Teaching & Learning_CONNECT2024

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Teaching & Learning


In today's higher education landscape, students expect the same level of technological support they encounter elsewhere, alongside their traditional on-campus or online learning experiences. They acknowledge the benefits of diverse pathways for accessing content, engaging with peers, and showcasing proficiency. Can faculty effectively integrate these technologies into their already demanding workloads? Can IT and learning technology teams support this evolving norm? And who might be left behind? The BC Ministry of Post Secondary and Future Skills is moving forward with advancing a "Digital Learning Strategy," encompassing a "digital literacies framework" and new goals for digital learning implementation across institutions.

In this track, we welcome contributions from educators, learning technologists, and strategic planners to share insights gained during this period. Let's address the challenges ahead, drawing from experiences with technology integration, faculty and learner support, navigating remote and hybrid environments, and unraveling complex social dimensions in our practice amid uncertainty. The focus will also explore ongoing challenges in supporting accessible, flexible, and effective educational practices for the future.

We are seeking proposals with these content themes:

  • Adopting and extending learning technologies, given the BC Government’s Digital Learning Strategy
  • Faculty engagement and development and the Digital Literacies Framework
  • Digital learning models: beyond F2F, hybrid, hyflex, online
  • Supporting learners in remote and hybrid learning, developing student digital literacies
  • Supporting pedagogies of care
  • Supporting indigenous users and reconciliation
  • Scaling up technology with limited resources
  • The impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence as a challenge to academic integrity and an opportunity to reflect future models of work
  • Academic integrity
  • Ethical practices
  • Surveillance technology and privacy
  • Accessibility, inclusive practice, universal design
  • Innovations in practice and provision of technology
  • Evaluating and implementing new technologies