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Projects

from professional practice and grad school

Current or Recent Projects and Collaborations

The following summary, artifacts, and reflections provide a few details:

SUMMARY OF PROJECTS, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, AND SERVICES UNDERTAKEN WHILE IN KOREA (tap/click to open)

May 2015 to present

Chair, Hanyang English Film Festival organizing committee – engage both faculty and students in the advancement of 21st century literacies; responsible for delegating and coordinating responsibilities in a group of 20 volunteers on behalf of our department (of approximately 30 teachers and staff members) and the undergraduates of Hanyang University (approximately 24,500 students).

A detailed description of the most significant accomplishments for this project is posted on the Film Festival Project page on this website.

March 2015 to present

Co-chair of BAE Blended Course Committee – to improve the learning experiences and outcomes of students who enroll in our department’s first officially sanctioned hybrid English class, the committee regularly consults and collaborates with administration, staff, and faculty to design and conduct surveys, collect and analyze data, and implement the recommended revisions and best practices that emerge from the committee’s ongoing reassessment/revision process.

May  2014 to March 2015

Co-leader of Basic Academic English Online Course Design Team – founded a course redesign team that embraced diverging educational backgrounds, philosophies, and pedagogies. This resulted in the redesign of an established EFL course that affords the broadest possible appeal for a very diverse faculty of instructors and body of learners.

Aside from forming a great partnership between two very different educators, one significant achievement in this project was our successful negotiation for the inclusion of more interactivity in the online component of the course. The university’s E-learning department had originally stipulated that there should be only one solitary professor appearing on camera and that he/she should deliver all the course content in the form of lectures and presentations. Bolstered by the research-based knowledge that came from the UBC MET Program, I objected to this and was able to persuade our team to use our pilot lesson to demonstrate a more interactive approach to the E-learning team. Fortunately, the E-learning department saw merit in this approach and my objection ultimately resulted in them withdrawing their original stipulation and requesting that we provide our more interactive approach in the entire course.

January 2013 to August 2015

Graduate Student at the University of British Columbia – the Master of Educational Technology Program was 100% online and I completed it while working in Korea. I participated in numerous group projects for various major assignments. The numerous synchronous and asynchronous collaborations with colleagues from all over the world were excellent opportunities to learn about different world views and intercultural perspectives.

In addition to using Skype or Google+ Hangouts for synchronous collaboration, I also made frequent use of video for many of our group discussion forums. This approach was considered by colleagues and professors to be innovative and, if videos were kept short, very effective. With Camtasia and creativity, I was often able to most efficiently make my points by “showing” rather than “telling.”

February 2012 to present

Workshop Facilitator and Technology Mentor at Hanyang University – gave presentations, talks, and facilitated several workshops for technology related PD activities

Year by Year Details:

2016

Bartanus, G. (2016). Report on the 2016 Hanyang English Film Festival. Departmental Talk to the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, June 17, 2016.

Bartanus, G., Choi, S. (2016). Informational Presentation and Workshop for Students Participating in the 2016 Hanyang University English Film Festival. Departmental Talk/Workshop to undergraduate students of Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, April 5, 2016.

Bartanus, G., (2016). Presentation and Workshop on Plans for a Focus on Digital Literacy in the 2016 Hanyang English Film Festival. Departmental Talk/Workshop to the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, February 25, 2016.

2015

Bartanus, G., Warren, J., (2015). Co-host (emcee) of 2015 Hanyang English Film Festival. Departmental Service for the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, May 19, 2015.

Bartanus, G., Newton, M. (2015). Blended Basic Academic English (BAE) Course Workshop. Departmental Talk for instructors of the newly redesigned blended BAE course, College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, February 25, 2015.

Bartanus, G. (2015). Moderator for Live Broadcast of a Google Hangout on Mobile Collaboration. Professional Service to Open Educational Resource (OER), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, February 7, 2015.

2014

Bartanus, G., Newton, M. (2014). Blended Basic Academic English (BAE) Course Video Presentation and Workshop. Departmental Talk/Workshop for the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, August 28, 2014.

Bartanus, G., Newton, M. (2014). Report on the Results of an Online Faculty Survey Regarding Expectations for the Blended Basic Academic English (BAE) Course Redesign Project. Departmental Talk for the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, June 20, 2014.

2013

Bartanus, G. (2013). Professional Academic English (PAE) Presentation Contest Web Pages. Continuing Professional (web design) Service in Hanyang CEEC Professors website, October 11, 2013, to present.

Bartanus, G. (2013). Hanyang English Film Festival Web Pages. Continuing Professional (web design) Service in Hanyang CEEC Professors website, October 2, 2013, to present.

Bartanus, G. (2013). Report on English Writing with Multimedia, a blended course using constructivist principles. Departmental Talk for the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, August 29, 2013.

2012

Bartanus, G. (2012). Workshop and Resource Website for Enhancing Students’ Learning Experiences with Free (or nearly free) Software. Departmental Talk/Service for the College English Education Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, April 14, 2012.

Bartanus, G. (2012). Using Google Drive with the Canvas Learning Management System to Support Colleagues and Students with Minimal Effort. Departmental Service for the Teaching with Technology Committee, Centre for Integrated General Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, February 5 to February 22, 2012.

 

Artifacts and Reflections:

UBC MASTER’S DEGREE PROJECTS

ANNUAL PAE PRESENTATION CONTEST

HANYANG ENGLISH FILM FESTIVAL

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY MENTORSHIP

ONLINE COURSE DESIGN TEAM

ARTICULATE STORYLINE

Off-site Project – A Responsive Moodle Course

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