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Wednesday, June 22 • 13:30 - 14:20
CON02.15 - Supporting eLearning on campus: Drawing inspiration from the continuous improvement of an eLearning toolkit

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In this workshop, Western's eLearning Toolkit serves as a starting point for discussing institutional supports for eLearning technologies. Presenters will highlight the developmental milestones of an eLearning Toolkit redesign process, exploring design choices in context of literature-based recommendations. Specifically, those that call for improvements to instructors' points of entry, assisting instructors with evaluating the efficacy of various technologies, and focusing on questions of alignment and resonance with pedagogical intentions. Interactive elements of the Toolkit will be demonstrated with the opportunity for hands-on engagement. More importantly, however, the Toolkit demonstration will serve as a starting point for facilitating conversation between participants to address an overall question of how instructors are best supported in discovering and utilizing technologies in their teaching. Participants of this session will be challenged to reflect upon the eLearning supports available at their own institutions in order to identify various strengths, challenges, and needed improvements.


Lauren Anstey

eLearning & Curriculum Specialist, Western University
Lauren Anstey is an eLearning and Curriculum Specialist in the Teaching Support Centre at Western University. Her doctoral research (Queen's University, 2016) focused on Authentic Inquiry Learning. She is particularly passionate about alignment in curricular design and the meaningful integration of technologies for student-centred learning.

Stephanie Horsley

Assistant Professor, Music Education/eLearning and Curriculum Associate, Western University
Stephanie Horsley is an eLearning and Curriculum Specialist in the Teaching Support Centre and also develops and teaches online music education courses at Western University. Current research interests include student engagement in the online environment, design support for online instructors, and the impact of social media on various music learning contexts.

Jennifer Sadler

Jennifer Sadler is an eLearning Technology Specialist in the Instructional Technology Resource Centre at Western University. She helps implement educational technologies on campus and supports instructors with the use of eLearning tools.
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Gavan Watson

Associate Director, eLearning, Western University
Gavan P.L. Watson is the Associate Director, eLearning at Western University’s Teaching Support Centre and is the past chair of the Council of Ontario Educational Developers. With a PhD in environmental education, Gavan has a professional background in educational development and has published widely on topics such as: the role of technology in non-formal environmental learning; teaching critical reflection to graduate students; and using... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 13:30 - 14:20
UCC 66 (WALS, Sponsored by Nelson)

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