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[Spring Workshop 2021] How Student Experiences with Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning Can Be Used to Improve Quality Online

2:00 – 2:50 pm Thursday May 27, 2021

Erika Ram

Erika Ram is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University with a Master’s in Education – Educational Technology & Learning Design. Since April 2020, she has held a position as eLearning Champion and taught as a Faculty member since September 2019 for the British Columbia Institute of Technology Department of Computing. 

“I am always seeking new ways to develop and grow both in my personal and professional life. My approach to my work is much the same, and am motivated to be constantly learning, improving by streamlining, increasing accessibility, and experience.  To me, teaching is an iterative process; curriculum and course development are never ‘done,’ and rather is a cycle of assessment and adjustment.”

Session Description

Over the past year, the COVID19-Pandemic has forced an unprecedented number of educators worldwide to transform their lessons into online versions in a short period of time. During this time, staff and faculty at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have been collecting data through surveys, interviews, and focus groups to identify areas for development in our student services and educational technologies.

This session explores how institutes or individual departments can use research done during the emergency remote transition to reinforce our best practices for online teaching and inform faculty development initiatives for future remote education. It will feature a collaborative activity to identify tensions & opportunities that exist between findings & participants’ experiences.

Recording and Materials