Fall 2021 / October 27

Durham College CTL Academic PD Day

Richard BoothDr. Richard Booth, our morning keynote speaker, kicked off the fall Academic PD Day on October 27, 2021. His talk focused on how rapid digital transformations impact many “knowledge-intensive social processes including higher education”. The digital innovations that we’ve all come to normalize raise questions about how higher education can continue to serve the needs of our digitally native students and the rapidly changing world of work, and elevate the importance of durable skills.

The day was organized into four learning tracks – there was something for everyone! Sessions included a flexible delivery faculty panel; copyright and open access information; a MAD START to Podcasting; Using Student, Graduate, and Employer Feedback; Advanced Library Skills, and so much more.

Steve JoordensDr. Steve Joordens, psychology professor and the director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, offered our afternoon keynote. Like Dr. Booth, Dr. Joordens stressed the importance of ensuring that higher education focuses on building durable skills like critical thinking. He provided several
strategies that could be adopted in a variety of disciplines that leverages educational technology tools, including peerScholar.

The afternoon comprised of a broad range of sessions including: Indigenous World Views in Education; course-based research; a Kahoot and Miro faculty panel; Anti-racist pedagogy in postsecondary ECE programs, and so much more.

Overall, there were 166 registrants with 15 faculty presenters / panelists from six Schools, and collaborators from the Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning (PPL); Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE); Library; International; and SALS.

The CTL would like to thank all participants – and give a special shout-out to the faculty members who presented. You contributed to enriching the collaborative academic culture at DC, and without you, this day would not have been possible!

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Session Recordings

If you missed out on Fall Academic PD day this year, you can watch secured session recordings available now via Microsoft Stream. Registered participants currently have access, however, DC faculty and staff can request access to the recordings by emailing ctl@durhamcollege.ca


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