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Remote Teaching Webinar Series

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Welcome to our Webinars page. When available, upcoming webinars will be posted to this page along with links for registration.

As well, completed webinar information will be included on this page, along with the webinar recordings and resources for those who may have missed the webinar or those who would like to revisit the recording and take advantage of the associated resources.

 


Completed Webinars

Synchronous or Asynchronous? Which is the best option for your course?

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Educational Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Biological Science
Description: Explore the strengths and weakness of synchronous and asynchronous approaches.
Webinar Recording: Synchronous or Asynchronous? Which is the best option for your course?

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Pick a Web Conferencing Tool: To Zoom or not to Zoom

Date & Time: Friday, June 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Education Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ruben Burga, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Description: At the University of Guelph, instructors have several web conferencing options available to them, but how do you know which tool is the best for your course? This webinar explores available options in more detail and helps instructors consider which tool best supports their pedagogical goals.
Webinar Recording: Pick a Web Conferencing Tool: To Zoom or not to Zoom

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Course Design 1: Tips, Best Practices and Strategies to Go Remote

Date & Time: Monday, June 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Educational Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist
Description: This webinar explores high-level questions to help you begin planning for your Fall 2020 course. Topics include: communities of practice, universal design, course planning, and accessibility.
Webinar Recording: Course Design 1: Tips, Best Practices and Strategies to Go Remote

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Course Design 2: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Go Remote

Date & Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Educational Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Andy Robinson, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Biosciences, Ontario Agricultural College
Description: Now that you have thought about what you want your course to look like, how do you get started building it? This webinar explores the structure and tools available within CourseLink to assist you in building and sharing course materials with students.
Webinar Recording: Course Design 2: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Go Remote

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Tools for Engaging Learners

Date & Time: Monday, June 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Educational Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist; Rich Couto, Instructional Technology Specialist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Theresa Bernardo, Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College
Description: This webinar explores resources and tools available to instructors to take active learning online.
Webinar Recording: Tools for Engaging Learners

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Tools for Assessment & Evaluation

Date & Time: Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Educational Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Lipton, Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies, College of Arts
Description: Remote delivery brings new challenges to assessment and evaluation. While many assessments in face-to-face classes can work online, some may need to be reimagined to work best in an online environment. This webinar explores tools available to support instructors in the development and delivery of assessments.
Webinar Recording: Tools for Assessment & Evaluation

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Tools for Communication & Social Presence

Date & Time: Monday, June 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Lena Paulo Kushnir, Associate Director, Educational Technologies; Carolyn Creighton, Instructional Technology Specialist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Cathy Bauman, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College
Description: Remote learning is often considered to be isolating for students due to the perceived lack of connection with instructors and other students; therefore, communication is a critical component of remote teaching and learning. This webinar explores tools available to instructors to support instructor-student and student-student communication and the development of a class community.
Webinar Recording: Tools for Communication & Social Presence

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Meet Our Instructional Technology Team

Lena Paulo Kushnir 

Lena Paulo Kushnir.Lena Paulo Kushnir, PhD, is the Associate Director, Educational Technologies in OpenEd. She has expertise in the field of teaching and learning technologies, pedagogy and SoTL research. She has extensive experience both teaching and supporting face-to-face, blended, hybrid, flipped, and fully-online courses. Visit Lena's LinkedIn profile to see some of her past work.

Carolyn Creighton 
Carolyn Creighton.Carolyn Creighton, PhD, is an instructional technology specialist with OpenEd. In her role, Carolyn uses pedagogical best practices to assist faculty and staff in integrating various technologies into their courses. She has experience working with CourseLink and student response systems. 
Rich Couto 
Rich Couto.As an instructional technology specialist, Rich Couto, B.Sc., provides expertise and leadership in the application of instructional technology theory and well-grounded pedagogical approaches to course websites and in-class instruction. Through researching, piloting and assessing emerging educational technologies, he is able to propose innovative solutions to complex issues using a sound pedagogical approach.