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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Riipen: Facilitating Experiential Learning (CTE791)

Part of Educational Technologies Week

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 12:30-1:30 pm

Location: EV1 241

Facilitators: Jane Chomyc (CEL) and Muhammad Umair Shah (Management Sciences)

Workshop description

Are you considering incorporating experiential learning into your face-to-face or online course? One solution for doing so is to use the services of Riipen. Riipen is a company that facilitates connections among students, educators, and employers, through meaningful project-based experiences. In Fall of 2017, Umair Shah (Management Sciences) and Jane Chomyc (CEL) worked as a team to pilot Riipen at the University of Waterloo. At this workshop, they will share their experiences implementing it in MSCI 211 Online. Specifically, they will discuss: the platform from various viewpoints, why and how it was used, challenges and benefits experienced, student feedback, and general administration.  Note that you may wish to bring a laptop to follow along. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Learning outcomes:

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • determine the suitability of Riipen for use in your course



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EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1