This one day virtual symposium is a collaborative effort between Ontario Tech University and OCAD University. The event will take place on May 17th, 2021 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. This Collaborative Symposium will feature educators and instructors from Ontario Tech and OCADU who have developed innovative, inclusive approaches to online learning. The presentations will possibly be recorded to serve as an Open Educational Resource (OER) for teachers in the Canadian post-secondary environment who are interested in exploring new approaches to practice-based learning in online environments. The philosophy of effective education will be the focus of the presentations, including best practices, hands on techniques, pedagogical strategies and process-based approaches to virtual learning which center accessible, inclusive and decolonizing pedagogies.
We encourage presentations which will bring students into the conversation, from a variety of topics which could include:
- Active and embodied learning online
- Innovative virtual lab experimentation
- Pedagogically informed technology for teaching and learning
- Student engagement and learner-centred approaches
- Pandemic (or "crisis") vs. online learning
- Flexible, accessible, and inclusive teaching online
- Building class community in remote teaching
- Practice-based and process-based learning during and after the pandemic
- Pedagogical assumptions that have been challenged
- Equitable online assessment practices
- Alternative assessments and building inclusive curriculum
- Critical pedagogy during crisis
- Reflecting on the past year and projecting into the next
The symposium program can be found here.