A NEW JOURNEY AHEAD:
Learning Disruption in the Action
Students experienced a slew of online learning challenges faced by online learning during the Covid transition. There were different levels of struggles by both teacher and student to figure out online learning in this new way. It’s important to recognize where those problems are arising and try to adjust to new ways to facilitate better online instruction.
Since the Spring, I've been quite active in my teaching approach to adapt to online teaching with a full load of classes. At every opportunity, I've tried to research improved methods of classroom delivery, making use of my school's LMS system.
During the Fall, I switched to weekly synchronous class delivery through Zoom in an effort to try out new engaging teaching approaches with my classes. Throughout this term, I've tried to be more flexible, more kinder and more open to new approaches and technologies rather than sticking to the traditional classroom ones, because a lot of those don’t translate well into online delivery.
Being immersed in the actual environment in which I was researching more about was very appropriate to ensuring that my learning was applied and relevant. Throughout this term, I ensured that my MET projects would be aligned more towards my e-learning goals and initiatives.
E-LEARNING PROJECTS & INITIATIVES
As a faculty instructor teaching Digital Design, Web Development and New Media courses at BCIT, there's been new e-learning projects and opportunities that have emerged this year as a result of working through MET program at UBC.
Here are some developing projects and opportunities that grew out of my interest in becoming an e-learning advocate at BCIT this term. These have aligned quite closely to these specific portfolio goals:
// GOAL #1
To become a strong advocate of e-learning technologies and applied learning theories in my role as e-learning champion and to guide best practices of effective applications and methodologies within my school.
To immerse myself in further e-learning technologies and applied online applications in learning environments.
BCIT E-LEARNING CHAMPION
I was 1 of 5 selected in the Fall term to be e-Learning champion for the School of Business + Media. In this role I advised different teaching faculty on the best approaches for teaching online and making the best use of the school's LMS platform. For the Winter 2021 term, I have been renewed in my e-learning role in the school.
CES CAREER EDUCATION SOCIETY FALL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE (NOVEMBER 2020)
I was invited to host a short virtual session and workshop at the 2020 CES Education Conference along with the Associate Dean Caroline Depatie representing the School of Business + Media at BCIT. I helped put together the workshop Powerpoint, which can be viewed from clicking the button.
More information about the workshop session can be found at: