increasingly effective tools and features to assess learners using competency-based-learning models.

Moving away from decades of point-based, “carrot and stick” course motivators through online gradebooks, current competency-based assessment tools map learning activities through module/course learning objectives to course/program competencies. These platform-centered associations can be implemented at course and program level, then scaled throughout corporate organizations (for training) and educational institutions (for all levels of education). Come learn how institutions are doing this.

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

LIVE PRESENTATION:
Using New Tools To Meet Student Needs During a Global Pandemic

Justin louder

Texas Tech University
DESCRIPTION

In the Spring of 2020, Texas Tech University like most institutions of Higher Education around the world pivoted to emergency remote instruction and closed campus.  Using the tools in Feedback Fruits faculty who had never taught online or virtually before were able to engage with students just like they would in a traditional face to face class. In this session: Attendees will learn how TTU utilized features found in Feedback Fruits to engage with learners during the global COVID-19 pandemic. They will also discuss engagement strategies and how the tools found in Feedback Fruits can help students collaborate and engage with the content.

1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

interactive workshop:
How to activate your students online?

Milou maassen

Teacher Relations, FeedbackFruits
DESCRIPTION

Engaging students in online learning can be challenging and even daunting for educators. How do you select which technology to use? How do you keep learners engaged and participating? How can you ensure your students actively learn in your course?In this 20-minute interactive workshop, we will take a closer look at one of our most popular and easy-to-use tools: Interactive Video. During this mini-workshop you’ll see a live demo of how the tool works from both the teacher and student perspective and you get the opportunity to ask questions.

1:35 PM – 1:50 PM

LIVE PRESENTATION:
Empowering Collaboration in Asynchronous Problem-based Learning

Domi Enders

Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Cassie Scannella

Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Camilo Irizarry

Columbia University School of Professional Studies
DESCRIPTION

In this session, presenters will focus on how they support collaboration in two brand new asynchronous programs at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The pedagogical framework for both programs is Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

They will explore this topic from three different interconnected perspectives: instructional design, educational technology, and student data insights. We will share how we have leveraged these three perspectives to empower collaboration using a rubric designed to optimize group dynamics, peer-to-peer reflection, and individual skill development.

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

closing remarks

Vlad Marius ster

Business Developer, FeedbackFruits

Helena Coll Sánchez

Pilot Success, FeedbackFruits

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Interactive Networking activities

THUSDAY, may 27

EASTERN TIME

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

WELCOME NOTES

11:10 AM – 11:45 AM

Opening keynote:
Peer Review as Learning Activity that Fosters Lifelong Skills

ksenia ionova

Cornell University

Marina Tokman

Cornell University

Amy Cheatle

Cornell University
DESCRIPTION

We'll discuss strategies used by Cornell faculty to make peer review a meaningful learning experience. We reflect on the ways in which our shared focus on peer assessments evolves through collaborations with faculty, shifting our emphasis away from classroom assignments and towards learning experiences that put forward strategies for engagement and lifelong learning.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Live presentation:
Using FeedbackFruits for Peer Review & Engagement for Large-Scale Online Delivery in Higher Education

Denise Kreiger

Boston University

Monty kaplan

Boston University
DESCRIPTION

In this session, the presenters will share their approach to creating engaging, inclusive, and collaborative interactive assessments for large-scale online delivery using innovative pedagogical approaches and the FeedbackFruits Peer Review tool. The presentation will include the challenges of large-scale online delivery with sustainable solutions, designing the Peer Review assignment using FeedbackFruits, as well as student outcomes and benefits of this approach.

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Live presentation:
Moved to Engage: Video Storytelling as an Instructional Tool

Glen Wheatley

University of Adelaide
DESCRIPTION

The adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is attributed to Henrik Ibsen. So what are moving pictures (video) worth in an educational setting? In this session, hear how integrating video storytelling into your teaching is an effective way to motivate students to engage more deeply (even emotionally) with your course content. Based on the homegrown case study “Light & Shadow”, you will learn how instructors, as a content curator, tap into global expertise and design rich instructional material using readily available open source video material.

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

panel discussion:
Scaling Student Collaboration for Remote Learning at Queen’s University

Danielle D'Souza

Queen's University

Marisa Lavoratore

Queen's University

Selina Idlas

Queen's University

Sean Watt

Queen's University
DESCRIPTION

Danielle, Marisa, Selina, and Sean will open a discussion about scaling student collaboration for remote learning at Queen’s University with technological support. The session starts with presenting 2 case studies of using pedagogical tools to enhance collaborative learning in online classrooms. Afterwards,there will be time for Q&A and discussion about future implications.

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

LIVE PRESENTATION:
Content Engagement: Promoting Standards of Quality

DR.PATRICIA ABREGO & E-LEARNING TEAM

Texas A&M International University
DESCRIPTION

This session will present how our university uses FeedbackFruits to cultivate Quality Matters standards related to learner-content interaction and active learning. Furthermore, the session aims to:Identify learning activities that provide opportunities for student-content interactionDemonstrate how students can monitor their learning progress through timely feedback.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

live presentation:
Managing Assessments at Scale: Reflection, Feedback, and Comprehension

Linda J. lee

The Wharton School
DESCRIPTION

We’ll discuss how tools within the Feedback Fruits tools support students’ leadership development in a large-enrollment course for first-year Wharton students. Coursework focuses on helping students to develop their potential, both as leaders and as group members. We’ll share how Feedback Fruits Group Member Evaluation provided a way for students to reflect on and provide feedback to individuals and their groups. We’ll also share how this success led to the adoption of other Feedback Fruits tools (including Interactive Video) for this course.

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

live presentation:
Automated Feedback for Adult Learners

Cali ellis

The Evergreen State College
DESCRIPTION

How does Automated Feedback complement other learning tools for adult learners in an online environment? I will discuss how Automated Feedback integrates with the Canvas LMS and how non-traditional students benefit from this tool at a college that is focused on written evaluations over grades.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

closing remarks

ewoud de kok

CEO of FeedbackFruits

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Interactive Networking activities

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FAQ

Am I charged for registration?

No, the registration is completely free.

Who should attend the event?

We welcome all stakeholders within higher education: instructional designers, teachers, faculty development professionals, IT specialists, and institution leaders.

How should I access the event?

The event will take place in an event platform – Hubilo. If you’ve registered for the event, you should receive the email with login information by now. Contact us if you haven’t got the email or have trouble accessing the platform.

What are the themes can I expect at inspirED 2021?

inspirED 2021 will feature a variety of online sessions (keynotes, discussion, live presentation, etc.), delivered by high-profile speakers from US institutions.

Our conference main theme will be ‘creating scalability in higher education’.

The sub-themes highlight research and best practices relating to:

- Learner engagement and interaction 
- Innovative assessment 
- Inclusiveness, diversity, and equality 
- Implementation of pedagogical technology
- AI adoption

I can’t make it to both days of the event. Is the content available after the event?

Yes. All content, including recordings of live keynotes and sessions, will be available on the event platform within a month after the event ends.

I have questions that are not listed here, who can I contact?

You can either send messages to our chatbot, or email us at nhi@feedbackfruits.com

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