Strategic Priority 3

 

Promote and support deep and engaged learning for all through high-impact practices, educational technologies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Goals:

  Develop a cohort-based faculty development program in research on student learning.   100%
  Offer a Course Design Institute on designing learner-centred courses.   80%
  Promote CITL's Learning Technology Index in the selection of educational technologies. 65%
  Create an Assessment Toolkit to assist in the design of effective assessments. 35%  35%
  Enable CITL staff engagement in conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.   0%

 SP3 Overall Progress Chart

 


Other related work:

Our learning technology coaches continue to provide support to instructors with using learning tools for instruction, including those in Brightspace and Webex, and other classroom technologies. They also help with exploring other learning technologies that may address an instructional challenge, or create a more accessible and engaging learning experience for students.

The Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) for graduate students was revamped in time for the fall 2021 semester to better meet the needs of students and align with Memorial's strategic priorities. Changes to the program include a focus on Indigenization, equity, diversity and inclusion; flexible online content; peer review assignments; and more.

Since fall 2020, CITL has supported efforts to better understand and use the data we receive from our participation in the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE). In addition to collaborating on a pan-university committee to interpret and communicate Memorial's 2020 results, in the fall 2021 semester CITL conducted an interactive review session with Deans Council to share what we have learned; the topic of high impact practices was featured as a priority indicator for improvement.

Work is ongoing in our collaboration with faculties, schools, departments and campuses to create new flexible learning spaces, including active learning classrooms, hybrid classrooms and informal learning spaces. Recent collaborations include two hybrid classrooms in the Faculty of Business Administration in 2020, two active learning classrooms in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in 2022, and work on hybrid classrooms and seminar rooms at the Labrador Campus in 2022. Work to develop active learning and hybrid classrooms is currently ongoing with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Social Work and the Faculty of Nursing.