Virtually Connecting March 18-20 at Digital Pedagogy Lab Toronto!

"Gladstone Hotel, Toronto" flickr photo by MassiveKontent shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

The Digital Pedagogy Lab – Toronto event is on March 18-20, 2019. We are virtually connecting to you from the Gladstone Hotel in Queen West Village with two (maybe three!) opportunities to connect to this wonderful event from afar. Join us at a distance for a hangout with #DigPed keynotes, track leaders, and onsite participants alike. It’s a virtual campfire conversation! See below for details.

Monday, March 18, 12:00-12:30 PM (Toronto time)

At lunch time on Monday we will be joined by Nick Baker, Director of the Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor, as well as any other guests we can wrangle up as the event kicks into gear. Stay tuned! Your virtual buddy will be Alan Levine and onsite will be Terry Greene.


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Tuesday, March 19, 12:00-1:00 PM (Toronto time)

From noon to one, we will have a revolving door of guests, including closing keynote Jess Mitchell, opening keynote Rajiv Jhangiani, track leader Dave Cormier and workshop leader Lucy Rai from the Open University. Your virtual buddy will be Autumm Caines and onsite will be Terry Greene


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Tuesday, March 19, 4:00-4:30 PM (Toronto time)

At 4 pm we will be joined by the driving organizational force behind the whole event, Sean Michael Morris. One of the original Virtual Connectors, Rebecca Hogue will be joining in this conversation, too! Your onsite buddy will be Terry Greene and virtual buddy Joe Murphy


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If you’re interested in joining, tweet us @vconnecting or leave a comment below. We’ll ask for your email address so we can send you a link to the session just before it goes live.  Title times are local to the conference site, scroll below to find the times adjusted to your timezones and the links to watch the sessions live or recorded if you can’t make it into the session itself.

If you’re new to Virtually Connecting, read more about us here.

You can participate virtually in any of the following ways:

  1. Active session participation: be a participant in the session and talk to the guests and other participants. To do so, you need to register by tweeting us @vconnecting or leaving a comment below. One of us will contact you to get your email address, and then you will get a confirmation email a day or so before the event, and a link to participate in the Google hangout around half an hour before the event. All you need in order to do this is to have working audio on your computer (update your hangouts plugin) or phone/tablet (update your Hangouts app).
  2. Be a participant in the session and communicate via text chat (this will be seen by people inside the session but not those outside the session; but the virtual buddy will occasionally read out what you wrote or invite you to say it out loud)
  3. Watch and tweet: watch the session live (see the embedded videos above or go to our YouTube channel If you choose to Tweet along, please tag @vconnecting and add the conference hashtag (#DigPed). One of our buddies is likely to pick up on your questions on Twitter and relay them to the participants in the live session.
  4. Watch the recording: watch the session recorded (again, same embedded videos above, or our YouTube channel).
  5. Become a buddy: If you’d like to join our team and help organize future events, talk to the onsite buddy.

Are you physically at the conference?

If you are attending the conference and wondering what’s for me, stop by! We would love to see you! You don’t have to appear on camera. We would love for you to come by, listen to the conversation, take pictures, and tweet about the experience (don’t forget to tag us @VConnecting and use the conference hashtag #DigPed). Sometimes those watching and listening onsite want to jump into the conversation and appear on camera.

So, how do you find us? The key to joining up with us onsite is connecting with Terry Greene onsite. Connecting with us onsite can be tricky because each conference treats our sessions differently – please check details for onsite location on the day.

Please note that even though we have events scheduled ahead of time, sometimes we start a little earlier than planned for various reasons; while we plan to spend around 30 minutes with those onsite, sometimes they may have to leave earlier, and sometimes they may be willing to stay longer. We embrace imperfection and spontaneity and we hope you will too, understanding the nature of hybrid connections.

“Gladstone Hotel, Toronto” flickr photo by MassiveKontent shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license


    • Hi Robert,

      Happy to sign you up for those sessions. We will need an email address to communicate the join information to you. You can DM to the Virtually Connecting account on Twitter if you would prefer to not leave it here.

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