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Thursday, May 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bootstrapping Quality by Design

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Describing, supporting and ensuring “quality” in online learning initiatives remains an ongoing challenge for the public higher education sector. This session will present a range of nimble strategies that aim to leverage existing university resources to improve quality during the design phase. The exploration of these strategies will be of interest to administrators, instructional designers, educational technologies and champions of online learning. As our paradigms for teaching and learning are shifting, so must our conception of online course design process within the university organization. While many of us have expertise in supporting high quality instructional design, what is equally important is development of a tool kit for knowledge mobilization that leverages products, events and networks for broader impact. In addition to providing guidance in the areas of learning theory and design process models, we are asked to support more comprehensive institutional strategies to ensure the quality of our online offerings.


During this session examples speaking to a range of online learning contexts, including fully online, hybrid and MOOC initiatives will be shared. Participants in this session will be provided with a framework for “scaffolding” quality in the design phase as part of overall capacity development strategy within an existing institutional structure and culture. By artfully amplifying the approaches necessary within a single course, we can make this work visible and replicable within our community or institution.


Of Interest to: Online and distance education, Instructional designers, Educational technologists, Administrators

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Laurie Harrison

Director - Online Learning Strategies, University of Toronto
Experiential learning

Thursday May 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Campus Activity Centre, TRUSU Boardroom 900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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