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Thursday, May 24 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Moving the Needle: Supporting Technology Enhanced Learning

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In keeping with the theme of Innovation (i.e. innovative research), this session will share the findings of a recent collaborative research project, sponsored by eCampusOntario, that investigated 1) how faculty are currently supported in technology-enabled learning (TEL) within the Ontario college system, 2) what expert insights can be gleaned from Ontario college support providers, and 3) in what ways can these insights best be put into practice institutionally and provincially?

This session will examine the evolving practice of post-secondary TEL support providers in light of the new opportunities enabled by learning technologies. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Describe how faculty are currently supported in technology-enabled learning (TEL) within the Ontario college system, and
2) Articulate opportunities to enhance effective, efficient, and timely support to faculty in TEL.

Although the research is specific to the Ontario college environment, the researchers hope to engage in conversations with participants from other jurisdictions across Canada to share and compare experiences and perspectives. To facilitate the engagement of as many participants as possible, active learning methods will be used. Participants will be asked to engage in structured small group discussion (initiated through guided questions) and then share a summary of their discussions in the large group setting. Participants are welcome to bring devices of their choice to the session, but they are not required to do so.

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Stella Bastone

Instructional Designer, George Brown College
Stella Bastone is an Instructional Designer and Professor at George Brown College, a position comprising multiple dimensions of TEL support. Her role has included working with faculty on course design and honing the college's online Quality Assurance Standards. A major component of... Read More →
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Chris Hinton

Academic IT Analyst, Durham College
As  past director (for 12 years) of the Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) at Durham College, Chris Hinton led a team of support staff and faculty who are focused on collaborating with college faculty to enrich the learning environment for students. The Centre offers... Read More →

Valerie Lopes

Valerie Lopes is a Professor in the School of Arts and Science at Seneca College. Valerie has a PhD in Theory and Policy Studies in Higher Education with a focus on Community College Leadership from the University of Toronto. Valerie is the past Chair of the Education Technology Committee... Read More →

Kevin Pitts

Kevin Pitts is a faculty member in the Teaching and Learning department at Seneca College. The primary responsibility of the Teaching and Learning department is to support the college's Academic Plan. Kevin's responsibilities within the department include teaching in the Faculty Development... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm EDT