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D2L Connection: Dublin Edition

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Thursday, October 10, 2019
9am–1pm (GMT)
University College Dublin (UCD)
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Why Attend?

  • Gain practical experience with in-depth sessions on the Brightspace platform
  • Give direct feedback to D2L staff
  • Share tips and tricks with your peers during scheduled networking opportunities

D2L Connection: Dublin is your opportunity to connect with peers and D2L staff, exchange product feedback, share effective practices, and network with other learning professionals. The D2L Connection event will showcase many aspects of teaching and learning within Brightspace. Sessions will also feature related topics such as effective practices in instructional design, innovation, technology integration and administrative management.

With presentations, training sessions, and time for peer networking, attendees can discover how Brightspace supports every learner’s unique pathway and potential. It’s a great opportunity to exchange new ideas, as well as learn more about the Brightspace community.

We’ll be hosting a range of sessions led by both D2L and our customers themselves including:

  • Educational Excellence: Brightspace Matrix Instructor Tool (working title); Margie Grob; TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Designing Courses to aid Metacognition: UCD Academic Fellowship Project; Carmel Hensey & Emma O’Neill; UCD, Ireland
  • Research project using data sets data to inform nudges to students (working title); Julia Brennan; University of Surrey, UK
  • A pressure cooker: getting users ready for Brightspace (working title); Charlotte Burgers-de Klein & Bea Edlinger; Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Workplace Learning and Apprenticeships; Michael Kavanagh; D2L

This event is sponsored by D2L in partnership with the University College Dublin.

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Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Opening Session
Welcome - Michael Kavanagh, D2L Director Customer Success International & Emcee

Opening - Professor Mark Rogers, Registrar and Deputy President University College Dublin

Cheryl Ainoa, Chief Operating Officer D2L
Customer Keynote
Wynand Espach, COO AgriColleges South Africa
Coffee break
Brightspace Roadmap & Themes
Chad Lane, Senior Director Product Management D2L,
Breakout sessions
Track 1: TU Delft Brightspace Matrix as Instructor Tool - Margie Grob, Learning Developer, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Track 2:Transforming our teaching as well as our VLE - Dr Sue Folley, Academic Development Advisor & Professor & John Allport, Professor of Automotive Engineering, University of Huddersfield, England

Track 3:Using Brightspace for Professional Development and Qualifications: The GAFTA Story, Sophie Webber, Head of Training & Events, GAFTA - Grain & Feed Trade Association, UK

Breakout sessions
Track 1:Designing for Learning in Brightspace-promoting metacognitive skills in students - Associate Professor Carmel Hensey, PhD; Dr. James Matthews, PhD; Dr. Emma J. O'Neill & Associate Professor Crystal Fulton, PhD - University College Dublin, Ireland

Track 2:Designing Corporate Learning Experiences: Making the Most of the Online Space - Darcy White, Instructional Designer, D2L - Learning and Creative Services

Coffee break
Breakout sessions
Track 1:Nudging students towards effective study behaviours using Brightspace data - Professor Rhona Sharpe, Head of the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning, & Julia Brennan, Online Courses Production Lead - The University of Surrey, UK

Track 2:A pressure cooker: how we got our users ready for Brightspace - Bea Edlinger, project manager ePortfolio & Charlotte Burgers-de Klein, project manager Brightspace Training, instruction & support - Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Track 3:Product Management Deep Dive Listening Session Corporate - Chad Lane, Senior Director Product Management & Heather Hamilton, Product Management Director International - D2L

Evening Social (Hosted in Dublin City Centre)

Day 2

Breakout sessions
Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Workplace Learning and Apprenticeships with the VLE - Michael Kavanagh, Director International Customer Success D2L

The IC who lived me - Jon Krochmalnek, Senior Manager Implementation Services D2L

Fixing feedback: the case for using rubrics - Dr Sharleen O'Reilly, Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Nutrition and Food Science, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Breakout sessions
Using MS Power BI to create full, interactive reports using Brightspace Data Sets - Robin Lawrenson Implementation Consultant D2L

The A-Z of Brightspace Assessment: What to use when? - Sophie McGown, Senior Assessment Ninja D2L EMEA

Coffee break
Breakout sessions
Track 1:Video Assignments - Roger Buckingham, Director, International Solutions Engineering - D2L

Track 2:Engaging with Your Learners Online from Login to Course Completion - Darcy White, Instructional Designer D2L - Learning and Creative Services

Breakout sessions
Track 1:Product Management Deep Dive Listening Session Education - Chad Lane, Senior Director Product Management & Heather Hamilton, Product Management Director International - D2L

How to use audio to help improve learning results - Jason Giddens, Sales Manager - ReadSpeaker

Lunch and Goodbye
Meeting for Dutch-speaking Users
schedule subject to change

Hotels & Accommodations

Close to Venue (University College Dublin):

Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Dublin
Available Rates Starting From: 180 EUR per night (single)
Book a Room by Phone – reference code: D2L Connection Event at UCD
Phone: +353 (1) 218 6000

Talbot Hotel
Available Rates From: 127 EUR per night (single)
Book a Room by Phone
Phone: +353 (1) 200 1800

Close to St Stephen’s Green (Dublin City Centre):

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
Exclusive Rate: From 195 EUR per night (single)
Book a Room by Phone or Email – reference code: D2L Connection Event
Phone: +353 (1) 898 2900

The Dawson Hotel:
Exclusive Rate: From 134 EUR per night (single)
Book a Room by Phone or Email – reference code: D2L Connection Event
Phone: +353 (1) 612 7900

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