InSITE 2017: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Vietnam

Jul 31 - Aug 5 2017, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam 


Wednesday, August 2:

Pick up your conference materials at the registration desk after 8:30 and attend a morning and an afternoon workshop. 

Professional Development Workshops (select one in the morning and one in the afternoon) reserve your seat

  Focus on Student Learning Focus on Research
9 am - noon
Add  Relevance and Power to your Teaching with Discussion Cases (Grandon Gill)

Why do research higher degrees students 'fail': It's not you, it's me... (Linda Brennan)

Experiencing the Web in Different Ways (Scott Hollier)
   Attendees are encouraged to bring along their favourite device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

Information discovery on the WWW, using search by image (Paul Nieuwenhuysen)

Lunch Provided
1-4 pm
Get Students Engaged with Blended Learning (Lynn Jeffrey)

Digital Inclusion in Teaching/Learning (Louisa Smith)
Enhance your qualitative research with NVivo  (Michael Jones)

T. Grandon Gill

Add  Relevant and Power to your Teaching with Discussion Cases

A common complaint about discussion cases is that they feature decision-makers holding executive positions at the major multinational U.S. and European companies. At most universities, students find it hard to identify with these individuals, at least in the near future. One way of avoiding this problem is for researchers to develop their own case studies involving the same organizations that employ most of their students. This keynote address and workshop will go through the steps associated with developing, publishing, and employing these cases in the classroom and online, with added commentary on assessing learning outcomes.


Lynn Jeffrey

Get Students Engaged With Blended Learning

Different engagement strategies are needed at three different stages of the learning process. Examples of how to develop strategies appropriate to each stage are presented, and opportunities to work collaboratively developing these strategies for individual teacher use will be provided. 



Michael Jones

INTRODUCTION TO NVIVO: Enhance your qualitative research with NVivo.

NVivo is a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) package which facilitates in-depth qualitative analysis of textual and audio-visual data sources.  This course will teach the following aspects of qualitative research and analysis using NVivo. This lecture talkes place in a computer lab.  Bring your own laptop or use on of the lab machines.

  • System overview
  • Design of research approach
  • Set-up and design of research instrument
  • Basics of producing a literature review
  • Fundamentals of coding across three styles
  • Fundamentals of analysis across three approaches
  • Basics of integrating multi-media
  • Integrating demographics and quantitative data
  • Introduction to queries

Paul Nieuwenhuysen

IMAGINE:  Information discovery on the WWW, using search by image

Search by image on the WWW is a relatively new method for information retrieval, in which a search query consists not of text, but of an image file. Other names for this method include ‘reverse image searching’ and ‘reverse image lookup’. A query can also include both text and an image. The search results lead to related images and also to related documents on the WWW. This method of searching can be applied to cope with several types of information needs, for which more classical search methods fail or perform less efficiently. An obvious application is the discovery of duplicate images and images that have some elements in common with the image in the search query. Furthermore, the technology is improved steadily towards discovery of images that are not only visually related, but also semantically related; in parallel, this can yield information about the contents of the image used in the query. Combining text and an image in one search query can yield more precise results than more simple queries.

This lecture takes place in a computer lab.  Bring your own laptop or use on of the lab machines.


Louisa Smith

Digital Inclusion in Teaching/Learning.

Workshop leader Louisa Smith draws on her experience designing and developing inclusive content for two MOOCs and an undergraduate course to explain what is involved in making digital learning inclusive. While Louisa will draw on theory from Universal Design for Learning (UDL), she will also use her background in disability studies to look at digital inclusively more broadly. The workshop will be interactive and practical and allow you to think through digital inclusion in your own context.

Bring your own laptop.


Scott Hollier Photo

Scott Hollier

Experiencing the Web in Different Ways

People with disabilities experience online content in a variety of different ways.  Dr Scott Hollier will take you through some of the technologies that are used for online engagement across a range of different devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets and a digital assistant. How do these technologies help, and how will it change in the future? Find out in this practical hands-on workshop.


Linda BrennanLinda Brennan Why do research higher degrees students 'fail': It's not you, it's me...

Successful and timely completion of research higher degrees is an objective of research programs throughout the world. However, a significant proportion of candidates don't make it to the end. This workshop discusses the major reasons for failure to succeed and suggests practical solutions for both candidates and supervisors.


Join us at the conclusion of the Workshops for a tour of the campus.  Then the Opening Plenary Session is followed by the Reception
Registration Desk --> Workshops --> Campus Tour --> Opening --> Reception

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